Hot take on economics
@freakazoid There's a whole slew of Libertarians who cite Max Weber's "Government is the exclusive monopoly on the legitimate use of force", and forget all the words in that sentence save "government" and "force".
It's a gestalt.
If you *don't* have an exclusive monopoly, then the use of force is widespread.
If you don't have *legitimacy*, then the use of force is wanton.
And if whatever it is that claims exclusivity, monopoly, and legitimacy isn't a ...
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