John Zube


Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices

Index - M1

(2013 - 2014)



MACHINE STORMERS: Some men thought that return to the soil was desirable. Some men tried to pin their guilt on the machines, to lay their own stupidity on the head of a mechanical scapegoat and absolve themselves with dynamite.” - Walter M. Miller, Jr., ASTOUNDING SF, April 1952, p.12. – Today, e.g. immigration restrictions, minimum wage laws and anti-gun laws display the same degree of stupidity and immunity to facts. A genuine enlightenment is still to come. – JZ, 22.5.13. – Men are, after all, productive, and, largely, self-repairing and self-replacing biological machines, who each, already in the Middle Ages could, with with primitive tools and energy sources, produce each already enough food for several other people. Now, in the developed countries, only a tiny percentage of the population works in agriculture and produces so much that this produce is hard to sell – and has also led, through attractive varieties, and little physical exercise required to make a living, produced all too much obesity, while the population has greatly increased. What people are short of, especially in the underdeveloped countries, are individual rights and liberties or knowledge and appreciation of them. With them, they could soon become prosperous too. Anyhow, extreme poverty has been receding, even under the presently still all too unfree conditions, for many years. – JZ, 26.10.13, 26.10.13. - AUTOMATION, OPPOSITION TO COMPUTERS, ENLIGHTENMENT, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY OPTIONS, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE

MACHINERY FOR FREEDOM: The most important “machinery of freedom” is not that contained in any libertarian party organization or platform or in David Friedman’s famous book with that name but consists in all the organizational steps required to mobilize and render effective all the best ideas and talents, resources and energies of all freedom lovers. An approximation to such a machinery was described in PEACE PLANS No. 20: An Ideal Market for Freedom Ideas & other Ideals. It is part of – Others are described in my libertarian peace book: And in another digitized book manuscript of mine, “New Draft” of Jan. 10, zipped down 306 Kbs., available from me, free, as email attachment, until it appears online or on a disk. However, such an enlightenment machinery, must be supplemented by full freedom of action and experimentation for all, which excludes all interventionism with the free actions and personal law, institutions and experiments of others. – JZ, 7.12.07, 28.12.10. – ENLIGHTENMENT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, PANARCHISM, NEW DRAFT, PP 20, LIBERTARIAN PEACE BOOKS

MACHINES & SLAVERY: The only real slave in the world is the man without a machine.” – From a November 1939 German newspaper, 14.11.1939 (or later, according to an advertisement in it), article: “Ueberwindung der Wirtschaftsnot”, unsigned. Views ascribed to Staatssekretaer a.D. Dr. Bang, speaking before the members of the “Deutsche Weltwirtschaftliche Gesellschaft.” – , UNEMPLOYMENT, SLAVERY

MACHINES: A tool is but the extension of a man’s hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. He that invents a machine augments the power of man and the well-being of mankind.” – H. W. Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1870.

MACHINES: Contrary to popular belief machinery increases the number of jobs available. If this were not so, fewer people would be employed now per head of population in the printing industry than were employed in the industry in Medieval Europe.” – Workers Party discussion paper, Government Is a Wealth Hazard, 1975. – UNEMPLOYMENT,

MACHINES: Do machines in your house make you unemployed or do they merely allow you to do more, faster, better and easier? - JZ, 21.4.01. - If you think that they make you unemployed, why not try to cut your lawn with nail scissors? - JZ, 21.4.01. – UNEMPLOYMENT,

MACHINES: Every machine (*) is a thought that produces wealth.” (**) – Robert Anton Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.223. - After all, there are other machines, from e.g. machine guns to H-bombs. – JZ, 8.6.92. - I would except at least e.g. machine guns, fighter and bomber planes and nuclear "weapons". - What remains? Every "productive" machine is productive, a truism. - Better: Most machines are intended for wealth production and do produce wealth. - They are our iron slaves and this kind of slavery is the only rightful one. - JZ, 22.1.02. - (*) that is part of the production and exchange process. - (**) The experience of obscure writers with their typewriters or word-processors is usually otherwise. And not every bicycle, car, radio, TV etc., etc., is productively used. - Machines must not only be invented but also widely and productively used for this to become possible with many of them. – JZ, 8.12.07. - & PROGRESS, WEALTH, STANDARD OF LIVING.

MACHINES: everybody, who could be replaced by a machine, would be replaced by a machine. - It seemed like the end of the world to the primates, at first. - It turned out to be only the end of poverty.” – R. A. Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat II, p.74 – And the machines should be his – through purchase or lease. – JZ, 8.7.82. - The sooner the better! – JZ, 12.11.82. – With more machines more of us can survive and this at a better standard of living, provided the exchange “problem” caused by monetary despotism, is also solved, through the monetary freedom options, which would allow us to exchange any quantity of wanted goods and services that we have to offer, for those of others. – While machines were multiplied, the working hours were reduced, the total number of employed people was increased and the wage level rose. – How many tools and machines exist now per person, in somewhat developed countries? - JZ, 22.5.13, 22.10.13. - AUTOMATION, ROBOTS, POVERTY

MACHINES: He that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.” – H. W. Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1870. Quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC. – The more complete quote: “A tool is but the extension of a man’s hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. He that invents a machine augments the power of man and the well-being of mankind.”

MACHINES: I don’t like machines.” – Human beings are machines, too, biological ones, and no one ever quite finishes learning to optimally handle the one he owns. He dies before he does. He dies because he has not yet learnt to repair himself. – JZ, 28.4.85. Apple computers are pretty good in coping with virus attacks and when a problem arises, a restart does, usually, fix it, at least with mine. I wish a good sleep could similarly fix all my bodily problems. We are not yet good enough machines for that to happen and this always. – JZ, 22.5.13.

MACHINES: If machines really and permanently destroyed jobs then how come that jobs are far outnumbered by the number of machines productively used and that we have now more different kinds of jobs available to us, and this for more people than ever before, over 380 000 different jobs, according to one reference, already many years old. By now there might be half a million different jobs. How many different jobs did the cave man have to support himself? And what was his standard of living compared with ours? – In reality machines are our “iron slaves” and they make us far more productive and make higher wages and incomes possible for us, while also reducing the prices of the consumer goods and services that we want. (Measured in stable value standards.) – Moreover, they make our bread-earning jobs less hard and boring. – Should we rather celebrate machines and automation than complain about them? – In a way we do, as consumers, by buying their products and services – even while raving against them. – If we were owners or co-owners of automated machines and robots looking after all or many of our basic needs, would we just sit there, twiddle our thumbs and go on complaining about these mechanical servants and would we rather want to take their place? – Why assume that machines and automated production facilities must always only belong to others? They are freely offered on the market, to anyone. And combined purchasing power of many people can acquire them. Instance: Google for its book-digitizing project, uses scanning machines and programs that take only about 8 minutes to digitize a book. I presume that these machines are very expensive. But this merely means: How many libertarians are required to become the co-owners of at least one such machine, intended to gradually digitized all libertarian writings? Do the advocates of free enterprise, free trade, and free markets have not enough initiative and funds among themselves to organize themselves for this purpose? – Is even this small idea too big to fit into their heads? – Will they forever satisfy themselves with excuses for not undertaking this and other such libertarian jobs - required to build the foundations for wide-spread libertarian enlightenment? – Are they prepared to wait for Google or governmental librarians to do this job for them? - JZ, n.d., & 5.12.07. – One might also say that quite free, rightful and efficient monetary, clearing, and credit systems would be among the most efficient machineries for us. So far these “machines” are not impossible but merely outlawed! – JZ, 28.12.10. - AUTOMATION & JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, NEW DRAFT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

MACHINES: It is not the tool, but the tool-user who creates the problems.” - Michael F. Flynn, The Forest of Time, ANALOG, 6/87, 55. - Compare: "Only a bad tradesman blames his tools." , TOOLS, GUNS, AUTOMATION

MACHINES: Let the machines do the work!” (*) – David DeLeon in H. J. Ehrlich et al: Reinventing Anarchy, 319. – The more such iron slaves you come to own, or lease, the higher your standard of living could be. Their drawback is their maintenance cost and ultimate replacement costs and the learning process involved in handling them properly. – But even such services can be hired from specialists. - On the other hand, a new machine can sometimes cost less than the old one. And the old one has still some scrap value. – JZ, 12.12.07. – (*) Most of the heavy and stupid work, anyhow! – JZ, 9.2.09, 22.5.13. - UNEMPLOYMENT

MACHINES: Machines make more jobs than they destroy! – New machines create new jobs! – JZ, n.d. – UNEMPLOYMENT, JOBS

MACHINES: Machines serve us: technology serves us; our habits oppress us, and enslave us.” – Fay Weldon, Darcy’s Utopia, Collins, London, 1990, 33. - Not to speak of our flawed ideas and opinions! – JZ, 28.12.10. - TECHNOLOGY & HABITS

MACHINES: Machines should be workers rather than workers machines.” David DeLeon in H. J. Ehrlich et al: Reinventing Anarchy, p.319. – The problem is rather how every able and willing worker can, honestly and quite rightfully acquire capital and with it machines, in order to enable him to become competitively productive. The Left has almost never seriously examined this question and most of the advocates of Free Markets haven’t seriously tried to answer it, either. But the increasing earnings of employees over the last 150 years, in relation to profits and dividends of enterprises, already observed and commented upon by Frederic Bastiat, upon close examination would have shown the way. Between them the employees earn enough to make a take-over bid for them possible, for the enterprise they work in, if they pay with industrial or agricultural obligations, issued by themselves. They can make even a higher take-over bid than most other conventional capitalists could, because as a properly self-managed enterprise, in a businesslike way, not in an egalitarian and ideological way, it would be more productive. So much so, that in most cases the debt of these obligations and the interest payments on it could be paid off with part of the additional earnings thus obtained. Accountants, financiers, “capitalists”, economists and entrepreneurs have largely failed to point out this solution, too, not only the members of all the leftist movements and parties and the trade unions. The only one I knew, who had quite thoroughly explored this option and had accumulated numerous examples for it was Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969. Alas, most of his files on this burnt with his library in November 1943 in an air raid on Berlin. He never got around to sum up these of his researches in a book. Even if he had, he might not have been able to get it published. If this solution had been known, published and appreciated 150 years ago, the messes of State Socialism would never have arisen. That this option is not fully published and discussed even now, is really scandalous. Most minds are still blocked for it, by numerous errors, myths and prejudices. And yet this solution becomes obvious if you examine many income and expenditure accounts of large share companies or corporations. In Germany there exists an obligation to publish them in the newspapers, so there exists are very large number of examples to apply such calculations. Only a few enterprises have such a large capital investment that the capital share per head of the employees might be too large for them. My father, in his “Manifesto for Peace and Freedom”, 1977, published by the Mackay Gesellschaft and later translated into English, - pointed out that the small savers in Germany had so much on their bank accounts, by 1975, that, between them, they could have bought the controlling interest of all German share companies several times over! They could thus have paid for the firms they worked in – in cash, in most instances! – State socialism came to dominate for all too long and is still all too wide-spread today - simply because not enough calculations of this kind were made and discussed, by those, who should have been most interested and concerned about them. – JZ, 13.2.09. - PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THE EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, SELF-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

MACHINES: Man is a tool-using animal.” – Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, I, 1836. – How civilized would he be without his multitude of tools and machines? – JZ, 12.12.07. – And how unenlightened and uncivilized is he still with his war machines, produced and employed for mass murders by his Warfare States? – JZ, 13.2.09.

MACHINES: Men have become the tools of their tools.” – H. D. Thoreau, Walden, 1854. - So even he shared that prejudices against his mechanical helpers. – At most it is true for repair and maintenance work on his machines. But if his machines would not benefit him more than these labors or costs, would he bother? – However, it is true that all too many men have become merely the tools of the urgings of their sexual tools. But they enjoy the process, just like some of them enjoy good metallic machinery. – JZ, 12.12.07. – (How many people love their cars? – JZ, 28.12.10.) Asked a tradesman or a skilled machinist whether he is helped or owned by his tools and machines. Those only capable of stupid and repetitive work can, nevertheless, become competitive with the help of well-designed machines that are, almost, fool-proof. – JZ, 9.2.09.

MACHINES: Most people are now employed in jobs either producing “machinery” or in jobs made possible by all kinds of machinery. Thus to say that machines produce unemployment is obviously absurd. All of the increased use of machinery facilitates labor, makes it more productive. It shifts labor opportunities: Think of the numerous additional car-, telephone and computer-related jobs. It does also raise the standard of living. Who could not afford now at least a cheap digital watch – or an expensive one, if he wants one? – JZ, 9.12.78. – However, we should take into consideration that mass-produced consumer goods and services do not sell themselves. For easy sales they do require that the masses of workers and consumers are well enough supplied with competitively issued sound exchange media (or clearing avenues – JZ, 28.12.10) rather than insufficiently supplied with the insufficient and flawed tools of monetary despotism, a “system”, which always fluctuates between inflation, deflation and stagflation and causes one crisis after the other. – JZ, 9.2.09, 2812.10. - MONETARY FREEDOM, SALES, CRISES, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM

MACHINES: One has felt the machine to be something of the devil, and this quite rightly so. It means, in the eyes of a believer, the de-thronement of God.” – Spengler, Der Untergang des Abendlandes, II, 5, Kap. 6. (Man hat die Maschine als teuflisch empfunden, und mit Recht. Sie bedeutet in den Augen eines Glaeubigen die Absetzung Gottes.) - As if „God’s creation“ would not need many improvements, to make it good enough for man. – Without good enough tools and machines human life would, once again, be all too brutish and short. - JZ, 12.12.07, 28.12.10. – The “God” many people still believe in, merely “created” primitive caves, not comfortable housing for man. – How many acres could he clear, dig and plant with his hands and feet alone, or with a stick or stone? – Governmental “education” has not yet demolished the extreme ignorance and the vast number of popular errors and prejudices in this and many other spheres, especially in the “social sciences”. - JZ, 28.12.10, 23.10.13. – CREATION, GOD, MAN, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

MACHINES: Our “workers” today are different because they don’t lift the loads; they tell the robots how to do it.” – G. Harry Stine, ANALOG, 1/93, p.205. – Do they thereby render themselves unemployed or merely more productive and better paid? Unless they are e.g. wharf laborers, who for so long monopolized the loading and unloading of ships, in uneconomic and labor-intensive work, so that, finally, containerization made them largely superfluous. Theft was also said to be rampant among them, so that a considerable percentage of them consisted, supposedly, of criminals, who exploited the opportunities they had as such laborers. True or false? Their trade unions have probably largely hushed up such facts. Employers’ federations may know about them and may have written them up. – JZ, 28.9.08. - AUTOMATION, ROBOTS, WORKERS,

MACHINES: Since almost all people want more and more goods and services per person, at a rate faster than any remaining population growth (rising expectations), and are not willing to work harder and longer hours for them, we can achieve this only if all of the old and new goods and services are continuously offered with the aid of more and more labor-saving machines or tools (iron slaves), even automated ones, all provided by more and more division of labor, even international division of labor, combined with free exchange. – JZ, 20.5.93, 4.12.07. – And this can and should be done in a process that makes ever higher wages and salaries possible, expressed in sound value standards! – JZ, 28.12.10, 22.10.13. - AUTOMATION, CONSUMERISM, LIVING STANDARD, WORK, INDUSTRY, WAGES,

MACHINES: The angels and the devils are definitely within us, not within the machines we use.” – Michael Dertouzos. - Well, I believe that there are certainly more “devils” with devilish powers and purposes in the machinery of territorial governments than there are “angels” in it with the highest morality, best knowledge, abilities, will and intentions. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. –GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, PARLIAMENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, LAWS, REGULATIONS, MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENTS, IGNORANCE, ERRORS, PREJUDICES, DOGMAS, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS, STATISM

MACHINES: The critics of the machine are out of date. Instead of less machinery there will be more.” – Henry Ford, quoted in LIFE Science Library, volume “Machines”. – As a result most workers now own a car or at least a motorbike, giving them much more freedom of movement than before. – JZ, 22.5.13.

MACHINES: The human body is the magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint was taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of the limbs and senses.” – R. W. Emerson, 1870. - HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN NATURE, MAN

MACHINES: The increase of net income, estimated in commodities, which is always the consequence of improved machinery, will lead to new savings and accumulations. These savings are annual, and must soon create a fund much greater than the gross revenue originally lost by the discovery of the machine, when the demand for labor will be as great as before.” – David Ricardo: Principles of Political Economy, xxxi, 1817. - Since then the number of machines and of jobs as well as average earnings have multiplied enormously. – JZ, 12.12.07, 22.10.13..

MACHINES: The machine has brought actual equality between men.” – Henry Ford, quoted in LIFE Science Library, volume “Machines”. The colt revolver has been called “the great equalizer” and in somewhat developed countries most adults own at least one motorized vehicle and used but still working ones are, sometimes, ridiculously cheap. They do not have to be new, and fashionable to prove you with efficient transport services. – JZ, n.d. & 22.5.13. - & EQUALITY

MACHINES: The machine is essentially the only visible thing in the world which he, man, can completely grasp, for he has himself created it.” – Albert Steffen, Krisis-Katharsis, Therapie, S. 385. (Die Maschine ist im Grunde das einzig Sichtbare der Welt, das er (der Mensch) restlos begreifen kann; denn er hat es selbst hervorgebracht.) – Most people grasp their machines only technically, o ras mere users, but not yet, economically and correctly, the impact of all machines. – JZ, 9.2.09, 22.5.13, 22.10.13.

MACHINES: The machine is on your side – if you understand it.” – From film: The Corvini Inheritance. – And if you come to rightfully own and use it, productively. – JZ, 9.2.09.

MACHINES: The machine, the frozen form of a living intelligence, is the power that expands the potential of your life by raising the productivity of your time.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.988.

MACHINES: The machinery to destroy liberty, justice and peace has been built and is operating effectively. The one to establish and protect liberty, justice and peace has still to be built. A mere party organization and this one territorially organized is not good enough. On the contrary, it and its premises, actions, legislation and institutions, are causing problems rather than solutions. - JZ, 14.3.75, 28.12.10, 22.10.13. – MILITIA, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICAL PARTIES, POLITICS AS USUAL, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, THE MACHINERY FOR FREEDOM, LIBERTARIAN PARTIES, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, NEW DRAFT, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE

MACHINES: The scientist and the engineer have provided opportunities for the employment of millions of men and women who have been enabled to attain a standard of living far above that of the peasants of countries which have not yet reached the machine age.” – Sir Ronald East, The Faith of an Engineer, p.7. - UNEMPLOYMENT,

MACHINES: They saw machines … the machines that many of them had cursed (and are cursing again today), opposed and tried to destroy … cut their workday in half while multiplying incalculably the value and reward of their efforts. They saw themselves lifted to a standard of living no feudal baron could have conceived. …” - Mrs. Young, Sydney, on Ayn Rand, in a manuscript, p.12. – INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

MACHINES: they stopped in a small hamlet, which Sorge said was called Min-on. Outside a long wooden building, with a curving roof of red pantiles, six women squatted at low tables, working like automatons. Their faces were expressionless, eyes sunk into gaunt skulls, ragged sleeves thrown back to reveal bony arms ugly with knotted muscle. Their fingers moved so fast that it was impossible to see what they were doing, except that it involved knives and wood. An overseer stood by, flourishing a long rattan. ‘They are making matches’, explained Sorge softly. ‘One thousand a day avoids a whipping. – ‘How much are they paid?’ – ‘The equivalent of fifteen pfennings, for about fourteen hours work.’ – ‘But that’s nothing – it’s barbaric!’ – Sorge nodded. ‘Quite. And although they look old, they are all young girls of less than twenty, some only children. That is one reason why the Party has such strong support in Shanghai’.“ - Page 27, in chapter 4, headed: Shanghai – 1931, in Michael Hartland, The Third Betrayal, Hodder & Stoughton, 1986. (Richard Sorge was executed as a spy in Tokyo, 7 Nov. 1944 and later declared a Hero of the Soviet Union.) – Pity with such unfree people is not enough. Under communist rule, last century, over 200 million innocents were murdered by it. - Under full monetary and financial freedom the above-mentioned girls could soon have worked easily, with advanced machines and produced and earned much more, without being threatened by brutal foremen. Communists would favor the machines required for this but not the economic, especially monetary and financial freedom required to make such capital equipment possible and likely. – JZ, 28.12.10, 22.5.13. - AUTOMATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, LOW WAGES, ENSLAVEMENT BY MACHINES OR BY A MONOPOLISTIC MONEY ISSUE SYSTEM?

MACHINES: Those who produce everything for themselves with good tools, machines and automatic equipment - and for similarly equipped trading partners - do thereby largely eliminate themselves as trading partners for those confined to manual production, who cannot compete with them. (Apart from arts and handicrafts for collectors.) Free production and exchanges between the primitive producers, largely confined to primitive tools and human labor, do keep them over-employed, and this for long hours and at a much lower standard of living – but never out of work. – JZ, 19.2.85, 9.2.09, 28.12.10. - AUTOMATION & UNEMPLOYMENT

MACHINES: Tools do not inhibit freedom, they enhance it.” – Marie Jakober, The Mind Gods, p.138. – But then they must be genuine tools, which can be used rightfully and productively, i.e., not e.g. mass extermination devices. – JZ, 3.12.07. – Moreover, for optimum results the users should have bought them, even if only through collectives of volunteers and on terms, or they should be leased and thus under the control of those who purchased or leased them, on long terms, thus turning everybody into a productive capitalist, rather than a mere dependent employee. The combined purchasing power of all employees, over a few years, is very large. The thus produced new owners of capital equipment will also be more productive with their capital and thus be able to pay it off relatively easily and fast. Moreover, being an owner or part-owner of productive equipment, must not be turned into a burden through taxation and regulations. Nor should they be “protected” from competition. – JZ, 9.2.09. - TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY, AUTOMATION, TAXATION, REGULATIONS, CAPITALISM

MACHINES: Tralfamadorians, of course, say that every creature and plant in the Universe is a machine. It amuses them that so many Earthlings are offended by the idea of being machines.” – Kurt Vonnegut. – Is that why so many believe: “the more machines, the more unemployment”? But thus they do overlook themselves as productive machines that could be made to work for their own benefits in a division of labor process, freely exchanging their products and services between themselves. – JZ, 9.11.82. – One of the main errors or fallacies is the notion that there exists only a limited number of jobs. – What is artificially limited is the monetary purchasing power for productive labor and for consumer goods and services, a purchasing power which could and should be based upon the offer of ready for sale consumer goods and services including even labor. If it were, then the sales problem for consumer goods and services and also the sales problem for the labor readiness and willingness of the unemployed worker or clerk etc. would be solved. There would be an enormous demand for labor in form of goods and service vouchers, in monetary denominations, all competitively and soundly issued, using a stable value standard, discountable and refusable and thus safe from any serious over-issues. – JZ, 13.2.09. - LEGAL TENDER, INFLATION, MONETARY FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, DEFLATION, CRISES, TICKET MONEY, TOKEN MONEY

MACHINES: We exploit tools, machines and automation rather than being exploited by them. There is never a surplus of productive labor. At most there is a shortage of productive capital to make labor more productive and a shortage of sound exchange media to pay it with. Both of these difficulties can be overcome through full monetary and financial freedom. – JZ, 9.2.09. – UNEMPLOYMENT, FULL EMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, CAPITALISM

MACHINES: We have already laid stress on the vast elimination of drudgery from human life through the creation of a new race of slaves, the machines.” – H. G. Wells, The Federation of Man, in Journalism and Prophecy, p.285.

MACRO MALADY: No plague has ever destroyed or impoverished or kept from self-realization more human beings than has the macro malady. The pilgrims who starved and died during the three years after landing at Plymouth Rock were its victims. Several million Russians perished during 1931-32 at the hands of macro thinkers – not by men playing God but by men playing against God. Every soldier who loses his life on the battlefield dies of the macro malady – micro men undertaking macro roles.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.93. - LEADERSHIP, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, PRESIDENTS, PROTECTIONISM, CENTRAL BANKING, STATE SOCIALISM

MACRO-PARASITES: The macro-parasites are the big parasites – dictators, invaders, empires and human organizations, which prey on other humans. They belong to political history.” – THE NATIONAL TIMES, 21.2.77. – Author not noted. – LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, POWER ADDICTION, PLANNING, CONTROLS, LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, EXPLOITATION, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, CENTRALIZED & COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

MACROECONOMICS: Macro: meaning large: comprising the universe: as distinguished from the individual components. Macro economics, for instance, refers to the economy as a whole without relation to the individual components. The term recently has come into popular use for what might otherwise be called the economics of collectivism, the centrally planned economy, the welfare state, with emphasis on national income, social progress, full employment, and the like, instead of private property, freedom of choice, self-responsibility, and other aspects of individualistic “micro economics” - In earlier times, macro economics had its equivalent in tribal custom, feudalism, mercantilism, and other variants of collectivism. Today, its top practitioners are to be found in Russia, Red China, Uruguay, Cuba.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.39. – It is also closely connected to the money-issue monopoly, i.e., today to the central banking system and thereby a wrongful and compulsory collectivism is practised today in all countries, thus fulfilling a significant demand of the Communist Manifesto of 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. – JZ, 14.12.07, 22.10.13. – PLANNING, MARXISM, STATE SOCIALISM, ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONISM

MACROECONOMICS: Macroeconomics means central planning, direction and control, however legalized it may be. Only microeconomic decision-making is or can be sufficiently individualistic, free and economical. – JZ, 13.2.06. - VS. MICROECONOMICS, FREE MARKET, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CAPITALISM, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE TRADE, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

MACROECONOMICS: The development of spurious arguments for state meddling in the economy.” – J. C. Lester. – CENTRAL BANKING, PROTECTIONISM, REGULATION OF FINANCE, INTERVENTIONISM

MACROECONOMICS: The difference between a micro-economist and a macro-economist is largely that between an individualist and a coercive, collectivist and territorialist statist. The former deals with the economic actions of free individuals, the latter with aggressive or defensive groups of conscripts. – JZ, 30.12.81. - MICROECONOMICS, INDIVIDUALISM VS. STATISM, FREE ECONOMY VS. CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION

MACROECONOMICS: the realm of that pseudo-science, macro-economics, where the greatest truth we would be able to discover is that statistics can be used to deceive.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, August 77, p.484. - STATISTICS

MACROECONOMICS: There is not such thing as a macro-economy, then. Macro-economics is a subterfuge of those who are talking about government, not economy, who are advancing government regulation, control, and planning beneath the cover of statistics. Their formulations – gross national product, national income, figures on employment, and such like – are simply aggregates to influence political policy. Nor is there any such thing as micro-economics. Economy is the same for any unit, whether that unit be an individual or an organization.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, July 76, p.432. - MICROECONOMICS, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, STATE SOCIALISM

MACROECONOMICS: What runs now under macroeconomics is nothing but anti-economics on a large scale which prevents the coming into existence of harmonious and automatic macroeconomics consisting in the automatic working of a free and world-wide market, one based on billions of free microeconomic decisions made by free individuals. – JZ, 5/73. Today’s macroeconomics is State socialism to various degrees, State interventionism, central planning and direction, utilizing e.g. monetary despotism and interest rate “policies” and tribute levying for various income redistribution schemes. – JZ, n.d. & 22.5.13.

MAD COW DISEASE: Rather than trying to find something to kill very hard to kill “prions” while they are in living bodies, damaging them, we should try to find something to which they would be even more attracted than they are now to the brains of animals or people, something with which they will thereupon become excreted and could then, outside the human body, be safely enough destroyed. I do not know whether that is possible or not but it is certainly worth many experiments in laboratories, later with animals and still later with human volunteers, already infected. – JZ, 7.6.04.

MADNESS: Don’t get mad, get even!” – Mark Olden, “The Golden Kill”, in “Black Samurai Series”, p.94. – Do get mad about infringements of individual rights and liberties and do resist them. – JZ, 14.12.07. - REVENGE, EMOTIONS, ANGER, CALM, COOL, RESISTANCE, MILITIA (STILL TO BE ESTABLISHED) TO DEFEND ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES (STILL TO BE DECLARED!).

MADNESS: Everyone has to dare to confront the irrationality within himself.“ – (Ein jeder muss das Wagnis auf sich nehmen, dem Verrueckten im eignenen Innern zu begegnen.) – David Cooper, Psychiatrie und Anti-Psychiatrie, 1971, 123. - If only all people would systematically confront all the popular errors, prejudices and myths they have soaked up from their environment. Alas, no suitable encyclopedia of all of them does so far exist and offer the best refutations so far found. Even a long life span is not long enough to recognize and refute all of them, quite on one’s own and from one’s own inevitably limited reading and listening. – JZ, 4.12.07. - IRRATIONALITY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-CONTROL, CONSCIENCE, MORALITY, RED., ANGER, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

MADNESS: In a neurotic society nothing can be achieved by the sane men telling the mad men they are mad, because the latter think it is the other way around.” – John Davy, in Philip Toinbee, The Fearful Choice, p.67. – Why keep them together, in a compulsory territorial “unity”, instead of allowing both to secede from the others? – JZ, 13.12.07, 28.12.10. - & SANITY IN SOCIETY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

MADNESS: Madness has its own logic’, replied the Anthropologist. “The true madmen KNOWS he is sane. That is his strength. Since for the rest of us sanity is largely consensus of opinion, he has an enormous advantage. Do you follow me?” – Richard Cowper: Kuldesak, Quartet Books, London, 1973, -162. – See under LEADERSHIP, POLITIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS & RULERS, about those madmen or ignorant and prejudiced men, who believe themselves to be great leaders. – JZ, 28.12.10. – TRUE BELIEVERS, FANATICISM


MADNESS: You have watched this coming for forty years, and now that it’s here, you say the world has gone crazy!” – A. J. Nock, quoting his friend, in Nock, Memoirs …, p.116. - CRAZY WORLD, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

MADNESS: There are too many madmen in the world. The worst ones are those in high public offices. – JZ, 27.10.97, 30.11.07. - LEADERSHIP, OFFICIALS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

MAFIA: As for Mafiosos, Cosa Nostras and their ilk, with all their bribes and having “friends” in high places, I consider them in many ways to be a part of the government, although an unacknowledged part of course.” – Jasper the Jester, THE CONNECTION, TC 124, p. 85. – To the extent that they are able to ignore, successfully, penal laws of the State upon crimes without victims, I do rather admire them as successful anarchist activists. However, I do not approve of their violent methods against competitors on what they claim to be their own turf, any more than I can approve of wars between territorial States. - Many free market activities were or are outlawed and the black market activities can be quite honest and moral. But lack of open quality controls, and of full publicity does create problems on black markets. Not black markets but the outlawry of free markets in certain things should be blamed for these problems. - In the times of food rationing and compulsory food quotas and deliveries and price controls on the official market I may have survived only by engaging also in some black market activities. – JZ, 5.12.07. - ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATES, PANARCHISM, BLACK MARKETS

MAFIA: As least the Mafia supplies only the goods and services the public really wants, at black market prices, i.e. at such free market prices as are possible when such services are officially outlawed. – JZ, 5.12.76, 14.12.07.

MAFIA: Even the devil should not be maligned: “… at least the Mafia obtains a portion of its revenues voluntarily through its loan sharking, prostitution, and drug enterprises. (*) The State, on the other hand, steals all of its revenues.” (**) – Clifford H. Crain, Jr., LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 9/75. - (*) Not to forget: illegalized gambling facilities. - (**) It also supplies some monopolized public services, at regulated monopoly prices and mostly of inferior quality, because competition is absent in their supply. – JZ, 14.12.07. – Moreover, seeing how few people are fully aware how wrongful and unnecessary coercive taxation is, this is not quite true, either. Taxation is, largely, a voluntarily accepted burden, although an onerous one. – JZ, 4.1.76. – Naturally, if it were made, formally, quite voluntary, and if the supply of public services would become competitive, through many private enterprise or free community suppliers, then few would be willing to pay today’s kind of taxes for today’s kind of public monopoly services. But really wanted and appreciated services would be paid for – their competitively arrived-at prices. – JZ, 14.12.07.

MAFIA: Government: “Steals more from the public in a week than the Mafia does in a year.” – Schiff: The Biggest Con, - from the cover. – THE MAFIA IS NOT AS BAD AS TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS ARE, WITH THEIR TAXATION, INFLATION, CRIMES, EXPLOITATION, WARS, DESPOTISM & VICTIMIZATION & MASS MURDERS

MAFIA: I have always admired the initiative of the Mafia in serving the wants of people without being diverted by mere legal restraints.” – Irving Wallace, PURSUIT, Oct. 69. – If even wrongful organizations can become as persistent and powerful then why should not rightful organizations like panarchies also become practical and powerful – regarding their own affairs? – JZ, 13.2.09. – PANARCHISM, Q.

MAFIA: In what ways are Mafia bosses preferable to politicians? They are more honest in what they say about what they are doing and why. – JZ 19.11.93. – They are also more likely to kill off the heads of their opposition rather than merely their subordinates. – JZ, 3.12.07. - & POLITICIANS

MAFIA: The Mafia and other crime syndicates may become the last defenders of the territorial State - because its prohibitions provide their main sources of incomes - various underground market activities with drugs, sex, credit, gambling. They might, in a last ditch effort, completely take over some territorial States and try to defend their continuance! - JZ, 19.5.00, 1.2.02. - PANARCHISM & TERRITORIAL STATES

MAFIA: The Mafia is not strong in Switzerland – where almost all men are militarily trained and have their guns at home. – JZ, 2/75. - GUN CONTROL OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT

MAFIA: the Mafia, which forces people to pay for protection, is dissimilar to “governments”, which perform the same function, only in that “governments” claim that they have the right to initiate force; whereas Mafioso make no such claim.” – Jeffrey M. Friedman, OPTION, 6/77. – STATES, TERRITORIALISM, PROTECTION, PROTECTION RACKETS, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM

MAFIA: The Political Mafia is solidly in control.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.43, regarding totalitarian States. – But, obviously, this applies largely also to other territorial governments. – JZ, n.d. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, LEADERSHIP

MAFIA: Without many wrongful laws against crimes without victims and without the limitations and corruption of nationalized police forces and courts of justice, the Mafia and other crime organizations could never have become - and remained - as powerful as they are. – JZ, 8.8.98. - ORGANIZED CRIME, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, POLICE, COURTS

MAGNA CARTA: As proof that Magna Carta embraced little else than what was previously recognized as the common law, or Law of the Land, I repeat some authorities that have been already cited. - Crabbe says, “It is admitted on all hands that it (Magna Carta) contains nothing but what was confirmatory of the common law and the ancient usages of the realm; and is, properly speaking, only an enlargement of the charter of Henry I. and his successors.” – Crabbe’s History Of the English Law, p.127. - Blackstone says, “It is agreed by all our historians that the Great Charter of King John was, for the most part, compiled from the ancient customs of the realm, or the laws of Edward the Confessor; by which they mean the old common law which was established under our Saxon princes.” – Blackstone’s Introduction To the Charters. See Blackstone’s Law Tracts, Oxford ed., p.289.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, vol. II of Works, p.202. - COMMON LAW

MAGNA CHARTA: In France, Hungary, and Spain, the kings also signed “Magna Chartas”, but these were repudiated by later kings.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p.96. – Even today there is not enough knowledge of and respect for genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 3.9.08.

MAGNETISM OF IDEAS: Ideas cannot be injected into minds of others; each person controls what he admits or rejects. The contest over ideas is a competition in magnetism.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.100. chapter 12, The Art of Doing Something. – While one can and should try to express one’s own or one’s favorite freedom ideas of others as magnetically as possible, the main job seems to me to make all freedom writings - and all references works to them - easily and permanently accessible, to survey them in libertarian encyclopedias, to offer them in complete freedom libraries, now fitting onto a single disk and to discuss all of them thoroughly, throughout the whole movement, providing also translations into the major languages, electronic “argument maps”, directories, private drafts of individual rights and liberties. Moreover we need to work systematically towards freedom of action in this sphere, experimental freedom for voluntary communities trying out, under their own personal laws and full experimental freedom, all freedom, peace and justice systems, in free competition with each other, also in free competition with all statist systems. Only territorially imposed systems should no longer be tolerated anywhere. – Successful experiments would be most persuasive, speak louder than a thousand words or even a thousand text books. – A comprehensive market for all freedom ideas has still to be established. In it consumer sovereignty would prevail, demand would meet supply, even if the supply is not yet optimally expressed. - JZ, 14.12.07. - PERSUASION, POWER OF ATTRACTION, VOLUNTARISM. PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM, COMPETITION, DREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE, NEW DRAFT

MAGNETISM: It was the magnetism generated by his excellence that paid the dividend of a general reduction in error. The counsel of Frank Lloyd Wright comes to mind: “The moment you buttonhole somebody and begin to convert him it is all over. But when you let him buttonhole you and ask you questions that have been arousing his mind by the superiority of what you have done, or what you do, or what you can do, then you can talk to him … beyond that you cannot go.” (*) - Only those who concentrate on their own improvement can ever acquire the art of doing something.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.106. – Here he speaks as if we had already freedom of action or freedom of experimentation for our own kind of voluntary communities, after seceding from the usual statist territorial messes. At least architects have considerable freedom to put their own ideas in practice, as shiny and lasting and also very visible examples of what can be done in their sphere. - Alas, Read favored only limited governments, still of a territorial type, and not voluntary communities, exterritorially quite autonomous, freely and peacefully competing with each other, just like e.g. architects or shops and shopping centers and publishers etc. do. – JZ, 14.12.07. - (*) Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright, The Roots of Life, New York, Horizon Press, 1963, p.41. - PERSUASION, TEACHING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

MAGNETISM: Many people are drawn to statist ideas – whether the ideas are of Kremlin or home origin. Fewer people are drawn to the new and wonderful ideas of freedom simply because the ideas are not well enough known to be attractively explained. We, not they, endorse competition.” – From a 1977 FEE competition. - Even now, many freedom texts, ideas, current projects, etc. are not yet sufficiently publicized and even most freedom lovers know only of a fraction of them and do not realize what they are missing and which kind of major reference works are still missing or all too incomplete. – JZ, 14.12.07. , A COMPETITION IN MAGNETISM, ATTRACTIVENESS OF IDEAS, LIGHTHOUSE EFFECT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COMPILATIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, NEW DRAFT

MAGNETISM: our problem boils down to a competition in magnetism. Bear in mind that communist and many other types of errors can be and more often than not are attractive, that is, they exert an ingathering magnetic force. – What then is my problem? Or yours? It is to make our ideas, and our methods, more attractive than are offered by the competition.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.105. – I consider it even more important to first make all of them accessible, permanently, easily and cheaply enough. Then one can also work on making the best of them attractive enough. – Or one could let sufficiently interested readers or listeners do this job. – It is one for almost everyone concerned about liberty and rights, not just for a few writers and speakers. - JZ, 14.12.07. – Freedom of action and experimentation are also required in this sphere, not only freedom of information and expression, - JZ, 22.10.13.

MAIL: We hear that out of your 18 c stamp, 5 c is actually for postage. The other 13 c? Storage charges.” – TANSTAAFL, 3/76. – By now the postage for an ordinary letter is 55 cents – which is also something like an indicator of the degree of inflation of the Australian dollar. – JZ, 21.1.08, 9.2.08 – Newspaper prices are also a simple indicator of inflation. The Price for THE AUSTRALIAN just went up from $ 1.30 to $ 1.50. – JZ, 13.2.09. - POST OFFICE MONOPOLY, NEWSPAPER PRICES & INFLATION, JOKES

MAJORITIES: [I]‘t IS THE MAJORITY // In this, as all prevails. // Assent, and you are sane; // Demur, - you’re straightway dangerous, // And handled with a chain.” – Emily Dickinson, defending the non-conformist. – Quoted in the SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM, NONCONFORMISM, DISSENTERS, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

MAJORITIES: 100 000 lemmings can’t be wrong.” – Balliol College, Oxford. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: 51 % of the people can pee on the cornflakes of 49 % of the people.” – JDM, Jonathan David Morris, quoted by C.B., who added: “Is that then a sort of free lunch from those 51 %  but financed from the pockets of the 49 %?” – Excreting in the wrong place does not amount to a free lunch for anyone! – The 51% are also taxed. All analogies should be sufficiently checked. – This one wasn’t. – My own often limp as well, at least on the first attempt. - JZ, 13.2.09, 29.12.10. – I read a few days ago, in Denis Winter, Death’s Men, pp.222, that during one of the fraternization events of WW I a German soldier was shot when he dared to piss on the English barbed wire. Somehow, the shooter must have considered this barbed wire to be “holy”. This urinator may not even have been disrespectful of this defensive wire but simply turned away from the crowd to do his business. Are the aims and purposes of territorial rulers, ordering the systematic murder of millions of soldiers and civilians really any more moral and rational? – What did the dead of WWI really die for? - JZ, 29.12.10. – WAR AIMS, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITARIANISM, VOTING,  DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY


MAJORITIES: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always followed by dictatorship." - From "The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic", by Alexander Fraser Tyler. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, HANDOUTS, TAXATION, DICTATORSHIP, WELFARE STATES, VOTING

MAJORITIES: A foolish law does not become a wise law because it is approved by a great many people.” Right, like truth, is usually discerned first by a minority, often, in the beginning, by a minority of one. – James C. Patrick, in THE FREEMAN, 3/76, p.181, quoting Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland. Address as President of the American Bar Association at the ABA annual meeting, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sept. 4, 1917. – MAJORITY, LAWS, MINORITIES, INDIVIDUALS.

