Sometime in the past few days I finished reading David Friedman's The Machinery of Freedom. It's a little rough around the edges in places, but the guy's put a lot of thought into how we go about getting rid of government and working out society's problems without that monkey on our backs. Unlike, for example, Ayn Rand, he thinks deeply about such things as water rights in the desert, air and water pollution, and other problems of unrestrained industrialism. He, coming from an economist's viewpoint, reaches a lot of conclusions similar to what Daniel Quinn approaches from a spiritual and anthropological path. Get these two thinkers together and amazing things could emerge. Or more likely, they'd just argue... brilliant people sometimes have trouble communicating. Ah, well.

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