MAJORITIES: A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.” – H. D. Thoreau, An Essay on Civil Disobedience, 1849. – MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” - George Bernard Shaw - Sent by C.B. - WELFARE STATE

MAJORITIES: A majority is not 'everybody'; a majority is only a conventional and artificial arrangement, not resting on any moral basis. It is only a part of 'everybody' (sometimes indeed not really representing even the half of 'everybody') and therefore without any true authority to deal with what belongs to 'everybody', unless 'everybody' first sanctions such an arrangement.” – Source? - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: A majority of people in the South once believed in black slavery. Did that make it moral?” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.49. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: A majority rules in a political democracy, but the majority that rules is typically a coalition of special interests – not a majority promoting the general interest.” – Milton Friedman, The Public Be Damned, NEWSWEEK, August 5. 1968. - If ¾ of the population are entitled to vote, ¾ bother to vote and the elected combine ¾ of all votes cast upon themselves and make their decisions with a ¾ majority, already a high estimate of majorities, then actually ¾ x ¾ x ¾ x ¾ = 81/256 = ca. ¼ of the population decides “by a great majority”. If instead we use 2/3 rds majorities, the 2/3 x 2/3 x 2/3 x 2/3 gives a “majority” of 16/81 = ca. 1/5th! So the supposed democratic majority is actually mostly a minority. I found such figures first quoted in a 2-volume work on economics by Damaschke. - One would also have to ask how would the majority of voters or of representatives know what the “general interest” really does require? They certainly don’t know as yet, how to prevent wars, mass unemployment, sales difficulties of deflations, stagflations and inflation and how to reign-in a run-away bureaucracy and its taxation. Actually, I do not know of any problem that they have ever really solved. – JZ, 6.12.07, 29.12.10. – “Nothing is more terrible to behold than ignorance in action!” – Goethe. – Inflation of their exclusive and forced currency is their only “program”! – (Debt ceiling increases of the government, using further debt certificates of the government, which are further “investments“ in tax slaves, as are “cover” for their further inflation of the monopoly money with legal tender power. – JZ, 22.10.13.)  With such “friends” and “helpers”, who needs enemies?” - JZ, 9.2.09, 22.10.13. - MADE UP OF SPECIAL INTERESTS, GENERAL INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST, PUBLIC INTEREST

MAJORITIES: A man can ethically tap only his own resources. A thin veil called democracy cannot conceal plunder. Coercion by a majority is no less reprehensible than that perpetrated by a tyrant, even if its application is less bold and bloody and bright.” – James W. Muiller,” quoted in John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip van Australia. – MAJORITY, TAXATION, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

MAJORITIES: A man does not become a superman (*) by having accomplices in his actions.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.105. - (*) an honest or a moral man. – JZ, 9.12.07. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: A million of men can have only the same moral rights (to employ force, for example) as one man.” - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. - & THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

MAJORITIES: A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one.” – C. G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: A minority may be right; a majority is always (*) wrong.” – Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People, IV, 1882. - (*) Mostly! – JZ - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: A political convention illustrates the workings of majority rule: If the minority in a party advocate a progressive move which is defeated when put to a vote in the convention, the minority are prohibited from advancing it during the campaign; if this minority refuse to advocate what the convention has decided to be right, they are barred from the platform and press, the cry of majority rule is raised against them, and they are called “traitors to the party”; but if they abandon their progressive ideas and advocate the wishes of the majority they are rewarded with office. Thus majority rule develops the dishonest politician: in order to rule sometime, he consents to being ruled at other times. The desire to rule and the willingness to be ruled ends in degradation; and no one who accepts the principles of equal liberty can endorse majority rule.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.26/27. – However, the xyz factions making up the majority, have so far not been offered the secessionist or personal law option, either, no more so than the xys dissenting minorities. Once this rightful alternative is widely enough understood, then the territorial majority rule will tend to become abolished and replaced by exterritorial autonomy for all the diverse groups, each doing the other things only for or to its voluntary members, just like it happens already in all other spheres not monopolized by a territorial government. – JZ, 22.10.13. - VS. MINORITIES, POLITICIANS, DISHONESTY & PROGRESS, PARTY POLITICS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL DISSENTERS!

MAJORITIES: A pure democracy … can admit of no cure for the mischief of faction. A common passion or interest will … be felt by a majority … and there is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party. … Hence it is that such democracies have ever been … found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.” – James Madison, in The Federalist, quoted in Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, FEE, 1947 ff, p.102, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p.192.. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, PARTIES, FACTIONS, MINORITIES, VOTING

MAJORITIES: A reasonable action on the part of the majority is very rare, while the evidence of mob stupidity and brutality is overwhelming.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.25. – MAJORITY, MARCHING, MASSES

MAJORITIES: A single man can, under certain circumstances, be right against all peoples and all centuries.” – Nicolas Chamfort, Gedanken und Maximen, 17. (Ein einziger Mann kann unter Umstaenden gegen alle Voelker und gegen alle Jahrhunderte recht haben.) – All centuries  or peoples or only all of those of he past? – JZ, 9.2.09, 22.10.13. - & INDIVIDUALS

MAJORITIES: A viewpoint does not become better because many subscribe to it.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.116. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: a voting majority always means a minority of the people.” – L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 73. – I believe that many personal law communities of volunteers will prove to be exceptions from this rule. Their voluntary membership and the voluntary taxation associated with it, do even assure a large degree of unanimous consent. – JZ, 27.9.07, 22.10.13. – PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT OF COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: A whole is no greater than the sum of its parts. If it is wrong for one man to live by harming another, then it is that much worse for ten men to do so.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.105. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted and for a long time continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience – in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable?” – Thoreau, Civil Disobedience. - If the majority did not also tax the minorities, this would be possible. Alas, tax funds are also used for cases, which only the majority finds expedient, instead of such cases being financed only via the contributions by the majority. Assume that the majority wants to finance a local swimming pool and sports facility. Then they should be free to do so – and charge all people of minorities, who also want to use their facility, something extra to make up for the fact, that they did not contribute to the provision of these facilities. Only the members of the majority could then use these facilities at membership prices, close to the running costs, while the members of minorities, who had not contributed to the capital cost, would then have to pay entry fees with a surcharge in order to gradually claim their capital contribution to them as well. The majority would even be entitled to entirely exclude all the minorities who had not contributed to the establishment of the facilities, which the majority alone had financed. As far as roads built by the majority are concerned, road access charges might be raised, which is possible directly, electronically or via petrol charges. – JZ, 11.12.07. - MAJORITY RULE, ONLY IN EXPEDIENCE NOT IN CONSCIENCE CASES?

MAJORITIES: After his Cabinet had voted NO on emancipation, Lincoln raised his right hand and said: “The ayes have it!” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter, in Peter’s Quotations, p.317. – And even that was late in the civil war! – JZ - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: After my experiences I cannot be a democrat and cannot believe in the wisdom of majority decisions. Everything that is great and rational exists in the minority.” – Goethe, Mein Politischer Glaube, S.56. – At least in one or a few of the existing minorities. – JZ, 3.12.07. - MAJORITY VS. MINORITIES, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Again, the doctrine that the minority ought to submit to the will of the majority, proceeds, not upon the principle that government is formed by voluntary association, and for an agreed purpose, on the part of all who contribute to its support, but upon the presumption that all government must be practically a state of war and plunder between opposing parties; and that, in order to save blood and prevent mutual extermination, the parties come to an agreement that they will count their respective numbers periodically, and the one party shall then be permitted quietly to rule and plunder (restrained only by their own discretion), and the other submit quietly to be ruled and plundered, until the time of the next enumeration.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/212. - MAJORITY RULE, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE, PLUNDER, TAXATION, PARTY STRIFE FACTIONALISM & THEIR INJUSTICE VS. PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

MAJORITIES: Aggression which is flagitious when committed by one is not sanctified when committed by a host.” – Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics, par.366. - & AGGRESSION

MAJORITIES: All we have a right to say is that individuals are occasionally guided by reason, crowds never.” – Dean W. R. Inge. (Merchant, Wit and Wisdom of Dean Inge, No. 229.) – Unless they have been positively conditioned, for a long time, by direct democracy or even panarchism, i.e., they had learned to respect the rights and liberties of minorities. – JZ, 6.7.82, 12.12.07, 29.12.10, 22.5.13. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: An appeal to the majority is a resort to force and not an appeal to intelligence; the majority is always ignorant, and by increasing the majority we multiply ignorance. The majority is incapable of initiative, its attitude being one of opposition toward everything that is new. If it had been left to the majority, the world would never have had the steamboat, the railroad, the telegraph, or any of the conveniences of modern life.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, 25. – PROGRESS, MAJORITY, IGNORANCE, FORCE & INTELLIGENCE, REASON, MORALITY

MAJORITIES: An evil perpetrated by many men is more evil, not less, because of the number of collaborators.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p. 105. – Rape by one man is already a great wrong. A “gang bang” of one involuntary victim is even worse. – JZ, 29.12.10. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: And no more tyrannical principle was ever avowed, than that the will of the majority ought to have the force of law, without regard to its justice; or, what is the same thing, that the will of the majority ought always to be presumed to be in accordance with justice. Such a doctrine is only another form of the doctrine that might makes right.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/207. - MAJORITY RULE, LAW & JUSTICE, MIGHT & RIGHT

MAJORITIES: And now let us look a little more closely into the rights of the individual. I claim that he is by right the master of himself and of his own faculties and energies. If he is not, who is? Let us suppose that A having no rights over himself, B and C, being in a majority, have rights over him. But we must assume an equality in these matters, and if A has not rights over himself, neither can B and C have any rights over themselves. To what a ridiculous position are we then brought! B and C having no rights over themselves, have absolute rights over A; and we should have to suppose in this most topsy-turvy of worlds that men were walking about, not owning themselves, as any simple-minded person would naturally conclude that they did, but owning some other of their fellow-men; and presently in their turn perhaps to be themselves owned by some other.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, The Right and Wrong of Compulsion, Essay Four, p.136/37. – MAJORITY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

MAJORITIES: Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.” – Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1849. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: Are not rights - things equal, universal, immutable, as long as their conditions are preserved? How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights of two men? In what possible way can the rights of three men absorb the rights of two men, and make them as if they had never existed? Rights are not things which grow by using the multiplication table.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.202. & RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: As if association gives absolution! As if mass participation rights a wrong! As if legality alters morality! This is an intellectual sickness that needs analysis.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.132. – It is also an intellectual sickness not to distinguish between compulsory territorial “associations” under territorial laws from voluntary and exterritorially autonomous associations under personal law. – JZ, 12.12.07.

MAJORITIES: As poorly as I rate the right of majorities, I prefer it to the one-man power, either elective or dynastic.” – Watterson: Marse Henry.

MAJORITIES: As they watched a TV newscast, a woman said to her husband, “It seems to me that the majority of people in this country belongs to some minority group.” – Dave Gerard, in READERS DIGEST, 8/75. – Yes, even the majority is made up of numerous minorities – and even minorities have their own minorities, too. The logical conclusion from this fact should be: full minority autonomy for all who desire this for themselves, as determined by individual rather than merely the compulsory  collectivist “choices” of territorial statism, posing as “representative” ones. – What is rightful and needed, instead, is individual secessionism and quite voluntary associationism, into any degree of exterritorial autonomy and any variety desired by individuals for themselves and like-minded people. – JZ, 10.12.07, 22.10.13. - MAJORITY, JOKES, PANARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY

MAJORITIES: Attempts to assure justice have come full circle: Now we are back, in principle, to “oath swearing”, i.e. the majority stating: Such and such is “right”, although it is a procedure long ridiculed by jurists, historians and philosophers.” – JZ, 10/78. - See Mike McMaster’s article in OPTION, 5/78, referring to Wooldridge. - MAJORITY, JUSTICE, OATHS, SWEARING, RIGHT

MAJORITIES: Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.” - Robert Heinlein – Under panarchism one would never be right too soon. Even a small group of volunteers could then do already its own things. Even an individual could then e.g. start a free bank or trade freely, internally and internationally and without having to obey and pay tributes to any government or bureaucracy. – Any self-responsible use of the own property and any free exchange is rightful apart from e.g. the production, stockpiling and use of ABC mass extermination devices, which are today a real threat to everybody. – Seeing the current radioactive pollution of the Pacific Ocean, one should add nuclear reactors to the outlawed things. - JZ, 9.2.09, 22.10.13. - SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, IDEAS, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS & PANARCHISM, PROPERTY & FREE EXCHANGE

MAJORITIES: Bewildered, the few asked how could the majority betray the conditions of American liberty? Where was its judgment, its reasoning capacity? That is just it, the majority cannot reason; it has no judgment. Lacking utterly in originality and moral courage, the majority has always placed its destiny in the hands of others. Incapable of standing responsibilities, it has followed its leaders even unto destruction. Dr. Stockman was right: “The most dangerous enemies of truth and justice in our midst are the compact majorities, the damned compact majority.” Without ambition or initiative, the compact mass hates nothing so much as innovation. (*) It has always opposed, condemned, and hounded the innovator, the pioneer of a new truth.” - Emma Goldman, “Minorities versus Majorities”, in: Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.79. – (*) No longer e.g. in technology and music. – JZ, 10.9.08. – Actually, when it comes to homes, jobs, gardens, hobbies and private relationships, the majority of people tend to be rational, at least in the more advanced countries, not those still under domination by intolerant and often murderous and atrocious religious spleens. But E. G. was right when it comes to “public affairs”. Here the dangerous spleens, popular errors and prejudices of the religion of territorial statism do still predominate. – JZ, 22.10.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, MASSES, LEADERSHIP, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, RELIGIONS, PRIVATE LIVES, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

MAJORITIES: Brown and Jones, because they are two and their neighbor Robinson is only one, have a sacred right to enforce upon him such regulations as they may decide to be for the good of all three, and Robinson is in duty bound to obey said regulations with the rest. If, however, the unsatisfied Robinson can contrive to win either of his neighbors to his way of thinking, though the obligation to obey will be as sacred as ever, the object of obedience may be materially changed, in very accordance with the Robinsonian opinions or prejudices. No matter how tyrannical, how whimsical, how progressive, or how retrogressive a law may be, the only essential point, so far as the duty of obedience is concerned, is that its supporters shall be more numerous than those opposed to it, - that is the theory of majority-right.” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - MAJORITY RULE, LAW, DEMOCRACY, FORCE, TYRANNY, PREJUDICES, LAWS, LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENT, DUTY, OBEDIENCE, RIGHTS, FREEDOM, LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: But if, to preserve individual freedom, we must confine coercion to the enforcement of general rules of just conduct, how can we prevent legislatures from authorizing coercion to secure particular benefits to particular groups – especially a legislature organized on party lines where the governing majority frequently will be a majority only because it promises such special benefits to some groups? The truth is of course that the so-called legislatures have never been confined to making laws in this narrow sense, although the theory of the separation of powers tacitly assumed that they were. … “ – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.17. – Powers will be sufficiently separated only once individuals are free to separate themselves and all their own affairs from any now existing territorial power and also free to associate with other volunteers under full exterritorial autonomy, i.e. when territorialism is abolished. The collective, territorial and coercive sovereignty of whole populations or their rulers ought to be replaced by individual sovereignties, combined, often or mostly in collectives, societies, communities, competing governments etc. all doing only their own things. – JZ, 12.12.07, 22.10.13.

MAJORITIES: But is it impossible, … to defend the authority of numbers? May it not be right that if five men differ, the two should give way to the three? It would be absurd to ask the three to submit to the two.” - Why should either two men live at the discretion of three, or three at the discretion of two? Both propositions are absurd from a reasonable point of view. If being a slave and owning a slave are both wrong relations, what differences does it make whether there are a million slave owners, and one slave, or one slave owner and a million slaves?” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.87. - MAJORITY, AUTHORITY OF NUMBERS, RIGHTS & REASON, SLAVERY

MAJORITIES: But it makes no difference that large numbers hold a wrong view. Right is not determined by majority vote. As Anatole France stated, “If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” – James C. Patrick, THE FREEMAN, 3/76, p.181. – See FOOLISHNESS, RIGHTS.

MAJORITIES: but numbers - though they were as grains of sand on the seashore - cannot take away the rights of a single individual, cannot turn man or woman into stuff for the politician to play with, or overrule the great principles which mark out our relations to each other. These principles are rooted in the very nature of our being, and have nothing to do with minorities and majorities. Arithmetic is a very excellent thing in its place, but it can neither give nor take away rights. … that mere rule of numbers can never justify the turning of two men into slaves and the three men into slave owners.” - Auberon Herbert, A Plea for Voluntaryism, essay nine in the Mack edition, p.327. & RIGHTS, ARITHMETIC, MATHEMATICS, COUNTING NOSES RATHER THAN CONSIDERING SOUND ARGUMENTS & FACTS, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.” – Lord Acton, quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC for Jan. 25. - MAJORITY, AUTHORITY & LIBERTY

MAJORITIES: By no process can coercion be made equitable. The freest form of government is only the least objectionable form. The rule of the many by the few we all tyranny, the rule of the few by the many (Democracy) is tyranny also, only of a less intense kind.” – Herbert Spencer. Social Statics. MAJORITY RULE OR MINORITY RULE? DEMOCRACY OR TYRANNY?

MAJORITIES: By what hocus pocus do the majority become the sole mouthpiece of “society” and the minority their slaves? – Victor Yarros, LIBERTY, March 7, 1896. - MAJORITY VS. MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: canonizing and almost idolizing mere majorities, even when they are mainly composed of the most ignorant men, voting under all the misleading influences of side-issues and violent class or party passions.” - W. E. H. Lecky, Democracy and Liberty, p.184. – MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Collective judgment of new ideas is so often wrong that it is arguable that progress depends on individuals being free to back their own judgment despite collective disapproval." - W. A. Lewis – PAN, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, INITIATIVE, NEW IDEAS, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION

MAJORITIES: Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.” – William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. President, Veto Message, Arizona Enabling Act, 1911. – I do not recognize any constitution as rightful enough that does not permit individual and group secessions from it on the basis of exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. – JZ, 3.1.08. Or any constitution that does not fully recognize and declare all the other significant individual rights and liberties. So far, none of them does. – JZ, 23.5.13. – CONSTITUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM AS OPPOSED TO EXTERRITORIAL MINORITY AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAWS: PANARCHISM

MAJORITIES: Counting noses is no way to decide moral, ethical, or economic matters.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 4/74. – Nor scientific or technical matters. At most it is sometimes useful within groups of volunteers who do not wish to split up into their factions. – JZ, 10.12.07. - MAJORITY, VOTING

MAJORITIES: Crime is crime, aggression against rights is aggression, no matter how many citizens agree to the oppression.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.53. – CRIMES, WRONGS

MAJORITIES: Crime is organized aggression, no matter whether an individual, a minority or the majority commits it. – JZ, 9.5.75. - Naturally, only crimes with victims are meant, i.e., actions that infringe the individual rights and liberties of others. – JZ, 7.12.07. - & CRIME

MAJORITIES: D. Hart Research Associates, prior to Jimmy Carter’s 28 % minority victory, uncovered some interesting facts. – The survey revealed that approximately 10 million non-voters had previously voted, but had since given up on the voting process. It also showed that these 10 million non-voters tended to be older, more educated and more affluent than other nonvoters. When asked what might inspire them to vote in the future, 6 % checked “having a candidate worth voting for”. - Other polls have shown that people have not been voting because they do not believe politicians can do anything about their problems. And they’re right. Because their problems are unique, and so are those of their neighbors. Remember, Majority Rule is the meaningless concept that “good” is “that which is best for the greatest number of people.” You can best solve your own problems because you understand them better than anyone else and because you care more than anyone else.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.59. - MAJORITY, VOTING, POLITICIANS, PARTIES, COERCION VS. PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, & TOLERANCE, DEMOCRACY OR PANARCHISM? PROBLEMS & THEIR SOLUTIONS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. CENTRALIZATION & COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

MAJORITIES: Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How’s that again? I missed something.” - R. Howard in TANSTAAFL, 4/76. – Politically, under territorialism, and its collectivist and majoritarian decision-making, a million men are not wiser but dumber than most individuals are - but under economic freedom, when each decides for himself, then most of the million men are wiser than a few men among them are in their individual decisions. – The advantages of the individual choice method on the market for ordinary consumer goods and services should be extended to full consumer sovereignty for free choice among ‘public’ services of the political, economic and social system type, all quite competitively supplied also by free private or cooperative enterprises or societies and communities. – JZ, 22.10.76, 11.12.07. - & DEMOCRACY, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES FOR ALL SERVICES

MAJORITIES: Democracy is instead everywhere a disguise for a manipulating elite whose surreptitious tyranny is the worse for it covertness. Edmund Burke’s strictures against arbitrary mob rule are less anti-democratic than meta-democratic; they reveal a preference for the collective wisdom of all men over significant periods of time to the whimsical impulses of temporal majorities that by historical standards are mere transient minorities.” – B. R. Barber, Supermen and Common Men, 121. - ELITE DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY, LEADERSHIP, MINORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: Democracy is not always best perceived as the power of the majority to do everything to everyone else.” – Oscar Wilde. – Or to itself. (*) Or to fail upholding many of its important genuine individual rights and liberties, just following one or the other demagogic leader, who confirms it in its errors and prejudices. – JZ, 9.2.09. – (*) At least then it would not wrong or harm anyone else. – JZ, 23.5.13. - DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Democracy is the authority of the majority to vote away the freedom of the majority.” - Daniel C. Burton, Libertarian Anarchism, LA POLITICAL NOTES, No.168. - In most cases the "majority" represents only a minority. Moreover, if it were only to vote away its own liberties then it would be acting rightfully. What makes its decisions wrong is that they are imposed upon peaceful dissenters as well. - JZ, 19.8.02. - & DEMOCRACY, VOTING,

MAJORITIES: Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people, for the people.” – Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Sebastian Melmoth, 1891. - MAJORITY RULE, DEMOCRACY, PEOPLE, VOTING

MAJORITIES: Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” - James Bovard (1994). Sent by C. B. – Help to compile the best of all pro-freedom sayings and to get and keep all of them published, at least electronically. Also help to sort the wheat from the chaff. Here the majority or a large enough minority can do much more than an individual could. Each could vote for his choices, corrections and new wordings, simply by sending emails to a collection and publishing centre. No copyrights should be claimed. – A WIKIPEDIA of slogans, quotes, aphorisms, definitions, suitable replies etc. - JZ, 9.2.09. - DEMOCRACY, VOTING, , RED., SLOGANS, CD PUBLISHING, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, INTELLECTUAL AMMUNITION, MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: Democracy says it is acceptable to take money or property from a non-consenting individual because he is outnumbered." – Unknown. - Nevertheless, it still pretends to be based on consent. Perhaps still the best possible reply to this argument can be found in Herbert Spencer's chapter 19, "The Right to Ignore the State", in his "Social Statics", in the early edition, in which he advocated the right of individuals to secede from the State. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, WELFARE STATE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

MAJORITIES: Democratic Athenians believed that justice is the will of a majority, on the theory that ninety men are right and ten are wrong. Using this theory, they killed off their intelligent and honest men. Pontius Pilate also obeyed a majority, though more skeptically.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.142. - Ulrich von Beckerath remarked that in the small court-yard of Pilatus only the relatively small crowd of complaining priest would have fitted. The real majority of the population was probably already on the side of J. C. but could hardly have been admitted there, for physical reasons and out of political motives. In other words, only a lobby or pressure group was involved, which pretended to represent the public interest rather than its own. – JZ, 11.12.07. – “The more things change, the more they are the same!” – DEMOCRACY, PARLIAMENTS, ARISTOCRACY, ELITES, CLIQUES, LOBBIES, VESTED INTEREST GROUPS, REPRESENTATION

MAJORITIES: Do robbery and murder cease to be what they are if done by ninety-nine percent of the population? … and see that numbers cannot affect the question of what is right and wrong. Suppose some man with the cunning brain of a Napoleon were to train and organize the Chinamen, and should then lead them to annex such parts of the West as they desired; on your theory of numbers, if they exceeded the population of the country they appropriated it would be all right.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.87. – Something like that was actually attempted by the Communist Chinese government in Tibet. And if we go far enough back, we would find that this was largely the policy of the growing Chinese Empire and any other empire. Pure territorial power politics went even beyond such claims and still does. – JZ, 12.12.07. - MAJORITY, RIGHT & WRONG, CONQUESTS, INVASIONS, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: Does a person feel better if he is coerced by the majority rather than by, say, a monarch?” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.53. – MONARCHISM, DEMOCRACY, Q.

MAJORITIES: Does history record any case in which the majority was right?” – Robert Heinlein: Lazarus Long. – It can be right only in doing its own things for and to itself, at they own risk and expense. I should let all its involuntary victims and subjects go, i.e. secede but stay where they are and associate voluntarily as they like, under full exterritorial autonomy and persona laws, to do their own things among themselves. – JZ, 29.12.10. - MAJORITY RULE, TERRITORIALISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

MAJORITIES: Does it not seem a vast waste of valuable human material that the pioneers of thought, those who by their genius dare to clear unknown paths in the art and sciences and in government, should have to conform to the dictates of that non-creative, slow-moving mass, the majority?” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.25. – Even when the dissenters are wrong with their ideas, opinions and preferred institutions, should they not be free to try to realize them at their own expense and risk? – JZ, 28.12.10. - MAJORITY, INNOVATORS, PIONEERS, SCIENTISTS, REFORMERS, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

MAJORITIES: Does not the majority vote … automatically bar any imaginative project?” – Leo Szilard, The Voice of the Dolphins, p 36. & VOTING, WITHOUT IMAGINATION

MAJORITIES: Drawing lines on Majority Rule does not work, either. One cannot say, "Well, the majority should not be allowed to have the minority executed, but it should have the right to decide on matters that do not violate the rights of others." But all Majority Rule violates the rights of others if it forces them to go along with actions with which they do not agree.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52.

MAJORITIES: Even at majoritarianism’s self-advertised best, there are always losers. Sometimes they constitute as many as just one less than half.” (*) - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.73. – (*) As long as the losers are not free to secede. – JZ, 27.9.07. - Through various legalized juggling of the voting system and, sometimes, even through illegal cheating, the supposed majority is even a minority, even at the first level of voting, not to speak of how they become reduced at the subsequent levels of voting. – JZ, 27.9.07. - MAJORITARIANISM

MAJORITIES: Even if it is a good idea, and even if 51 per cent of people agree, who has given them a greater right than the other 49 per cent? The government, that’s who. Again: It’s immoral and completely unnecessary.” – John Singleton with Robert Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.98. – However, among themselves, any group, large or small, should be free to practise any wrongs, errors or irrationalities, at the own expense and risk, at least for all the adults of such a group. We should only except e.g. child sacrifices and mass murder preparations from this ruling. – JZ, 29.12.10. - & RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: Even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, it’s better than breaking them.” – Learned Hand. – Quoted in READER’S DIGEST. Date? - Why not just leave them alone? – JZ, n.d. - MAJORITY, VOTING, VIOLENCE & NON-VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISMM,

MAJORITIES: Even worse, in three-party systems, minorities (as Adam Smith said) can coerce majorities almost twice as large (33.4 per cent can dictator (*) to 55,6 per cent) as in recent years in Britain. Although the political process must be used for public goods proper, such as defence (**), it is not required for the many services that government does not have to supply at all. Here, as in education, medical care, housing and many other so-called ‘public’ services, it is possible to discover public demand by going behind mass voting for large numbers of policies and offering hypothetical choices between paying by taxes and by prices for individual services, as in the IEA Choice in Welfare Studies (quoted by Hutchinson and by Buchanan and Tullock in The Calculus of Consent).” R. Harris & A. Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.105. – (*) act as dictators? - dictate? - (**) Even defence should not be a territorial monopoly for a State or federal government but, rather, the responsibility of volunteers of the population, who appreciate, practice and want to defend their individual rights and liberties, against the own territorial government as well as against all other such governments and all others aggressors against such rights and liberties. Regarding the high price in blood and property for governmental defence and liberation see e.g. the US Civil War, WW I & WW II and the Vietnam War. – Territorial defence only seems necessary in many cases, against other territorial regimes, when the personal law and exterritorial autonomy liberation and self-government alternatives are ignored on both sides. - JZ, 11.12.07. – The percentage of “independents”, who cast a decisive vote, on the side of either of the major parties, can even be much smaller still. Presently, we have only about half a dozen of such “independents” in the Australian Federal Parliament. Under panarchism these “independents” could go their own way, together with their supporters, without having to affiliate themselves with one or the other party in some or the other compromise. – JZ, 29.12.10. – INDEPENDENTS, MAJORITY RULE COMBINED WITH MINORITY DOMINATION, PUBLIC SERVICES & PRIVATE ALTERNATIVES TO THEM, DEFENCE & TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM & GENUINE LIBERATION, PARTY POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, RIGHTFUL MILITIAS

MAJORITIES: Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the great majority of men. Every valuable thing that has been added to the store of man's possessions has been derided by them when it was new, and destroyed by them when they had the power.  They have fought every new truth ever heard of, and they have killed every truth-seeker who got into their hands.” - H. L. Mencken – We need full freedom for innovators, at their own risk and expense, as one of their basic rights. – Especially since the majorities and their “experts” have still left so many major problems unsolved, while leaving their real solutions outlawed. - JZ, 29.12.10. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY VS. INNOVATORS, PROGRESS, NEW IDEAS, TRUTHS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

MAJORITIES: everything that the noblest men have placed before life itself, is to count for nothing in our more enlightened age, if the majority of the day or the morrow think that we can do better without it. There is nothing sacred except the convenience of the larger crowd dictating to the smaller crowd. Whatever is sacred in the world is to be found in clinging to the skirts of the majority, is born with the majority, and dies with the majority. Please do not think that I am exaggerating in saying this. There cannot possibly be two supreme laws. Either the will of the majority or the rights of the individual are the highest law of our existence; one, whichever one it is to be, must yield in presence of the other.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.140. – He, too, ignored the possibility of voluntary communities and societies, all without a territorial monopoly and all only under personal law. – JZ, n.d. - MAJORITY VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: Fifth. Majorities, as such, afford no guarantees for justice. They are men of the same nature as minorities. They have the same passions for fame, power, and money, as minorities; and are liable and likely to be equally – perhaps more than equally, because more boldly – rapacious, tyrannical and unprincipled, if intrusted (entrusted? – JZ) with power. There is no more reason, then, why a man should either sustain, or submit to, the rule of a majority, than of a minority. Majorities and authorities cannot rightfully be taken at all into account in deciding questions of justice. And all talk about them, in matters of government, or any laws, except those in which they are all agreed. And nothing but force and fraud compel men to sustain any other. To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, I/8 in Works, vol. I. – MINORITY RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic.” – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn - DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY RULE, ELECTIONS, VOTING & INJUSTICE

MAJORITIES: Finally, there must be a recognition that might – majority rule – does not make right.” – Leonard E., Read, THE FREEMAN, 4/74. - MAJORITY RULE & MIGHT OR POWER VS. RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: Five men are in a room. Because three men take one view and two another, have the three men any moral right to enforce their view on the other two men? What magical power comes over the three men that because they are one more in number than the two men, therefore they suddenly become possessors of the minds and bodies of these others? As long as they were two to two, so long we may suppose each man remained master of his own mind and body; but from the moment that another man, acting Heaven only knows from what motives, has joined himself to one party or the other, that party has become straightway possessed of the souls and bodies of the other part. Was there ever such a degrading and indefensible superstition? Is it not the true lineal descendant of the old superstitions about emperors and high priests and their authority over the souls and bodies of men?” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.138. - MAJORITY,

MAJORITIES: Fools have been and always will be the majority of mankind.” - Denis Diderot (1713-1784), A Philosophical Conversation (1777). - MAJORITY, FOOLS, STUPIDITY, IGNORANCE, MAN, MANKIND

MAJORITIES: For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by things that seem than by those that are.” – Machiavelli, quoted by Malcolm Muggeridge in Jesus Rediscovered. - Consequently, the majority should only rule the majority, while all non-aggressive minorities should get full exterritorial autonomy - if and to the extent that they want it. - JZ 6.4.89, 8.4.89. - So far the majorities were satisfied with the appearance of self-rule, although even they were, in reality, governed by a minority of politicians. Should it really be beyond the capacities of the majorities to accept for themselves a condition in which they would only rule themselves, directly or indirectly, and not also all the minorities with whom they disagree and which they are, presently, more or less forced to struggle with, subdue and keep subdued? Maybe a referendum would be successful, i.e., approved by the majority, which offered the majority full exterritorial autonomy, legally and constitutionally separated from all individual and minority group “trouble-makers”, by allowing these dissenters also their kind of exterritorial self-rule or self-management on the basis of their own personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. The majority might then adopt the attitude: Good riddance of fools and rubbish! - Naturally, that would apply only to all peaceful minorities, not to terrorists and other intolerant and aggressive or criminal minorities. – The majority might even be brought to realize that it, itself, pays most of the total amount of taxes raised, which it wrongly presumes as being paid by the very highly taxed rich people. - With all the exemptions, which at least some of the rich people can claim, these people may pay less in taxes, as percentages or even in totals, than some of the medium-range of taxpayers do. - JZ, 6.4.89, 6.12.07, 29.12.10, 23.5.13. - MAJORITY, PANARCHISM, TAXATION

MAJORITIES: For the principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised.  It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed.” - Walter Lippmann. - Again, only the territorial model is taken into consideration. In the model of voluntaristic and exterritorial autonomy the majority rules, too, but only its own affairs, even a vast majority, a close to unanimity majority, one that allows dissenters to secede from it, regardless of whether there are many diverse dissenters or only a few of them. It, obviously, would be a much milder rule than any territorial majority rule. Did Lippmann recognize this anywhere in his writings? - JZ, 22.8.02, 23.5.13.

MAJORITIES: Freedom has been left to its fate – subjected to the votes of the majority of the ignorant and prejudiced. – JZ, 19.9.94. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, VOTING RIGHTS & LIBERTIES AWAY – OR AT LEAST THEIR FREE PRACTICE IN EVERY SPHERE

MAJORITIES: From a very early age, there was something about Majority Rule that did not ring true to me. I had followed the concept through to what I believed to be its logical conclusion, and the ultimate implication seemed an atrocity to me. For years I have been describing this ultimate implication of Majority Rule as the Black Hair/Blond Hair Theory. - Simply stated, the Black Hair/Blond Hair Theory translates Majority Rule into "tyranny of the majority". - Consider: 51 % of the people in a community have black hair and 49 % have blond hair. If the members of this community believe in, and live by, the absolute sanctity of Majority Rule, then the slight minority - the 49 % who have blond hair - find themselves at the mercy of those who outnumber them by only 2 %. If Majority Rule is morally valid, then the black-haired people of this hypothetical community posses the moral right to do with the blond-haired people as they wish. Even a decision to execute them would be "moral" on the grounds that it is ‘the will of the majority’." - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.51.

MAJORITIES: From the standpoint of pure reason, to entrust part of the community, or a party as such, with ruling power over the whole community must appear unwise and irrational.” – J. O. Y. Gasset, Concord and Liberty, p.43. – VOTING, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS VS. RULED, VICTIMIZERS VS. VICTIMS

MAJORITIES: Genuine majorities are those in whose rows is also the majority of the reasonable men.” - (Echte Mehrheiten sind die, in deren Reihen sich auch die Mehrheit der Verstaendigen befindet.) – Hans Kasper – However, how often does this happen, if ever? – JZ, 29.12.10.

MAJORITIES: Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.” - Wendell Phillips - Territorial governments, in theory and practice, not in their pretences, threaten, exploit or suppress minorities, while granting themselves, as ruling minorities, wrongful privileges. Only panarchies would let minorities do their own things for and to themselves, quite unhindered by other minorities and even the majority. - JZ, 12.10.02. – However, supposedly majoritarian and representative territorial governments do take care of some minorities in form of pressure groups and lobbies – at the expense of the majority and other minorities and for the benefit also of our “representatives”, who do also form a significant “minority”. – JZ, 13.2.09, 23.5.13. – PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATION, MAJORITIES & MINORITIES, GOVERNMENTS, DEMOCRACY, PANARCHISM

MAJORITIES: Had we expected that these majorities of a day would exercise the same authority as that possessed by our ancient kings, we should but have effected an exchange of tyrants.” - Clemenceau, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.520. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town? – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ch. 26. - OF FOOLS

MAJORITIES: Have they ever affixed their seal to a charter – a charter of lost rights – signing away possession of body and soul? And what sort of a philosophical doctrine is this – that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others?” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, A. H., edition, Essay Five, p.202. - MAJORITY RULE, RIGHTS & INDIVIDUALISM, PERSONAL CHOICE

MAJORITIES: having a majority set the experimental guidelines gives not guaranty against dangerous projects.” – Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, GALAXY, 5/77. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: How a minority, // Reaching majority, // Seizing authority, // Hates a minority!” – Leonard H. Robbins, Minorities, 1877-1947. - & MINORITIES, AUTHORITY

MAJORITIES: How much do the appetites of 50 cannibals weigh against the desire and the right of their selected victim not to be eaten by them? – JZ, 24.4.83, 29.12.10. – Q.

MAJORITIES: How the millions let themselves be taxed, conscripted, killed and abused by their masters! – JZ, 9.1.95. - MAJORITY, MASSES, VOTERS. TERRITORIAL SUBJECTS, OBEDIENCE, STATISM, SLAVE MENTALITY

MAJORITIES: I believe myself the American men do not mind dying since it means joining the great majority.” – Douglas Woodruff, Plato’s American Republic, 1926, p.32. - JOKES

MAJORITIES: I care less about how many people are behind me (or share my views) than about how right my views are. – JZ, 14.12.83. – But on second thoughts I do care that I am not free to act upon my thoughts and ideas, at my own risk and expense. – I do wish this right for myself as well as for all others. - JZ, 29.12.10.


MAJORITIES: I do not think that man is naturally perfect. But I do not think rulers any less imperfect than the common man; indeed I shall submit to you, … that the rulers of the world appear to me to be, as a body, more imperfect than the men they rule; so I think it is no defence against the sinfulness of us all, to give absolute authority to one of the less virtuous minorities among us.” – Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, 35/36. (An artificially arranged written debate between famous people. – JZ) – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS

MAJORITIES: I don’t find gang rape any better than individual rape.” – Walter Williams, April 1990. MAJORITY RULE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAWS

MAJORITIES: I hear many condemn these men because they were so few. When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?” – Henry David Thoreau: A Plea for Captain John Brown, 1859. - & MINORITY, Q.

MAJORITIES: I wish men to be free, as much from mobs as kings - from you as me.” - Lord Byron. MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, MOBS, SELF-GOVERNMENT, KINGS & FREEDOM

MAJORITIES: If 50 million people say a stupid thing, it’s still a stupid thing.” – David Severn, THE FREEMAN, 3/76, p.181. - And if they do it, nevertheless, then this is even worse. Nevertheless, they should be free to do it as long as they do it only among themselves, at their own risk and expense. The same right and liberty is needed for every minority. In short: full experimental freedom for all! - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” – B. Russell, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.53. – I found the same remark ascribed to Anatole France and James C. Patrick and do not know who said it first. – JZ, 13.2.09. - However, if they are all only volunteers, then they would only have themselves blame. – JZ, 10.9.07. - MAJORITY, MASSES, FOOLISHNESS, RIGHTS, PREJUDICES, PANARCHISM, PUBLIC OPINION, DISSENTERS, SECESSIONISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, STUPIDITY, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

MAJORITIES: If a local majority, formed by all but one of the local inhabitants, would wish to secede, it should, naturally, be free to do so. But it should have no right, nor should it be granted the power, to make the single dissenter join or submit to its own preferences. - JZ, 27.2.89, 3.4.89. - Naturally, the single dissenter should be free to secede even from such a large majority. Unless he prefers a hermit's existence he will, in this case, probably want to emigrate towards areas in which he can find some like-minded people. - JZ, 17.9.04. - AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIAL, PANARCHISM

MAJORITIES: If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.” – James Madison, in The Federalist, No. 51. Modern Library edition p.339. – Obviously, this applies only under territorialism. Otherwise the majority would be free to do its things for and to itself but not to any of the non-aggressive minorities. – JZ, 17.1.05. - MAJORITY RULE, TERRITORIAL DESPOTISM, VOTING, MINORITY RIGHTS, CONSENT, MANDATE, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution – certainly would if such a right were a vital one.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861. - Many leaders expressed revolutionary words – as long as a revolution was not directed against them. – JZ, 12.12.07. - But he would not even tolerate a peaceful secession from his own power. – How many times did he infringe the constitutions and the Bill of Rights Amendments to it? – Nevertheless, among most people he has still a good reputation! - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 9.2.09. MINORITIES, RIGHTS & THE RIGHT TO REVOLT

MAJORITIES: If ever the free institutions of America are destroyed, that event may be attributed to the omnipotence of the majority." - Alexis de Tocqueville - Slim Richey - John Zube Even the majority is not omnipotent but merely all too under-informed, insufficiently interested, prejudiced and yet all too powerful under territorialism and most minorities and individuals are all too powerless even under territorial democracies. Democracy’s best features would only be revealed under personal law or voluntarism - and then it would be exposed to the competition of even better systems, all practised only by other volunteers and only among themselves, in all their self-chosen varieties. – Facebook, 8.10.13, edited 23.10.13.

MAJORITIES: if he once posses (*) these rights over himself, how can he ever be deprived of them, and become the statutable property of others? And again, where can a crowd of individuals get rights from, unless it be from the individuals themselves, who make up the crowd? And yet, if the individuals possess these rights over themselves, as individuals, what place is left for rights belonging to the crowd, as a crowd? You may appoint a committee a government or whatever you like to call it, and delegate to it powers already possessed by the individuals, but by no possibility can this delegated body be seized with larger powers than those possessed by the individuals who called it into existence; by no possibility can the creature possess greater authority than those who created it.” - Auberon Herbert, The Ethics of Dynamite, essay 5 in the Mack edition, p.203. – (*) has or possesses? – JZ - LEGISLATION VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: If I see nothing to admire in a unit, shall I admire a million units?” – Emerson. – How immune to reason and facts most majorities are is demonstrated by the way in which all these views on majority rule are, habitually, ignored by majorities, posing as representing a truthful public opinion. – JZ, 23.5.13. - Q., INDIVIDUALISM

MAJORITIES: If it be admitted that a man, possessing absolute power, may misuse that power by wrongdoing his adversaries, why should a majority not be liable to the same reproach? Men are not apt to change their characters by agglomeration; nor does their patience in the presence of obstacles increase with the consciousness of their strength. And for these reasons I can never willingly invest any number of my fellow-creatures with the unlimited authority which I should refuse to any one of them.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.

MAJORITIES: If it be said that other corporations than governments, surrender their affairs into the hands of the majority, the answer is, that they allow majorities to determine only trifling matters, that are in their nature mere questions of discretion, and where there is no natural presumption of justice or right on one side rather than the other. They never surrender to the majority the power to dispose of, or, what is practically the same thing, to determine, the rights of any individual member. The rights of every member are determined by the written compact, to which all the members have voluntarily agreed. - For example. A banking corporation allows a majority to determine such questions of discretion as whether the note of A or of B shall be discounted; whether notes shall be discounted on one, two, or six days in the week; how many hours in a day their banking house shall be kept open; how many clerks shall be employed; what salaries they shall receive; and such like matters, which are in their nature mere subject of discretion; and where there are no natural presumptions of justice or right in favor of one course over the other. But no banking corporation allows a majority, or any other number of its members less than the whole, to divert the funds of the corporation to any other purpose than the one to which every member of the corporation has legally agreed that they may be devoted; nor to take the stock of one member and give it to another.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/213. – I believe that he overestimates the power of ordinary stockholders and underestimates that of directors and executives or cashiers and accountants for abuses at the expense of ordinary members. In very large private corporations abuses are almost as common as in territorial political corporations. Power there, too, still hierarchical, rather than sufficiently decentralized, as far is as the work or trade and also the responsibility for investments is involved. – JZ, 11.12.07, 23.5.13. I doubt that salaries and other benefits of the top managers are always subject to majority approval by the shareholders. – JZ, 23.10.13.  MAJORITY RULE IN GOVERNMENT VS. MAJORITIES IN PRIVATE CORPORATIONS

MAJORITIES: If it is assumed that whatever the majority decides is just, even if what it lays down is not a general rule, but aims at affecting particular people, it would be expecting too much to believe that a sense of justice will restrain the caprice of the majority: in any group it is soon believed that what is desired by the group is just. And since the theoreticians (*) of democracy have for over a hundred years taught the majorities that whatever they desire is just, we must not be surprised if the majorities no longer even ask whether what they decide is just. Legal positivism has powerfully contributed to this development by its contention that law is not dependent on justice but determines what is just.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.12. - (*) Dogmatists would be a more appropriate word. – JZ, 12.12.07. - MAJORITY, LAW & JUSTICE, DEMOCRACY, POSITIVE LAWS, LEGALISM

MAJORITIES: If majorities were only extensively unjust, obstructive, destructive and irrational when they do make decisions themselves, in their own affairs, then that would not be so bad but under territorial statism, with their most numerous votes, they do also create and maintain Frankenstein monsters, like territorial States, which are ruling over all the rest, the diverse minorities and do prevent the birth, growth and spread of new, just, voluntary, rational and much better personal law and institutions among volunteers. – Full freedom from majorities or territorial rulers is required, in the own affairs, at the own risk and expense, so that volunteers are free to develop and to set new standards and assure progressive steps, which, most likely, will ultimately be also copied by the majorities in all country, once they see and understand these successful cases. – At least technical innovations are already free to spread from a few innovators and volunteers to the masses. – The same freedom is required for innovators in the political, economic and social spheres. It should be no more restricted than the supply of e.g. safety razors and ballpoint pens or of “organic” foods. - JZ, 2.10.88. 5.12.07, 23.5.13. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE FOR ALL THE FACTIONS, MOVEMENTS, MINORITIES & MAJORITIES

MAJORITIES: If the assumption is that the majority from their nature would do wrong, then the outlook for humanity and for civilization is indeed a poor one, and a scheme of government based on that assumption is in itself a condemnation of the nation and the race.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The State, The Enemy, p.120. – Alas, Benn, too, did not consider the possibility that the ever-changing majorities, as well as all the diverse minorities could and should be confined to rule only over their own voluntary members, under personal law. Territorial organization, laws and institutions for all of them are great obstacles to enlightenment and free experimentation with alternatives. Except for political, economic and social systems we have long given up such nonsensical approaches to the remaining problems and allowed individuals and minorities to do their own things for or to themselves. We should expect the remaining majority to finally do likewise, just by persisting in its usual ways, but now exclusively at its own risk and expense, until even it becomes sufficiently enlightened by learning from its own bad experiences. – Would e.g. anti-Semitism have ever arisen if Jews would have had their own self-government, everywhere, under their own personal laws? How could one possibly blame any people who would only mind their own business? – JZ, 4.12.07. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, NATIONALISM, LIBERTY, HUMAN RACE, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS & INSTITUTIONS FOR WHOLE POPULAITONS, PANARCHISM OR TRUE SELF-GOVERNMENT OR SELF-DETERMINATION FOR ALL GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS, ANTISEMITISM

MAJORITIES: If the fact of being in a majority, if the fact of the larger number carries this extraordinary virtue with it, does a bigger nation posses the right to decide by a vote the destiny of a smaller nation? Such an exceedingly artificial matter as an invisible boundary line between two countries cannot suddenly deprive numbers of the sacred authority with which you have clothed them. Inside a country the bigger crowd is possessed of all rights; why not also outside a country? They are queer rights these, which appear and disappear, after the fashion of the supple articles which a conjurer orders into and out of existence.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.138. – TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, NATIONALISM, CONQUESTS, OCCUPATIONS, DOMINATION, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, AGGRESSION, ANNEXATION, LARGE & SMALL NATION STATES

MAJORITIES: If the fools do not control the world, it isn’t because they are not in the majority.” – Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911. – But it is the majority of the undereducated and of the fools that vote other fools into power, who share the same errors, myths and prejudices as these voters. – JZ, 9.2.09. – Thus the fools do, directly or indirectly, dominate the world, territorially, by their “free” votes, which are not individual but merely collectivist and territorial votes and choices. – The fools are much more likely to vote for any power addict, who promises them much, than for any well informed and wise man. - JZ, 29.12.10. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, FOOLISHNESS,

MAJORITIES: If the majority of a mob wants to lynch a man because of his skin color or his dietary preferences, is that right? Is it any more so if the mob happens to be a genuine majority of the local population?” – Stanley Schmidt, ANALOG 1/82. - MAJORITY RULE & LYNCH JUSTICE:

MAJORITIES: if the majority wants to oppress them, the coming of democracy will mean, for the minority, not the beginning of freedom, but the permanent loss of it." - Anthony Lejeune, Freedom and the Politicians.

MAJORITIES: If the relative numbers of opposing parties afforded sufficient evidence of the comparative justice of their claims, the government should carry the principle into its courts of justice; and instead of referring controversies to impartial and disinterested men, - to judges and jurors, sworn to do justice, and bound patiently to hear and weigh all the evidence and arguments that can be offered on either side – it should simply count the plaintiffs and defendants in each case (where there were more than one of either), and then give the case to the majority; after ample opportunity had been given to the plaintiffs and defendants to reason with, flatter, cheat, threaten, and bribe each other, by way of inducing them to change sides. Such a process would be just as rational in courts of justice as in halls of legislation; for it is of no importance to a man, who has his rights taken from him, whether it be done by a legislative enactment, or a judicial decision. – If this mode of decision were introduced into courts of justice, we should see a parallel, and only a parallel, to that system of legislation which we witness daily. We should see large bodies of men conspiring to bring perfectly groundless suits, against other bodies of men, for large sums of money, and to carry them by sheer force of numbers; just as we now continually see large bodies of men conspiring to carry, by mere force of numbers, some scheme of legislation that will, directly or indirectly, take money out of other men’s pockets, and put it into their own. And we should also see distinct bodies of men, parties in separate suits, combining and agreeing all to appear and be counted as plaintiffs or defendants in each other’s suits, for the purpose of eking out the necessary majority; just as we now see distinct bodies of men, interested in separate schemes of ambition and plunder, conspiring to carry through a batch of legislative enactments, that shall accomplish their several purposes.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/210/11. - MAJORITY RULE & JUSTICE, LEGISLATION, LOBBIES

MAJORITIES: If you are not interfering with the life of anyone else, no group of people, regardless of size, has the right to interfere with yours.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50. – Is Ringer also a candidate for panarchism? – JZ, 13.2.09. – NON-INTERFERENCE, NO MEDDLING WITH RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: If you do not believe in interfering with your neighbors, but ten of your neighbors vote to interfere with each other’s lives and with yours, you are, morally speaking, already a majority of one. – One of the great myths of the world in which we live is that the majority is inherently vested with some divine power to choose between right and wrong. The idea that the majority automatically is aligned with that, which is “good” is an absurd assumption. Such an idea forces the conclusion that the minority represents that, which is “evil”. - In reality, Majority Rule has nothing whatsoever to do with morality, justice or truth. It means only that more people have voted one way or another on a candidate or issue, and, in actual practice, the Expediency Factor more often than not makes their choice an immoral one. The highest moral principles are contained in Natural Law, not in laws decreed by the majority.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.51. & RIGHTS, LAWS

MAJORITIES: If you have all the fools in town on your side you have a majority.” – Mark Twain. - FOOLISHNESS

MAJORITIES: Imagine if all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stone-washed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on the shelves at the library. And - since women are a majority of the population - we'd (*) all be married to Mel Gibson.” - P. J. O'Rourke, in "Parliament of Whores". - Moreover, if artificial insemination were widely accepted by women, then rock stars, actors, singers etc. would, largely, become the male ancestors of the future human race. – (*) We? They! - JZ, 29.10.02. - MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: In a community where atheists outnumber non-atheists, should the majority have the right to outlaw the practice of religion? - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52. – Q. – RELIGIOUS LIBERTY OR TOLERANCE

MAJORITIES: In a community where homosexuals outnumber heterosexuals, should the majority have the right to outlaw sex between married partners of the opposite sex?” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52. - Yes, if it is an exterritorially autonomous community of volunteers, who, in this case, would be likely to form a 100 % majority. And, vice versa. - In spite of his clear thinking against majority despotism, I found no panarchist notions in this work. - JZ, 22.12.07, 23.5.13. – PANARCHISM & HOMOSEXUALITY

MAJORITIES: In a community where people over the age of sixty-five outnumber all other ages combined, should the majority have the right to force the others to turn over 90 % of their wages to them? Where does one draw the line? It always gets back to Natural Law. And if Natural Law is one’s moral foundation, Majority Rule is against the law, because it always involves aggression.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52. – NATURAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: In a democracy the majority of citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppression upon the minority.” – Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790. Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations.

MAJORITIES: In a democracy the majority rules. And the majorities are infamous for refusing rights to minorities or even trampling upon them.” (*) - Jim Lewis with Jim Peron, Liberty Reclaimed, 1984, p.7. - Retranslated from German into English: „In einer Demokratie herrscht die Mehrheit. Und Mehrheiten sind beruechtigt dafuer, die Rechte von Minderheiten zu verweigern und zu zertreten.“ – quoted in Ulrike Heider, Die Narren der Freiheit, S.141. - (*) At most in direct democracies. The representative system and voting system does, actually, assure that all decisions are made only by a minority, among those, who constitute the territorial majority. – JZ, 4.12.07, 29.12.10. – If one ignores the splinter parties and unpopular independents, then the minority of candidates, which will become the “representatives” for the whole population, are also largely selected by the minority of the top people in their party. If that factor is included then the several stages of voting come to results even below the 1/5 th  to 1/4th of the population. - & DEMOCRACY, VOTING, MINORITY RULE, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: In a democracy, two wolves and a sheep take a majority vote on what’s for supper. In a constitutional republic, the wolves are forbidden on voting (*) on what’s for supper, and the sheep are well armed.” – Anonymous. - The difference between these two US Parties is here greatly exaggerated. Republicans are also largely advocates and practitioners of the Welfare State and of gun controls and haven't armed their sheep and the sheep of the world against their own super-guns, their ABC mass murder devices. Neither did the Democrats. – (*) to vote? - JZ, 24. 11.06. – While cannibalism is outlawed, expropriating the prosperous and rich of much of their earnings through taxations is still a very popular political “sport”. Armament and military organization are also largely monopolized by most States. Even the remaining militias and national guards are largely under government controls and orders. I know of none that is quite independent and committed to upholding all individual rights and liberties. However, I do not even know of a single example for this definition for the last few centuries. Perhaps the Polish veto system of the aristocracy came closest. Maybe a comprehensive history of all individual rights and liberties has still to be written. It would, probably, appear not very far behind the first comprehensive declaration of them. – JZ, 23.10.13. - VOTING & RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, MILITIA, JOKES

MAJORITIES: In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), De Re Publica (54-51 B.C.). - But it should have power over itself and should concede to the minorities, as well, full exterritorial power over their own affairs. In short, it must renounce its unjust and self-defeating territorialism, monopolism, centralism, collectivism, compulsion and coercion. - JZ, 26.11.02, 29.12.10. – Neither should it enforce its ignorance or disrespect of individual rights and liberties upon any of the dissenting minorities, which are merely trying to do their things among themselves. The best definition of a good democracy is, probably, one, which upholds all the rights and liberties of all the non-aggressive minorities. – JZ, 23.10.13. - MINORITY AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, POWER, PANARCHISM,

MAJORITIES: In all companies there are more fools than wise men, and the greater part always get the better of the wiser.” – Rabelais, Pantagruel, II, 1533.

MAJORITIES: in all ordinary matters (*) there is no right on the part of the three to govern the two, or of the two to govern the three. Both must be content to govern themselves. Self-ruling, not each-other-ruling, was the goal in front of the world. It is merely, as they contended, one of the assumptions of governing pedantry to suppose that the whole five ought to be made to walk in the same path and wear the same intellectual uniform.” - Auberon Herbert, in the Mack edition, p. 206, Essay Five. – The majority-rule assumption is a corollary of territorialism, extremely expressed by Adolf Hitler: "One people, one empire, one leader!" (*) Even more so in extraordinary matters! - Let them separate, make their own decisions and suffer the consequences of their actions themselves, rather than imposing them on those of other communities of volunteers. Let each group mind only its own business. Each will tend to be more careful then. - JZ, 22.12.07. - MAJORITY RULE VS. SELF-RULE & PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM, SEPARATE & FREE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INSTITUTIONS & PERSONAL LAW OF COMMUNITIES, SOCIETIES, ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS & CORPORATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS

MAJORITIES: In every State, the government is nothing but a permanent conspiracy on the part of the minority against the majority, which it enslaves and fleeces.” – Michael Bakunin. (*) – Territorialism leaves us no other option than rule or be ruled. Moreover, only one minority can rule territorially and all others, including the majority, have to submit to it – under territorialism. By rights the majority should thus as much be interested in majority autonomy, as all rational and moral minorities should be interested in achieving exterritorial minority autonomy for themselves. But is it? Are its members as yet moral and rational enough, as well as sufficiently informed? – JZ, 2.1.08, 29.12.10, 23.5.13. –So far most people seem to be still thoughtlessly addicted to territorial statism. The alternative of complete self-determination of all non-aggressive minorities and majorities, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, is so far not practically demonstrated anywhere. Once this is done, the situation might change rather fast. Governments and societies in exile, all only for their present and future volunteers, could play a great role, likewise a resistance, defence and liberation program which includes this option. – (*) The “soak the rich” or Welfare State mentality mentality and practice is also all too popular still among the majority of voters. - JZ, 23.10.13. - MAJORITY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION

MAJORITIES: In fact, every advance in civilization – in the arts, in language, in science, in invention and discovery – has been achieved, not because of the wish of the majority, but by the constant work and urgent demands of a persistent few.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.26. – Why should they remain confined to territory-wide and prolonged struggles rather than becoming liberated to realize their own ideals immediately, among themselves, thus offering them to the majority and to other minorities also, as their choices for themselves, as soon as they are convinced by the practical proofs offered by pioneering minorities, which is likely to be much sooner than it would happen, otherwise. After centuries of struggle e.g. the Free Traders and the Limited Government advocates are still, largely, subdued or forced to submit to compromises and as a result the majorities also, for all too long, have missed out on the benefits of these two reforms, not to speak of all others, for all too long. – JZ, 29.12.10, 23.10.13. - MAJORITY, MINORITIES & INDIVIDUALS, CIVILIZATION & PROGRESS BY EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PIONEERING, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, FREE TRADE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: In Greece these two groups were called “the few” and “the many” – most felicitous names which should never be abandoned.” – J. O. Y. Gasset, Concord and Liberty, p.40. - & MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: In matters of conscience the majority is not competent.” (In Sachen des Gewissens ist die Mehrheit nicht zustaendig.) – In another version: “In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.”) - Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi. – There it is, to a very large extent: Every man to decide for himself! – To the extent that he is able and willing to do so only at the own expense and risk or, together with other and like-minded volunteers and only among them. – JZ, 9.2.09, 29.12.10, 23.10.13. – CONSCIENCE, COMPETENCE, PANARCHISM & COMPETITION, VOLUNTARISM, MORALITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ETHICS, LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP

MAJORITIES: In other words, whereas a dictatorship allows only a small number of people to interfere in the rights of others, a democracy makes it possible for great numbers of people to impose their wills on others – through the force of government.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.53. – And through the supposed “representatives” of the whole population. – JZ, 23.5.13. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY & DICTATORSHIPS VS. RIGHTS, REPRESENTATION

MAJORITIES: In place of a highly stratified society, in which a few major blocs ally themselves to form a majority, we have a configurative society – one in which thousands of minorities, many of them temporary, swirl and form highly novel, transient patterns, seldom coalescing into a 51 per cent consensus on major issues.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.429/30. - The resulting compromises do only rarely satisfy most people for long. – Voluntary and free market relationships, also in the sphere of political, social and economic systems, could, on the other hand, satisfy all these groups as far and as long as this is humanly possible and desired. Personal law or exterritorial autonomy for all who want it for themselves, only aggressors and criminals excepted. – JZ, 24.9.07, 29.12.10, 23.5.13, 23.10.13. - & MINORITIES, CLASS SOCIETY, CONFIGURATIVE SOCIETY, CONSENT, REPRESENTATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, COMPROMISES, VOLUNTARISM

MAJORITIES: In politics naught but quantity counts. In proportion to its increase, however, principles, ideals, justice, and uprightness are completely swamped by the array of numbers. In the struggle for supremacy the various political parties outdo each other in trickery, deceit, cunning, and shady machinations, confident that the one who succeeds is sure to be hailed by the majority as the victor. That is the only god – Success. As to what expense, what terrible cost to character, is of no moment.” (*) – Emma Goldman, Minorities Versus Majorities, in: Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.78. – (*) … to territorial statists. – JZ, 23.10.13. - LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICS, POWER, SUCCESS, VICTORY, AMERICANISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LIBERTY, VOTING, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, POWER ADDICTS

MAJORITIES: In practice this majority opinion usually represents no more than the result of bargaining rather than a genuine agreement in principles.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.11. – Compromises are no substitutes for sound principles and free as well as tolerant actions by all individuals or the different groups of volunteers. – JZ, 29.12.10. – VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. COMPROMISES

MAJORITIES: In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” - Galileo Galilei. - Quoted by Dr. Valendar F. Turner, in: What is the Evidence for the Existence of HIV? Nor is it in any of the “social sciences” – except, subjectively, for the prejudiced or mislead. Thus they should be free to practice their errors, opinions and spleens only among themselves, at their own expense and risk, that is: not even at the risk and expense of a single peaceful objector. – Experimental freedom for majorities as well as for minorities. - JZ 5.4.91, 3.12.07, 29.12.10, 23.10.13. – However, the same results in a thousands separate experiments of the same kind, do have at least some authority among natural scientists. In the “social sciences” we have only the same kind of flawed territorial reform attempts, dozens to thousands of times, e.g. price controls and the issue of legal tender monopoly money, with thousands of their failures on recorded – all with the same results. And yet these experiences are still and quite habitually ignored by the territorial rulers and the dissenters are not free to avoid these wrongs and irrationalities among themselves. Thus there should be introduced full experimental freedom in the social sciences as well – thus turning them, finally, into genuine sciences as well, but with all experiments taking place always only among volunteers and only at the expense and risk of these volunteers. – That seems to be so self-evident and yet it is still not achieved for the victims of territorialism or even striven for by many or a significant minority. - JZ 14.2.09, 29.12.10, 23.5.13. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, SCIENCE, SOCIAL SCIENCES, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, REASON, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, DOING THE OWN THINGS

MAJORITIES: In the Federalist Papers Madison stated the reason why every attempt to establish a democracy quickly creates a tyrant: “A pure democracy can admit no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will be felt by a majority; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party. Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.178. - MAJORITY RULE, DEMOCRACY & TYRANNY

MAJORITIES: In the third place, the very idea of a majority is a delusion. Wherever this idea is applied, the actual result is that the decision is made by a few. All votes are ties, so to speak, and the Chairman casts the deciding vote. A few hundred thousand votes have decided elections in which millions of Americans cast ballots. In 1916 Mr. Hughes was congratulated as the President-elect for almost twenty-four hours, before a last little dribble of votes from California re-elected Mr. Wilson.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.211. - MAJORITY, MINORITIES & VOTING

MAJORITIES: In the world of thought, majorities count for nothing. Truth has always dwelt with the few.” – Robert G. Ingersoll. – Alas, the past and present territorial establishments did and do not rest upon thoughtfulness and correct ideas but upon popular errors, prejudices, dogmas, false assumptions and conclusions. Usually and for a long time, only a few recognized truths and were captured or convinced by them, while the majorities, for all too long, went on ignoring them, regardless of the bitter price they had to pay for this themselves, together with the minorities, whom they outvoted or overwhelmed. – Essentially it is territorialism and the suppression of experimental freedom for all, in all spheres, which makes this possible. We should become free to choose our favorite social, economic and political system for ourselves - as much as we are already free to select from a food or drink menu or to purchase only those consumer goods and services that we really want for ourselves. – Let us individually opt for any solution offered, to escape any of the problems that are now constitutionally, legally, juridically and territorially imposed upon us! – To each the own utopia – at the own risk and expense! – Together they would form a “meta-utopia”, as Nozick called it. – How many would subscribe to the current taxation and government spending system? Only they would still deserve them. - JZ, 29.12.10, 22.5.13. - & TRUTH, INFLATIONS, DEFLATIONS, CRISES, WARS, CIVIL WARS, DESPOTISM, TYRANNY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS & MINORITIES, TOO.

MAJORITIES: Incompetence plus incompetence equals incompetence.” – Peter’s Theorem. – And mass psychology makes the situation even worse. Merely incompetent individuals might remain inactive and thus harmless. But as members of a mob they become active and dangerously so. – JZ, 23.6.93. - & INCOMPETENCE, VOTING

MAJORITIES: Indeed, the procedures of democracy have not only failed to provide for radical reform but have become convenient legitimizing rituals of the status quo. Democracy seems to many within the system to have become an ideology of permanent vested interests, who use it to secure the sanction of a manipulated majority insensible to the oppressed and unresponsive to the needed. (*) Hence the dilemma: democracy reduced to a crass Majoritarianism no longer answering the demands of minorities or the claims of justice, but democracy too potent to be vulnerable to revolutionary restiveness.” - B. R. Barber, Supermen and Common Men, 104. - (*) E.g., businessmen and other taxpayers. – JZ - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, VESTED INTERESTS, MINORITIES & JUSTICE

MAJORITIES: Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” - Ayn Rand. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, MINORITY RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: Instead of 51 % of the people ruling 49 %, let 100 % rule: 100 % - simply by the 51 % ruling the 51% and the 49 % ruling the 49 %. – D.Z., 15.6.76. (He was 13 then.) – Let all minorities and all majorities rule themselves, in whichever way they like, 100 %. – JZ, 23.10.13. - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOTING, SELF-RULE, MAJORITY RULE, DEMOCRACY, AUTONOMY

MAJORITIES: Invariably, the idea of national self-determination is linked with the political process of election of parties into power by democratic majority vote, which is said to represent the “will of the people”. In fact, it represents the will of only some of the people, that of the most powerful and numerous political group, which may well choose (and, in history, often has chosen) a system which slaughters, enslaves or robs the minority. Yet the advocates of national self-determination would call the political ability to do these things a “right” or a “mandate”. It is worse than absurd to claim such a right …” - Dr. Duncan Yuille, on territorial Nationalism. - All these territorial political messes, coercion or compromises, struggles and dissatisfaction, instead of letting all groups of volunteers doing their own things, in full exterritorial autonomy, under their own and self-chosen personal law system and institutions. Man isn’t a territorial animal but all too many men sure “think” like them and, as a result, act like them. How much longer will it take until they finally get some better ideas into their thick heads? – JZ, 9.12.07. – Since it is mostly not just one minority, which is suppressed or exploited, one should think that thoughtful minorities would have long ago worked towards personal law autonomy for all minorities. Even ruling parties do have their factions. Therefore a federation of all minorities could, theoretically, become the largest and most influential movement, one with the simple, just and peace-, as well as progress-, prosperity and enlightenment-promoting platform: Full exterritorial autonomy for all minority groups and for all majorities as well. – JZ, 22.5.13. - MAJORITY, MANDATE, PEOPLE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, RIGHTS, MINORITIES, VOTING INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ALL MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: Is an act of aggression any more right if carried out by the majority rather than be a dictator? – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.53. - MAJORITY, AGGRESSION & DICTATORSHIP, Q.

MAJORITIES: is it possible to make the majority responsible to the whole?” – W. G. Sumner, The Challenge of Facts, p.271. - If we did not allow, in the first place, any territorial majority to make decisions for the whole population, then we would not have to try to hold it responsible afterwards. If it allowed and if we insisted that all dissenters become free to secede and manage their own affairs, with the majority running only its own, the cases for holding some people responsible to others would only rarely arise. It would then, in the “public” affairs, be the same as it is now when all people were are running only their own private affairs. With some intelligence and ingenuity almost all supposedly inevitably public affairs can be turned into private, cooperative or voluntary arrangements, so that majority opinions would become irrelevant except for the affairs of the majority, where they would be decisive, while all minorities, who had seceded, would run their own shows, in all spheres, just like they do now in numerous permitted private spheres, from e.g. clothing, food, drinks, hobbies, reading and arts to sports. – Thus at least to this extent we are all practicing panarchism or polyarchism already and do take it largely for granted. - JZ, 11.12.07, 23.5.13. - MAJORITY, MINORITY, PEOPLE, RESPONSIBILITY, Q.

MAJORITIES: Is the majority rule supreme, or are there moral rights and moral laws, independent of both majority and minority, to which, if the world is to be restful and happy, majority and minority must alike bow? I invite you to give the deepest, the most honest, and the most unselfish consideration to this matter, and I bid you believe that no creed, religious or philosophical, no political party, no social undertaking will enable you to deal rightly with life unless you fairly grasp, with a grip from which there can be no escape until the answer is won, this great question: ‘By what right do men exercise power over each other?’" - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.190. – Q.

MAJORITIES: Is the victim of government power any the less deprived of his life, liberty, or property merely because the depriving is done in the name of – or even with the consent of – the majority of the people?” – Carl A. Keyser, THE FREEMAN, 7/72.

MAJORITIES: It does not surprise me that the majority murdered the minority; the majority, even today, does it whenever it is possible.” – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 3rd. series, p.315. – Not whenever possible but at least sometimes. At least it subjugates many of those minority groups, whom it does not grant or from whom it does not receive any favors. The territorial politicians and bureaucrats certainly know how to look after themselves and their favorites and sponsors, e.g. lobbyists and pressure groups. – JZ, 29.12.10, 23.10.13.

MAJORITIES: It is absurd to want to decide questions of justice generally by majority vote, e.g. regardless of the facts. Two would always be right against one, then, and three always against two. – K. H. Z. SOLNEMAN, “LERNZIEL ANARCHIE”, Nr.2, p.23.

MAJORITIES: It is against the natural order that a large number should rule and a small number be ruled.” – Rousseau, The Social Contract, book 3, chapter 4, p.232. – As if self-rule were not the most natural thing for rational and moral beings! – JZ, 9.2.09. – Even under “majority rule” actually only a small minority is in power over the majority and of all other minorities. – JZ, 29.12.10, 23.10.13.

MAJORITIES: It is always well to remember that the commonest practice of mankind is that a few shall impose authority and the majority shall submit.” – Don Passos, in THE FREEMAN, 2/78, p.16. – AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, BASICALLY TOTALITARIANISM

MAJORITIES: It is an obvious mistake to regard majority decision as the criterion of the regimes, which we call “democratic”. So far from massive majorities in favour of a government and it policy giving us a feeling of the excellence of a regime, they render it suspect to us; we get the suspicion that so much unanimity is the result of hindrances placed in the way of the expression and propagation of adverse opinions. … For this reason majority decision derives its virtue (*) in our eyes from the liberty of opinion which precedes it.”(**) – Bertrand de Jouvenel. - (*) If any! - (**) Often that leads merely to the predominance of the ‘opinions’ of the most ignorant or prejudiced. – JZ, 29.12.10. – DEMOCRACY, PUBLIC OPINION, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

MAJORITIES: It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire  people (*) there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.” – Lord Acton, (John E. E. Dalberg), The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877. - Quoted in Seldes, also in FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, for May 11 & in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p. 521. - All the more important is the right of individuals and minorities to secede and organize exterritorially. - JZ, 24.9.02. – (*) An entire people? The people inhabiting one territory do rarely form the kind of unity, which one could correctly call “the people”. There are always at least some peaceful and productive dissenters, apart from the private criminals with victims. Only the latter and the official criminals have to be subdued. – JZ, 23.5.13, 23.10.13. - MAJORITY VS. MINORITIES, DEMOCRACY, MINORITIES, MASSES, POWER, PEOPLE, TREASON, OPPRESSION, DESPOTISM

MAJORITIES: It is hard in all causes, but especially in religion, when voices shall be numbered and not weighed.” – Francis Bacon, Of Church Controversies. – Counting or weighing of voices or any other system should be practised only among volunteers. – JZ, 29.12.10. – VOTING, COLLECTIVELY OR INDIVIDUALLY, ON THE OWN AFFAIRS OR THOSE OF OTHERS, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLIES, WRONGS & COERCION

MAJORITIES: It is obviously alike irrational to make a truth depending upon a majority decision as upon a revelation.” – Stefan Blankertz, Staatlichkeitswahn. (Und es ist offensichtlich ebenso irrational, die Wahrheit von Mehrheitsentscheidung abhaengig zu machen wie von der Offenbarung.) - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: it is possible, on occasion, to be rid of a dictators. But minorities find it quite difficult to rid themselves of the majority. (*) “Democratic socialism” is just as far from the ideal as is communism!” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.125. - (*) Especially when the right of individuals and of minorities to secede and to organize themselves under their own personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy is not yet recognized, not even by great minds and libertarians like Leonard E. Read was. – JZ, 12.12.07. – MINORITIES, RIGHTS & CHANCES UNDER TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FREE MARKET, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR PUBLIC SERVICES

MAJORITIES: It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.” - Giordano Bruno - MAJORITY, MASSES & TRUTHS

MAJORITIES: It is self-evident that, under Bastiat’s concept of the legitimate functions of government, the moral justification for a law can never be based on majority vote. As he explained in various places and in various ways: If right and wrong are to be determined by majority vote, then slavery itself can easily be justified. But since no individual has the right to enslave another individual, then no group of individuals can possibly have such a right. Always, Bastiat returned to his original starting point: Does the individual have a moral right to do what the collective is doing? If not, then according to Bastiat, the government is committing an immoral act and a ‘legal crime’.” – Dean Russell, Bastiat, p.5. - MAJORITY, LAWS, MORALITY, VOTING, SLAVERY & INDIVIDUALISM, GOVERNMENT, COLLECTIVISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, GOVERNMENT, RIGHT & WRONG, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: it is the distinguishing mark of democratic societies that they exalt the powers of the majority almost infinitely, and tend to deny the minority any rights whatever.” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, First Series, p.165. – MINORITIES, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: it should never be forgotten that majorities are no less exposed to error and frustration than kings and dictators.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government. p.47. – DEMOCRACY, ABSOLUTE MONARCHISM, KINGS, RULERS, STATES

MAJORITIES: It took Voltaire and others of his kind half a century to convince the majority that it was being robbed and enslaved; and when a part of that majority was at last convinced, it did not use the educational method that had convinced them, but resorted to force to convince the rest. War, not logic, is the method of the mob. - If majority rule is right, then we have no just complaint to make against existing conditions, for the majority favors them or it surely would change them. The majority looks to its politicians for guidance. The successful politicians never advance new ideas, knowing that they must stay by the majority, echoing only the sentiment of the majority, or they will lose their jobs. The real educator does his work at his own expense, sows the seed, builds up a movement, perhaps the politician snatches his idea, and the majority accepts his assertion and follows him.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.26. - The dissenters and innovators ought to be free to opt out and to try to demonstrate, among themselves, through their free actions, personal laws and competing institutions, whatever truths they believe to have discovered. In this way they can even pull along the majority, relatively fast, if they really have something good to offer and do convincingly demonstrate it. – JZ, 10.12.07, 29.12.10. – Could there be a better educational institution than a digital libertarian ideas archive? And yet neither it nor a comprehensive digital libertarian library, abstracts and review collection, bibliography, alphabetical index, a comprehensive directory, a list of all libertarian current and proposed projects - have so far been put online, with a comprehensive URL links list to all such offers. Missing also, to my knowledge, is an anthology of the best drafts of declarations of individual rights and liberties and of all proposals for libertarian defence, protection, jurisdiction, liberation, voluntary taxation and for rightful revolution as well as military insurrections against despotic regimes. That could only be done through wide collaboration, among freedom lovers, who love freedom enough to become, unpaid, such “clerks” or scanners and proof-readers for liberty. – Instead, we have tens of thousands of separate libertarian websites, blogs, discussion and friendship groups, all calling for attention to themselves and to their, mostly, still very incomplete and, partly, even flawed offers and ideas. - JZ, 23.10.13. – NEW DRAFT, MAJORITY, POLITICIANS, PROGRESS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PANARCHISM, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, EFFICIENT COLLABORATION AMONG LIBERTARIANS

MAJORITIES: It was thought that any substantive limitation of the legislative power was unnecessary once this power was placed in the hands of the majority, because approval by it was regarded as an adequate test of justice. In practice this majority opinion usually represents no more than the result of bargaining rather than a genuine agreement on principles.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.11. - MAJORITY, POWER, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, JUSTICE, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LEGISLATION, PRINCIPLES, DEMOCRACY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: It's not so much I want to tell them they don't have the right to decide for themselves. It's just that I don't figure they've got the right to decide for me. – David Weber, The Shadow of Saganami, SF, A Baen Books Original, Baen Publishing Enterprises, P.O. Box 1403, Riverdale, NY 10471, - ISBN: 0-7434-8852-0 – 2004, chapter X. - MINORITY RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

MAJORITIES: Its unstated premise was summed up, jokingly, by Bob Howard, 1972: “They are only a minority group. Fuck ‘em!” – MINORITY RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: Less understood is that a gathering of looters into gangs, in order to have government perform the act of looting, coercing, or other corruptive practices, is in no way more moral than if the act was performed by a single individual. Nor does the percentage of voters asking for such corruptive activities change this basic fact.” – Mike Oliver, in LIBERTARIAN HANDBOOK, 1973. - MAJORITY, MANDATE, TAXATION, COERCION, LOOTING, PLUNDER, MORALITY, VOTING, GANGS, CORRUPTION

MAJORITIES: Let a man proclaim a new principle. Public sentiment will surely be on the other side.” – Thomas B. Reed. (W. A. Robinson, Life.) – Unless that “principle” agrees with the errors and prejudices of the majority. – JZ, 29.12.10.

MAJORITIES: Let’s imagine another situation: There are four men and a woman alone together. The men think that a gang bang would be an excellent idea; the woman does not. Do you favour majority rule in that situation?” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 15, p.3. – Q.

MAJORITIES: Look at it from another point of view. You tell me a majority has a right to decide as they like for their fellow men. What majority? 21 to 20, 20 to 5, 20 to 1? But why any majority? What is there in numbers that can possibly make an opinion or decision better or more valid, or which can transfer the body and mind of one man into the keeping of another man.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.138. – Q.

MAJORITIES: Maine emphasized the tyranny of majorities, the enslavement of untutored minds by political catchwords, their susceptibility to “suggestion”, their readiness to adopt vicarious opinion in preference to an intellectual exercise of their own volition.” – Source not noted by me! – JZ. – VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES

MAJORITIES: majoritarianism guarantees only dissatisfaction.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.77. - A fleeting, superficial and illusionary satisfaction is achieved by some elections. Numerous disappointments follow, apparently quite inevitably. Majority approval disappears, sooner or later. However, the politicians and bureaucrats and their laws and institutions and taxes do not disappear. Laws, institutions, taxes and bureaucrats and all too many powerful politicians remain and are multiplied, even by the following and temporarily ruling opposition party or party coalition. One lot of crooked, prejudiced or dumb politicians is just, partly, replaced by another. Territorial politics goes on and on while the only rightful and sound alternative to it remains outlawed and is being seriously considered only be a few. – Nobody is free to fill his “shopping cart” only with those “leaders”, “policies”, “rules” , “services” and “institutions” that he wants for himself. – Everything is centrally allocated and rationed out, unsatisfactory in quantity and quality and many needed or wanted goods and services are not supplied at all to ordinary consumer-subjects. - JZ, 27.9.07, 22.5.13, 24.10.13. - MAJORITARIANISM & DISSATISFACTION, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, ELECTIONS, CHANGES OF GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: Majorities can’t always be wrong.” – H. V. Evatt, described this as a Mongolian proverb. – C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.174. – How often are they right? – JZ, 23.5.13. Mostly governments do not let majorities decide on the number, kind and height of taxes, for there they might encounter strong dissent. Neither do they propose a referendum on voluntary taxation or on war and peace decisions or nuclear disarmament. For on those questions the might encounter majority opposition. – JZ, 24.10.13.

MAJORITIES: Majorities have the right to rule themselves – and no one else! – JZ, 3.2.84.

MAJORITIES: Majority despotism for whole territories and all their diverse peoples ought to be replaced by majority autonomy, combined with minority autonomy for all minorities desiring it for themselves, including individuals, desiring individual sovereignty, all at their own risk and expense. - The latter might be practicable only once all services, including protective services, are freely and competitively offered, like soap and bread, on a genuinely free market. Until then competing protective agencies, offering to their members their various package deals, will continue the "public affairs" tradition in its rightful parts, i.e. without the despotic impositions of territorialism and compulsory membership or subjugation to one more or less centralized regime. – JZ, n.d. - MINORITIES & PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETIES, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, CENTRALIZATION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: Majority rule is not founded – any more than emperor’s rule – on reason or justice. There is no reason or justice in making two men subject to three men. - The opinions of two men are just as sacred for them as the opinions and interests of three men are for them.” – Auberon Herbert, in Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.399. - MAJORITY RULE, REASON & JUSTICE

MAJORITIES: Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.” - Larry Flynt – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: Majority rule, like every other rule, is a violation of the principle of equal liberty. Like all other rules it rests on power. This power is the power in numbers; not the power of extermination by means of the bullet and the war club, as in ages past, but of the same nature, having neither regard for justice nor for reason.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, 25. - MAJORITY RULE, REASON, JUSTICE & POWER, VOTING

MAJORITIES: MAJORITY RULE: The main point of a constitution is to put limits on what aspects of life are subject to majority rule.” – Ronald Bailey. - A paper constitution is not a sufficient guaranty against that threat, especially while many individual rights and liberties remain still widely unappreciated and unrealized. - JZ, 26. 11. 06.

MAJORITIES: Majority rules means that the 51 % may cannibalize the 49 % or lock them in closets – and that those who are left may then sunder into a new 51 and 49 %, and so on. How this rhetorical device can be taken seriously is best left to sophists.” – Eric Thorndale, THE STORM, Winter 78.

MAJORITIES: Mankind seems to be returning to normal, i.e. to the condition observable during most of human history wherein the vast majority of individuals are locked in structures that they never made and cannot change.” – Prof. H. S. Ferns: The Disease of Government, in the preface. – Territorialism is nothing better but an ancient, wrongful and harmful custom and tradition, much more wrong and harmful than sexual mutilations are. – It and collective responsibility notions are behind most mass murders. – JZ, 23.5.13. – MAJORITY RULE, SYSTEMS, STATES, SERFDOM, ORGANIZATION, NATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, CONSENT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, WARS, CIVIL WARS, MASS MURDERS, GENOCIDE, TERRORISM, THE “PEOPLE”

MAJORITIES: Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots.” – John Adams 1793. – Majorities should not be bridled, either, but become exterritorially autonomous – just like all the minorities. – Self-responsibility and experimental freedom for all to replace territorialism and its monopoly powers and compulsory participation in all too few and usually under-informed or even wrongful experiments. – JZ, 9.2.09, 24.10.13. – DEMOCRACIES, DESPOTISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

MAJORITIES: Measures are too often decided not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an internal and overbearing majority.” – James Madison, # 10 of THE FEDERALIST PAPERS. – It is all too often an ignorant, prejudiced, immoral, misled, intolerant and sometimes fanatic, terrorizing and murderous majority. - JZ, 11/73, 29.12.10.

MAJORITIES: Mill realized … that the principle of majority-rule, which democrats had made their goal, bore no necessary connection with the liberties of the individual.” - Ivor Brown, English Political Theory, Methuen, London, 1920, p.119. - Professor Rummel has made a very strong case for there being a relationship between freedom, peace and democracy, oppression, war and dictatorship, but, obviously, democracy, even direct democracy, is just not good enough to solve all the remaining problems in our world. - If practised only exterritorially and only among volunteers, in free competition with all other systems, it would be as harmless as other, better and worse systems would be. - JZ, 23.1.02. – At least for all those, who did not join them or who left them in time. – JZ, n.d. - MAJORITY PRINCIPLE & INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, DEMOCRACY & PANARCHY, SECESSIONISM

MAJORITIESMoreover, if the majority is the chosen vessel of power, if it is the instrument of human redemption, if rightly it holds the minority in the hollow of its hand, still, as a matter of fact, it is hardly ever the majority that does govern. Majorities are great, sluggish, inert bodies, made to be tricked and captured by enterprising spirits, and necessarily moved and directed by minorities within themselves. Moreover, the tendency of modern governments is more and more to fall under the rule of these active groups, …” Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.204. - & MINORITIES, ELITISM, POWER-MONGERS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PARTY RULE, PRESSURE GROUPS, LOBBIES

MAJORITIES: Moses Harman “insisted that the people must come to understand that the majority will in politics be as fraught with danger to liberty and justice as the will of a corrupt minority.” – Reichert Partisans of Freedom, A Study in American Anarchism, p.305. & GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: Most people would rather opine a lie and "fit in" than profess the truth and be excluded. Just as the majority would rather be lied to and made comfortable than be told the truth and made uncomfortable. Liars have held humanity in the throes of illusion for countless centuries. Governmental, religious, and academic officialdom can and do transform basically decent human beings into unconscious automatons bereft of free will. They do this successfully because a majority of humans are terrified to assume personal responsibility.” - Michael Godspeed. – Sent by C.B. - LIES & GOVERNMENTS, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, DELUSIONS, ILLUSIONS RATHER THAN TRUTHS, FEAR OF FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY, DECIDOPHOBIA

MAJORITIES: Neither current events nor history show that the majority rules, or ever did rule.” – Jefferson Davis, to J. F. Jaquess and J. R. Gilmore, July 17, 1864. – Rule over peaceful dissenters, who just want to have the freedom to do their own things for or to themselves, is always wrong, whether it is done by a majority or by a minority. They obvious way out of the territorialist dilemmas posed by their “rule or be ruled” “principles” and practices, consists in the general agreement or social contract to let the majority rule itself and let all the diverse minorities also rule themselves, all in accordance with their own convictions and beliefs, to the extent that they do desire this. Then, when something goes wrong or contrary to their hopes or expectations, they will have only their own choices and actions to blame. - All my notes, remarks and formulas on this and related subjects are to be taken as standing invitations to all other people to correct me and to offer better formulas, slogans etc. – It would be terrible if all had to depend on the limited reading of one man and on his own formulations. Whatever wisdom all of mankind has so far accumulated should be shared in optimal ways. - JZ, 3.11.85, 10.7.86, 5.12.07, 23.5.13. – THE NEW & ONLY QUITE RIGHTFUL SOCIAL CONTRACT

MAJORITIES: Neither religion nor education can counteract the strong tendency of the numerical majority to corrupt and debase the people.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, 40. – And all their laws and institutions. – JZ, 23.5.13. - MAJORITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, CORRUPTION, POWER, MORALITY, PRINCIPLES, ETHICS

MAJORITIES: No government, based on the naked principle that the majority ought to govern, however true the maxim is in its proper sense, and under proper restriction, can preserve its liberty even for a single generation. The history of all has been the same - violence, injustice, and anarchy (*), succeeded by the government of one, or a few, under which the people seek refuge from the more oppressive despotism of the many.” - John C. Calhoun, Works, VI, p.33. – (*) In the meaning of disorder and chaos through all too much interventionism interfering with natural and spontaneous order. – JZ, 24.10.13. - MAJORITY RULE, DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: No group can morally undertake any action which is morally impermissible to an individual acting alone.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.105. & MORALITY

MAJORITIES: No group of people, regardless of size, has the right to take the fruits of your labor without your consent.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50. – TAXATION, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, CONSENT

MAJORITIES: No group of people, regardless of size, has the right to tell you what you can smoke, drink or eat.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50.

MAJORITIES: No majority should be strong enough or authorized to uphold any monopoly. Any minority should be strong enough and free enough to break or ignore any monopoly. No majority should have any monopoly for decision-making – except over its own affairs only, i.e., those of its own voluntary members. – JZ, 27.11.93, 3.12.07, 23.5.13. - & DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

MAJORITIES: No! as long as party faces party, and the great struggle for power goes on, the rank and file, however intelligent, however well-educated, must be content to think with the party. They can’t think for themselves for if they did, they would think differently; and if they thought differently, they could not act together; so they must be content to be just war-material, very like the masses of conscripts, which foreign governments occasionally employ to hurl against each other. If they were anything else, it would be a very poor fighting show that our political parties would make on their battlefield. The great struggle for power would die out, would come naturally to its end, when the suppression of self and the making of the ciphers had ceased to be. - It is well to notice here that in some other countries you have not two political parties of the same definite character as with us, but a large number of groups. The fact of the groups very slightly affects the situation. Under every system the vices that go with the seeking for power return in pretty nearly the same form. The groups can’t form a majority, and obtain power, unless they amalgamate; which means that each group has its market price, makes the best bargain that it can for itself, and for the sake of that bargain consents to act with, and so increases the strength and influence of those with whom it may be in strong disagreement. Of course, hopeless moral confusion arises from this temporary amalgamation of the odds and evens, and separate, unlike pieces, from this making of a common cause by those who mean different things, and are almost as much opposed to each other as they are to the common enemy, to whom for the moment they are opposed.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, 64. – Only panarchism, personal law, voluntarism etc. are in the rationally perceived interests of all and quite rightful for all the diverse groups of human beings. – JZ, 23.5.13. - MAJORITY RULE & TERRITORIALISM, PARTY RULE, COMPROMISES, LOG ROLLING, POWER STRUGGLE, FACTIONS, COALITIONS

MAJORITIES: Nor is the people’s judgment always true: The most may err as grossly as the few.” – John Dryden, 1631-1700, Absalom and Achitophel, Part I, 1. 781.

MAJORITIES: not a carte blanche for one transiently ascendant group to violate the rights of any minority or individual.” – Ronald F. Cooney, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. - MAJORITY VOTING VS. RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: for it consists of a few strong opinion-makers, also of scoundrels who accommodate themselves, of weak people who assimilate themselves and of the mass, which follows, without in the least knowing what it wants.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, Ueber die Naturwissenschaft, IV, Nr.59. JZ tr. of: “Nichts ist widerwaertiger als die Majoritaet: denn sie besteht aus wenigen kraeftigen Vorgaengern, aus Schelmen, die sich accommodieren, aus Schwachen, die sich assimilieren, und der Masse, die nachrollt, ohne nur im mindesten zu wissen, was sie will.” – Some other translations: “Nothing is more odious than the majority, for it consists of a few powerful leaders, a certain number of accommodating scoundrels and submissive weaklings, and a mass of men who trudge after them without thinking, or knowing their own minds.” – Goethe. - In still another translation: There is nothing more odious than the majority. It consists of a few powerful men who lead the way; of accommodating rascals and submissive weaklings; and of a mass of men who trot after them without in the least knowing their own minds. - - “Nothing is more objectionable than the majority.” - Detestable? – JZ

MAJORITIES: Nothing subject to majoritarianism ever gets better.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.73. – At least the majority’s opinion slows down progress for everybody, as long and to the extent that it determines individual and minority group actions. – JZ, 9.2.09.

MAJORITIES: Now I am aware that many will disagree with my belief in natural law, or moral law, or eternal truth, whatever you will call it. In fact, the vast majority of Americans apparently disagree with me on this issue because they continue to use their political rights to violate these moral laws. They (*) apparently believe that it is ”right” to force others to supply them with benefits so long as it is done legally and by “democratic” processes. But the mere fact that I am in a minority does not mean that I am wrong.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.5. - MAJORITIES, NATURAL LAW, MORAL LAW, DEMOCRACY – (*) do? - JZ

MAJORITIES: numbers do not bestow any validity.” – Ely-Chaitlin, THE CONNECTION 138, p.10. – Not any moral validity but numbers of voluntary participants are required for many projects; otherwise they will not be realized. However, the unanimous decision of 12 free, unprejudiced and sufficiently informed jurors does make considerable sense in jurisdiction. – An ideal militia organization for the protection of individual rights and liberties would also be largely useless when it could not find sufficient volunteers for this job. - JZ, 5.12.07. – Numbers are right, in their sphere, where they are required or useful. – JZ, 9.2.09. MAJORITY VOTING, NUMBERS, MASSES

MAJORITIES: Of all the forms of idolatry, I know none more irrational or ignoble than this blind worship of mere numbers.” – W. E. H. Lecky, Democracy and Liberty. – NUMBERS, MASSES

MAJORITIES: Of course there is no reason to suppose that majority-rule would be desirable, even it if were possible. There is no morality or efficiency in mere numbers. Ninety-nine persons are no more likely to be right than one person is.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.178. - It is still desired by the statist and territorialist majority - and widely realized, via territorial voting. However, it is also desirable and possible - for the majorities everywhere – to only rule themselves, exterritorially, without also territorially ruling the various minorities, which are dissenting so strongly that, given the choice, they would secede than submit. Then, in their various voluntary communities of secessionists, these people should also be free to rule themselves - in accordance with their own wisdom, errors, prejudices or spleens. – That the majority of people, when each of them are free to make decisions for themselves, is rather rational is demonstrated e.g. by the fact that e.g. really bargain-priced goods are usually sold out rather fast. - JZ, 11.12.07, 29.12.10, 23.5.13.

MAJORITIES: Of course, if primacy is given to majority rule, it will be at the expense of individual rights.” – Williamson M. Evers, JLS, Sum. 77, p.189.

MAJORITIES: Of the many kinds of tyranny, perhaps the most cruel is that of the majority.” – Spider Robinson, No Renewal, GALAXY, 3/77.

MAJORITIES: On a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority, trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other cause, produced despotism.” – James Madison: Speech in the Virginia Convention, June 16, 1788.

MAJORITIES: One cannot say he believes in human freedom (i.e., Natural Law), then make an arbitrary exception when an act of aggression is taken by some unspecified number of men calling itself "the majority". If this logic were to be accepted, any small group of men would have to moral right to agree upon something, then approach a stranger and force him to go along with it. This is how a lynch mob works, and a lynch mob, too, is a majority. A lynch mob is Majority Rule stripped of its fancy trappings and its façade of respectability.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50. - MAJORITY, COURAGE, INDIVIDUALISM, PERSISTENCE - & PROPER MARKETING, LYNCH MOBS

MAJORITIES: One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, 7th president of the USA. – Usually it takes more than courage and long persistence to overcome large numbers in a territorial system. But, under full experimental freedom, combined with full exterritorial autonomy, one man can make a great difference. – JZ, 4.12.07. - “One man plus courage is a majority.” – This saying came to my mind on 21.3.87. I did not remember its source. – It is a strong exaggeration of the power of personalities over numbers. Even the courageous individuals are often overcome by their opposition and in extreme cases even murdered. That they died as heroes or martyrs did not always help their cause. – Moreover, mere courage was not one of the qualities that people like Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao and Mussolini were short of. If the saying were quite true then the courageous innovator would always be successful. One hero could then defeat whole armies. The long and sorry story of the history of innovations and reforms does prove that, under the prevailing conditions, this is not always true but only rarely. Not only courage, persistence and sufficient capital or credit are required but also e.g. nurseries for new ideas and archives and markets for them, as well as experimental freedom or freedom of action. Moreover, sufficient publicity is required or the special ability to be one’s own best propagandist, although that is also a special ability not automatically connected with every talent. Even top talents do often need prolonged special training, managers and advertisers. - JZ, 5.12.07. - MARJORITY, INDIVIDUALS, & JUSTICE

MAJORITIES: One with the law is a majority.” – Calvin Coolidge, Speech of Acceptance, July 27, 1920. – A just man is a majority! – JZ, 12.11.82. A just man should have the power of a majority. - One with natural law on his side ought to be able to outvote the majority. – However, rightfully only over his own affairs. – JZ, 6.12.07, 9.12.07. – INDIVIDUALS, MAJORITY & JUSTICE

MAJORITIES: Only a brute, a fool or an evader can agree to exist on such terms or agree to give his fellow men a blank check on his life and his mind, to accept the belief that others have the right to dispose of his person at their whim, that the will of the majority is omnipotent, that the physical force of muscles and numbers is a substitute for justice, reality and truth.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.987.

MAJORITIES: Our forefathers rejected the slogan, “The King can do no wrong”. But their descendants restored the same fetish to its former high place with the slogan, “The majority rules, therefore the majority can do no wrong.” And the sad part of it is that they do not seem to realize that this very concept is a resurrection of the idea against which their forefathers rebelled. And when a person questions that false thesis – as I do – he is called “undemocratic” – a “reactionary” who would restore the brutalities of “jungle warfare” to our social structure.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.4.

MAJORITIES: Outside in the streets men shout and riot while I write this. They bash each other’s heads in, because each want to gain the power to abuse the others.” (Majoritaet: draussen auf den Strassen heulen und toben, waehrend ich dies schreibe, die Menschen und schlagen sich gegenseitig die Koepfe ein, weil jeder allein die Macht haben will, andere zu vergewaltigen.) – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.129. – 2.Auflage, Mackay Gesellschaft, 1976.

MAJORITIES: Panarchism does not force you to wait, hopefully or desperately, until the majority finally would become sufficiently enlightened to adopt your ideas. Instead, it would permit you to practise them now, tolerantly, together with like-minded people, however few they may still be, and thereby to contribute to achieving the enlightenment of the majority as fast as this can be done. – JZ, n.d. - MAJORITY RULE COMPARED WITH PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, IN ALL SPHERES, ALWAYS RESPECTING THE SAME FREEDOM IN OTHERS.

MAJORITIES: Panarchism rather than minority or majority despotism. – JZ, 29.12.04. – DESPOTISM, PANARCHISM

MAJORITIES: Panarchy means neither government by numbers nor government by the supposedly best (the elite, elected, appointed or born to the job) but, rather, genuine self-government, based upon individual choice. For all and everywhere this is possible only on the basis of individual secessionism and associationism, exterritoriality, autonomy and personal law rather than territorial laws. In most minor spheres of living this panarchistic liberty has already been achieved. It has merely to be extended into the political, social and economic spheres. - JZ, 9.2.88, 1.4.89, 23.5.13. - MINORITIES & SELF-GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority. …” Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.15. & POLITICAL, TERRITORIALIST FREEDOM

MAJORITIES: Political thinkers have often noted the tendency of majorities to become as tyrannical as monarchs and aristocrats once were. De Tocqueville, in Democracy in America, provided a classic exposition of this dilemma in his chapter “Unlimited Power of the Majority in the United States, and its Consequences”. – “When an individual or party is wronged …” De Tocqueville asks, “to whom can he apply for redress?” Spooner poses the same problem and argues that “the doctrine that the minority ought to submit to the will of the majority” really leaves the minority in a position of unconditional surrender – “subdued and enslaved”. – Charles Chiveley, p.7, in the introduction to Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, p.212. - TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: Power is in the hands of the masses of men. What oppresses the masses is their ignorance, their shortsighted selfishness.” – Henry George, quoted in Seldes. - MAJORITY, POWER, IGNORANCE, SHORTSIGHTED SELFISHNESS, MASSES

MAJORITIES: Practically, it’s a choice between tweedeldum and tweedledee. The dictator knows no more about how to control your life than I do. And as to the wisdom of a majority, it may be even less, if that is possible. Keep in mind that the larger a committee the fuzzier are its resolutions, and the majority of a nation’s citizens is a very big committee indeed! This may explain why majorities are often more tyrannical than dictators.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.124. - MAJORITY RULE & DICTATORSHIPS, COMMITTEES

MAJORITIES: Rather right by one’s own standards than right by the wrong standards of the majority. – JZ 75.

MAJORITIES: Rather stand up, assured with conscious price, // Alone, than err with millions on thy side.” – Charles Churchill, Night, I, 381.

MAJORITIES: Reason stands aghast at the sight of an “unprincipled, immoral, incorrigible” public; … - Richard Hurd, Sermon, Vol. iv, I. - MAJORITY, PUBLIC

MAJORITIES: Remember that freedom can be lost by majority vote as easily as by usurpation.” – JAG, Memorial Day, 1978.

MAJORITIES: Robbery and murder are still wrong if committed by one person or ninety-nine percent of the population. It makes no difference if the superior numbers are the majority of the populace within a country or a larger nation fighting a smaller one. Moral laws do not disappear depending on the size of the faction nor because of convenience.” – Auberon Herbert, A Politician in Sight of Heaven. - & MORALITY

MAJORITIES: Rule is evil, and it is none the better for being majority rule.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book, 1893. - MAJORITY RULE:

MAJORITIES: Second. It would be absurd for the most numerous party to talk of establishing a government over the less numerous party, unless the former were also the strongest, as well as the most numerous; for it is not to be supposed that the strongest party would ever submit to the rule of the weaker party, merely because the latter were the most numerous. And as matter of fact, it is perhaps never that governments are established by the most numerous party. They are usually, if not always, established by the less numerous party; their superior strength consisting in their superior wealth, intelligence, and ability to act in concert. - Third. Our Constitution does not profess to have been established simply by the majority; but by “the people”; the minority, as much as the majority.” – Lysander Spooner, No Treason, I/7, in Works, vol. I. - It is misleading to speak of “the” majority and of “the” minority, since both consists out of several minorities or factions. – JZ, 11.12.07. & MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: Seeing the losses in lives, rights, liberties and wealth or prosperity involved, we should finally cease to think in terms of such primitive concepts and to practise them upon others than volunteers. – JZ, 9.2.09. – Territorialism produces terrorism, violent revolutions, civil and international wars and also despotism, tyrannies and totalitarianism. – JZ, 29.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, VOTING, VOLUNTARISM

MAJORITIES: Seventh. The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves; a contest, that – however bloody – can, in the nature of things, never be finally closed, so long as man refuses to be a slave.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, I/9 in Works, vol. I.

MAJORITIES: Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.” – Emerson, Considerations of Life; Considerations by the Way.

MAJORITIES: Since Adam the stupid ones are always in the majority.” – (Les sots depuis Adam sont en majorité.) – (Seit Adam waren stets die Dummen in der Mehrheit.) – Casimir Delavigue, Epîtres, 112, L’Étude Fait-elle le Bonheur?

MAJORITIES: Sir Henry Maine, whose Popular Government was published in 1885. He applied the Burkean approach to the problems of nineteenth-century industrialism, and warned that liberty and equality were essentially incompatible. Liberty and civilization, both so deeply entangled with the concept of private property and individual rights, simply could not exist under a socialist tyranny, even though it chanced to be a “tyranny of the majority”. Maine accurately predicted the course of modern democracy in virtually every country in the Western world …” - G. C. Roche III, in Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.183. - Alas, neither Burke nor Maine recognized the importance of monetary freedom for free exchange and thus left monetary despotism untouched. Thereby they did indirectly promote State Socialism, among the under-informed, based on the false premise that free enterprise and free exchange, or capitalism or the free market, had failed to provide sufficient monetary demand for ready for sale labor, to abolish involuntary unemployment, although in this sphere, under the laws of monetary despotism, they had never been allowed to be quite freely practised. – JZ, 6.12.07. - MAJORITY, TYRANNY, EQUALITY VS. LIBERTY, CIVILIZATION, PROPERTY & INDIVIDUAL RIGHT, MONETARY FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY

MAJORITIES: Some claim that majoritarianism, despite its faults, is an alternative preferable to physical conflict. They are wrong. Majoritarianism is physical conflict. Elections are a process of counting fists, rather than notes, and saying: “We outnumber you – we could beat you and kill you – you might as well give in and save everyone a lot of trouble.” Majoritarianism, to put it straightforwardly, possesses the full measure of nobility manifested by any other form of extortion.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 74. – However, if the majority is e.g. free to vote e.g. against a new or old tax, against a new or old interventionist law, against conscription, against nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors and can recall a crooked politician at any time, then it can at least do some good. – And the majority of buyers and sellers do largely determine e.g. price levels on a free market and thus show whatever wisdom they possess, voting with their dollars or services. - JZ, 27.9.07. - MAJORITARIANISM IS CONFLICT & EXTORTION, VIOLENCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: Some day, future historians may look back on voting and the search for majorities as an archaic ritual engaged in by communicational primitives.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.431. - MAJORITY RULE, TERRITORIAL RULE, VOTING & MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: Some modern zealots appear to have no better knowledge of truth, nor better manner of judging it, than by counting noses.” – Jonathan Swift, THE FREEMAN, 6/74.

MAJORITIES: Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side.” – Claude McDonald in THE CHRISTIAN WORD, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 9/82.

MAJORITIES: Such a constitution of freedom, if such can be, is in effect no more than another name for the tyranny of the strongest faction; and factions in republics have been and are full as capable as monarchs of the most cruel oppression and injustice.” – That is the language of Edmund Burke to the electors of Bristol; I agree with it.” – Wendell Phillips, quoted in Sprading, p.163. - MAJORITY RULE: “

MAJORITIES: Such a government substitutes for a morality the following rule of social conduct: You may do whatever you please to your neighbor, provided your gang is bigger than his.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.987. - & DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT, MIGHT, ARBITRARINESS

MAJORITIES: Supposing homosexuals happened to be the majority in your community and passed an ordinance forbidding heterosexual marital sexual activity. We would snort with derision at the ludicrousness of such an idea. But why? Wouldn’t that be a case of a majority imposing its moral standards on an unwilling minority? And isn’t that exactly what is being done throughout America now with anti-gay laws and anti-prostitution laws?” – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.84.

MAJORITIES: Swift reported of an ideal state which prospered because it always realized the opposite of what the majority of its legislators resolved.” – Alexander Moszkowski, Die Inseln der Weisheit, p.168.

MAJORITIES: That a fact is deemed true by the majority does not prove its truth. That a policy is deemed expedient by the majority does not prove its expediency. The individuals who form the majority are not gods, and their joint conclusions are not necessarily godlike.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government. P.47.

MAJORITIES: That majority rule is meant only for rational beings, not for all forms of life, becomes obvious, is one were to make the thought experiment of giving the franchise to germs, viruses, animals and plants, fish, amobae, birds, etc. That “one man, one vote”, cannot safely be applied to infants and children is also relatively obvious. Also that madmen, violent criminals, fundamentalists, fanatics and terrorists ought to be excluded from them – apart from their own and communities of volunteers. There only they should be free to do each other in – in any way they like. – JZ, 9.2.09, 29.12.10. – PANARCHISM, SELF-RULE, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

MAJORITIES: that two people are smarter than one person.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.73. – They are, provided they remain free and willing to learn from and teach each other and mutually correct their mistakes. Or, when they act together, only in case they do agree. That happens numerous times in free exchanges, in good marriages or love relationships. – JZ, 27.9.07. –

MAJORITIES: That worst of tyrants, an usurping crowd.” – Alexander Pope, translated from THE ILIAD by Homer. - TYRANNY

MAJORITIES: The absolute majorities are rarely qualified, …” - Ron Kritzfeld. (Mehrheiten: Die absoluten sind selten qualifiziert, …“) - & QUALIFICATIONS

MAJORITIES: The American service state survives and flourishes only because an invincible political majority is convinced that its failing programs must be continued because they are essential and because there are, or seem to be, no alternatives.” – Richard Cornuelle, The Power and Poverty of Libertarian Thought, in: David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.366. - Americans need a new frontier, for pioneers free to set inspiring examples of self-responsibility and self-help. They must be allowed to opt out of the majoritarian States to do their own things under full experimental freedom or freedom of action. - JZ, 4.10.07. - Non-geographical and non-monopolistic frontier experiences and pioneering. Everyone a potential founding father! – JZ, 29.12.10. – Exterritorial autonomy for all groups of volunteers – the new frontier. – JZ, 23.5.13. - FULL MINORITY AUTONOMY VS. MAJORITARIANISM

MAJORITIES: The assumption is that we have to choose between a minority ruling a majority, or a majority ruling a minority. If that was all there was to it, then it would seem more just to have a minority submit to the wishes of the majority. However, the dichotomy rests on the assumption there are only two possibilities, when in fact there is a third: neither group rules the other. In other words, have all individuals free and autonomous, subservient to no group, no matter whether a majority or a minority.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip van Australia. – Unless the dissenting individuals have joined a voluntary and competing governmental institution, a society or community of like-minded people, all of them under their own person law system or full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 12.12.07, 23.5.13. – I had forgotten that they had committed themselves to this idea in their 297 pp, Cassell, Australia, 1977 book, one of the still all too few libertarian A to Z books. – Bob Howard lives now in Brisbane. I have only got his email address a short while ago: - JZ, 29.12.10. Of Singleton I haven’t heard a libertarian remark for decades. – JZ, 23.5.13. - MAJORITY, MINORITIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

MAJORITIES: the belief of an earlier day: The king can do not wrong. In its place we have now substituted this belief: The majority can do no wrong. … Thievery is thievery, whether done by one person alone or by many in a pack - or by one who has been selected by the member of the pack as their agent.” – F. A. Harper, PURSUIT, 4/72. – MAJORITY, REPRESENTATIVES, TAXATION

MAJORITIES: The Bill of Rights does not come from the people and is not subject to change by majorities. It comes from the nature of things. It declares the inalienable rights of man not only against all government but also against the people collectively.” – Walter Lippmann - & RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: The bottom line of Majority Rule is that one group of people, simply by outnumbering another group of people, can do what it wishes to that group. Theoretically, Majority Rule could validate literal cannibalism! … The dream of Majority Rule is that it is morally virtuous. The reality of Majority Rule is that it is moral cannibalism.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52.

MAJORITIES: The despotism of a majority is as little justifiable and as dangerous as that of one man.” (*) – Thomas Henry Huxley, On the National Inequality of Men, THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, January, 1890. – (Typo: Natural Inequality? – JZ) –– Thus individual secession and autonomy from either a majority, a minority or one man ought to be striven for, so that no one can any longer be territorially ruled. JZ, 5.4.89. – (*) It may even be worse. For an intelligent and well informed king – by no means the rule – can well be better informed about some public problems than is the public opinion of the majority of people, with little interest in and information about anything but their private lives, jobs and hobbies. At least many wise sayings have been placed in the mouths of rulers or used by them, for their purposes. On the other hand, their power corrupts them, just like the power of majorities over minorities corrupts the majorities. – Panarchism is the way out of such dilemmas. - JZ, 9.2.09. – PANARCHISM VS. MAJORITY RULE, MONARCHY & ANY OTHER DESPOTISM

MAJORITIES: The despotism of the majority.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.

MAJORITIES: The dictionary definition of a majority is 50 % plus 1. But if you were to draw up an equation to diagram modern Majoritarianism it would read: 50% + 1 = 100 %; 50 % - 1 = ZERO!” – Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 1977, p. 33. - The Rev. E. A. Opitz writes that if one draws up an equation to diagram the majority theory, it would read: 50 % + 1 = 100 %; 50 % - 1 = zero!I suppose that some actions can be decided only by majority vote, but we do well to confine such actions to the smallest possible number – which is why we are Individualists. – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 10/77. – DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: The difficulty with the idea of majority rule in her opinion, is that "the majority cannot reason; it has no judgment." Placing its trust in the leadership furnished it by politicians and their political parties, the mass inevitably allows itself to be led like a band of little children. Yet, she held, it is not the politician, "parasite" that he is, who bears culpability for this chaotic state of affairs but the mass itself.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, quoting Emma Goldman, p.394.

MAJORITIES: The doctrine that the majority have a right to rule, proceeds upon the principle that minorities have no rights in the government; for certainly the minority cannot be said to have any rights in a government, so long as the majority alone determine what their right shall be. They hold everything, or nothing, as the case may be, at the mere will of the majority.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/214. - MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: The essence of our traditional way of life in this country is not the principle of majority rule but is, instead, the protection of minorities against the depredations of a majority.” – F. A. Harper, Writings, p.52. - MAJORITY RULE? DEMOCRACY TO PROTECT MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: the ever-present readiness of the majority (even in America) to oppress the minority.” – Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.127. - I would add: - requires that minorities, which wish to gain or retain their independence, become free to secede and to organize under full exterritorial autonomy and that their rights are guarded as well - by volunteer militias for the protection of individual right and liberties. – JZ, 6/73, 11.12.07. –MAJORITY, MINORITY AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM

MAJORITIES: The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have usually been wrong, must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.” – Herbert Spencer, First Principles, chapter 1, sec. I, 1862. (1861?) Also quoted in E. Haldeman-Julius, editor of “The Gist of H. Spencer”. - - In general, on war and peace questions, the people of a country can be more relied upon than their power-mad rulers. – At least when all the relevant facts are not all too much withheld from them. – Governments are also intentionally keeping decisions on taxation and on depreciated currencies out of the hands of the people. They do also legally introduce and maintain many other monopolies, which would not be maintained by the free choices of sovereign consumers, not only those of the post office and that of patent and copyrights holders. – How enlightened the masses could become under full freedom in education and the fullest use of all alternative media that are now available, remains to be seen. - JZ, 5.12.07. - DEMOCRACY, REFERENDUM, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, ENLIGHTENMENT

MAJORITIES: The fact is that the practice of Majority Rule violates Natural Law. It interferes with an individual's right to pursue his own happiness without interference from others. It violates his inalienable right to his own property. If a man's rights are inalienable, then people are not morally entitled to violate these rights just because they happen to do so through group action.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50. - MAJORITY VS. RIGHTS & NATURAL LAW

MAJORITIES: The fact that a majority of a voting group chose a particular course of action has no relationship to its rightness or wrongness. An action is right or wrong on principle. No moral absolution takes place in a majority vote for an immoral act. - This matter is so important it should be restated: A majority vote never determines whether an act is right or wrong – only whether it is legal or illegal.” – Kenneth W. Ryker, THE FREEMAN, Sept. 77. - MAJORITY, RIGHT, WRONG, LEGALITY, ILLEGALITY

MAJORITIES: The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junta, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical.” – John Adams, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 10/74. - DESPOTISM, POWER, DEMOCRACY, MONARCHY, DESPOTISM, IMPERIALISM

MAJORITIES: The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.” - Gore Vidal. – Have voluntary communities and voluntary contribution and taxation systems been sufficiently publicized and discussed? Certainly not in governmentally controlled educational institutions. But, alas, also not yet among libertarians and anarchists. – JZ, 4.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, POLITICIANS, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, STATISM, Q.

MAJORITIES: The government does not in any accurate sense “represent” the majority of the people, but even if it did, even if 90 % of the people decided to murder or enslave the other 10 %, this would still be murder and slavery, and would not be voluntary suicide or enslavement on the part of the oppressed minority. Crime is crime, aggression against rights is aggression, no matter how many citizens agree to the oppression. There is nothing sacrosanct about the majority, the lynch mob, too, is the majority in its own domain.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - MAJORITY, GOVERNMENT, CRIME & AGGRESSION

MAJORITIES: The great majority of men seem to be minors.” – B. W. Emerson, The Poet, 1844.

MAJORITIES: The great silent majority.” – Richard Nixon, Speech, 3 Nov. 1969. – He considered it to be morally largely right. I consider the fact that it remains silent, on all too many important issues, i.e., does not take a strong and public stand on them, as an indication that it is not so great as far as morality is concerned, although it is great in numbers. – JZ, 8.12.07.

MAJORITIES: The growing cynicism about democracy must be combated by explaining why it has become corrupted. People have been taught that if they can get together big enough gangs, they have the legal power to hijack other citizens’ wealth, which means the power to hijack other people’s efforts, energies, and lives. No decent society can function when men are given such power. A state does need funds, but a clear cutoff line must be established beyond which no political group or institution can confiscate a citizen’s honorably earned property. – Simon, A Time for Truth, 221. – The clearest cut-off point is voluntary membership. Under it the seceded minorities have to finance their own projects and so has the majority that is left. – JZ, 11.12.07. - MAJORITY RULE & DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: The history of most countries has been that of majorities – mounted majorities, clad in iron, armed with death, treading down the tenfold more numerous minorities.” – Oliver W. Holmes, 1809-1894, Address to the Massachusetts Medical Society, Boston, May 30, 1890. – Another citation gives 1860 as the year of this address. – J.Z,

MAJORITIES: the ignorant, that is, for the moment, the majority of mankind …” - Sir Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty, inaugural lecture, Oxford, p.34. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: the lowest common denominator is elevated to the most exalted position, a serious mistake in an ecology governed by natural selection. The multiple choices of the market are swept aside for the single coerced choice of politics.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.74. - MAJORITARIANISM & POLITICS VS. INDIVIDUAL CHOICES OF THE MARKET, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: The main point of a constitution is to put limits on what aspects of life are subject to majority rule.” – Ronald Bailey. - A paper constitution is not a sufficient guaranty against that threat, especially while many individual rights and liberties remain still widely unknown, unappreciated and unrealized. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: The majorities have the right to determine their own fates, subjugating or liberating themselves by their own representatives, freely elected by them, or by direct democracy referendum, binding only the majority or, e.g. by choosing for themselves some form of monarchy or other authoritarianism. However, they have no right to subjugate any dissenting and peaceful minorities to the systems and laws preferred by the majority in any territory. - JZ, 21 1.99, 10.12.03.

MAJORITIES: The majority are generally attached to old prejudices, and have ideas and instincts already outgrown by the more favoured minority.” – Malatesta, Anarchy, p.39.

MAJORITIES: The majority in power make laws for their own financial benefit, disregarding the interests of the minority, and when the weak minority, by adding to its numbers, becomes powerful, it, in turn, does the same thing; thus, by appealing to power to settle their conflicting interests, the conflict would go on forever.” - Sprading, Liberty, 25. - MAJORITY, LAWS, POWER

MAJORITIES: The majority never has right on its side. Never I say! That is one of the social lies that a free, thinking man is bound to rebel against. Who makes up the majority in any given country? Is it the wise men or the fools? I think we must agree that the fools are in a terrible overwhelming majority, all the wide world over.” – Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906, An Enemy of the People, Act 4. – Hyman Quotes, p.169.

MAJORITIES: The majority principle is sensible only within voluntary communities in which the minority goes along with a majority decision because it has no more convincing proposal and remains free to escape intolerant consequences by secession. But in a coercive organization like the State the majority principle amounts to aggressive force, which denies the equal rights of all. – K. H. Z. SOLNEMAN, “LERNZIEL ANARCHIE”, Nr. 2, p.54.

MAJORITIES: The majority principle takes person and property from their possessors, at the mere arbitrary will of a majority, who are liable and likely to be influenced, in taking them, by motives of oppression, avarice, and ambition.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/210. - Also by such spleens as religious, racial and ideological hatreds. – JZ, 11.12.07.

MAJORITIES: The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.” - Thomas Jefferson - MAJORITY, OPPRESSION, SOCIETY, INDIVIDUALS, RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. – Alan Ashley-PitCROWDS, MASSES, PUBLIC OPINION

MAJORITIES: The many-headed monster, // The giddy multitude.” – Massinger, Unnatural Combat, Act iii, sc.2.

MAJORITIES: The Maxim of the majority: “I’m big enough so I don’t have to think!” – from a cartoon in THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, No. 7.

MAJORITIES: The Messrs. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, et al believed in the ultimate authority of the people but they also believed in limits to what a majority in the legislature should be able to do. Such a majority could be hostile to sound government and the rights of the individual. …” - William H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, I/76, p. 63. - MAJORITY, RIGHTS & THE PEOPLE, SOVEREIGNTY

MAJORITIES: The minority of the wise in a constituency is liable to be wholly submerged by the majority of the foolish: often foolishness alone gets represented.” – Herbert Spencer, The Study of Sociology, 289. – MAJORITY OF FOOLISH PEOPLE VS. ANY WISE MINORITY, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: The Mob has many heads, but no Brains.” - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, No.4643. - Machiavelli pointed out that, nevertheless, the people are less often mistaken than are their rulers - but decisions are not left up to them and their voluntary groups, as they should be. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MAJORITY, PEOPLE, MOB, MASSES

MAJORITIES: The moral equivalent of a gang rape.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon, quoted in REASON, 2/79. - MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: The most dangerous foe to truth and freedom in our midst is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.” – Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906.

MAJORITIES: The most direct and effective means of influence in a democracy is the vote but, as noted, voting responds to the demands made by majorities, not minorities, and even the voice of the majority is difficult to hear. Minorities can have more influence through pressure group bargaining and in appeals to authorities for justice. But if a groups is actively discriminated against by a majority, those in power are unlikely to be impressed by either technique …” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, p.72. - VS. MINORITIES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: The most important person in this country is you! In your life, you are the majority.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50. – INDIVIDUALISM, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

MAJORITIES: The most they can say, … that some half, two thirds, or three-fourths of the male adults of the country have a tacit understanding that they will maintain a government under the Constitution; that they will select, by ballot, the persons to administer it; and that those persons who may receive a majority; or a plurality, of their ballots, shall act as their representatives, and administer the Constitution in their name and by their authority. - But this tacit understanding (admitting it to exist) cannot at all justify the conclusion drawn from it. A tacit understanding between A, B, and C, that they will, by ballot, depute D as their agent to deprive me of my property, liberty, or life, cannot at all authorize D to do so. He is none the less a robber, tyrant, and murderer, because he claims to act as their agent, than he would be if he avowedly acted on his own responsibility alone.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI, 27/28, in Works I.

MAJORITIES: The nation is divided, say, into two equal halves; can it, then, be maintained, it was asked with due respect to mental sanity, that “the odd man” – that most remarkable product of parliamentarism – would be competent to assign all lives, all property, to one half or the other?” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, A. H., p.204. - MAJORITY RULE, INDEPENDENTS, THE FEW THAT MAKE UP A MAJORITY, SWINGING VOTERS

MAJORITIES: The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” - Lord Acton, The History of Freedom and Other Essays, 1907. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, TYRANNY, PARTIES, ELECTIONS, VOTING

MAJORITIES: the one who has educated himself to a higher degree can always assume that he will have the majority against himself.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “… derjenige, der sich in hoeherem Sinne ausgebildet, kann immer voraussetzen, dass er die Majority gegen sich habe.” – That still would not matter as long as he is free to act by himself or together with a small and similarly enlightened minority. – JZ, 15.9.08. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION

MAJORITIES: The oppression of a majority is detestable and odious; the oppression of a minority is only by one degree less detestable and odious.” – W. E. Gladstone: Speech in the House of Commons, Feb. 8, 1870, on Irish Land Bill.

MAJORITIES: The People has become a tyrant from which there seems no recourse.” - B. R. Barber, Supermen and Common Men, p.102. - MAJORITY TYRANNY, PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: The prescription in favor of liberty ought to be leveled against that quarter where the greatest danger lies, namely, that which possesses the highest prerogative of power. But this is not found in either the Executive or Legislative Department of the government, but in the body of the people, operating by the majority against the minority.” – James Madison, quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, for Dec. 15.

MAJORITIES: the principle of dividing every five men in the nation into two groups – a group of three men, who have all rights, and a group of two men, who have no rights, or turning the three men into those who own others, and the two men into those who are owned by others.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, A.H., p.232. – “Divide and rule!” say the modern politicians and bureaucrats as well. - It would be better to speak of control rather than ownership, as long as outright slavery is supposed to be abolished. But the result can be, largely, the same. – JZ, 17.6.89, 10.12.07, 29.12.10. - MAJORITY RULE VS. RIGHTS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY VS. SELF-OWNERSHIP & SELF-DETERMINATION, MINORITY AUTONOMY

MAJORITIES: The principle that some men, according to their numbers, ought to own and possess the selves, the faculties and property of other men? But your justice and your good sense at once condemn that principle as absurd. It means, not order, but eternal anarchy and strife for the world.” – Auberon Herbert, The Right and Wrong of Compulsion, in Mack edition of Auberon Herbert essays, p.177. – Rather, it means the disorder and chaos of all mutual attempts at territorial domination. Even Auberon Herbert adopted here the popular notion of anarchism and order. – JZ 111.1.07.

MAJORITIES: The public is a bad guesser.” – Thomas De Quincey, Essays: Protestantism.

MAJORITIES: The seventeenth century in the person of James I and Louis XIV taught that the king can do no wrong, and their successors lost their heads. Hegel and his disciples in Germany taught that the state can do no wrong and plunged the world into war. Our doctrinaire democrats teach that the majority can do no wrong and they bid fair to wreck our civilization completely.” – W. R. Inge, 1860-1954, The State Visible and InvisibleOutspoken Essays. - MAJORITY, MONARCHIES, KINGS, STATE

MAJORITIES: The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” – Ayn Rand. -  INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES

MAJORITIES: The so-called majority, for in reality it is always only a small minority that has the power in its hands and exercises it.” - John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.130. - MAJORITY, POWER & MINORITY

MAJORITIES: The struggle for progress and justice appears today to be in the hands of impotent minorities who perceive in the majority a source not of liberation but of torment.” – B. R. Barber, Superman and Common Men, p.100. - MAJORITY, MINORITIES, JUSTICE & PROGRESS

MAJORITIES: The tyranny of a majority can be even more terrible than the tyranny of an individual despot. Personal despotisms are sometimes benevolent, but benevolences is never a characteristic of a mob. If we are ready to settle for unrestricted majority rule in America today we must prepare for even worse ordeals than those now being suffered by our English brethren in the land where Magna Charta is still officially revered, even though its basic principle is no longer respected.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.64.

MAJORITIES: The tyranny of a majority can be even worse than the tyranny of an individual despot.” – Clarence Manion. – And much harder to overcome. - The majority is not as easily captured and penalized for its crimes. It acts thus still more irresponsibly – in all too many cases. – JZ, 4.12.07, 9.2.09. - DESPOTISM

MAJORITIES: The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.” – Edmund Burke, 1729-1797, Letter to Thomas Mercer, 26.2.1790, quoted in Seldes. – Another version: The tyranny of the multitude is a multiplied tyranny.” - Edmund Burke – MAJORITY RULE & TYRANNY

MAJORITIES: The tyranny of the (*) minority cloaked in the mask of the majority.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, 237. – (*) a – JZ - MAJORITY RULE: TYRANNY, MINORITIES SUPPRESSING MAJORITIES:

MAJORITIES: The united voice of millions cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.” – Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield. – Quoted in Seldes.

MAJORITIES: The verities of life are replaced by the process of balloting. The values that make life worth living are shunted aside in favor of arrogant or submissive assurance that the numbers game governs all.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, II. - MAJORITY, VOTING, BALLOT, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, VALUES

MAJORITIES: The very purpose of a Bill of Right is to say, loudly and clearly, that there are some things which not even a majority can impose on a minority.” – Joseph P. Martino, ed., Defending a Free Society, p.79/80. - BILL OF RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.” – Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, Mary Stuart, II, 1800. - The most common version of his name is, I believe, is: ”Friedrich Schiller”. - The majority can justly rule only over itself and over aggressors or criminals against it. – JZ, 10.7.86. - JUSTICE, MAJORITY RULE, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS

MAJORITIES: The voice of the majority saves bloodshed, but it is no less the arbitrament of force than is the decree of the most absolute of despots backed by the most powerful armies.” – Benjamin R. Rucker, Instead of a Book, 1893.

MAJORITIES: The way to get elected to Congress or to the presidency is not really to appeal to the general interest. A majority decides, but it is a special kind of majority. The way to get elected is by putting together a coalition of special interests. You go to a group that has 5 % of the vote and say, “I will vote for what you want if you don’t care what else I do.” And they say: “Oh, I don’t care what else you do.” You go to another 5 % and in this way you are well on your way to assembling 51 %.” – Milton Friedman, 1975. - Thus majority rule is actually minority rule by special interests in coalition with each other. And their common interest is not in individual rights and liberties, which are really in the general interest. Quite the contrary! – JZ, 12.12.07. - LOG ROLLING, COMPROMISES, PRESSURE GROUPS, GENERAL INTEREST, SPECIAL INTERESTS, LOBBIES, PUBLIC WELFARE, COMMON GOOD, MAJORITIES CONSISTS OF COALITIONS OF MINORITIES, VOTING, ELECTIONS

MAJORITIES: The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it (majority opinion) to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence, it does not will, to be rightful, it must tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. - DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: The will of the majority to be rightful must be reasonable.” – Jefferson. – Even an unreasonable minority has the right to practise its unreasonableness among its own volunteers. Need one remind people of religious liberty and tolerance? – JZ, 19.12.07.

MAJORITIES: The will, or the pretended will, of the majority, is the last lurking place of tyranny at the present day. The dogma, that certain individuals and families have a divine appointment to govern the rest of mankind, is fast giving place to the one that the larger number have a right to govern the smaller; a dogma, which may, or may not be less oppressive in its practical operation, but which certainly is no less false or tyrannical in principle, than the one it is so rapidly supplanting. Obviously, there is nothing in the nature of majorities, that insures (ensures? – JZ) justice at their hands. They have the same passions as minorities, and they have no qualities whatever that should be expected to prevent them from practising the same tyranny as minorities, if they think it will be for their interest to do so.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/206/07. - MAJORITY, FROM DIVINE KINGS TO SOVEREIGN MAJORITIES

MAJORITIES: The worst of tyrants, an usurping crowd.” – Homer, Iliad, Bk. xi, I, 587. (Pope tr.) – When wisdom is as old as that, and it has still not sunk in among the majority of people, then this does certainly say something against the majority. – JZ, 12.12.07.

MAJORITIES: Then it was, as we may fondly imagine, that took place the clarifying of certain minds. Then it was that all verbiage and rhetoric were thrown to one side, and it was plainly said: “We, the majority, intend to govern. We care nothing for abstract reasoning or imaginary human rights. We are the strongest, and in virtue of that fact we will govern just as we choose. There shall be no law except our will, …” Auberon Herbert, in Mack ed., Auberon Herbert, p. 211. - DESPOTISM, VS. REASONING, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MIGHT IS RIGHT

MAJORITIES: Then you would condemn the Birmingham doctrine of the sovereign rights of a majority, and refuse to treat it as the foundation stone of democratic government”, said Angus. “Bright preaches the doctrine eloquently, but I am continually doubting the easygoing philosophy which assumes that the majority will always be on the right side and will only ask for what is just.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, 88. - MAJORITY, RIGHTS & SOVEREIGNTY, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM & JUSTICE

MAJORITIES: There are no privileges for a majority merely because it is a majority. – K. H. Z. SOLNEMAN, “LERNZIEL ANARCHIE”, Nr. 2, S.14. & PRIVILEGES

MAJORITIES: There can never be maximum peace and contentment under a system of majority rule. Government by majority is not self-government at all.” – Aami Wisdore, Free World, p.19. MAJORITY, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: There is always a majority of fools.” – Ascribed to Heraclitus, ca. 540-475 B.C.

MAJORITIES: There is an accumulative cruelty in a number of men, though none in particular are ill-natured.” – George Savile, Marquess of Halifax: The Complete Works of George Savile …1912, p.219, quoted in Seldes. - MAJORITY, CRUELTY, MEN, MASSES, MOBS

MAJORITIES: There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.” — James Madison - James Madison: MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, RIGHT & WRONG

MAJORITIES: There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.” – Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish. – Quoted in Seldes. - MAJORITY, STATISM, GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA

MAJORITIES: There is no particle of truth in the notion that the majority have a right to rule, or to exercise arbitrary power over, the minority, simply because the former are more numerous than the latter. Two men have no more natural right to rule one, than one has to rule two. Any single man, or any body of men, many or few, have a natural right to maintain justice for themselves, and for any others, who may need their assistance, against the injustice of any and all other men, without regard to their numbers; and majorities have no right to do any more than this. The relative numbers of the opposing parties have nothing to do with the question of right.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II/207. – However, when it comes to a defence against a majority, then it would be wise to attempt to dissolve this majority into its constituent factions or minorities, offering all of them full exterritorial autonomy, under their own personal laws as well, all only by individual choice. – JZ, 11.12.07, 23.5.13. - MAJORITY, PANARCHIES & MILITIAS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: There is not better description of the present dilemma than Edmund Burke’s prescient warning in Reflections on the Revolution in France that “those who are subjected to wrong under multitudes are deprived of all external consolation: they seem deserted by mankind, overpowered by a conspiracy of their whole species.” – source not noted by me. – JZ - MAJORITY RULE VS. MINORITY SELF-GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

MAJORITIES: There is nothing sacrosanct about the majority; the lynch mob, too, is the majority in its own domain.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.53.

MAJORITIES: There’s nothing as autocratic as a majority.” – Wm. J. Grede, RAMPART JOURNAL, Summer 66.

MAJORITIES: They believe their own newspaper, as their fathers did at their age. With such an ignorant and deceivable majority, States would soon run to ruin, but that there are limitations, beyond which the folly and ambition of government cannot go. Things have their laws, as well as men; and things refuse to be trifled with. Property will be protected. Corn will not grow, unless it is planted and manured; but the farmer will not plant or hoe it, unless the chances are … that he will cut and harvest it. (*) Under any forms, persons and property must and will have their just way. They exert their power, as steadily as matter its attractions. …” - Emerson, Natural Law, in Sprading, 149. – (*) and able to sell what he does not need himself. – JZ, 23.5.13. -& NATURAL LAW

MAJORITIES: They knew a despotism bearing the imprimatur of a numerical majority was a despotism still, and that sheer weight of numbers sanctified nothing.” – Ronald F. Conney, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. – DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM

MAJORITIES: This means in practice that even a statesman wholly devoted to the common interest of all the citizens will be under the constant necessity of satisfying special interests, because only thus will he be able to retain the support of a majority which he needs to achieve what is really important to him. - The root of the evil is thus the unlimited power of the legislature in modern democracies, a power which the majority will be constantly forced to use in a matter that most of its members may not desire. What we call the will of the majority is thus really an artifact of the existing institutions, and particularly of the omnipotence of the sovereign legislature, which by the mechanics of the political process will be driven to do things that most of its members do not really want, simply because there are no formal limits to its powers.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.10. & SPECIAL INTERESTS, POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, LEADERSHIP, PARLIAMENTARISM, LEGISLATION

MAJORITIES: thou shall not steal, even by majority vote …” – Gary North; Conspiracy. - VOTING, THEFT, TAXATION, REPRESENTATION

MAJORITIES: To believe in [majority rule] as an unqualified principle is to believe that might makes right.” – Charles T. Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals. – MIGHT VS. RIGHT

MAJORITIES: To disagree with three-fourths of the British public on all points is one of the first elements of sanity, one of the deepest consolations in all moments of spiritual doubt.” – Oscar Wilde, quoted in Seldes.

MAJORITIES: To expect self-denial from men, when they have a majority in their favor and consequently power to gratify themselves, is to disbelieve all history and universal experience.” – John Adams, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 10/75. - MAJORITY, POWER & CORRUPTION

MAJORITIES: Total power over the lives of individuals is worst when that total power is exercised in the name of the majority of citizens organized into a powerful state.” - Allan C. Brownfeld, in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.520. - MAJORITY, POWER & DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: True, it is evil that a single man should crush the herd, but see not there the worst form of slavery, which is when the herd crushes out the man.” – Saint Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, 1848, II, tr. Stuart Gilbert.

MAJORITIES: True, the majority seldom says distinctly and deliberately: “This is good for US, and hence it must be”; it generally says: “This is good for all of us, and therefore it must be.” But, on the other hand, there stands the minority protesting and insisting that “That is good for all of us!” – Victor Yarros, LIBERTY, 30.5.1896, p.2. – The peace- justice- and freedom promoting way out of such dilemmas consists in giving up territorial rule and introducing, instead, full exterritorial self-determination for the majority and for all minorities that desire it. In other words, by turning compulsory membership and subordination into voluntary relationships, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. In the process each side would be a winner. No one would lose anything that he rightfully owns. – Underlining by me. - JZ, 5.12.07.

MAJORITIES: Truth cannot be made more true by the number of its votaries. Nor is the spectacle much less interesting, of a solitary individual, bearing his undaunted testimony in favor of justice though opposed by the misguided millions.” – William Godwin, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, Book III, chap. 4. - MAJORITY, VOTES & TRUTHS

MAJORITIES: Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.” – Giordano Bruno, quoted in Seldes. - MAJORITY, TRUTH & PEOPLE

MAJORITIES: Truth is not determined by majority vote.” – Doug Gwyn. - Indeed not. But whether ideas are correct or not, the holders ought to be free to practise them among themselves, independent of the views and approval of majorities, of existing constitutions, laws, states and bureaucracies, but always only at their own risk and expense. Majorities also, not only minorities, do have the right to practise their flawed, or, sometimes, correct opinions - among themselves. - JZ 26. 11. 06, 23.5.13. - PANARCHISM, ERRORS & TRUTHS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, TOLERANCE, VOTING, ELECTIONS

MAJORITIES: Truth persists and works, even if nobody is left to utter it.” - Ludwig von Mises. - MAJORITY, TRUTH, FACTS, IDEAS

MAJORITIES: Truths are always most important – no matter by how few they are recognized. Majority views are irrelevant. Only truthful views can help us. – JZ, 31.12.76. - TRUTH

MAJORITIES: two half-wits do not make a wit.” – Dr. J. S. Warner, president of Carnegie Institute of technology. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: Two people have no more rights than each has individually.” – Anderson/Miles: A Constitution for a Moral Country, a Constitution Draft, p.43.

MAJORITIES: Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigorously, more vigorously, and more severely, than by one.” - Andrew Johnson - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, TYRANNY & DESPOTISM, VOTING, PARTIES, PEOPLES

MAJORITIES: Under panarchism any majority has only the right to rule itself. And so has every minority in every territory. The same applies to all majorities and all minorities, in every territory, which want to somehow confederate or federate with like groups in other countries of the world and across all presently existing or future “set” territorial borders. – JZ, 13.10.96, 9.1.99. - & PANARCHISM, MINORITIES, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Under the wrong assumption that there can be or ought to be only one organization for one purpose and that (whenever unanimity in decision making cannot be achieved) the majority can rightly determine not only its own fate but also that of dissenting minorities, and that these minorities do not have the right to secede from the main body, individually or in groups, we have, for all too long, imposed majority decision-making upon all people living an a territory. But there is no magic number at which combined actions of members becomes possible. Majority voters could always do their own thing, at their own expense and risk, while leaving all dissenters alone to determine their own fate. And if internal friction, sometimes going to civil wars and promoting international ones, is to be avoided, if each reformist step is to be given its maximum chance for realization, under optimal conditions, i.e. based upon unanimous support and preventing any kind of resistance or sabotage from dissatisfied insiders, then exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer groups, based upon personal laws and free individual secessionism and associationism, is the way to go. The customer should be king, in this sphere, too. - JZ, 1.4.89, based on some notes of 11.2.87. - The public service preferences of the majority should no more be imposed upon the minorities than their menu, fashion or sports preferences. Services preferred by the majority can, obviously, be financed and provided by it. Those wanted by the minorities are their problem and they should be left free to provide them for themselves. - Numerous minority tastes are already catered for by numerous shops and supermarkets. Probably only very rarely will shopping carts be filled exactly alike by different people. - JZ, 17.9.04. – MAJORITIES TO BECOME EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS, TOO, BUT NO LONGER TO REMAIN TERRITORIALLY DESPOTIC. FULL FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES: PANARCHISM

MAJORITIES: Underlying the mistrust of democracy is the recognition that behind most majorities lurk conspiring minorities and ambitious demagogues. In his Civil War Journals, Emerson notes how easily ‘democracy become a government of bullies tempered by editors’, the pawn of men of influence. The assault on democracy has then in the main been an assault on covert elitism, on irrationality, on heteronomy, and on the abuse of influence.” - B. R. Barber, Supermen and Common Men, p.121.

MAJORITIES: unrestrained majority-rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p. 88.

MAJORITIES: We are always very ready to limit others – this is what all politicians are engaged in – but nowadays the man who suggests that a state or party, without coercion and simply in answer to a moral call, should limit itself, invites ridicule. We are always anxiously on the lookout for ways of curbing the inordinate greed of the other man, but no one is heard renouncing his own inordinate greed. History knows of several occasions on which the greed of a minority was curbed, with much bloodshed, but who is to curb the inflamed greed of the majority, and how? That is something it can only do for itself.” – A. Solzhenitsyn, From Under the Rubble, p.136. –MAJORITY, GREED, INTOLERANCE, POWER LUST, UNIFORMITY SPLEEN, EQUALITY PREJUDICE

MAJORITIES: We are required to accept the decision of the majority as final, although the majority does and always has decided against the very things which have proved themselves most useful to society.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.26.

MAJORITIES: We give it new names: the planned economy, the welfare state, socialism, communism. But tyranny is tyranny whether the master be a King James, a feudal lord, a Hitler, or a majority gone mad!” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. – Territorialism is their essence, in every case. Without it they might have only the persistence of soap bubbles. – JZ, 29.12.10.

MAJORITIES: We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million of men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition: Auberon Herbert, p.371. & GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: We may appeal to every page of history we have hitherto turned over, for proofs irrefragible, that the people, when they have been unchecked, have been as unjust, tyrannical, brutal, barbarous and cruel as any king or senate possessed of uncontrolled power …” - John Adams, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 10/74. - MAJORITY, PEOPLE & POWER, GOVERNMENTS OF ALL KINDS

MAJORITIES: We no longer believe that it is just for one man to govern two men, but we have yet to outgrow the absurd belief that it is just for two men to govern one man.” – Charles T. Sprading, p.39, Liberty and the Great Libertarians.-  MAJORITY, JUSTICE, GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: We now know that people propel themselves along the road to serfdom by majority vote, and we see that those who have voted themselves into slavery are just as much slaves as those who have been put in bondage by a conqueror.” – Rev. Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 12/75.

MAJORITIES: Well then, if the majority voted to legalize murder, would that change the act itself? Would murder be ‘right’?” - “Nobody would vote to make murder legal”, the girl said. - “But they could”, Jon insisted. “Or they could elect a senator or representative who would vote on a murder bill in the public interest, as Hitler did.” – Con Sellers, Mr. Tomorrow, p.137. – The pro-abortion bills, now common in many countries are coming closer to what he accused Hitler of having done openly, instead of secretly. And legal abortions do now murder every few years as many quite innocent human lives as Hitler managed to murder during his whole regime and in WW II. - Even Hitler was clever enough not to thus or otherwise publicize his intentions and actions in this respect. – JZ, 12.12.07. - MAJORITY

MAJORITIES: Were it necessary to bring a majority into a comprehension of the libertarian philosophy, the cause of liberty would be utterly hopeless. Every significant movement in history has been led by one or just a few individuals with a small minority of energetic supporters.” – Leonard E. Read. (*) - The logical conclusion from this is: Full exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of voluntary communities and experiments, or panarchism, with a multitude of peacefully competing panarchies, all only under personal laws. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – (*) If this is a recognized fact then we should conclude from this that all dissenting minorities should be given full freedom of action and experimentation, under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, no mater how much we may disagree with their laws and institutions. Territorial monopolies for political, economic and social systems will, inevitably, prevent or slow down progress in these spheres. – JZ, 2.1.08.  - MINORITIES & LIBERTARIANISM, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, EDUCATION & OTHER VERBAL ENLIGHTENMENT ATTEMPTS, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, MINORITY RIGHTS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM.

MAJORITIES: What can be pettier, narrower, more reactionary, more superstitious and irrational, than the worship by the socialists of majority rule – the crowning of every three men, because they are three, and the moral and material effacement of every two men, because they are two; or the building up of a gigantic fabric of unlimited power, with the arbitrary suspension and limitation of the faculties of the individual in every direction? What moral or intellectual redemption can possibly be found in such a system? It would be as narrow and stifling as a prison cell; as full of trick and intrigue as the inner council chamber of the College of the Jesuits; as timorous and despairing as the creed of the ascetics, who pronounced the world to be evil and the cloister to be the only safe place in it, as brutal as …” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack, A. H., Essay Seven, pp. 253/54. - MAJORITY RULE, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATE, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL & POWER VS. MORALITY, INDIVIDUALISM, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAJORITIES: What difference is it to me if a decision is forced upon me by a dictator or by half of my neighbors? Either way my right to free, peaceful action has been nullified.” – Stephen H. Foerster - & DESPOTISM, MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: What do milk, red wine and black coffee in common, to 80 %? Water. – This is an example for the essentials not being determined by their majority or quantity.” – (Was haben Milch, Rotwein und schwarzer Kaffee zu 80 % gemeinsam? Wasser – Ein Beispiel dafuer, dass das Wesentliche nicht von der Mehrheit bestimmt wird.) – Helmar Nahr. - I believe that the water percentages in the examples are even higher. He could also have said the same about human beings, whose values and activities are certainly not determined, in most cases, by their water contents, unless they are somewhat dehydrated. – JZ, 6.12.07. – An excess water input can also be a killer! – JZ, 9.2.09. - ESSENTIALS

MAJORITIES: What Functions Are Appropriate? (*) In the light of government’s nature, what functions may we appropriately assign to it? (**) This is the question, and there are two ways to approach it. The approach favored today is to count noses – find out what a majority of the people want from government, and then elect politicians who will give it to them! And believe me, they’ve been giving it to us! The party that wins an election is “swept into office on a ground swell of public opinion”, as popular mythology has it; and of course the winners have “a mandate from the people”. That’s spelled Peepul.” (***) – Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 1977, p.30. - - (*) If any! – JZ (**) What rights should those have, who want to assign different functions to their kinds of governments, communities or societies, independent of majority opinions? – (***) I prefer the term “sheeple”. - – JZ, 8.12.07. - PANARCHISM

MAJORITIES: What I am objecting to is majority rule. - Why do I oppose majority rule? Because it is, at best, no more than a gentle way of saying that might makes right. It is clear that if we are to have a coercive society rather than a free society, it may be better to coerce the minority than the majority. In a majority-seeking process, someone must be coerced. There is no way out. But how can a libertarian, supposedly a person believing in liberty, favor a coercive society? This is precisely what he does favor by his actions, when he votes.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 7. - MAJORITY RULE:

MAJORITIES: What is so good about the “greatest number”? Suppose that the vast majority of people in a society hate and revile redheads, and greatly desire to murder them; and suppose further that there are only a few redheads extant at any time. Must we then say that it is “good” for the vast majority to slaughter redheads? And if not, why not?” – Murray N. Rothbard, THE ETHICS OF LIBERTY, p.202.

MAJORITIES: What we call the will of the majority is thus really an artifact of the existing institutions, and particularly of the omnipotence of the sovereign legislature, which, by the mechanics of the political process will be driven to do things that most of its members do not really want, simply because there are no formal limits to its powers.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.10. - MAJORITY, LEGISLATURES, PARLIAMENTS, SOVEREIGNTY

MAJORITIES: When a majority rules, a minority is ruled.” – Robert Klassen, 10/3/02. - Actually, in most cases more than one minority is ruled then. Even the "majorities" are usually merely temporary alliances of different factions and, under territorialism, they are not quite free to rule themselves without encountering much opposition. – JZ – MINORITY AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY RULE:

MAJORITIES: When any number of men have, by the consent of every individual, made a community (*) they have thereby made that community one body, with a power to act as one body, which is only by the will and determination of the majority. For that which acts any community, being only the consent of the individuals of it, and it being one body, must move one way, it is necessary the body should move that way the greater force carries it, which is the consent of the majority.” - John Locke, Treatises on Government, II, 1690. - As if individual and group secessions were not rightful or possible and could not lead to voluntarism and genuine self-government and consent of every individual. - JZ, 22.12.07. - (*) Which communities, political ones, were and are established in that way, apart from the free associations in commerce, the arts, hobbies, sports etc.? - Ignorance of or non-appreciation of alternatives to majority rule is not to be misinterpreted as full individual consent to majority rule. - Why should every enlightened individual or minority group be held back by majority rule of those people, who are much less enlightened on a particular subject? - JZ, 3.11.85, 23.5.13 - Majority rule should only be applied to those who do individually consent to it. For individuals and minorities the dissent and self-government options must be kept open. They are rightful and they can achieve much more than majority rule can. - JZ, 22.12.07, 23.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM UNITY SPLEEN, CONSENT,

MAJORITIES: When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right.” – Eugene V. Debs, Speech, before the jury in the Federal Court, Cleveland, 12 Aug. 1918. – There is no “the” minority. – There are always several, if not even many. Even the majority is usually just a temporary coalition of minorities. – JZ, 9.2.09, 23.5.13. – MINORITIES, PEOPLE, POPULATION,

MAJORITIES: When Madison wrote that “democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security and the rights of property”, all Americans knew that he was saying that majority-rule has always been the enemy of human rights, and that he was stating the reason why this Republic is not a democracy.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.185. – DEMOCRACY, SECURITY OF PERSONS & PROPERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS

MAJORITIES: When the millions applaud you, seriously ask what harm you have done; when they censure you, what good!” – Caleb C. Colton, quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC for Sep. 18.

MAJORITIES: When two wolves and a sheep decide: What's for breakfast?” - Image and joke seen recently on some libertarian website. - JZ, 9.2.02. – MAJORITARIANISM, VOTING, JOKES, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Whenever a cultural matter rolls up a majority, I know it is wrong.” – John Soan: in VanWyck Brooks, John Sloan, 1955. - & CULTURE

MAJORITIES: Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong.” - Oscar Wilde – AGREEMENT, CONSENSUS, INDIVIDUALISM

MAJORITIES: Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain.

MAJORITIES: where have these rights come from? By what hocus-pocus, by what magic have they been brought into existence? A man who makes one of the exactly equal half of a crowd has no rights, either as regards himself or as regards others; if he makes one in that part of the crowd which is larger by the tenth or the hundredth or the thousandth part, then he is clothed with absolute powers over himself and others. Did Central Africa ever produce a more absurd superstition? - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.139. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL MINORITY AUTONOMY

MAJORITIES: Where the majority determines what is right, justice is the loser.” – Werner Mitsch. (Wo die Mehrheit das Recht hat, da hat die Gerechtigkeit das Nachsehen.) - JUSTICE, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW, ETHICS, MORALITY, PRINCIPLES

MAJORITIES: Wherever this line may be best taken, not only abstract speculation, but the practical and spontaneous tact of the world, has decided that there are limits, alike in the interest of majority and minority, to the rights of either to disturb the other. In other words, it is expedient in certain affairs that the will of the majority should be absolutely binding, while in affairs of a different order it should count for nothing, or as nearly nothing, as the sociable dependence of a man on his fellows will permit.” – John Morley, On Compromise, p.103. – However, to reduce all clashes between them to a minimum, majorities should be able to separate themselves from all minorities and all minorities should be free to separate themselves from any majority and all other minorities living in the same area, e.g. by living under personal laws and institutions rather than territorial ones. The main compromise would then exist in each leaving the others as far as possible alone, apart from free exchanges. – JZ, 8.12.07. & MINORITIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-GOVERNMENT, COMPROMISES VS. UNCOMPROMISING SELF-GOVERNMENT

MAJORITIES: Whether or not one realizes it, if he believes in the moral validity of Majority Rule, he does, at least unknowingly, believe in slavery. Because a majority can impose slavery on a minority any time that it wishes.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50.

MAJORITIES: Whether the government consists of one over the million, or a million over one, an anarchist is opposed to the rule of majorities as well as minorities.” – Albert Parsons, on being sentenced to hang, 1886.

MAJORITIES: While democracy promised the best defence of the individual, Mencken wondered whether the majority of men were not more interested in suppressing the individual’s liberty.” – R. Dale Grinder, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, I/3 p.49. & INDIVIDUALS

MAJORITIES: who protects the majority against the majority? There the majority was the tyrant. - Goethe? Epigramme, Venedig, 1790, JZ tr. of: ”… wer beschuetzt die Menge // Gegen die Menge? Da war die Menge der Menge Tyrann.” – Ueber die Franzoesische Revolution. - MASSES, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITIES: Why should 51 % be more right than 49 %? – JZ, 8.8.74. – Q.

MAJORITIES: Why should either two men live at the discretion of three, or three at the discretion of two? Both propositions are absurd from a reasonable point of view. If being a slave and owning a slave are both wrong relations, what difference does it make whether there are a million slave-owners and one slave, or one slave-owner and a million slaves? Do robbery and murder cease to be what they are if done by ninety-nine per cent of the population?” … You cannot serve two masters You cannot devote yourself to the winning of power, and remain faithful to the great principles.” – Auberon Herbert, – Quoted by Charles T. Sprading, in Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.400. – I underlined a part, because of its conciseness. In that hypothetical case there would soon not be much of a population left. – JZ, 4.12.07. & JUSTICE

MAJORITIES: Why, he asks, should there be any more magic in numbers than in a king, a tyrant or an oligarchy? The accident that three people may prefer one thing while two people may prefer another hardly justifies the rule of the three over the two. If there is common ownership - say of a piece or property - a majority vote is a convenient way of settling differences. But when ownership is not involved, rule by majority vote can be just as tyrannical as rule by a dictator.” - John Chamberlain, on Auberon Herbert, in THE FREEMAN, 6/79. - Alas, under territorialism common ownership in public property and in decision-making power is hypothesized and territorialism simply does not allow all groups to make their own decisions for themselves in all those sphere that it has territorially monopolized to itself. Thus the mutual domination attempts in this system, rather than letting each group go its own way, under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, all for volunteers only. - JZ, 22.12.07. - MAJORITY RULE

MAJORITIES: With the onset of the Depression, however, Mencken’s career began to decline. Although the continued to attack statism and attempts to regulate market processes, he was not sanguine about the future of the country, for he saw the New Deal as the affirmation of Tocqueville’s fear that majority rule would crush personal liberty.” – LIBERTARIAN HANDBOOK, 1973. – Underlining by me. – JZ - MAJORITY RULE & LIBERTY

MAJORITIES: Worse, yet, for Mencken the Nietzschean, it was majoritarian rule which tended to bring the strong down to the level of the weak.” - R. Dale Grinder, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, I/3, p.49. & STRENGTH, WEAKNESS

MAJORITIES: would not allow themselves to be swamped by mere numbers.” – Lord Action, Lectures on Modern History, p.295, on smaller States vs. the larger States of the USA. – Better: Exterritorially autonomous minorities of volunteers would not let themselves be swamped by mere numbers, except among their own kind of volunteers. And even then secession would always be an option for the remaining dissenters. – JZ, 9.2.09, 23.5.13. – MINORITY RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, AUTONOMY

MAJORITIES: Would the number of thieves, large or small, make an essential difference? It is likely that most individuals, desiring to remain loyal to logic and morality, would reply with a thundering “no”. The number of crooks should make a crime no less a crime.” - SLL leaflet: Taxation Is Legalized Theft.

MAJORITIES: Yes, authority, coercion, and dependence rest on the mass, but never freedom or the free unfoldment of the individual, never the birth of a free society.” - Emma Goldman, “Minorities versus Majorities”, in: Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.85.

MAJORITIES: Yet be not blindly guided by the throng; // The multitude is always in the wrong.” – Wentworth Dillon, Essay on Translated Verse, I, 183. – Always? I stick with “mostly”! – JZ, 9.2.09, 29.12.10.

MAJORITIES: You either believe in human rights or you do not, and Majority Rule always violates human rights. Those who would like to make Majority Rule apply to some situations, but not to others, are advocating that arbitrary lines be drawn, thereby giving rise to the same old question: Who shall decide? The majority? If the majority is to decide on which matters the majority should be allowed to rule, then in reality the majority is being given absolute rule.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52.

MAJORITIES: You have a natural right to live your life as you please, without interference from others – no matter how great their number.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.50.

MAJORITIES: You’ll believe every piece of scat they fed you in school, won’t you? Do you think I consider the course of my life subject to the whim of any plurality?” – J. Neil Schulman, The Rainbow Cadenza, 196.

MAJORITY DESPOTISM: Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic. –Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn – VOTING, TOTALITARIANISM, MINORITY RIGHTS

MAJORITY DESPOTISM: How should it happen that the individual should be without rights, but the combination of individuals should possess unlimited rights?" - Auberon Herbert, the original philosopher of "voluntaryism" and my personal favorite of British classical liberal thinkers. – Why should either two men live at the discretion of three, or three at the discretion of two? Both propositions are absurd from a reasonable point of view. If being a slave and owning a slave are both wrong relations, what difference does it make whether there are a million slave owners and one slave, or one slave owners and a million slaves? Do robbery and murder cease to be what they re if done by ninety-nine percent of the population? – Auberon Herbert, 1838-1906. – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Lawrence Reed's photo. – Facebook, 18.9.13.

MAJORITY DESPOTISM: If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution. – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861.Constitutional rights are secondary to the natural individual human rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.4.13. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, VOTING, REVOLUTION

MAJORITY DESPOTISM: Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots. – John Adams 1793.

MAJORITY DESPOTISM: We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do." - Auberon Herbert – Quoted by Slim Richey – Facebook, 7.10.13. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY

MAJORITY RULE: When a majority rules, a minority is ruled.Robert Klassen, 10/3/02.Often many more than a single minority are wrongfully ruled by territorial majorities. – JZ, 27.4.13. – Naturally, one can consider them to be “the” minority – but that would be the same mistake as saying that the whole population amounts to one entity, called “the people”. – JZ, 24.10.13.

MAKE IT, TOGETHER: We can make it together.” – A Link-Up slogan. – In my opinion this applies largely to many libertarian reference works that are still needed and which, to compile them, to a sufficient completeness, does, often far exceed he capacity of individuals. An almost automatically working link-up scheme would be supplied by a list of current projects or works in progress, offered online. – On many of them collaboration via email would be sufficient. – JZ, 14.12.07. – Strength through unity? There is much strength in mutual tolerance of diversity, for it ends infighting and unites diverse groups against common and despotic enemies. – JZ, 24.10.13.COMMON PROJECTS LIST FOR LIBERTARIANS, ONLINE, COLLABORATION, COOPERATION, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, NEW DRAFT

MAKE IT: Make it, don’t take it, and everybody has more. This may be termed “The Industrial Syndrome.” – G. Harry Stine, defending The Third Industrial Revolution, quoted in: The Future at War, vol.1: Thor’s Hammer, ed. by Reginald Bretnor. - DON’T TAKE IT, PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES VS. COERCIVE REDISTRIBUTIONISM

MAKE: Make rather than take or fake. – JZ, 6.6.92. – I probably read it somewhere. – JZ, 8.12.07. – Make, rather than take or fake. – JZ, 21.5.13.

MAKE TODAY COUNT: Make today count.” – Robert A. Heinlein, The Number of the Beast, New English Library, 1981, p.97.

MAKE: Neither fake nor take! Make! – JZ, 8.5.92. – But, by all means, take and make use of all the libertarian wisdom you can find and make it available to all others, by helping to build up a common information center by and for all. Possibly, all libertarian wisdom could now already be digitally combined on a single large HDD. – What excuse can we offer for not helping to fill it? - JZ, 7.12.07. – Today, at Dick Smith, I saw one external HD, 1TB, for only $ 79. – JZ, 29.12.10. In June 2013 Harvey Norman advertised a 2 TBs one for only $ 78. Lack of money is not problem for this project. But lack of labors of love among libertarians is. If they did not shy away from this then they could provide such a service for each other rather fast, in sufficient division of labor to make the chore of each one’s contribution bearable. – JZ, 24.10.13.

MAKEABUCK: Makeabuck. The Eleventh Commandment.” – NEWORDS. – Rather produce your own kind of “buck”, alone or in suitable association with others, than struggle hard merely for the monopoly money that territorial governments offer, almost constantly fluctuating between inflation and deflation. – JZ, 14.12.07. – To the extent that an individual or a group of productive people can circulate their own kind of IOUs or money tokens, redeemable in their own products or services, they will supply themselves with work and others with the sale of their products and services. – JZ, 21.4.13. – EMPLOYMENT, SALES, WORK, MONETARY FREEDOM, MAKING MONEY, ISSUING MONEY


MAKERS, TAKERS & FAKERS: … there are makers, takers and fakers. I prefer the first category.” – Robert Heinlein, 1973, Time Enough for Love, p.112.

MAKERS, TAKERS & FAKERS: There are Makers, Takers, and Fakers, no fourth category, and Today the Takers and the Fakers outnumber (and outvote) the Makers.” – Robert Heinlein, Expanded Universe, p.544.

MAKING IT INSTEAD OF BREAKING IT: If you can’t make it, you ought not to break it.” – Chas Kingsley, Hypatia, p.66.

MAKING MONEY: A man is never more innocently involved than in the making of money.” – Samuel Johnson. – The director of a central bank is legally but, morally and economically quite criminally, involved in producing an exclusive and forced currency and in suppressing the monies of monetary freedom, of which at least some, soundly issued, e.g. with shop foundation and using a sound value standard, would, in free competition with the money of central banks, drive out that kind of bad money and also flawed competing currencies, without a sufficient short-term cover for their issues, redemption and reflux arrangement. The competing currencies of Somalia seem to be of that kind. Do a search for “competing currencies”. – JZ, 14.12.07, 24.10.13. – GRESHAM’S LAW, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MARKET RATING & VOLUNTARY ACCEPTANCE VS. LEGAL TENDER (COMPULSORY ACCEPTANCE & FORCED VALUE) MONOPOLY MONIES

MAKING MONEY: All people should be free even to "make money" by "coining" their own goods, services and labor, issuing their own notes or ticket money or token money upon them, which do oblige only themselves - namely, to accept them at par in all payments due to them. To the extent that they succeed in doing this, alone or in association with others, associated issuers and voluntary acceptors for their notes, all of them accepting them at par, from anyone, at any time, during business hours, they will not only provide additional sales for others but the same amount of sales for themselves. These IOU's issued by them will simply have anticipated these sales. They will be enabled to buy the goods, services they want before they have to supply their own in exchange for their own notes. - To make their notes widely enough acceptable their "backing" by their goods and services must be sound, at market prices, their issue technique must be correct and they ought to use a sound enough value standard as well, in their notes and in their prices. – Naturally, their goods and services must also be needed or wanted locally, at their prices. The rest is easy and the first successful examples of this kind would soon be copied by many others. - The question is, whether such experiments will be allowed to proceed and to succeed or whether they will they be suppressed already in the initial stages? - JZ, 28.11.92, 23.5.97. - Thus selecting optimal times and conditions for such monetary freedom experiments would be advisable. They must be times and conditions in and under which any repression attempts would be made politically as impossible as one can manage to achieve. For instance, when a massive deflation or inflation exists, with their consequences, shortly before an election and when the monetary freedom experiments are so well prepared, also in public opinion that they can and will be very rapidly successful for all their participants. - JZ, 16.9.02, 9.2.09. - MONEY & UNEMPLOYMENT, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, FULL EMPLOYMENT, FREE MARKET MONIES, COMPETING CURRENCIES, PREPARING FOR A PEACEFUL, FAST & SUCCESSFUL MONETARY REVOLUTION 

MAKING MONEY: Are you really “making” money, e.g. by issuing sound and competitive as well as optional money, readily accepted by others, instead of merely working for the monopolistic and coercive State paper money? – JZ, 1990, while listening to an LP talk. - MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

MAKING MONEY: I want to be prepared to claim the greatest virtue of all – that I was a man who made money. – Any grafter can make money - … You ought to discover some day that words have an exact meaning. …” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p. 96. – Alas, Ayn Rand was at least here not exact about “money”. She did not sufficiently distinguish between forced and exclusive currencies and the monies of monetary freedom. Of the latter she knew and appreciated only gold coins and gold certificates as well as silver coins and silver certificates. Other sound monies remained unknown or unappreciated by her. Money-making under monetary despotism is very different from money making under monetary freedom. The former has given competition a bad name. It was not a free competition but a harsh struggle for getting enough of a monopolized currency. There will be no harsh struggle to obtain or issue one or the other kind of the monies of monetary freedom. They are all a kind of clearing certificates and clearing certificates one can issue oneself, starting with the simplest of all, an IOU. – Ayn Rand was not radical enough, either, to advocate free choice of value standards. – JZ, 14.12.07. – She and other “gold bugs” still believe that “real” money must be mined and can only be temporarily represented by paper certificates. – In other words, their thinking on money is still stuck in the many centuries where almost exclusively copper, silver and gold coins were “money”. They simply overlook all the sound forms of non-metallic and not metallically redeemable money that were invented before and since and speak only of and against one alternative to their supposed ideal, namely the forced currency or fiat money of governments. While they do rightly condemn that one, they do, so to speak, throw out the baby with the bath water, by condemning as mere fiat money or frauds all other forms of money, even those, which are kept at par with their nominal gold weight value, without being redeemable in gold coins – except through purchases of gold coins on a free gold market. – In this respect even Mises’ and Rothbard’s thinking and knowledge were still all too limited. - JZ, 9.2.09, 29.12.10, 24.10.13.

MAKING MONEY: It is the most sacred duty of man to make money!” – Cato, quoted in Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.402. – Making money, honestly, is certainly better than losing money but only in the sense that productivity and savings are better than waste. However, making money from monopolies, from slave trade or trade in nuclear “weapons” is not defendable by such or other slogans. Making money from really serving others and being rewarded by them for this activity, on the other hand, is quite justified. Money is certainly not the measure of all values. – JZ, 3.12.07. – The term “making money” does also ignore the xyz clearing options, which need only a sound value standard and some kind of records but physical means of exchange in form of coins or notes. At most they use “clearing certificates”. Fully developed and used, they could make all cash payments superfluous. – JZ, 24.10.13.

MAKING MONEY: Making money through hard work and wise investment is a fine thing to do. Other ways of making money aren’t so bad, either, as long as everybody who’s in on the deal is there voluntarily. Better sleazy productivity than none. As terrible as Albania’s pyramid schemes were, Albania’s riots were worse.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.244. – Typically even he did not here think and speak of “making the own money” in an attempt to provide at least some sound local currency. – JZ, 9.2.09, 24.10.13. – VOLUNTARISM, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING FOR NOTE-ISSUES

MAKING MONEY: Making money would be easy, literally, for productive people under full monetary freedom. – JZ, 8.11.99. – As easy as e.g. making or ordering tickets for wanted performances. “Ticket-money, that’s the ticket!” Token monies have a very long tradition of being issued even in spite of strong prohibitions. They might be defined as locally widely acceptable private IOUs and to outlaw all of them would, obviously, be wrong. They can neither be inflated nor cause an inflation or depreciation of a country’s governmental currency and a local deflation can be reduced or even abolished through them. Even if they were over-issued, being market rated, i.e. discountable and refusable by all but their issuers, they could not affect prices, wages, rents etc. expressed in sound value standards. At most they would do away with emergency sales prices, bringing back normal free market prices, which is desirable. – JZ, 24.10.13.

MAKING MONEY: Money making has to become generalized, as widely and as honestly and soundly as possible, so that anyone suitable for this can and will make his own medium of exchange or clearing certificates, alone or in suitable associations with others, for at most a limited circulation period, and circulation area, while he and his associates are ready at any time to accept them are par with their nominal value from anyone who buys from them, with these notes, IOUs or clearing certificates, in convenient denominations, or in account credits for whatever they have to offer ready for sale, in wanted goods, services or labor (also marked in a sound value standards, the same one that they employ to indicate the value of the certificates they issued). This applies only to short-term turn-over credit certificates. (Raising medium and long term capital through the issue of corresponding capital certificates is quite another matter. The latter are not suitable as currency and do not have its shop foundation or immediate clearing potential for their full amounts. At most only their due dividend coupons or due rights to interest payments or due repayment installments, could be mobilized in certified form as currency or clearing certificates against their issuers.) - Then and as a result all desired immediately or near future exchanges of goods, services and labor could take place with a minimum of friction and difficulties. In essence, all such private and competing monies (or accounts, on paper, plastic credit cards or purely digitally certified ones) would be merely private clearinghouse certificates in convenient denominations or payment methods. Any clearing, like barter, by its very nature, should be quite unrestricted, apart from whatever difficulties are still inherent in such transactions. For barter the difficulties are great. For quite free and fully developed clearing transactions these would almost disappear, although also only a kind of multilateral barter would take place thereby, in which goods and services are exchanged, easily and fast, also honestly, when using a sound value standard. – JZ, 16.9.99, 6.10.08, 29.12.10, 24.10.13.

MAKING MONEY: The term is usually applied only to successful efforts to acquire some of the money of monetary despotism, not to the issue and acceptance of the money of monetary freedom. But those really interested in "making money" would have it easier to be often or regularly successful if they studied the pre-conditions and then bothered to "make" their own kinds of money tokens and circulate them, to the extent that they could, for their own benefit and that of their potential customers. To the extent that they could issue their own money, redeemable only in their own goods, services and labor, they would supply themselves, by the spending of their self-issued money, with sales and jobs. Such money, by natural law and individual rights, they could rightly get designed, printed and offer in payment to voluntary acceptors. This way of "making" or "producing" money would offer opportunities to them - and people in like positions, which are denied to them by the central bank and the laws of monetary despotism. Making money should really become "making" money, for all those able to do so. Naturally, not all people are in a good or even the optimal position for issuing their own money tokens - but all could issue their own clearing certificates and use a common clearing house in their community - if the laws, the bureaucracy and the politicians do not manage to suppress such a self-help effort. Potentially, all pay-outs and receipts could be settled by mere clearing. - No one should be confined only to "make" (or- struggle only for) the money of monetary despotism, which is almost always inflated, deflated or stag-flated and amounts, for its victims to still more taxation. - JZ, 29.4.95, 16.4.97.

MAKING MONEY: There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.” - Samuel Johnson. - Alas, he, too, failed to distinguish between the money of monetary despotism and the money of monetary freedom. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MONEY MAKING, MONEY EARNING, PRODUCING MONEY, MONETARY FREEDOM, USURY? PROFITEERIING? GREED?

MAKING MONEY: Very few people have the interest, knowledge and courage required to try to “make” money the monetary freedom way, that is, to prepare and issue quite sound money and clearing certificates of their own, inflation- and deflation proof, as much of it as they can and need to achieve the easy exchange of whatever they do have to offer in goods, services and labor for the goods, services and labor of others. Alas, not only sufficient interest and knowledge of the sound issue and reflux technique are required but also the readiness to break the laws and risk the penalties of monetary despotism in something like a well prepared and carried out monetary freedom revolution. Instead, most people just try to get a larger share of the government’s monopoly money and take all its wrongs and imposed losses and economic difficulties in their stride, all too passively, as if these were their fate or natural catastrophes. – JZ, 13.1.03, 21.10.07. - THE MONETARY FREEDOM WAY, ISSUING ONE’S OWN MONEY, VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

MALADJUSTED: Maybe you too will decide that Thoreau was “maladjusted”. But you might withhold judgment until you define this pathological mouthful. Before the war, the boy who ran away from home and joined the army was “maladjusted”; during the war the boy who refused to join the army on principle was similarly labeled. The word, therefore, as used, simply means that the person so described is either incapable or unwilling to submit to the going herd-cult. It connotes some emotional or mental weakness, and carries a bit of condescension and of pity with it; that the ability and willingness to stand the crowd off may indicate exceptional self-reliance is overlooked. Sometimes one cannot help suspecting that the perfectly “adjusted”, those who are quick to fit themselves into any thought-pattern prepared by the neighbors, find the term “maladjusted” a convenient covering up of their own weakness. Maybe the word is plain name-calling, pulled up out of the gutter by “science”. The suppressed rebel in us resents the courage of those who rebel openly.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.198. – We have adjust all too much to the continued existence of territorial governments, the nuclear war threat and the suppression of all too many genuine and important human rights and liberties. – That is also a form of maladjustments. - JZ, 29.12.10. - MALADJUSTED OR SELF-RELIANT, SELF-RESPONSIBLE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY,

MALARCHY: Most people believe in malarchy (mal - evil, archy - rule).” – Libertarian Connection., Dec. 71. - Never mind how they call it. - STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM:

MALEVOLENCE: Ascribing malevolence to another is the mother of animosity. It is the error at the root of social hatreds. And error it is! Among the persons known to me, I have never encountered anyone who appeared to be consciously malevolent. Not even a common thief is guided by malevolence. While he may not think of his occupation as the highest, everything considered, he believes to be justifiable in terms of his scale of values.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.136. - ANIMOSITY, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, ANTISEMITISM, RACISM, CLASS WARFARE NOTIONS, VALUES, HATRED, IDEOLOGIES

MALEVOLENCE: Conscious malevolence rarely, if ever, controls actions. - If no person is consciously malevolent, then it follows that imputing bad motives to others is a mistake. And, if this be an alienating influence, then it behooves us who would make friends for freedom to discover what really causes the friction. Animosity need not accompany ideological differences, if we know why the differences (*) and if we correctly act on the knowledge.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p. 136. – The most correct attitude towards ideological differences is tolerance, for their verbal expression as well as for their tolerant practice among their believers. – That requires full exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of beliefs and convictions that can be tolerantly practised by volunteers among themselves. – Not only e.g. capitalism among consenting adults but also any kind of communism or socialism among consenting adults. – With that tolerance verbally realized, mere arguments become largely superfluous or futile. Actions speak louder than words and provide better proofs or refutations. – (*) occurred? Exist? If we know the why of the differences? – JZ, 14.12.07, 29.12.10. – I checked the text and this passage was correctly reproduced but could or should be improved. – JZ, 24.10.13. - BENEVOLENCE, VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS

MALICE: Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, quoted by The Liberty Defined - Facebook, 11.9.13. – MISUNDERSTANDINGS, NEGLECT, POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES, WICKEDNESS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES

MALTHUSIANISM: I solemnly declare that I do not believe that all the heresies and sects and factions which the ignorance and the weakness and the wickedness of man have ever given birth to, were altogether so disgraceful to man as a Christian, a philosopher, a statesman, or citizen, as this abominable tenet.” – S. T. Coleridge, Table-Talk, Aug. 12, 1832. - OVERPOPULATION?

MALTHUSIANISM: It is your mind that matters economically, as much or more than your mouth or hands. In the long run, the most important economic effect of population size and growth is the contribution of additional people to our stock of useful knowledge. And this contribution is large enough in the long run to overcome all the costs of population growth.” - Julian L. Simon. – His books are such a large treasure chest of facts, ideas, arguments and wordings that I leave it to others to extract and alphabetize them. Perhaps no one else has replied so thoroughly to the notions of Malthusians and other scarcity mongers and perhaps no one else has stressed as much the importance of human minds as factors in increased productivity and wealth. – JZ, 9.2.09, 24.6.13. - OVERPOPULATION NOTIONS, POPULATION GROWTH, MINDS, IDEAS, TALENTS & ECONOMICS, SCARCITY OF RAW MATERIALS?

MALTHUSIANISM: Malthus was immensely influential, and still is. But he was wrong. In fact, when he wrote (in 1798) the world was poised on the brink of an enormous advance in both prosperity and population. In the following century England experienced both a six-fold increase in population and a six-fold increase in income per head. Taking a still longer time span, between 1820 and 1920, world population increased five-fold and world economies grew forty-fold.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, - p.445, quoting Ronald Bailey, “The Law of Increasing Returns, The National Interest, Spring 2000.

MALTHUSIANISM: Malthus, probably, has, indirectly, kept in ignorance and prejudice, killed and impoverished, more people than anyone else ever has. – JZ, 3.5.93. – Like the State socialists he has misdirected attention away from the real problems and real solutions. – JZ, 9.2.09. - OVERPOPULATION, POPULATION

MALTHUSIANISM: The first thing wrong with Malthus’s science is that “known resources” are not given by nature; they depend on the analytical capacities of the human mind. We can never know how many resources can be obtained from a cubic foot of the universe (*): all we know is how much we have found thus far, at a given date. You can starve in the middle of a wheat field if your mind hasn’t identified wheat as edible. - Real wealth results from Real Knowledge, which is increasing faster all the time.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.139/140. - (*) Rather, from a cubic foot of matter or material, not just vacuum. – JZ.

MALTHUSIANISM: The problem of poverty will be solved. ‘All men, by judicious and proper laws and training’, may ‘readily acquire knowledge and habits which will enable them, if they are permitted, to produce far more than they need for their support and enjoyment; and thus any population, in the fertile part of the earth may be taught to live in plenty and in happiness without the checks of vice and misery.’ Malthus’s nightmare will dissolve. ‘For man knows not the limit of his power for creating food.’ Moreover, properly exploited, the sea affords inexhaustible abundance. …” - John Bowle, Political Opinion in the 19th century, 141, quoting Robert Owen. – If all human tissue were spread evenly over all land and water, which can be productively used, as a thin film, how thick or thin would it be and how heavy per acre? Then we should compare it with the edible plant and animal life on earth, for the same areas. How thick would such a film be, evenly spread out over these areas and how much would it weight? – Is suspect that the thinness of this hypothetical film of human tissue, as well as its weight per acre, would be rather insignificant compared with those of the foods we could derive from these areas, on average, every day. Not to speak of the synthetic foods that we have already begun to produce. Or the mushrooms that we produce in old mine tunnels or the hydroponic produce that could be produced in multi-story buildings, mainly using artificial light. – All these thoughts take only this planet into consideration. The universe is full of energy – and largely empty of life. - JZ, 29.12.10. - POPULATION, OVER-POPULATION,

MALTHUSIANISM: the second thing wrong with Malthus’s scenario is that it is no longer true. (*) Concretely, more energy has been found in every cubic foot of the universe than Malthus ever imagined (**); and, as technology has spread, each nation has spontaneously experienced a lowered birth rate after industrializing. (See again Critical Path, Fuller, and Ho-Ping, Food for Everyone, Gabel.) - Unfortunately, between the 19th century inventory of Malthus and the 20th century inventory of Fuller et al, the Malthusian philosophy had become the pragmatic working principle of the British ruling class, … which led to economics being dubbed “the dismal science”. Benjamin Jowett, an old-fashioned humanist, voiced a normal man’s reaction to this dismal science: “I have always felt a certain horror of political economists since I heard one of them say that he feared the famine of 1848 [in Ireland] would not kill more than a million people, and that would scarcely be enough to do much good.” In fact, the English rulers allowed the famine to continue until it killed more than two million.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.140. - - (*) It was never true! - - (**) That is hardly true of the nearly perfect vacuum of outer space. – JZ, 8.12.07. –  OVERPOPULATION? TOO MANY PEOPLE?

MAN: A badly programmed computer does not make the machinery bad. The same goes for humans. – D.Z., 1977.

MAN: A forced association with a territorial State can be much worse than an enforced marriage or even a polygamy marriage with partners not chosen by oneself. – Already Aristophanes wrote a comedy against non-discrimination by age, in an egalitarian “society”, in which young women men were forced to provide sexual services to old men and young men to old women, i.e. none were chosen by the individual service providers. – Now imagine multiple and territorially imposed obligations of that or any other kind, upon whole populations, which we do already have via taxation and enforced obedience to xyz rules imposed upon us. Panarchistic individual choices would free us from such chains or “duties” as much as we want to be freed. – We all “belong”, as humans, to the over-all human society, to some extent, but we are not its property, it is, after all, not a person but an abstract notion, nor do we belong or ought to obey any particular society or system or territorial State that was not chosen by ourselves, individually. - JZ, 10.2.09, 30.12.10. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREE EXCHANGE EVEN IN THE SPHERE OF LOVE OR SEXUAL RELATIONS, ALSO IN ALL ECONOMIC, SOCIAL & POLITICAL RELATIONSHIPS & INSTITUTIONS

MAN: A god playing the fool.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. – Or a fool playing god? – JZ, 10.2.09. - As a statist, or imagined “great leader” or “expert” or central planner. – JZ, 13.12.07. – RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, LEADERSHIP, PLANNERS, DICTATORS, TYRANTS, POLITICIANS

MAN: A man can’t live as he pleases. He can’t even die as he pleases.” – From film: The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, with Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward. - MAN’S CHOICES, STILL TOO LIMITED BUT TO BECOME UNLIMITED, CHOICE TODAY: ALL TOO LIMITED

MAN: A man must destroy himself before others can destroy him.” – Mong-Tse, quoted by Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus II, p.102. - As if an individual were all-powerful and could not be overcome by others against his will. But people, who are already self-destructive, need not be pushed much by others. – JZ, 4.12.07. - As if e.g. indiscriminate air raids or ABC mass murder devices did not exist. – JZ, 14.12.07. - INVINCIBLE? SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PASSIVITY, INDIFFERENCE, RESIGNATION,

MAN: A man should also be praised for his correct ideas, thoughts and actions rather than merely blamed for his incorrect ones. For who is entirely without faults, errors and mistakes? – JZ, 31.3.99, 4.12.07, 30.12.10. – Compare the old Arab proverb: “You catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a tub full of vinegar.” - MISTAKES, PRAISE & BLAME, COMPLIMENTS RATHER THAN INSULTS, PRAISE FOR GOOD FEATURES RATHER THAN BLAME FOR BAD ONES

MAN: A man should be upright, not be kept upright.” – Marcus Aurelius Antonius - SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP, INDEPENDENCE

MAN: A man should be what he can do.” – From film: From Here to Eternity. - If he could be a murderer or even mass murderer, should he try to become one? – JZ, 10.2.09. - MANHOOD, CAN DO, SELF-RELIANCE, INDEPENDENCE, MINDING THE OWN BUSINESS, DIS

MAN: A man who can’t go his own way is nothing.” – From film: From Here To Eternity. – Even if he does not get his own way, immediately or soon enough for him, he can still dream and think about it, especially about how he could push its realization forward. – JZ, 14.2.09. - OWN WAY, SELF-DETERMINATION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-RELIANCE, MILITARY SERVITUDE

MAN: A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” - Charles Darwin - CHARACTER, MERIT, WORTH & FRIENDSHIP

MAN: A Predator is an animal that eats other animals, generally those smaller and weaker than itself. We respect predators, paint them on our coats of arms and use their names as adjectives of quality. To be termed a lion-hearted, cat-footed and as strong as a bear offends no man. A parasite is an animal that eats other animals, that are always larger and more powerful than itself. We despise parasites and to call a man a louse, which is, after all, a courageous little animal in its way, is to ask for trouble.” - The Australian Museum, quoted in ANALOG, 3/86. - COURAGE, AGGRESSION, PREDATORS, BEASTS OF PREY, PARASITES, STRENGTH, , POPULAR VALUE SCALES

MAN: A real man wanted only to be left alone by all authority, to be neither taxed nor pampered. The only government he should rightly desire is that which protects him, and all men, from force by another man or group of men that would stop him from living his own life.” – Con Sellers: Mr. Tomorrow, p.78. – Where is such a government on offer? Where and when did it ever exist? – JZ, 14.12.07. Only through freely competing governments or communities, all confined to like-minded volunteers and exterritorial autonomy under personal law can we hope to approach the ideal “man” and the ideal society close enough and soon enough. – JZ, 14.12.07, 20.12.10. - ADAPTABILITY, CONFORMISM, NON-CONFORMISM, CHARACTER, INDIVIDUALISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS

MAN: A real man wants a woman who'll walk beside him, not behind him.” - Quoted in ANALOG, 6/89, p.48. – At least whenever it is safe for her to do so. It wasn’t always, e.g. in wilderness conditions. – JZ, 21.5.13. - WOMEN, EQUAL RIGHTS OF SEXES

MAN: A thing’s nature may be thought of as being not merely that in virtue of which the thing acts or behaves in the way it does, but also as a sort of standard in terms of which we judge whether the thing’s actions or behavior is all that it might have been or could have been.” – Henry Veatch.

MAN: a tiny speck of struggling consciousness, banded together against the cold and careless cosmos. This would not be a ‘brotherhood of man’ in any syrupy sense, but a sober sense of duty born of practical necessity.” – R. C. W. Ettinger, Man Into Superman, p.146.

MAN: Accordingly, man is the only animal who (*) engages in division of labor (**) and exercises what Adam Smith called “the propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another.” (***) - W. H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 2/1975, “The Organization … - (*) that? which? – (**) E.g.: Ants, bees, wolves. – (***) There is also symbiosis between other living things. - Bastiat said: “Society is exchange”. From this it would follow that to the extent that exchange is not free we do not have a free society. – JZ, 10.2.09. - EXCHANGE, DIVISION OF LABOR, BARTER, TRUCK, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREE TRADE, FREE MIGRATION, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, INCLUDING REPEAL OF PATENT & COPYRIGHTS LAWS, FREE CHOICE OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS: EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM,

MAN: Ah! When shall all men’s good / Be each man’s rule, and universal peace / Lie like a shaft of light across the land?” – A. Tennyson. – When each man’s and each voluntary group’s self-rule, in all the lands, is finally and generally seen to be for all men’s good, criminals and aggressors excepted. – JZ, 26.4.06, 11.9.07. - GOODNESS, COMMON GOOD, ALTRUISM, PEACE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

MAN: All at once I felt myself dazzled by a thousand sparkling lights. … I realized} that man is by nature good, and that only our institutions have made him bad.” - Jean Jacques Rousseau, Letter to Malherbes, January 12, 1762. – We should advance from compulsory and territorially imposed constitutions and “social contracts” to individually and freely chosen ones, all without a territorial monopoly but exterritorially autonomous, to find out what some men are capable of almost immediately and most people at least in the long run. – Territorialism casts us into molds that cripple and deteriorate us. – As sovereign consumers for all services and associations most of us will not for very long or forever make the worst choices. Many who, initially, did so, will come to opt out of them. - JZ, 30.12.10. - GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, INSTITUTIONS, GOODNESS, PANARCHIST CHOICES, COMPETING DIVERSE “SOCIAL CONTRACTS”, CONSTITUTIONS

MAN: All important facts, ideas, observations and judgments should become turned into a single general encyclopedia, archive, library, data bank, information service, instead of being spread over hundreds of millions of various text records, most of them not being accessible to most people most of the time. Not just one general WIKIPEDIA, in all languages, but also all the special encyclopedias and other reference works that are very much needed to speed up the process of enlightenment. All alternative recording media and transmission and duplication methods should be fully utilized for this purpose, ultimately building something like a “divine” human oracle or almost “all-knowing” “God”, created by men for man. - A book-sized external HD of 320 Gbs could already contain over a million books or their page equivalents, all fast accessible. – Imagine all freedom writings being made thus accessible! – It was never done in print on paper. It could have been done but was not on microfilm. Now it could be done very cheaply digitally, with open participation, self-correctingly and with very involved discussions treated via digital argument mapping. - JZ, 29.1.94, 4.12.07. – Without easy enough access to all of mankind’s knowledge and ideas, man cannot fully become what he can and should be. He remains then, at least mentally, under-developed and deprived of the degree of “divinity” that he could or should obtain, by his own efforts. – JZ, 30.12.10. - & GOD, SUPERMAN, KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, WORLD LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA, EVER-GROWING, WIKIPEDIAS OF ALL KINDS, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA

MAN: All living things, with the exception of nearly all men, in 1977, are true to themselves. Fish are true to themselves, Amoeba are true to themselves. - Men are not. Men and women, as children, are told that they are evil. This is a crime. Christianity is a crime against the human spirit.” – Zarlenga, The Orator, 41. – They were also subjected to the lie that they ought to be subjects of territorial States – all too many of them still believe it. They believe in a powerful “Big Brother” just like all too many still do believe in a loving and benevolent as well as wise “father” or “God” in “Heaven” and manage to ignore or rationalize away masses of contrary evidence, stretching over thousands of years. All the more important it is that those relatively enlightened are no longer forcefully subjected to these false faiths and corresponding actions and institutions of the masses and thus become free to try living, working and exchanging as more and more free men, in accordance with the best in man’s nature, and thus to set shiny and attractive examples to all others. – JZ, 30.12.10. - CHRISTIANITY, HUMAN NATURE, SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-REALIZATION, SELF-RESPECT, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, RATIONAL SELFISHNESS, FREEDOM, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, SIN, EVIL, FAITH, RELIGIONS, GOD, INDIVIDUALISM, TERRITORIALIS, BIG BROTHER, STATISM, EMANCIPATION INSTEAD OF FAITHFUL OR COMPULSORY SUBORDINATION: TERRITORIALISM.

MAN: All of us are being continuously tested as human, rational and moral beings – and almost all of us, if not all, are continuously failing, to a large extent, where it really matters. Just look at the messes we made of things or those we tolerated for all too long, e.g. mass extermination devices, and government-caused wars, inflations, deflations and mass unemployment and mass poverty. – JZ, 4.3.84, 13.12.07, 24.12.07. – We still haven’t shown sufficient interest in all genuine individual rights and liberties and in having them finally and optimally declared. Instead, most of us still remain attached to many fixed and false ideas and become correspondingly victimized by their consequences. E.g.: Territorialism, collective responsibility, nuclear strength, monetary despotism, equality, unity, law and order, “voting”, majority rule – and thousands of other popular errors, prejudices, myths, dogmas, false assumptions and conclusions, nowhere systematically collected and refuted in one digitized reference work, cheaply and easily accessible to all. Nor have we so far bothered to make accessible to all of us, mankind’s best ideas and talents, via an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre and full experimental freedom for communities of volunteers, thus largely wasting our greatest resources. – JZ, 30.12.10. – MANKIND, PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT, DUTY

MAN: All of us should not only be information gathering but also information spreading machines – to a reasonable degree. – JZ, 22.9.83. – Modern alternative media, apart form legalized copyrights restrictions, would allow us to share the special treasures in our private libraries with anyone seriously interested in them. – JZ, 13.12.07. - PUBLICITY, PROPAGANDA, CD PROJECT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, WIKIPEDIA, INTERNET, WORLD LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, INFORMATION GATHERING & SPREADING

MAN: Always remember what separates man from animal – imagination. Make the most of it.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, p.55. - ANIMALS & IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELF-EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, LEARNING

MAN: Among zoologists, anthropologists and sociologists especially there exists a belief that human nature and the potential of a free society could best be grasped from the examples set by animal societies and of primitive human tribal communities that they have studied. That is like basing e.g. rocket and space research and that on automobiles on the study of animal- and human legs when they are running or jumping. – JZ, 27.12.92. – The distant past and primitive continuing conditions do not provide the best standard for our present and future conditions. – JZ, 4.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE & ANIMALS,

MAN: An animal obeys nature blindly, man obeys her intelligently – and thereby acquires the power to command her.” – Nathaniel Branden, The Disowned Self, Nash, 1971, p.239. – Not to command her but to utilize her by exploiting her laws. – JZ, 13.12.07. – From cavemen, confined to a few natural caves to man the builder, who builds comfortable caves by the millions, with running water, heating, cooling, light, recording and communication devices. – JZ, 10.2.09. - NATURE, POWER THROUGH & OVER NATURE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS, INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS

MAN: An individualist, if a purist, looks upon society as the upshot, outcome, effect, recapitulation incidental to what is valued above all else, namely, each distinctive individual human being. The goal is Creation’s finest image: man, singular! This is the so-called micro view of life.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.79/89. – What would man be - if he did not grow up in society and through society, through free exchange with members of society, indirectly millions of them? – A person, who is free, peaceful, just and tolerant, while in society and surrounded by xyz different societies, is the only human being who can become really human and humane. Men quite on their own do deteriorate. They do then fail to grow to their full potential. - JZ, 14.12.07. – Laissez faire does not mean isolation of single individuals but free interactions. – Free individuals, only voluntarily and to mutual advantage associated. - JZ, 30.12.10. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREE SOCIETY, FREE EXCHANGE

MAN: And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one’s self is.” – Walt Whitman. – At most they are only other human selves, instead of mere obedient subjects or puppets or clowns, trying to play God or Big brother. – JZ, 30.12.10, 24.10.13. - GOD, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, BIG BROTHER, SELFISHNESS, INDIVIDUALISM, EGOISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, LEADERSHIP

MAN: Are not church steeples an affront to the principles of equality? There is not equality and cannot be. People are born with unequal gifts.” - “Precisely because of this”, answered Lichtenberg, “because men are born with unequal gifts and the strong would gobble up the weak, people have united into societies and have introduced a greater equality through the rule of law. (*) Is the so-called balance of power in Europe any different? It would be certainly better to say: Balance of power between classes, rather than equality.” - Carl Brinitzer, A Reasonable Rebel, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1960, p.176. – Did L. envision different panarchies for all the different classes, perhaps even one within which class difference would be maintained? – Thereby he would certainly have done away with compulsory class distinctions, privileges and discriminations. - JZ, 17.9.07. – (*) They should have introduced individual liberty through free choice among personal law systems or exterritorially autonomous societies and communities. False fixed ideas are still dominating all too much of our lives. – Attempts to balance the power between territorial States has only led to more and more wars and costly arms races during the armistices in-between. – Classes, too, should be self-chosen and open, rather than imposed. – The Augean Stables are full of the excrements of men’s mental immaturity: flawed ideas and opinions have still to become cleaned out, best by an equivalent of flooding them out. - JZ, 30.12.10, 24.10.13 - MAN’S INEQUALITY, EQUALITY, EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUALLY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, BALANCE OF POWER, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES ETC., ENLIGHTENMENT

MAN: Aristotle called human beings "political animals" - It may have been true for the Athenians of his day but for most people today this name is too flattering. They have no serious political interests. - JZ, n.d. - Perhaps one should appreciate that they got finally sick of and disinterested in territorial politics but they are not yet clear enough that it is its territorialist features that they are mainly disgusted with or lack interest in, nor are they sufficiently aware of the exterritorialist and voluntary alternatives, which could provide them with the governments or free societies of their dreams. Thus their apathy. - It is the same with their love of peace. They got sick of war - but do not know as yet what really makes for peace and how they could and should contribute to achieve it. They would rather not talk or think about that. They also get sick of the anti-economics or neo-comics of economic interventionism - but without appreciating the alternatives of complete laissez faire economics, including full monetary and financial freedom, and their consequences. Thus economics is still a dismal science to them, one to be avoided or looked down upon. – Personal law and its exterritorial institutions for volunteers will tend to produce a better and more mature kind of man. Territorialism still leads towards barbarism. A new kind of political science is required, which includes the opposites to politics territorialism. - JZ, 17.11.02. 30.12.10, 24.10.13. - A POLITICAL ANIMAL? NEW POLITICAL SCIENCE, BASED UPON PERSONAL LAW & VOLUNTARISM

MAN: As Charles Mackay expressed it in the preface to the 1852 edition of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they recover their senses slowly, one by one.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, 113. – Human herd animals to become more and more individualized and thus civilised, enlightened and mature, free, just, peaceful, prosperous and progressive. – Territorialism does not promote that. The free individual choices under the experimental freedom for exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers does achieve that, perhaps only slowly in the average, for a few people fast, and all-over with as much certainty as is possible for human beings. – In the social sciences and by the same means, we have finally to achieve the same progress as we already have in natural sciences and in technology and in all other spheres where free competition is already taken for granted. Only in the religious sphere has it largely led to peace, in most cases, but not to genuine enlightenment, for those who remained religious. - JZ, 10.2.09, 30.12.10. - IN HERDS OR AS INDIVIDUALS, COMPETITION, CHOICE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, FREEDOM TO ASSOCIATE & DO THE OWN THING, RELIGIONS

MAN: At his best man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.” – Aristotle, Politics, I, C. 322 B.C. – Dogmas like this have remained uncontradicted for all too long. - Rather than territorially imposed laws and justice systems, he needs and is entitled to personal laws and diverse justice and other systems and institutions, all individually chosen only for like-minded people, rather than imposed by territorial rulers or parliaments, at best only with the support of a temporary majority. – JZ, 10.7.86, 5.12.07. Only personal laws, in self-chosen societies and communities, could do justice to man’s diversity, his genuine individual rights and liberties and the choices he would make within them. – JZ, 30.12.10. – PERSONAL LAWS, YES, JUSTICE, BY HIS OWN STANDARDS & THOSE OF LIKE-MINDED VOLUNTEERS, AMONG THEMSELVES – BUT NOT TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPING GOVERNANCE

MAN: At the heart of the matter are the different natures of man and government. The nature of man is to be free, or it might be said the nature of man is indiviZdualism. Whereas the nature of government is to govern – to regulate – to control, or we might say the nature of government is unity. - And there we have the eternal conflict: individualism versus unity – freedom versus regimentation. It is vitally important to understand that the natures of man and government are diametrically opposed!” – Kenneth W. Ryker, THE FREEMAN, Sept. 77, p.520. – However, if men become free to individually choose the government, society or community they want to live in, under personal law, in full exterritorial autonomy, then only the territorial unity and control gets lost – good riddance – and the remaining “competing governments” or “competing societies” will then correspond to the nature and preferences of their individual members, from radical statists to individualists, libertarians and anarchists. On that basis all of them can peacefully coexist and will have a very strong tendency to do so and to secure this liberty against all remaining aggressors and criminals. – JZ, 9.12.07, 30.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, NATURE OF MAN, GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, REGULATION, CONTROL, REGIMENTATION, UNITY

MAN: Because the basic principles of freedom are consistent with man’s nature, they work. And because the basic principles of collectivism (statism) are not consistent with man’s nature, they do not work, as not only history proves, but the state of the world today confirms.” – The Incredible Breadmachine, p.127. - FREEDOM, HUMAN NATURE & COLLECTIVIST STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Bentham and the Fabians were all too willing to regard men as little more than animals requiring a keeper.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.173. – Thus they produced zoos, i.e. humans in cages, rather than free societies. – JZ, 24.10.13. – STATE SOCIALISM,  STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, UTILITARIANISM

MAN: but the greatest of all reasons, the soul of man is made for freedom, and only in freedom finds its true life and development. So long as we suppress that true life of the soul, so long as we deny to it the full measure of its freedom, we shall continue to strive and to quarrel and to hate, and to waste our efforts, as we have done through so many countless years, and shall never enter the fruitful path of peace and friendship that waits for us.” – Auberon Herbert, Herbert Spencer and the Great Machine, p.75. – Alas, neither H. S. nor A. H. seem to have attempted to provide a draft of all individual rights and liberties, although they must have known how flawed and incomplete all the governmental ones are. – JZ, 13.12.07.

MAN: But we, ordinary mortal human beings, definitely don’t struggle for power – most of us don’t, anyway. And don’t want to. - Whereas they do! The brokers of power have one aim in life: to continue the struggle. … (*) politics is basically struggle for power.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.197. – (*) territorial – JZ - VS. THE POWER-MONGERS, STATISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

MAN: By virtue of being born to humanity (*), every human being has a right to (**) the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.” – Ashley Montagu. - - (*) Born to humanity? I always thought that only individual women gave birth. - (**) work towards - JZ, 1991. - DEVELOPMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, RIGHTS,

MAN: Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.” – Georges Bernanos, Why Freedom? The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos, 1955, tr. Joan and Barry Ulanov. - MAJORITIES & CIVILIZATION, INDIVIDUALISM, INEQUALITY, DIVERSITY, SPECIALIZATION

MAN: Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” - Ayn Rand. - FREEDOM & CIVILIZATION

MAN: Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.” - William James. - At least in the political, social and economic spheres his potential creativity and self-responsibilities are still preempted by territorial governments. He is kept in a perpetual and nation-wide kindergarten. - JZ, 26.11.02. - HIS POTENTIAL, HUMAN NATURE, MATURITY, LIBERATION, OPPORTUNITY, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Conceding the possibility of multiple universes – why should one bother to try to save man in this one? – Well, this universe, just conceivably, might be the only one worth saving. And if one can make a rational case for saving all kinds of animal species, even all kinds of plant species and minor living things, then one might, conceivably, also make one for saving man, here and now, to give him a chance to become what he can and ought to become. – JZ, 19.7.87. - A genuinely moral and reasonable being, sufficiently enlightened, peaceful, tolerant, humane and progressive. – JZ, 24.12.07. – CONSERVATIONISM, CIVILIZATION, CULTURE, HUMANITY, MANKIND

MAN: Do most men show much more interest in and comprehension of many freedom options than ants and bees do? – JZ, 26.4.95, 4.12.07. - & LIBERTY, Q., SELF-INTEREST, INDIVIDUALISM, EGISIM, SELFISHNESS, REASON, RATIONALITY, MORALITY, TOLERANCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, APATHY, DISINTEREST, INDIFFERENCE

MAN: Each human being is a more complex structure than any social system to which he belongs.” – Alfred NorthWhitehead. – Thus, should he be subjected, against his will, to a less complex social system, that he has not chosen for himself, or should he be a sovereign consumer towards any social system or even a free entrepreneur, trying to provide a better social system than others offer? – JZ, 7.12.07. & COMPLEXITY, TERRITORIALISM, UNIFORMITY, IMPOSED ORDERS & SYSTEMS

MAN: Each man is his own prisoner, in solitary confinement for life.” – Robert Heinlein, Revolt in 2000, p.142. , INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RELIANCE, ONLY IN COMMAND & CONTROL OF ONE LIFE’S ENERGY, HIS OWN

MAN: Embodied here is the idea that man, by his nature, has the ability to think and act on his own volition. This is true regardless of the wishes of any priesthood or bureaucracy.” - Robert LeFevre, LE FEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. - AUTONOMY, BUREAUCRACY, RULERS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Europeans have always worshipped the military hero and since the rise of Christianity, the martyr. Not so the Chinese. The ideal human being, according to Confucian standards, is the just, reasonable, humane and cultivated man, living at peace in an ordered and harmonious society.” – Alas, source not noted. - JZ – Can a territorial State be sufficiently harmonious, just, peaceful, tolerant, progressive, enlightened and orderly, genuinely lawful or only flooded with “positive” legislation? – JZ, 30.12.10. – WARFARE STATE, HUMAN BEINGS, IDEALS, HEROES, PIONEERS, RATIONAL BEINGS, PERSONALITY CULT, CONFUCIUS, Q., TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Even the greatest men are still connected with their times through one or the other weakness.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – JZ tr. of: “Die groessten Menschen haenger immer mit ihrem Jahrhundert durch eine Schwachheit zusammen.” - GREAT MEN & THEIR TIMES

MAN: Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” - H. L. Mencken. – Apparently, there are not enough decent men among us, for territorial governments are still with us and still get all too many voters to vote for them. – JZ, 4.1.08. - & GOVERNMENTS

MAN: Every man is a volume, if you know how to read him.” – William Ellering Channing. - INDIVIDUALISM, DIVERSITY

MAN: Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.” – Dr. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, 1809-1894. – In A. Andrews Quotations, p.204. - HEREDITY, ENVIRONMENT, GENETICS

MAN: Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.” – Cervantes, Don Quixote, I, 1605. – Let each live his own life in every respect – to minimize the evil one could cause and to maximize the potential benefits of his actions. – JZ, 10.7.86. - Give him a chance to make himself, as far as he can or wants to. He should not only be free to learn to speak and walk etc. but to develop and apply his inborn non-criminal and non-aggressive potential in every way, always at the own risk and expense and without the aid or obstructions of supposedly divine or secular territorial authorities, as far as he can or wants to, alone or with self-chosen associates. – JZ, 5.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM

MAN: Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a means to some external purpose.” – Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, translating Kant’s saying in The Metaphysics of Morals, quoted in Seldes. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

MAN: Every man is worth just so much as the things are worth about which he busies himself.” – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 C. E. – Are politicians really worth as much as the rights and liberties with which they meddle or only as much as their meddling is worth, namely, nothing? – JZ, 6.12.07. – I think with horror of those wasting their lives on trivial action “records”, worth only to get them a mentioning in the Guinness Book of Records. – JZ, 10.2.09, 24.10.13. - VALUE, WORTH, INTERESTS,

MAN: Everything is for man.” – Richard Cowper, Kuldesak, p.28. – Even all the planets now inhabited by intelligent aliens? – JZ, 10.2.09. – Do any planets belong exclusively to those, who now inhabit them? Are they entitled to impose immigration restrictions towards us and we towards them? – JZ, 30.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, ALIENS, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

MAN: Few persons, out of Germany, even comprehended the meaning of the doctrine which Wilhelm von Humboldt, so eminent both as a savant and as a politician, made the text of a treatise – that “the end of man, or that which is prescribed by the eternal and immutable dictates of reason, and not suggested by vague and transient desires, is the highest and most harmonious development of his powers to a complete and consistent whole;” that, therefore, the object “towards which every human being must ceaselessly direct his efforts, and on which especially those who design to influence their fellow-men must ever keep their eyes, is the individuality of power and development;” that for this there are two requisites, “freedom and variety of situations;” and that from the union of these arise “individual vigour and manifold diversity;” which combine themselves in “originality” (*). – J. S. Mill, On Liberty, p.49/41. - (*) Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Sphere and Duties of Government, pp.11-13. – A more literal translation of the German original title would be: Ideas in an Attempt to Define the Limits of the Effectiveness of the State. – JZ, 13.12.07. - END & DEVELOPMENT

MAN: Fish aren’t aware of water.“ – Chinese proverb. One might add: Humans are not aware of human society and its natural laws – although in practice they abide by them to a large extent. – Neither are they aware of the free market, property rights, capitalism and free trade and their automatic and harmonious functioning. – JZ, n.d. – They are also mostly still quite unaware of their monetary freedom, panarchistic and cooperative production options. – And nowhere are all freedom options so far sufficiently and comprehensively enough combined for them in encyclopedic form, or, concisely and clearly, in a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Even a complete freedom bibliography is still missing and a complete freedom library, not to speak of abstracts, reviews and indexing. – JZ, 14.12.07, 30.12.10. – Christ Tame’s major opus, a 3 volume libertarian bibliography, is, I believe, still not printed, far less offered free online or a very long e-book. –JZ, 24.10.13. - MARKET, CONSCIOUSNESS, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, CAPITALISM, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

MAN: For most people simply living is enough and a truly free life is considered as unnecessary for them. They are prepared to tolerate or adapt to almost anything. – Just remember for how long and how many people have been prepared to put up even with slavery, serfdom, tyrants, absolute kings and totalitarian regimes. - JZ, 26.4.83, 13.12.07.

MAN: Free men can be supermen – in their rightfully and voluntarily combined, knowledge, ideas, specialized efforts and associations. – JZ, 17.8.84, 13.12.07, 30.12.10.

MAN: Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man – in temperament, character, and capacity – and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so.” – Frank Chodorov - MAN'S FREEDOM TIED TO HIS INEQUALITY NOT TO HIS EQUALITY. EQUALITY MAKES ONLY SENSE WITH REGARD TO EQUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES. - FREEDOM VS. COMPULSORY EQUALITY NOT OF RIGHTS BUT OF CONDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES

MAN: Giambattista Vico (who had the profound insight that homo non intelligendo fit omnia (‘man became all he is without understanding it.’ {1854, V, 183}).” … F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.69/70. - DEVELOPMENT & UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGE

MAN: Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent. – H. L. Mencken.We should not reject exterritorially autonomous and freely competing governments and societies and communities of volunteers of volunteers that are only exterritorially autonomous, together with all territorial governments, which are imposed even upon all kinds of peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 2.1.08, 30.12.10. - CIVILIZATION & GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM,

MAN: Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad … but because man is by nature more individualistic than social.” - Thomas Hobbes. - Rather, he is both, anti-individualistic and anti-social. - JZ, 11.10.02. - Territorial government isn't a necessary evil. Societies and communities of volunteers are rightful for all civilized beings, who do not wish to live like hermits in a wilderness. - JZ, 24.11.02. & 30.12.10. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM,

MAN: Great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of government. It has its origin in the principles of society and the natural constitution of man. It existed prior to government, and would exist if the formality of government was abolished.” - Thomas Paine; Rights of Man, Part II. – A great part? – JZ - NATURE OF MAN, SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT & ANARCHISM

MAN: he accepted man, for despite his cruelties and follies, he also knows love and beauty, and nothing has any meaning except in relation with man. If we are contemptuous of man, what shall we esteem?” – Paul Eldridge, Montaigne, p.26.

MAN: He warned that human history gave no evidence of a potential perfection present in human nature, and pointed out that Man proved to be a convenient abstraction whereby some men forced their ideas on others. Protesting against the 'tyranny of the majority' and against projections of the perfect society as hatched in the brain of some philosopher, Tocqueville insisted upon the necessity of traditional standards and institutions as the only means of preserving liberty. Thus, on most counts, Alexis de Tocqueville was a Burkean conservative. Like Burke, he was willing to accept change and modification of society, provided the change was not revolutionary and utopian in nature. Tocqueville could accept the new age of democracy, if democracy meant an equality of opportunity and the liberty for each man fully to develop his own talents. But he warned that a society cut loose from its mooring would be likely to introduce not an equality of opportunity, but an equality of condition, with all of the terrible repressions which accompany such a political scheme. The events of the nineteenth century proved him entirely correct." - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. - For me this long paragraph is in several ways typical for they way one can misjudge men, ideas and institutions and future options if one does not take the tradition and future of exterritorial autonomy among volunteers into consideration but confines ones thinking and observations to monopolistically and coercively ruled territories, i.e. to standards and institutions which are inherently tyrannical, no matter what form the governments in them may take and how many participate in them. Panarchistic changes are at the same time revolutionary and evolutionary, utopian and realistic, because they are limited by the choices and actions of individuals. They do open up opportunities and liberties for all tolerant dissenters, too, satisfied with being able to do their own things for and to themselves only. They would cut no one loose from his moorings against his will. They would allow even egalitarians to attempt to establish their preferred equality of conditions among themselves, at their own expense and risk. This kind of outlook outdates and revolutionizes and changes all other political points of view and expectations and predictions. Without taking it fully into consideration - the "sciences" of politics, sociology, psychology, sociology and economics have barely even begun to explore all the options and opportunities open to us, i.e. they have not yet become real sciences. - JZ 7.1.93, 30.12.10, 24.10.13. - MAJORITIES & TRADITIONS, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, SOCIAL SCIENCES

MAN: He was stuck in the adolescent groove of bitter cynicism, not yet progressed to the point of realizing that in spite of its faults and hypocrisies, there were some elements in humanity worth a man’s respect and faith, Even a thinking man.” – Mark Clifton, Clerical Error, in ASTOUNDING SF, July 56, p.73. – Not that there aren’t still many all too despicable men and women. – Hopefully, many of them would improve under full experimental freedom. They would tend to become excommunicated by the better societies and communities of volunteers. If murderers were confined to their own societies, then they would either wipe themselves out or wise up. If thieves and robbers had only other thieves and robbers as their victims, the returns would be getting smaller and smaller and finally they would have to give up this silly behavior. – Then perhaps only societies of sado-masochists and of mutual rapists could be continued. Indefinitely? - JZ, 30.12.10.

MAN: He who would make angels out of men, despises mankind.” – Eric Hoffer? Quoting someone, according to Woody, THE CONNECTION 133, p.56.

MAN: How can so many people take so much care of their pet animals and plants and so little of the best of human writings and ideas? Their pets share their lack of interest in human freedom writings. Are such people really closer to their pets than to free or freedom-seeking men and women, who appreciate and express pro-freedom views and ideas? Is that the result of compulsory mass education enforced or controlled by governments? Do we all live in a permanent and territory-wide governmental kindergarten, with most of us unwilling to think and act for ourselves and liberate ourselves from this prison or nursery for adults? Compared with them e.g. the stamp and coin collectors are already intellectual giants. – JZ, 13.1.00. - PETS & FREEDOM LITERATURE

MAN: How fast should we be expected to advance from the primitive semi-ape man towards an almost perfect man? Not any faster than is humanly possible but also as fast as we can make it. That does require individual choice regarding all development options and free associationism and disassociationism (secessionism), all at the own expense and risk. That has long been recognized as a basic requirement for speech and writing, art, technical and scientific innovation, cultural and sports development, religious and educational efforts. This kind of freedom of action and experimentation is relatively new and not yet practised only in the spheres of political, social and economic relationships. It will be as successful there, too. - The frontrunners should never be held back by the speed or slowness of the rest - even if these others deviate from the course and run off in “wrong” directions, chosen by themselves. The improvements and worthwhile discoveries of the few will sooner or later be adopted by most others – but not when they are prevented from making them. - Think of how industrially ants search all over - and then share their findings of food with the other searchers. (I read recently that they do somewhat communicate by leaving scent signals towards successful search results and also regarding their unsuccessful searches. – Men have not yet done this, sufficiently, for their best ideas and talents and with effective warnings regarding their worst ones. – JZ, 30.12.10.) The diverse panarchies, trying out anything possible, will also, willy-nilly, discover some genuine truths in the process, even if they started out with false beliefs and assumptions. - JZ, 17.9.87, 7.12.07., 1.4.89, 24.12.07. - & PROGRESS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL MINORITY AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, DEVELOPMENT, EVOLUTION

MAN: How little we are, we humans; how big we could be; how squalid our intrigues and quarrels.” - Poul Anderson, The Byworlder, p.164. – Territorialism seems to be made for power intrigues and quarrels. – JZ, 30.12.10. - HIS POTENTIAL & HIS SQUABBLES, WARS, WARFARE STATES

MAN: However, even these small get-togethers, rewarding as they have been over the years, do not measure up educationally to the man-to-man confrontation between two individuals, each in a high spirit of inquiry. One times one beats 2,200 times zero!” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.110. – However, most discussions or debates between two persons only are mere ego-clashes or attempts to win or dominate the other’s point of view, rather than scientific approaches on both sides. Moreover, in the social sciences, both operate in the fog and misunderstandings created by ten-thousands if no millions of popular errors, myths and prejudices and they do not have the time, interest and energy to work themselves through the mess created by them in most people’s minds. If they had an electronic reference work of all the best refutations of these flawed or wrong ideas and opinions on hand, they might get somewhere, step by step, time and energy permitting. As it is they all too often and all too soon part rather as irreconcilable enemies than friends, willing to engage in further such encounters. – How often do two people meet “in a high spirit of inquiry”? - JZ, 15.12.07. - Argument mapping could digitally and sensibly order, develop, finalize and publish, permanently, all remaining controversies, in writing, with wide participation. – JZ, 30.12.10. - MAN-TO-MAN, INQUIRY, PERSUASION, TEACHING, LEARNING, DISCUSSIONS, SERIOUS CONVERSATIONS & DEBATES, CONTROVERSIES

MAN: Human action is not to be understood by study of the body or the nervous system. It can only be understood in terms of what makes man, man – namely, purpose.” – John Z. Davenport, THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Spring 73, p.151 – Another version, ibid: Man can only be understood in terms of what makes man, man – namely, purpose. – John Z. Davenport, THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Spring 73, p.151. – The purposes of individual men differ as much as different truths on different matters do differ. So what kind of an “explanation” is that? – JZ, 14.12.07. – Man should be free to live for his own individual purposes and should allow all other people the same freedom. – JZ, 10.2.09.

MAN: Human blunders, however, usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.” - A. J. P. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War, 216. - And yet, how many books are there that describe the all too often repeated blunders of history, which ought never to be repeated again, together with the rightful and sensible alternative steps that should have been taken? - JZ, 26.1.02. - BLUNDERS, MISTAKES, WICKEDNESS, HISTORY, IGNORANCE, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, HISTORY AS IF

MAN: Human faces. The more I observe human faces, the less I have hope for reason, liberty and justice; because on most of them is expressed some ugly, dirty passion and the others express even nothing.” – J. G. Seume, Apokryphen. – That is hardly true for many to most of the children. And the adults have largely been conditioned by very flawed institutions, ideas and laws, just like e.g. the faces of old drunkards have been changed by their addiction. What would happen to our faces under full freedom? – JZ, 13.12.07. - “Every human face is a thought of nature …” - (Ein jedes Menschenangesicht ist ein Gedanke der Natur ...” G. C. Lichtenberg) - Elsewhere or in connection with it he remarked, in essence, I believe, something like:” Worth looking at, like a landscape, but not necessarily worth talking to.” – Even with those, with whom one can profitably exchange some opinions, one can do so, usually, only for a limited period and on certain topics. – Otherwise only polite and trivial chatter is possible with them. - JZ, 2.11.84. 4.12.07. – Q., FACES, INSTITUTIONS, ENVIRONMENT, FREEDOM

MAN: Human nature is such that distant wars, earthquakes and typhoons seem less catastrophic than the first scratch on your new car.” – NEWS TIMES, Carteret County, North Carolina, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 10/62. - HUMAN NATURE

MAN: Human Nature”, he began, “is so constructed that the vast majority of men can proceed only so far against obstacles. The limit of average endurance is a known quantity in every human activity. Success is achieved by those, who beat this limit by extremely small margins. - “What most of us cannot perceive is that an additional ounce of energy at the final breaking point will distinguish us from thousands or millions of ordinary human beings. - “This is the reason why sports are so important. In athletics young men learn that victory is usually achieved by an amazingly slight advantage – by a yard in a mile race. Those who go in for sports become sensible to this. Those who live within the walls of study rooms are denied this knowledge.” – THE WILLIAM FEATHER MAGAZINE, quoted in THE INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, 15.8.67. – Panarchies would allow all to realize their ideals or aims, to win, as far as humanly possible, their kind of race towards an objective self-chosen by them, whether their actions represent only a small advantage or disadvantage over those in other communities of volunteers or a very large advantage or disadvantage. Territorial gamesmanship or sports are essentially unfair. Exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers can be fair to everyone, not inclined to crimes with victims or other aggressive actions. – They correspond best to the varieties in mankind, and are kind to individual men as well as to all their voluntary societies and communities. - JZ, 14.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE, INDIVIDUAL ABILITIES, EXPLORING ONE’S LIMITS, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, COMPETITION, EXCELLENCE, ELITE, PIONEERS, THE EXTRA EFFORT, CHARACTER, PERSISTENCE, STRIVING

MAN: Humans? Call pest control! – JZ, 3.7.85. – That may well be the point of view of any extraterrestrials surveying how man behaved so far towards man. – JZ, 13.12.07. – INTOLERANCE, MASS MURDERS, MASS MURDER WEAPONS & STOCKPILES, TERRITORIALISM, FROM “DEMOCRATIC” AUTHORITARIANISM TO TOTALITARIANISM

MAN: Humboldt … objects to state action because the state tends to “make man an instrument to serve its arbitrary ends, overlooking his individual purposes.” – Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism. - STATE, INDIVIDUALISM, NATIONAL AIMS, STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERY, W. v. Humboldt thus proposed a limited government in form of merely a night-watchman service, unaware that it is least suitable, as a centralized and territorial monopolist, for this service as well. – JZ,  25.10.13.

MAN: I am assuming that most men and women, when armed with truth, will act honestly and decently. I am assuming that most men and women are basically good, but are misled, which is why an understanding of the facts is so essential. I am assuming that most men and women, once they understand the facts, will act in good faith.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.26. – Almost the same wording can also be found on page 328. - FACTS, TRUTH, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, PROPAGANDA, MYTHS, ERRORS, , REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

MAN: I am the measure of everything, not man. Even the truth has its value not in itself but in me. (*) For itself the truth is valueless and, like the thought, merely a creature. “I love only the truths that are below me.” Truths that are above me I do not know. ”True is what is mine; untrue is that to which I am subject.” True is the free association. Untrue is the State and the society.” - Stirner, quoted in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, S.147. - (*) Compare the subjective value theory and the different kinds of principles, values and ideas that volunteers will attempt to realize within in their own and freely competing personal law societies, associations, panarchies, polyarchies or communities of volunteers. – JZ, 19.9.07, 25.10.13. - VS. EGOISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, EGO AS VALUE MEASURE, VALIDITY OF TRUTHS, PANARCHISM

MAN: I assume as an incontestable fact that man is so constituted as to be a social being. His inclinations and wants, physical and moral, irresistibly impel him to associate with his kind; and he has, accordingly, never been found, in any age or country, in any state other than the social. In no other, indeed, could he exist, and in no other – were it possible for him to exist – could he attain to a full development of his moral and intellectual faculties or raise himself, in the scale of being, much above the level of the brute creation.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.3. – He is also and at least to some extent an anti-social or a-social being, a loner, just an individual. – JZ, 10.2.09. - ONLY A SOCIAL BEING?


MAN: I despise driven sheep, I despise dogs that fawn upon me, I despise followers and disciples, I despise “simple faith’ and ‘unquestioning loyalty’ of human beings who ought, I feel, to think and act for themselves instead of sacrificing the brief opportunities this life affords them of being real.” – H. G. Wells, The Common Sense of War and Peace. – “themselves” instead of “real”? – Most hyphenated words beginning with “self-“ have a positive or neutral connotation. – The language itself embodies often much more wisdom than an individual user or abuser of it. - JZ, 14.12.07. - EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-DETERMINATION, INSTEAD OF BLIND OBEDIENCE OR ALTRUISM, SELF-SACRIFICES, LOYALTY, IRRATIONAL OBEDIENCE

MAN: I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years been working to undo the botched job your God has made.” – Emma Goldman, speech to a church congregation, Detroit, 1897. & GOD, CREATION

MAN: I do not think that any of us even begin to glimpse the fantastic achievements possible for our species.” – Robert LeFevre, LE FEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 77, p.2. – If enough of us do sufficiently bother about them. – JZ, 13.12.07. Otherwise none of us may have much of a future. – JZ, 10.2.09. – Establishment of e.g. a libertarian ideas archive and talent centre and a comprehensive declaration of individual rights and liberties, together with some basic economic knowledge, could greatly spread this awareness. - JZ, 25.10.13. -  PROGRESS, FUTURE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

MAN: I often observed that blowflies have a better “nose” for what is good for them than are “moral” and “rational” human beings for what is good for them. And the response rate and response speed of blowflies is very high. Should we be proud in comparison with them? – JZ, 26.11.05. - HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN NATURE & BLOWFLIES

MAN: I seek a human being.“ – Diogenes Laërtius Leben und Meinungen, VI. 2. 50. (Hominem quaero! - Einen Menschen suche ich.) I seek human beings who know and do appreciate all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.10.13.

MAN: I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterwards. (*) It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. – Thoreau, Civil Disobedience. - (*) Subjects at most only to individually self-chosen personal laws and institutions! – JZ, 13.12.07. – PANARCHISM, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNBTY, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, LAW, SUBJECTS

MAN: I, like every interstellar spaceman, we knew we had chosen a special way of life. But it was in the service of man, which is the service of God. We expected to return to the Astronautic Society, at least, our own spacemen’s nation within the nations – do you understand that? …” - Poul Anderson, Orbit Unlimited, p.17. – Alas, he remained and advocate of limited territorial governments, although he could imagine panarchistic societies as this example shows. – But he had only an altruistic or religious justification for it, although individual men and their various free and tolerant societies are purposes in themselves. – JZ, 25.10.13. - GOD, NATIONS WITHIN NATIONS, PANARCHISM, STATES WITHIN STATES?

MAN: idea that man is a free willing, responsible and self-reliant individual was swept aside by the new ethic, and in its place we have a neurotic who must be ever coddled, provided for, adjusted and generally managed.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.12. – COLLECTIVISM, ALTRUISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, STATE SOCIALISM

MAN: If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government that is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” – James Madison. - However compare what Kant in "Eternal Peace" said about the possibility of a utopia even of devils, rather than angels. - JZ, 22.11.06. - & GOVERNMENTS, HUMAN NATURE

MAN: If man is totally incapable of appreciating the relevance of moral considerations or is totally unmoved by them, then it is odd to regard him as a proper object of moral respect.” - Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, the Philosophy of Right, p.161. – Or as the offspring or creatures of a kind, loving, wise and moral God. – JZ, 25.10.13. - & MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAN: If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.” – Robert LeFevre – All governments are to become confined to their own volunteers and to exterritorial autonomy and personal law. – JZ, 9.2.09. - Only then would they become relatively rightful and harmless - at least for others than their own members or subjects. - JZ, 30.12.10, 25.10.13. - GOOD & BAD GOVERNMENTS, THE SUPPOSED NEED FOR GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL & VOLUNTARY AUTONOMY ALTERNATIVE: PANARCHISM, POLYLARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

MAN: If the argument is that I cannot change human nature and mold it into any form at will, then, of course, it is quite true. If on the other hand it is intended to suggest that human nature remains ever the same, then the argument is hopelessly unsound. Change seems to be one of the fundamental laws of existence, and especially of organic nature. Man has developed from the lowest animals, and who can say that he has reached the limits of his possibilities?” – George Barrett, in THE MATCH, July/Aug. 75. - HUMAN NATURE, DEVELOPMENT, EVOLUTION

MAN: If we lived upon the moon and were not men, but rational creatures, could we imagine such fantastical beings as mankind? Could we have any idea of so strange a compound of foolish passions and wise reflections?” - Bernard de Fontenelle, Entretiens sur la pluralitée des mondes, II, 1686. – Alas, so far we are more at liberty to act foolishly, obeying foolish official instructions, based upon foolish notions, than to act wisely, voluntarily and rightly as well as tolerantly in our own affairs and interests, within the limits of our rights and liberties, leaving the fools, who want to persist with their foolishness, to their self-chosen fates. - Let the fools and the wise sort themselves out, individually, with the two or more groups to live, largely only among themselves, their own kind of volunteers, all free to do only their own things for or to themselves, under personal rather than territorial laws and institutions. Whose examples would be likely to be more successful and to be more widely adopted by others, one by one? – JZ, 3.11.85, 10.7.86, 5.12.07. - FOOLISHNESS & WISDOM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

MAN: If we see our provisional goal in the fulfillment of the spiritual imperatives put forth by the spiritual leaders of mankind from Zoroaster and Lao-Tzu down, we are compelled to say that present-day mankind is still far closer to the gorilla than to man. We are not yet human, we are on the way to humanity.” – Herman Hesse: Thou Shalt Not Kill, 1919. – Are gorillas really aggressive and warlike? My old Encylopedia Britannica issue describes them as generally shy and dangerous only if provoked, also living mainly off fruits and tender shoots. – JZ, 13.12.07. -

MAN: In every man there is a little of all men.” – G. C. Lichtenberg, Reflections, 1799. – Obviously, not yet enough. – JZ, 13.12.07. – Of the good aspects of others and too much of their bad characteristics! – Maybe that is what keeps them small and very slow on the march to finally becoming gods? - JZ, 10.1.09, 30.12.10.

MAN: In fact, man is the only animal who conceptualizes scarcity as a law of life, who ranks his preferences, who is aware of time, who is aware of his mortality.” - W. H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 2/1975, “The Organization … “ And who is still, mostly, insufficiently interested in life extension or immortality research. - That was only excusable as long as they still believed to get into a heaven after this life. - JZ, 24.12.07. - ANIMALS

MAN: In Rousseau’s vein, a Paine further maintains that man is naturally good but depraved by governments; ‘man, were he not corrupted by governments, is naturally the friend of man.’ Human nature therefore is not itself vicious.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.138. - We have, certainly, to a large extent been corrupted, abused and exploited, misled and mis-educated by territorial governments. Would the same or something different happen if territorialism and compulsory subjection to it were altogether abolished and we would get a choice between numerous competing governments and societies, all without a territorial monopoly and power and all with voluntary members only? - Would all or many less people become or remain wrongfully institutionalized then? - JZ, 30.12.10. - GOODNESS & GOVERNMENT, HUMAN NATURE & ITS CORRUPTION, Q.

MAN: In this world man finds but few precious things ... he creates the rest.” – From an advertisement in OMNI, 4/83. - & CREATIVITY, INVENTIVENESS, PRODUCTIVITY, VALUABLES

MAN: Individualism holds that man is an independent entity with an inalienable right to the pursuit of his own happiness in a society where men deal with another as equals in voluntary, unregulated exchange.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.114, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, - Other concepts may be rightfully practised only among volunteers, i.e., panarchically, polyarchically exterritorially and tolerantly towards outsiders. - Freedom for fools, too, at their own expense and risk! – JZ, 17.9.07. - RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM & FREE EXCHANGE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

MAN: Instead of calling man a ‘rational animal’ one should rather call him a ‘religious animal’. All animals are rational. Man alone is religious.” – Abbé Galiani, in W. Wiegand’s biography of G., p. 148. Are all animals rational or merely instinct driven and reactive? – By now, luckily, there is a considerable percentage of atheistic, a-religious or irreligious men around and some of them have developed and abide by a better ethics than any religion provides. – The irrationality and immorality of all religions is well demonstrated by the continuance of wars, civil wars, violent revolutions and terrorism, all too often still motivated by religious notions – or, otherwise, not prevented by them. – The only good precedent that religions have provided is religious tolerance or religious liberty. But even its adherents have so far failed to apply its principle and practice into the political, social and economic system spheres, whether they would work just as well. - JZ, 10.2.09. - & RELIGION & PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE – IN ALL SPHERES

MAN: Isn’t it true … that no man should be the instrument for another’s needs?” – Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle, p.74. – Compare Kant about treating man never as a means but always as an end, a purpose in itself. – Well, unless he is an aggressor. – JZ, 8.12.07. Then that aggressor does, obviously, offends against that standard. - JZ, 30.12.10. - ENDS & MEANS, Q., SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAN: It could open its eyes like a real human being. It could speak long sentences and move its arms like a real man. It could dress and undress itself, run, jump, dance and play cricket, drink whisky and read newspapers, everything like a real human being.” - (Es konnte die Augen aufschlagen: wie ein richtiger Mensch. Es konnte lange Saetze sprechen und die Arme hin- und herschlenken: wie ein richtiger Mensch. Es konnte sich an- und ausziehen, laufen, springen, tanzen und Kricket spielen, Whisky trinken und Zeitungen lesen: alles wie ein richtiger Mensch.).“ – Kurt Tucholsky, Politische Texte, p.102. – Aber ansonsten? – JZ – (But, otherwise?… - JZ) - HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN NATURE

MAN: It has been observed that the height of a man from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot is equal to the distance between the tips of the middle fingers of the two hands when extended in a straight line.” - Pliny the Elder, Natural History, VII, 77. - Not equal to but merely close to equal, according to the mere 2 measurements that I took a while ago. - Nothing more than a tiny and largely hidden or unnoticed natural law of human nature is indicated here. From it one might jump to the conclusion that there are many other natural laws of human nature. - JZ, 25.11.02. - I was once impressed by the thought experiment of stretching from any point on earth two lines to either side of the Sun. Then the size of our planet would just fit into the middle of this kind of assumed triangle or angle, between Earth and Sun. - JZ, 30.12.10. - PROPORTIONS, SIZE, STRETCH, HEIGHT & REACH, HUMAN NATURE

MAN: It is clear that expanding selfhood is possible only in a state of freedom. And it is equally clear that freedom is out of the question among an irresponsible people, seemingly a vicious circle. Yet, this circle can be broken, the collapse ended, and a reversal begun by little more than a recognition that self-responsibility is the master key. Man then may see that his earthly purpose is not to be a ward of the government but his own man, under God (*) – self-respecting and self-responsible.” (**) – Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy, 22. - - (*) nature, natural law, individual rights & liberties - - (**) If he is really that, then he is not under any God but above any God, as far as his own affairs are concerned. - JZ, 13.12.07. - & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, GOD

MAN: It is dangerous to show man how near he is to the animal without showing him his greatness.” – Pascal. – ANIMALS, INSTINCTS, BEAST OF PREY

MAN: It is easier to get along with most people – at a distance.” – JZ, 3.1.97. – The distance might be spacial or legal and associational, via voluntary associations that are exterritorially autonomous, so that one can live under personal laws that are different from those of one’s direct neighbors. – JZ, 10.2.09. – FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, HUMAN RELATIONS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, CHOICE AMONG DIVERSE SYSTEMS

MAN: It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.” - G. W. – But it is also depressing how much alike they are, in many important respects, e.g. in their statism. – JZ, 5.12.07. - INDIVIDUALISM, COMMON MAN, INEQUALITY RATHER THAN SAMENESS

MAN: It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of this disclosure of the fact that men are free. Its ultimate effect upon the world was bound to be terrific. - This view of the nature of man is scientific; it is observed fact, tested by experience. All pagan belief to the contrary notwithstanding, human beings do not behave like seeds or tent-caterpillars. It is self-evident that man is not a cell in a commune or a mass or a class or a race, or in Immortal Italy or The German Race or Society or The State, or in any other mystic bee-swarm that can be imagined. Everyone knows that he is himself, and that he controls his own acts – even though he may believe that this is not true of anyone else.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, P.77. & FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

MAN: It’s not man’s place to be property … It’s a man’s business to be what he is … and be it in style!” – Robert Heinlein, Methusalah’s Children, p.133/34. - A rapist, child abuser, confidence trickster, thief, robber or murderer? - Such people do, obviously, offend against this rule of not considering others as their property, even if they do it "stylishly" or with self-confidence. - JZ, 30.12.10. -  - SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM

MAN: Jean Jacques Rousseau – believed that once, in the remote past, men enjoyed something called “natural” freedom. But in that remote age, individuals were not free, they were at the mercy of everyone who was stronger than they were. (*) The famous words of Rousseau: “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains” may sound good, but man is in fact not born free. Man is born a very weak suckling. Without the protection of his parents, without the protection given to his parents by society, he would not be able to preserve his life. (**) - Freedom in society means that a man depends as much upon other people as other people depend upon him. Society under the market economy, under the conditions of “economia libre” means a state of affairs in which everybody services his fellow citizens and is served by them in return.” (***) – Ludwig von Mises, Economic Policy, 19. - (*) They were also free to defend themselves or to escape, like the Hopi and the Eskimos did. They could also form alliances that made them stronger than their enemies were. Herbert Spencer's researches found more than 50 primitive people without governments. Many were not warlike and, nevertheless, persisted. - (**) But who can count on stronger protection, from their parents and neighbors than babies and infants can? It is absurd to equate or compare babies in this respect with already grown up and free and responsible men. Children are certainly, by nature, not born into a slavery relationship but merely into dependency upon their parents and friendly neighbors, on whose sympathy and help they can, mostly, count. A slavery relationship, rather than a family and neighborly or sympathetic and protective relationship, has to be imposed upon them as well as on adults. - (***) He writes as if that, too, were not a natural condition for man – at least under the rights of property and of its free exchange. - JZ, 5.12.07, 25.10.13. - FREEDOM, BORN FREE, NATURAL FREEDOM, ROUSSEAU,

MAN: Just because you have made a mess out of your life does not mean that everybody is out to get you. – JZ, 11.3.84, 13.12.07. – Territorialism, with all its wrongs and harmfulness, is not the result of a conspiracy. – JZ, 10.2.09. - PERSECUTION COMPLEX, UNFOUNDED SUSPICIONS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Let us be men!” – Herbert C. Roseman, in MINUS ONE, 1.2.1967. - If all remaining humans were only male, the extinction of mankind would be imminent. A territorial ruler and a general, as well as a preacher would each wish for a different kind of men. Men once considered voluntary engagement in duels to be honorable. Cannibals consider it justified to eat each other - if they can catch their victims. Human sacrifices are being prepared for on a colossal scale by nuclear war preparations. What human rightly could and should be has still not been clearly declared in an ideal human rights declaration. - What about women? "Let us be women?" Should children be outlawed? - Should we not be at least enlightened, moral or gentlemen? I find slogans like the above rather useless. - JZ, 30.12.10. - GENERALIZATIONS

MAN: Life, faculties, production – in other words, individuality, liberty, property – this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God (*) precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. – Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” – Frederic Bastiat, The Law, translated by Dean Russell, FEE, 1950, pp. 5-6. - (*) nature – JZ - HUMAN NATURE & LAWS, HUMAN RIGHTS

MAN: Living in a narrow circle man becomes narrow-minded. But man grows with his higher purposes.” – Friedrich Schiller. (From my flawed memory only: “Im engen Kreis verengert sich der Sinn. Es waechst der Mensch mit seinen hoehern Zwecken.“ – JZ) - NARROW CIRCLES, NARROW-MINDED & HIGHER PURPOSES, GROWTH

MAN: Man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Jesus Incident, p.232. - They do not even try to define the what, how, by what means, etc., - JZ, 25.9.01. - They find themselves in the net or snare of territorialism, without even realizing its nature. - JZ, 6.10.01. - All of the different crises theories have not yet been sufficiently assembled, published and criticized together. - Likewise not the different proposals on how to end or prevent them. Likewise, man has not bothered as yet to determine all the causes and cures for wars and tyrannies. Many would rather die in them than to try to find their causes and cures. - JZ, 30.12.10. - ENVIRONMENT, CIRCUMSTANCES, CONDITIONS, DEPENDENCY

MAN: Man cannot function successfully under coercion.” – Ayn Rand, Man’s Rights, 1963. – The enslaved man acts differently from the free man. The man under territorialism acts different from the man under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. Most political "scientists" have still not explored and understood the voluntary and exterritorial autonomy alternatives. – JZ, 13.12.07, 30.12.10, 25.10.13. - SUCCESS, COERCION, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLITICAL SCIENCE, VOLUNTARISM, MUTUAL TOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAW

MAN: Man cannot remake himself without suffering. // For he is both the marble and the sculptor.” - Alexis Carrel – Not all rights and liberties cause suffering. Once realized, they can be beneficial and profitable right away, reducing, rather than adding to suffering. Only their suppression or ignorance of them or prejudices against them do, inevitably, cause much suffering. – JZ, 8.8.08. - How often does any poetry express any truth correctly? This is, obviously, difficult and rare enough with prose statements. - JZ, 30.12.10. - SELF-HELP, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, REFORMS, REVOLUTIONS, CHANGE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, INTOLERANCE ONLY TOWARDS ALL INTOLERANT PEOPLE

MAN: Man differs from other forms of life in that he is at once an individualistic and a social being. He resembles neither the lone eagle nor a swarm of bees. Man is both independent and interdependent.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, 2. – Even the eagle is a family male or family female. The smallest social group, the nuclear family, is often provided for only by a single parent, more often the female than the male. – JZ, 13.12.07, 10.2.09, 30.2.10. - & SOCIETY

MAN: Man does not know most of the rules on which he acts; and even what we call his intelligence is largely a system of rules which operates on him but which he does not know.” – F. A. Hayek, Kinds of Order in Society, p.9. – What I find even worse is that most men do not even want to learn to know these rules or at least try to express them clearly. – One should presume that most people would be interested in their individual rights and liberties, being or becoming quite clearly stated. – But I have found such interest to be extremely rare. - JZ, 14.12.07. - RULES, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INTELLIGENCE & LACK OF INTEREST, INDIFFERENCE, SELF-AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING, JUDGMENT


MAN: Man has declined and deteriorated within the small private circles of liberties still allowed them by the politicians and bureaucrats and their territorial, centralistic, coercive, monopoly systems and institutions, constitutions, laws, regulations and jurisdictions. – JZ, 5.12.98, 4.12.07. – They have turned almost all of us into “paternalistically” administrated “reservation Indians” or “reservation Aboriginals”. – 4.12.07. - INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, BUREAUCRACY

MAN: Man has learnt to understand, and utilize many to most of the forces of nature to his purposes, but he still has to learn to understand other men as purposes in themselves and to adapt to that fact, - largely by leaving them alone or engage only in voluntary transactions with them. In other words, man has learnt to live with and through nature but not yet sufficiently to live with and through the nature of other men, which are also forces of nature. – JZ, 26.4.83, 30.12.10. – Especially he has not yet recognized the kinds of organizational form, system or framework which most corresponds to the great varieties of human nature and of the diverse ideas, beliefs and opinions of men and women. The kind of mutual tolerance already widely practised in religion and other private matters has still to be applied to political, economic and social systems, so far territorially monopolized by States and their governments. – JZ, 13.12.07. – This kind of new and genuine "social science" has still to be established! - JZ, 30.12.10. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION.

MAN: Man has no other value than his deeds.” – Schiller. (Der Mensch hat keinen anderen Wert als seine Wirkungen.) – That may be true for his market value in all too limited markets for genuine values. Even the greatest genius may, on a slave market, have only the value of a common slave laborer. (*) Schiller also said, elsewhere: “The one pays with what he gives, the other with what he is.” – Generally speaking: Man is a purpose in itself. He does not have to have any other purpose for others. To be of value at last to oneself, irrespective of masses of other people and their opinions about oneself, if any, that is the main thing. Some individuals produced valuable inventions, ideas or principles that were appreciated only decades or centuries after their deaths. Should one therefore say that their life and work was valueless or, rather, that they were not sufficiently appreciated by their contemporaries? Value is always a subjective value and the values in ordinary markets are different from the values for the same things in special markets for them, if they are rarities and also different at different times and under different conditions. Great ideas and talents require special and world-wide free markets. One should not attempt to sell them together with food and drinks, clothing and entertainment. – JZ, 4.7.92, 6.12.07, 30.12.10. – We still do not have free markets for different societies and communities, none with a territorial monopoly. - JZ, 30.12.10. - (*) On the “free” labor market he may only have the value of a common laborer. - During his lifetime his genius may not be appreciated at all, while centuries later e.g. any of his paintings may be worth millions. – Which is the real value standard for his life? – Like for new ideas the Ideas Archive, so for new Talent its associated Talent and Genius Centre – may be the special market required to measure the value of outstanding people. Only for certain professions, e.g. musicians, writers, actors, architects, has something like a world-wide free market already been established. - JZ, 10.2.09. - PURPOSE, VALUE, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-APPRECIATION, MARKET VALUE, , IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE

MAN: Man is a being with a natural taste for varieties of association.” (*) – Paul Leroy Beaulieu, The Modern State, 1891, p.42. – Alas, the territorial State does not allow for this characteristic of man. – It rather forces itself and its services and disservices, as well as its costs and risks upon a great variety of dissenters. – JZ, 5.12.07. – (*) In an email I received today it was asserted that there are now ca. 35,000 different churches, sects and religious movements on Earth. A possibly still greater variety of panarchies is still to come, exploring the whole range of political, economic and social alternatives for human beings that can be practised among volunteers who are exterritorially autonomous and living under their own personal law. But since facts, experience and rationality tend to play a much greater role, at least in the long run, in the political, economic and social spheres, I would expect the initial number of different societies to become gradually very much reduced. More and more false and flawed systems will become rejected. Only those really responding to different human types, ideas and preferences will survive in the long run. – However, if one considers the varieties experienced in consumer goods and services, the multiplication of varied human societies and communities might go on and on, even if they distinguish themselves only by e.g. their preferred music, paintings, sculptures and architecture, fashions and games. – JZ, 9.2.09. - PANARCHISM, FREE ASSOCIATIONISM, FREE SECESSIONISM

MAN: Man is a burlesque of what he should be.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga und Paralipomena, II, 1851. -  Although that may be true for most people, that would be no reason not to let the few, who are already somewhat developed, mature and enlightened men and women, act freely as such. – JZ, 10.7.86, 30.12.10. - Even fools are entitled to a fool’s liberty – at their own risk and expense. – No one the right to lay down and enforce territorial and uniform laws for all of them. - JZ, 5.12.07. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FOOLS’ LIBERTY

MAN: Man is a creature of habits, he thinks, acts, suffers, eats, drinks, plays and amuses himself as a creature of habits and has, habitually, becomes a creature of territorial powers, rather than an independently thinking and acting sovereign individual. As a conscript and trained soldier he even murders and risks his life as a creature of habit, military discipline and all too much obedience. Territorial voting, Welfare State conditions and government-controlled education haven’t really enlightened and emancipated him sufficiently, nor have the all too limited bills of rights of governments informed him about all his rights and liberties, all his freedom, peace and justice options. – Even in his use of alternative media he is largely a creature of habits than of rational choice and decision-making. – JZ, 25.8.03, 31.10.07, 30.12.10. – How many government soldiers and policemen are fully aware of their own natural rights and liberties and of those delivered into their hands? – JZ, 6.11.07, 30.12.10. - HIS HABITS, TERRITORIAL SUBJECTS VS. ENLIGHTENED & FREE MEN

MAN: Man is a horse that spurs itself.” – Irzykowski. (Der Mensch ist ein Pferd, das sich selbst anspornt.) – It is better to do that, in the own interest than to be whipped by others in their interest and their races. – JZ, 4.7.92, 6.12.07. - Ulrich von Beckerath said, repeatedly, in essence, that it is not so much that fighting itself is always bad but fighting upon command and for the purposes of others, always is. - JZ, 30.12.10. - SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-CONTROL, SELF-RELIABILITY, WILL, PERFECTION

MAN: Man is a purpose in itself.” – Kant. – WOMAN, HUMAN BEINGS, MANKIND

MAN: Man is a rational animal, who always (*) loses his temper (**) when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.” – Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891. - (*) all too often! -- (**) or his interest! – JZ, 12.12.07. – RED., ANGER, LACK OF SELF-CONTROL, TEMPER, REASON

MAN: Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.” – Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1804. – Often he is not even reasoning but rather rationalizing, argumentative, full of popular errors, fallacies, prejudices and myths which have, as yet, been nowhere systematically and comprehensively countered by and electronic encyclopedic reference works, although our common fate depends all too much on their persistence of popular errors, prejudices, myths, dogmas, false assumptions and conclusions. – Just listen to parliamentary debates and those in the mass media. - The Encyclopedists have so far left their job uncompleted and rather dealt with relative trivial facts and even presented popular prejudices and many false premises, especially the statist and territorialist ones, in the "social sciences" - as if they were truths. - JZ, 6.12.07. - Alas, mostly he is only rationalizing. – He looks more often for excuses than genuine reasons. - JZ, 14.12.07, 10.2.09, 30.12.10. - REASON, , PREJUDICES, RATIONALIZING:

MAN: Man is a species that endangers itself. – JZ, 25.9.05. - & WAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

MAN: Man is a tool-using animal.” – Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Bk. I, ch. 5. – I spelled it at first wrongly, writing “toll” instead of “tool”. But then it makes some sense, too: “Man is a toll, or tax or monopoly abusing animal!” – JZ, 10.2.09.

MAN: Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.” – Adam Smith, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.284. - BARGAINS, EXCHANGE, FREE EXCHANGE, TRADE, BARTER

MAN: Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions.” - C. C. Colton, Lacon, 1820. – Most of the paradoxes and contradictions would soon be diminished or even disappear if all the diverse individuals that constitute mankind were freed to follow only their own individual inclinations and choices, applying them only to themselves and like-minded volunteers, leaving other individuals and their associations alone to do their own things for or to themselves. Freedom of action and experimentation, always only at the own risk and expense, even in the last 3 major spheres still monopolized by territorial States, would lead to fast progress and enlightenment. - (Also to peace, justice, much more security and almost general prosperity. - JZ, 30.12.10.) Man does not exist as a single creature. There are very many men and all are different. The paradoxes and bundles of contradictions are mainly to be found in different individuals and in their different voluntary groups or in their compulsory associations under the “principle” or spleen of territorialism or territorial monopolies. - Why bundle him together, coercively and territorially, under one political, economic and social system, with all other men, subjects or conscripts, when every one of them is different and has different opinions ideas and aspirations? That means asking for trouble between as diverse critters and as diverse aspirations. Compulsory territorial association leads inevitably largely to “dog eats dog” competitiveness, to zero sum games, rather than free enterprise, free exchange and producer sovereignty as well as consumer-sovereignty in every sphere. Territorial statism does artificially produce most of the paradoxes and contradictions that Colton complains about. – JZ, 5.12.07, 30.12.10, 25.10.13. - HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM: MAN,

MAN: man is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others, … man’s life, his freedom, his happiness are HIS by inalienable right.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.985.

MAN: Man is an intellect served by organs.” – L. C. A. De Bonald: Théorie du pouvoir politique et religieux, 1796. – All too often his intellect is misled or distracted by his organs, including his own brain. – All potentially corrective resources for his mind and for his body have not yet been systematically assembled and made readily accessible to him. Instead, they are still dispersed over millions of texts and minds and thus largely unreadable and unreachable for all of us. - JZ, 13.11.07. Just think of the cases where upon an Internet search you are offered hundreds of thousands of references, that do not sufficiently sum up their major contents, idea or advice but just some related word or words. – JZ, 24.12.07.

MAN: Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762. - & STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, REGULATIONS, NOT CHOSEN INDIVIDUALLY BY HIM

MAN: Man is but a reed, the feeblest thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire world need not arm itself to crush him, a vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies, and the advantage which the universe has over him: the universe knows nothing of this.” – Pascal, Pensées, 1670, 347. - Alas, that thinking habit, which he so far and habitually engages in, happens all too rarely or only in very limited spheres. – Nor is knowledge of death sufficient, if he has not learnt how to life in freedom, justice and peace. - Schiller said something like: “In narrow circles the mind becomes narrowed. Man grows with his higher purposes.” (“Im engen Kreis verengert sich der Sinn. Es waechst der Mensch mit seinen hoehern Zwecken!” – Only cited from memory! – JZ) And who of us is not largely and more or less coercively confined to a narrow private circle, as far as his independent decision-making is concerned? Territorialism has seen to that. We are all inmates of territorial prisons and their monopolistic, centralized and coercive decision-making. - How would the average man come to change - once sufficient men thought long and seriously enough e.g. about individual rights and liberties, especially economic liberties, individual secessionism, individual sovereignty, personal laws, exterritorial autonomy, voluntary institutions, monetary freedom, the right to resist, libertarian revolutions and similar topics - and then did apply this knowledge, acquired in such thinking, research and opinion exchange efforts, to his own affairs, in every respect and if he did this also suitably armed and organized, together with many others? – What would become of man under full freedom? We do not know as that as yet, from experience, because we haven't had full freedom yet, at any time or any place, while already sufficiently enlightened on what men and women could make out of themselves under full freedom. - JZ, 13.12.07, 30.12.10. – HUMAN NATURE, TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN POTENTIALS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, GOVERNMENTS. MILITIA

MAN: Man is by nature a political animal.” – Aristotle, Politics, I, ca. 322 B.C. – There are also many apolitical men and women, not to speak of children. Thus, at least, let all men and women opt out of the existing, territorially imposed monopoly systems or establishment and let all the diverse political animals, individually, follow only their own preferences and instincts, ideas, knowledge and beliefs, all into their own kind of political associations and economic and social systems and institutions, always only at their own risk and expense. - Is man also a territorial animal and one that has to live only under compulsory associations and systems? - That is merely one of the flawed territorialist assumptions, analogies and conclusions of Robert Ardrey, e.g. in his “The Territorial Imperative”. – Admittedly, some animals have territorial instincts. But does man have them also, apart from the nesting, privacy and proximity instincts? Has he rather been captured, all too much, by territorialist ideologies, in the interests of the religious or political rulers? – Have we not yet had enough of the repressions and slaughters that ideologues of territorialism led us into? – Should we not rather apply here, also, the experiences we have had with religious tolerance and with consumer sovereignty? – Why should only political, economic and social systems be territorially monopolized and enforced? – And this in spite of all the bad experiences we had with them - for thousands of years? Are fairness, tolerance and free individual choices between a great variety of sports activities only good in sports but not in politics? – All political, economic and social alternatives should be given their sporting chance as well, for their own volunteers. - JZ, 10.7.86, 5.12.07, 10.2.09, 30.12.10 - A POLITICAL ANIMAL ONLY? EXTERRITORIAL VOLUNTARISM VIA COMPULSORY TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM FOR HIS DIVERSITY

MAN: Man is in daily danger from man.” – Ancient Roman proverb. (Ab home homini precirulum quotidianum.) – Man is his own worst enemy, especially when he remains territorially intolerant and all too ignorant of or prejudiced against his own individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 10.2.09.

MAN: Man is Man’s God.” – From a derogatory remark by the Pope, quoted on radio, 26.12.73. - Better an ideal man as a “God” or an example to be followed, that an imagined God, who even in “his” supposedly holy writs or revelations, gave all too much wrongful advice! – JZ, 24.12.07.

MAN: Man is never as good and rarely as bad as one believes.” - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 2, Meilensteine, S.87.

MAN: Man is not a helpless monster by nature, but he becomes one when he discards ... his mind.” – Ayn Rand, in PLAYBOY interview.

MAN: Man is not God, he does not create himself, nor write the laws of his own being, but men do make themselves. And as they do so, they begin to discover who they are and what they may become. ‘That wonderful structure, Man,’ wrote Edmund Burke, ‘whose prerogative is to be in a great degree a creature of his own working, and who, when made as he ought to be made, is destined to hold no trivial place in the creation’.” – Rev. E. Opitz, quoted in Leonard E. Read: Who’s Listening? p.170.

MAN: Man is not made for defeat.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, quoted in Seldes. - But has he as yet been given or established conditions which make it at least possible for all to succeed or fail in accordance with their own beliefs, convictions and actions, quite unhindered by customs, States, laws, majorities and institutions of others? – In the arts, in sports, in amusements, in reading or writing, gardening, fashions, travels, hobbies, crafts etc. he is already free to follow his own bend – but not when it comes to political, economic and social systems. Here he is still coerced, resisting, fighting, just like he did formerly (and still in some countries) when it comes to religious convictions and activities, a sphere which was pacified via religious liberty or religious tolerance. We still need the same freedom in the above-mentioned and very important three underlined spheres, now monopolized by territorial governments. - JZ, 24.12.07, 13.12.10. – There can not only be one victor, with all the others becoming the defeated ones, but as many victors as there are human beings, as long as the victory is that of an individual over his own older self, by having taken one further step towards self-improvement. Or when an individual becomes free to choose or establish his own utopia for himself, together with like-minded people. Alas, we are free to achieve self-determination victories so far only in private spheres, and in the natural sciences, in sports, arts and crafts etc., not in the public spheres, where political, economic and social systems are still territorially monopolized and imposed. There any alternatives can, at most, be collectively, politically and territorially fought for or verbally or visually proposed and recorded. – JZ, 10.2.09, 30.12.10, 25.10.13.. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS

MAN: Man is the cruelest enemy of man.” – J. G. Fichte, Die Bestimmung des Menschen, XII, 1800. – Hardly, as long as he is free to secede from the State, as Fichte proposed that he should be, in his work on the French Revolution, only 7 years earlier. Then e.g. the fools and the wise men could opt out and form their own communities, doing their own things only for or to themselves. All those they left behind would be left to their own prior devices or laws or to the various other ones that they would collectively select for themselves. Why, under that kind of exterritorially free choice, should they persist in being enemies to others and cruel and intolerant towards each other? Under such options the cruel and intolerant people might soon find themselves alone among themselves, with no more involuntary victims for them and all the others strongly federated against them. - One of the greatest cruelties is to force them into and keep them in territorial associations, which resemble rather concentration camps, forced labor camps and in some respect extermination camps, which tends to maximize dissent and opposition, when any opportunities for them remain. It is almost like herding sheep together with wolves. Such cruelty certainly increases discontent and does not represent general consent or approval. The old parable of the Bed of Procrustes is a good analogy for the nonsense of territorially enforced equality or egalitarianism. All are forced to adapt to the only size of bed offered to them by the mythical Procrustes, even if he has to make them fit the bed by chopping off their heads or their legs. – JZ, 10.7.86, 5.12.07, 30.12.10. - HUMAN NATURE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & PANARCHISM,

MAN: Man is the measure of all things.” – Protagoras, as quoted by Plato, ca. 450 B.C. (*) – In George Seldes, THE GREAT QUOTATIONS. - Let man’s individual choice, his own values, also be the measure or decisive aspect for the economic, political and social system, society or community for himself. – JZ, 10.7.86. – If individual human beings are the highest values then should not their individual preferences count most in this sphere, too? – As long as he does not interfere with the different choices other individual made for themselves! - JZ, 5.12.07. - How can something be a measure when the individuals involved are so immeasurably different? – The average individual man does not exist any more than the average individual labor hour. - JZ, 10.2.09. – (*) The measure or the measurer? Do we measure e.g. VOLUMES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS OR LIGHTYEARS BY HIM? – JZ, 25.10.13.  - VALUES, MEASURES, PANARCHISM, SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY,

MAN: Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.” - Samuel Butler – ANIMALS,  – Usually, man does not eat his pets and does not make pets out of the animals that he eats. – And e.g. old horses are largely used as meat for other animals, pets of man. - JZ, 8.8.08. –  VEGETARIANISM

MAN: Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.” - William Hazlitt

MAN: Man is the sole animal whose nudity offend his companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.” – Montaigne, Apology for Raimond de Sebonde, Essays, 1580-88, tr. Charles Cotton and W. C. Hazlitt. – Children have to become artificially conditioned against nudity. Otherwise they would hardly notice it, except when they need bodily covering e.g. against heat or cold. – JZ, 13.12.07. – NUDISM VS. NUDITY TABOO, SHAME

MAN: Man is to some extent an actor and an inventor of himself.” – John S. Dunne, A Search for God in Time and Memory.

MAN: Man lives among men peacefully. Individually, he exhibits such a level of love or respect for one another that the plundering of each other as individuals is a rare occurrence. Only incitement by mob action or political propaganda, whether to lunch, to equalize, to wreak vengeance, or to war on another, induce man to set aside that state of peacefulness toward other men to which he has evolved, as an individual.” – Charles R. Wiles, HAIL, 1:5.-1, May 1967. - PLUNDER, VIOLENCE, PEACE & WAR

MAN: Man makes himself.” – The title of a book by V. Gordon Childe and also its concluding sentence on p.188. – It is a story of man’s progress through the ages, alas, written from a statist and Marxist point of view. – JZ, 17.9.07. - MAN MAKES HIMSELF

MAN: Man makes religion, religion does not make man.” – Karl Marx. – It rather distorts and contorts him. –. – The above is one of the very few sensible remarks by Karl Marx that I have found. – JZ, 14.12.07. – However, by now I do admit that some people are somewhat improved by their religions while others are made even worse by it. – JZ, 25.10.13. - & RELIGION

MAN: Man might come closer to atheism than faith in God if he considered himself not as a proud child of a benevolent God but merely as an educational toy made by Gods for the children of Gods. – JZ, 9.9.90. - & GOD, ATHEISM, CREATOR, PLAYTHINGS, TOYS

MAN: Man must be free to settle man's destiny." - Poul Anderson, Conflict, p. 62, story: High Treason. - Rather: The individual must be free to settle his own destiny. - JZ, 24.4.88. – At most he could and should set a good example to others or provide them with a good idea. – “He is not his brother’s keeper!” - JZ, 10.2.09. - HIS FREEDOM & DESTINY, INDIVIDUALISM VS. COLLECTIVISM

MAN: Man must have a vision and a dream not ignorance and illusion. Man must have inspiration, not desperation. Man desires justice not injustice. Man desires freedom not slavery. Man desires the right not the wrong. Man desires virtue not vice.” – Zarlenga, The Orator, p.109. – If only that were quite true for all or most men. – However, all of them should be given the chance, individually, to choose for themselves or to establish communities and societies that correspond to such ideals and even to any other ideals that they hold, always only at their own risk and expense, i.e. without any territorial monopoly and power over peaceful dissenters and non-members. – JZ, 6.12.07.

MAN: Man must make his own decisions.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.189. – And he must become free to do so, in every sphere. – JZ, 13.9.07. - DECISION-MAKING, LIBERATIOIN

MAN: Man never mounts higher than when he knows not where he is going." - Oliver Cromwell – Rightful war aims are certainly not realized in this way. Did Cromwell realize any rightful aims in his campaign in Ireland? – JZ, 10.2.09. – He is also at his lowest when he is not really knowing what he is doing to himself and to others. – Systematic research into unsolved problems is quite another matter. - JZ, 14.2.09. - AIMS, PURPOSES, PROGRESS, FREEDOM, MEANS & ENDS, WAR AIMS, , RESEARCH, STUDIES, EXPERIMENTS

MAN: Man usually sees, reads, hears, learns, understands and feels only so much, just like an animal, an ant in the grass or in an ant hill. He isn’t sufficiently interconnected, not even by libraries, universities, bookshops, mass media and the Internet. Even his websites reveal only limited interests and ideas. So do his private library and reading habits. Thus, what can one expect from most of them? Certainly not much. But there exists also the “remnant” and, supposedly, among them, too, there is also a “remnant” of people with still higher interests and commitments. Only very few bother to view or imagine unlimited horizons of very big ideas and projects. Most still have only “a horizon with the radius zero and this they call their point of view.” – But these few could be brought together, e.g. by a common projects list, place online. - JZ, 20.8.03, 18.10.07, 30.12.10. - IDEAS, PROJECTS PLANS, BIG IDEAS

MAN: Man was created free, and he functions better in a state of liberty.” – Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., THE FREEMAN, 4/year? - And yet he is everywhere still under the rule of territorial States, run by less than perfect human beings. – JZ, 24.12.07. – TERRITORIALISM VS. LIBERTY, FREEDOM, RIGHTS

MAN: Man will not only endure, he will prevail.” – William Faulkner. – Replace “will” by “can” or “could” or “might”. – But sometimes one comes to doubt whether he really wants to prevail. – JZ, 4.6.82. – He has still not destroyed all ABC mass-murder devices! – JZ, 13.12.07

MAN: Man, as a species, does not have to fight other men. He is rather a producer and trader and can prosper more from such activities than from wars and crimes, except under present conditions, which favor private and official criminals all too much and have legalized wrongful monopolies and misinformed and misled all too many people, even into mutual slaughters. With all groups, societies and communities of volunteers and all their members being free to practise their own beliefs and convictions under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy among themselves and also, to secede, should they come to disagree with their community, most violent clashes could be avoided, as soon as this freedom option is fully understood and utilized. - Territorial states tend to produce and prolong such clashes, with their monopolies, centralization, collectivism, domination and imposed uniformity and obedience. – JZ, 26.5.06, 30.10.07, 25.10.13. - WAR, AGGRESSION, HUMAN NATURE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, DOING THE OWN THING – UNDISTURBED BY OTHERS, TOLERANCE

MAN: Man, every man, is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.” – Ayn Rand, in The Virtue of Selfishness, quoted by Merilyn Giesekam, in FREE ENTERPRISE, Sydney, July 1974. – Alas, Ayn Rand, who believed to be an irreconcilable enemy of Immanuel Kant, remained unaware of how many of her teachings were very similar to those of Immanuel Kant. She was his ally and believed to be his enemy, just because she was unable to follow him into his metaphysical philosophical speculations and conclusions. – JZ, 13.12.07. – Their ethical or moral ideas were very much alike. – JZ, 25.10.13. - END, PURPOSE, AYN RAND, IMMANUEL KANT

MAN: Man, the animal that can improve itself.” – Kant. (Mensch: das Tier, das sich vervollkomnen kann.) - A SELF-IMPROVING ANIMAL

MAN: man, the exchanging animal.” – E. B. Donohue, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/76. - Compare Bastiat’s remark: “Society IS exchange!” - EXCHANGE

MAN: Man’s weaknesses are often necessary to the purposes of life.” – Maurice Maeterlinck, Joyzelle, Act ii. – Only some of his weaknesses. (*) The others do usually make a mess out of his life. And if he hasn’t got any or many, then the weaknesses of the rest of men, at least under territorialism, will still tend to make a mess out of his life. – JZ, 14.12.07, 25.10.13. – (*) E.g. his “weakness” towards the supposedly “weaker” sex. – JZ, 9.2.09. - & HIS WEAKNESSES

MAN: Men and women – beings largely at the mercy of their glands, or other passions, rather than controlled by well enough filled, ordered and controlled brains. – JZ, 13.8.08, 30.12.10.

MAN: Men are not philosophers, but are rather very foolish children, who, by reason of their partiality, see everything in the most absurd manner, and are the victims at all times of the nearest object.” – R. W. Emerson, The Conservative, 1841. – Did he class himself among them? – JZ, 5.12.07. - Not all of them. Not everything, although some of them, too. Men are not uniform robot types but all are different. Thus no judgment applies to all of them, except some biological and zoological ones. Let individuals and minorities opt out, to do their own things, everywhere, to try to improve their own conditions – and at least some of them will succeed and their examples will soon be followed by many others. – JZ, 10.7.86, 5.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM,

MAN: Men are petrified children. If one would only try to visualize them as they were when children, one’s understanding would be easier and one’s judgment kindlier.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Just consider the kind of games, amusements and entertainment choices that they do still largely engage it. Indeed, they are older, bigger and stronger but, in all too many respects, often to mostly, still as silly and short-sighted as children are. – JZ, 8.12.07, 30.12.10. - CHILDREN

MAN: Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.” – Emerson, “Circles”, Essays: First Series, 1841. – When we find too many limitations in them. – JZ, 15.12.85. – How many of these limitations are due to their parental upbringing, their compulsory “education” and their enforced lives under territorial regimes? – JZ, 13.12.07. - Do territorial States differ enough from e.g. maximum security prisons or benevolent kindergartens? In neither of them is there enough scope for the growth of reason and self-responsibility. - JZ, 24.12.07, 30.12.10 – We should, rather, appreciate them for their productive and creative potential and actions. – JZ, 10.2.09. -

MAN: Men must be regarded not only for what they are, but for what they have it in them to become. With spontaneous development government must never interfere. Its function, as Herbert Spencer was to maintain, should always be diminished. For consider, says Godwin, the evils brought about by Government. Most of his book is concerned with them.” - John Bowle, Political Opinion in the 19th Century, p. 137, on Godwin, p.41. - HIS POTENTIAL, SPONTANEOUS DEVELOPMENT, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, GOVERNMENT VS. PROGRESS

MAN: men must extend themselves beyond anything they believe possible.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Jesus Incident, p.225. – Should each really try for setting records in every sphere or merely try to do his best in a sphere that seriously interests him or her? – JZ, 10.2.09. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT, FREEDOM

MAN: Men must have corrupted nature a little, for they were not born wolves, and they have become wolves.” – Voltaire, Candide, 1759, 4. - I hold that it was largely the system of territorial States that turned them, to some extent, often involuntarily, into beasts of prey. – JZ 13.12.07. – We have to ask ourselves: What kind of political, social and economic systems would tend to make people more peaceful, tolerant, non-violent and then try to find ways to establish such systems, as far as possible also in a non-violent, tolerant and peaceful way. Various self-management schemes, monetary freedom and panarchism offer such options. - TERRITORIALISM, ATROCITIES, IDEOLOGIES, INTOLERANCE, TERRORISM & WAR INSTEAD OF EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHISM, WITH PEACE, JUSTICE & FREEDOM FOR ALL, TOLERANCE, NON-VIOLENCE

MAN: Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics.” – Albert Camus - GREAT MEN, STAY OUT OF POLITICS

MAN: Men will be men again once they take back the power and freedom to decide over their own lives. – JZ, 30.5.79, 13.12.07. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAN: Men will be on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.” – Henry David Thoreau, quoted in ANALOG 11/97. - PESSIMISTS, CRITICS, DOOMSDAY PROPHETS

MAN: Men’s actions are many rooted, like trees, and, like trees, many branched.” – Salvador de Madariaga, Christopher Columbus. – Are we authorized by them to cut their roots and clip their branches and form them into shapes and behaviors that please us rather than them? May we treat people like mere trees that belong to us or deal with them only as purposes in themselves? – JZ, 14.12.07. - MOTIVES, ACTIONS, REASONS, BELIEFS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SUBJECTS

MAN: Merlyn only replied: “Even the Greek definition anthropos, He Who Looks Up, is inaccurate. Man seldom looks above his own height after adolescence.” - T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn, 39. – Compare Kant’s remark about the moral law within us and the starry sky above. – Who bothered to look up or tried to formulate the best wordings of sound principles, individual rights and liberties, combined them in a declaration and abided by them as far as he could, in practice? – JZ, 10.2.09.

MAN: Mises also points out that man is the only animal who has a highly individualized scale of values and system of goals.” - W. H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 2/1975, “The Organization … “ - VALUES, GOALS, PREFERENCES, PRIORITIES

MAN: Montesquieu … the most purely Whig maxim in his works, that the duty of a citizen is a crime when it obscures the duty of man, is Fénelon’s.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution. - MAN’S DUTIES VS. CITIZEN’S DUTIES

MAN: Most human beings, though in varying degrees, desire to control, not only their own lives but also the lives of others.” - Bertrand Russell, Freedom and Government. – That is one of the many consequences of territorialism. – JZ, 25.10.13. - POWER & CONTROL OVER OTHERS, INTOLERANCE

MAN: Most humans are and remain unfulfilled potentials. – It requires quite free societies and free individual choice among them to let them reach their potential and this not only in the sphere of bread-earning jobs. Panarchies in their varieties - and general form or framework - would constitute some of the best opportunities for continuous adult self-education and self-development. - JZ, 12/86 & 1.7.92, 6.12.07, 30.12.10. – I continue to attempt to improve various statements and can only hope that others will continue with such labors to approach truths as accurately and concisely as we can, between us. – JZ, 6.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE, POTENTIAL, MATURITY, PANARCHISM

MAN: Most people are a curious mixture of some sense and much nonsense. – JZ, 21.8.95. – Do they have as yet sufficiently good and helpful reference works to enlighten themselves? Obviously, all those dealings with freedom, rights and peace, are not yet good enough. – JZ, 24.12.07. - PEOPLE, MINDS, PREJUDICES

MAN: Most people are merely reactive machines.” – From a peace talk heard on 20.11.86. – If they were, why did that someone bother to give a peace talk? – JZ, 10.2.09. - Compare: “Act, don’t merely react!” – However, outside a narrow private sphere, how much freedom to act and experiment are we left with and thus accustomed to? – Action without freedom of action? How does one act to achieve sufficient freedom of action? How many authorities and laws try to direct our behavior and to condition us to obey rather than resist and act freely? They do so not only in schools and universities and in the armed forces but throughout our adult lives, e.g. as tax payers. How does one act, unarmed, unorganized and untrained, towards armed, organized and trained aggressors, be they the own government or the forces of foreign governments? Or against an attack with ABC mass murder devices? As Goethe once said: “There is no more terrible sight to behold than ignorance in action.” – Has the science of truly liberating revolutions and of truly defensive actions been sufficiently developed as yet? Have people learnt to know and to appreciate all their individual rights and liberties? Has at least sufficient interest been shown for such programs and declarations? Who has a really effective peace action program to offer? Or a really effective libertarian liberation or revolution program? How does one act quite effectively against wars, taxes, inflation and mass unemployment? – Without sufficient freedom, opportunities and a sensible program too few significant actions are possible still. – Think of the masses of civilians, mostly Jews, herded by Nazis into extermination camps and some even forced to clean out these gas chambers and burn the bodies. Think of the victims of other genocide attempts, the starvation of many prisoners of war, often opponents of the regimes they were forced to fight for. – What freedom of action had they left? – What freedom of action was left to the civilian victims of area bombing? – What freedom of action is left to a conscript or tax payer? What freedom of action is left to interned illegal immigrants? Or to people interned merely because of their race or nationality? – What freedom of action have we left under millions of laws, while individual and group secessions and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers are still not permitted and not even sufficiently discussed as an rightful and helpful alternative to territorial authoritarianism? – Admittedly, some actions are still free and possible. E.g., to combine all freedom writings and ideas and platforms and their discussions on one or a few disks, affordable or reachable by almost everybody in still somewhat free countries. – But even for this project not enough interested people could be found by me, so far. – All the possible, proposed or already somewhat tackled liberation projects are not even listed together, inviting participation by others. – The mere advice: Act! – does indicate a lot of ignorance, stupidity and prejudice, almost as much as the advice: pray! - JZ, 5.12.07. - ACTIONS VS. MERE REACTIONS. Q.,  - Compare my 2010 digitized book on neglected libertarian enlightenment options: New Draft, not yet online but only available from me as a zipped email attachment of 306 KBs. - JZ, 30.12.10, 25.10.13.

MAN: Most people seem to care more about some aspects of their bodies and their appearances than their minds. As a consequence they do not even take sufficient care of the health of their own bodies. – JZ, 15.2.05, 29.10.07, 30.12.10. - HEALTH, MINDS, BODIES, APPEARANCES, CLOTHING, IDEAS, OPINIONS

MAN: Most people, free to a limited extent, are just busy making and spending money. With money is here meant the government’s forced and exclusive currency. - JZ, 3.9.07. They do not even consider how monetary and financial freedom options could further improve their own situations and those of their friends and family members. – JZ, 16.9.07. – Or how they could provide them with more monetary (or clearing) purchasing power in form of sound free market monies, chosen or issued by themselves. As mere acceptors and spenders of forced and exclusive government money they remained all too often all too dumb and disinterested and also helpless. – JZ, 10.2.09, 30.12.10, 25.10.13. - CONSUMERISM, EARNING & SPENDING MONEY, INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE, ESPECIALLY THEIR INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & THEIR MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM OPTIONS ESPECIALLY

MAN: Never use a slide rule to (*) human beings. … You’re a long way from home here, and you’re trespassing.” – Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.147. – (*) on? Upon? – JZ - CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, INTERVENTIONISM, HUMAN ENGINEERING, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, MANAGING MEN, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, LICENSING, PERMITS

MAN: No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” - John Donne – LIVE EXTENSION, IMMORTALITY RESEARCH, DEATH, HEALTH, MANKIND, MURDER, MASS MURDER PREPARATIONS, ATROCITIES, MORTALITY

MAN: No man is free who depends on his government for his sustenance, job, home, or hope.” - John Perkins - DEPENDENCY, FREEDOM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS

MAN: No man is free who is not a master of himself.” - Epictetus. - SELF-CONTROL, SELF-MASTERY, SELF-DISCIPLINE, FREEDOM

MAN: No man is good enough to be another man’s master.” – George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara, 1905, 5. – MASTERS & SLAVES, RULERS & SUBJECTS, INSTEAD OF FREE MEN, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT & SELF-MANAGEMENT

MAN: No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” – Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Ill, Oct. 16, 1854. – However, even he did not govern with unanimous consent, i.e., had only voluntary subjects. If he had claimed no more than that, then the Civil War could have been avoided. More and more other subjects would have followed that shiny example and set up genuinely self-governing and voluntary communities. Alas, instead, he strengthened and perpetuated the territorial powers of the federal government, i.e. his own political position, at the price of about half a million lives of fellow-Americans. The abolition of slavery came in only late and incomplete, in the Civil War, as an afterthought – when he thought it to be politically convenient for him. – JZ, 9.12.07. - CONSENT & SELF-GOVERNMENT

MAN: No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore our belief in our own guidance.” – Henry Miller (1891-1980), The Wisdom of the Heart, 1941. - No one is great enough to surrender our liberties to him. Leadership is more often misleading than leading. - JZ, n.d. - SELF-GUIDANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-MANAGEMENT RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, LEADERSHIP, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

MAN: No man is the property of another except of his own accord.” – Willi Heilman in “I fought you from the skies”, Award Books, N.Y., 1966, first printed 1951, Verlag Lothar Leberecht, Stuttgart, p.124. – But he, as well as the British pilots, fought only a collectivist territorial enemy, held collectively responsible, babies and women included, for the deeds of their territorial governments. As moral beings they would have fought primarily the enemy regime’s top decision-makers and their military potential, not their civilian subjects or, indiscriminately, all of their conscripts. – Even for this great mutual slaughter there were no quite rightful war and peace aims on either side. As if governments needed no genuine excuse for any mass murderous action – against people who are mostly victims rather than supporters of a regime. – JZ, 10.2.09, 25.10.13. - NOT PROPERTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, WAR AIMS, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE AGAINST NON-COMBATANTS, AIR RAIDS

MAN: No man is wholly free. He is a slave to wealth, or to fortune, or the laws, or the people restrain him from acting according to his will alone.” - Euripides (485-406 B.C.), Hecuba (c. 425 B.C.). - FREEDOM, LAWS

MAN: Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.” –Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965, p.9. - That is often easier said than done. The rightful and rational steps towards liberation have not yet been combined in an attractive program. Single-handedly one can only do so much and not effectively resist millions of laws and dozens of establishment institutions, especially as long as one is not free to opt out from under them. – Engaging in a revolution is not very easy, especially if one does not have a good enough program for it. – Individual self-liberation can go only so far, without any social support from others, who likewise do appreciate freedom, justice and peace. – I have still to find any people seriously interested e.g. in a libertarian revolution, militia and liberation program and an improved code of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 7.2.09, 13.12.07, 10.2.09. – Indeed, we should aim at a form of society where every adult can choose his or her way of life, system, institution and personal law just like they can now pick some consumer goods from the shelves of a supermarket to fill their shopping basked or shopping cart with them. – JZ, 25.10.13. – FRE CHOICE AMONG ALL GOODS & SERVICES, FOR INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, SELF-LIBERATION

MAN: Not what man is, merely what he does, is his inalienable property.” – Friedrich Hebbel. – (Nicht was der Mensch ist, nur was er tut, ist sein unverlierbares Eigentum.) - A mere wordplay against self-ownership, against Stirner’s The Ego and His Own? Or some kind of immortality or fame notion? – JZ, 14.12.07. – Although he can and does change, does he lose his individuality? Only his past his unchangeable. His future options are all the greater the more his individual sovereignty is realized and protected. One can endlessly speculate with and reword such generalities or abstractions but they do not provide a good enough guide, blueprint or program. – JZ, 25.10.13. – INDIVIDUALISM, ACTIONS, HUMAN NATURE, CHARACTER, PROPERTY, ACTIONS, DEEDS

MAN: Nothing is harder than to make people think about what they are going to do.“– André Malraux, Man’s Fate, 1933. - … what they are going to do and about what they ought to do as moral and rational beings. – JZ, 20.6.92. – THINKING, AIMS, PURPOSES, PRINCIPLES, ETHICS, MORALITY, DUTY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

MAN: On the other hand, even in our modern, violent society, many individuals are unaggressive and nonviolent, and a few rather remote tribes are still uncompetitive. Traditionally, the nomadic Eskimos of the American Arctic cooperatively shared food and shelter among the members of the clan and settled disputes without resorting to violence. The Tangu people of New Guinea shared food equally among tribal members and engaged in games in which the object was to end in a draw. The Semai farmers of Malaya avoid violence of every kind. Historically, many nomadic tribes that survived by hunting or gathering natural vegetation were not competitive with one another, nor were they defensive of territory. Although the world was eventually dominated by the more aggressive, competitive, and territorial peoples, the existence of tribes and individuals who were not and are not aggressive and competitive leads us to question the belief that these characteristics are a part of human nature. At least we cannot accept, on the evidence, that aggressiveness and competitiveness are universal or essential aspects of human nature.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1991, p.103/104. – As if competition rather than only territorial aggression and domination were wrong. – JZ,  25.10.13. - VIOLENCE, COMPETITION & AGGRESSION, NON-VIOLENCE, PEACEFULNESS, TERRITORIALISM

MAN: One must choose between God and Man, and all ‘radicals’ and ‘progressives’, from the mildest liberal to the most extreme anarchist, have in effect chosen Man.” – George Orwell: Orwell Reader, ed. by Richard H. Rovere, p.332. – Reflections on Gandhi. – quoted in Seldes. – All too often only their caricature or wrong image of man. – JZ, 25.10.13. – GOD, MANKIND, INDIVIDUALS, PERSONS, PERSONALITIES, HUMAN NATURE

MAN: One should not judge the value of a human being by his great abilities which he possesses but by the use that he makes of them.” – La Rochefoucauld. – Translated by me from a German version. – JZ  - ABILITIES, APPLICATION, USE OF ABILITIES

MAN: Only during the first nine months, before he takes his first breath, does man conduct his own affairs as well as a tree does his own.” - My retranslation into English from the German version: “Nur waehrend der neun Monate, bevor er seinen ersten Atemzug tut, fuehrt ein Mensch die eigenen Angelegenheiten so gut wie ein Baum die seinen.” – G. B. Shaw. - Shaw, too, abused the language here when he uses the term “conduct” for the biological processes that are involved, as if rational, moral and conscious conduct were involved. Luckily, even in adults, the bodily processes are not subject to conscious conduct in most cases. – JZ, 4.12.07. - NATURE, GOODNESS, INDIVIDUALS, ABORTION, CONDUCT, OWN AFFAIRS

MAN: Only those men are to be trusted who don’t pay or spend taxes! – JZ, 7.2.06. The latter are especially untrustworthy. Voting for any of those, who impose, levy and spend tax funds, is very foolish. – JZ, 24.9.07, 25.10.13. – Have we got any good reasons to trust those men who impose tributes upon us and spend - whatever they don’t use of this revenue for themselves - upon government expenditures that they assert are for our benefit? – Those, who share in this loot, as hand-out recipients, may benefit but the rest of us? – JZ, 13.2.69. – TRUST, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, REPRESENTATION, PARLIAMENTS, TAXATION, TRIBUTE SYSTEMS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

MAN: Our technology and our natural sciences correspond to man’s nature, from the way he is built, bones, sinews, muscles to brain, limbs, hands, eyes, ears, other senses and metabolism. The social sciences, especially politics and economics have still to catch up with the diverse nature of man in these spheres. He is a multi-purpose biological and self-programmed robot, with considerable reasoning powers, by his very nature. As such he should be fully autonomous, sovereign, self-determined, as long as he respects the equal rights and liberties in others - if he bothers to learn about all his rights and liberties and how to utilize them in his own interest, as far as they go and no further. – JZ, 19.8.03, 18.10.07. – Our territorial rulers want to impose a uniform “software” and “hardware” upon all of us, in their interest, which makes life all too unjust, hard and irrational at least for the freedom lovers among us, while the territorial statists thus get no more than they deserve for themselves. – JZ, 18.10.07. - HUMAN NATURE, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE, BIOLOGY, TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Perhaps there will only be hope for men when people will be crushed to death not on visits to soccer games but in visits to libraries. – JZ, 25.4.89. - Actually, by now we could put a complete freedom library into a book-sized cheap external HD, which is already very affordable, at A $ 79 for a 1 TB one. - JZ, 30.12.10. – By now it is down to $ 78 for one of 2TBs. Do libertarians bother to offer this service to themselves already, book-sized, affordable for most of their desks? – JZ, 25.10.13. - LIBRARIES

MAN: Personalities need not be changed but often their ideas and opinions ought to be changed. – JZ, 12.7.86. – Men are often merely the products of their own ignorance, flawed opinions and ideas. – JZ, 13.12.07. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

MAN: Reason's biological function is to preserve and promote life and to postpone its extinction as long as possible.  Thinking and acting are not contrary to nature; they are, rather, the foremost features of man's nature. The most appropriate description of man as differentiated from non-human beings is: a being purposively struggling against the forces adverse to his life.” - Ludwig von Mises - REASON, THOUGHT, ACTIONS, PURPOSE, SELF-DEFENCE

MAN: Separate the doer from the deed.” – Advice by Gandhi. – How can one do this in case of mass murderers or even ordinary murderers, as if they were not responsible for their deeds? The standards and tolerance one accepts towards infants and children should not be extended to adults who are supposed to be mature and rational and moral enough for decent behavior regarding the individual rights and liberties of others. What is tolerable in the case of an infant or child, e.g. some theft, is not in an adult. – JZ, 30.11.07. – Compare: “Thou shalt recognize them by their fruit.” and “Judge them by what they do and not by what they say.” – To my knowledge Gandhi only favored non-violent resistance by individuals and groups, rather than full individual and minority group secessionism, resulting in exterritorially fully autonomous and very diverse communities of volunteers and their political, economic and social experiments among themselves. He remained a territorialist and wanted all people in a territory to change towards his ideals. The result of this has been much infighting and territorial separatism and even the production of mass murder devices, at least by Pakistan, if not also by India. – JZ, 14.2.09. - RESPONSIBILITY, GUILT, PUNISHMENT, DISCRIMINATION, CRIME, BLAME, GETTING PERSONAL CRITICISM, CHARACTER, TERRITORIALISM, GANDHI

MAN: since the human being is an incalculable stew of evolutionary endowment, individual genetic variation, and personal experience, never common even to identical twins, so man lies beyond all mathematics.” – Robert Ardrey: The Territorial Imperative, p.272. – Nevertheless, from all too incomplete observations of animals and of man he concluded upon a territorial nature of man! – JZ, 14.12.07. – Moreover, at least from the figures of good statistics one can learn much about man. – JZ, 24.12.07. – On the other hand: Are there already sufficient histories, studies and science fiction or futuristic speculations on the alternatives of voluntaristic and exterritorial or personal law alternatives or any comprehensive statistics on this kind of mankind’s experience? Almost all of the private human rights drafts and more so the governmental bills of rights do exclude the related rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.10.13. - TERRITORIALISM

MAN: Smith also noted that man is the only animal who makes bargains: “Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog. …” - W. H. Peterson, quoting Adam Smith, in THE FREEMAN, 2/1975, “The Organization … “ - ANIMALS, BARGAINS, EXCHANGE

MAN: So obstinate is man: To his own advantage he does not like to be forced, but to his own harm he suffers any coercion.“ – Goethe, Sprueche in Prosa. – JZ tr. of: “So eigensinnig widersprechend ist der Mensch: zu seinem Vortheil will er keine Noethigung, zu seinem Schaden leidet er jeden Zwang.” – I do not see why friends or foes would want to force a real advantage upon him. The harm he submits to under coercion from others, is often done to him under all sorts of false pretences, to which he renders the sanction of the victim. – JZ, 14.9.08. - ADVANTAGE, DISADVANTAGE, ADHERENCE TO FLAWED OPINIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SLAVE MENTALITY, OBEDIENCE, FORCE, COERCION, SELF-INTEREST

MAN: Some people never observe anything. Life just happens to them. They get by on little more than a kind of dumb persistence, and they resist with anger and resentment anything which might lift them out of that false serenity.” - Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, p.162. - PEOPLE, DUMBNESS, IGNORANCE, PASSIVITY, APATHY, PEOPLE, HUMAN BEINGS, RED, INDIFFERENCE

MAN: Study men not to overcome and exploit them but to awake the goodness in them and to put it into motion.” – Gottfried Keller, Zuercher Novellen. - (Studiere die Menschen, nicht um sie zu ueberlisten und auszubeuten, sondern um das Gute in ihnen aufzuwecken und in Bewegung zu setzen.) – COMPARE: „Release all creative energies!“ – Leonard E. Read. – FREEDOM, LIBERTY, RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

MAN: The ape men and the cave men are still with us. But now they can read and write and some even possess ABC mass murder devices instead of merely sticks, stones and bone tools. – Many of their primitive ideas and notions are still, largely the same, e.g. his unawareness of all his individual rights and liberties and corresponding obligations towards those of others, his notions on collective responsibility, his notion that bigness of weapons equals effectiveness of weapons, that in war anything goes. We have even accumulated in our heads more errors and prejudices than the Stone Age man had. - JZ, 30.10.02, 10.2.09. – And yet no wide-spread or sufficiently published effort exists to gradually produce an encyclopedia of the best refutations of all popular errors, prejudices, myths, false assumptionsand conclusions. – One person on his own can, at most, provide a small start in this direction but he or she cannot finish this job on their own. – JZ, 25.10.13. - BARBARIANS, CAVE MAN, PRIMITIVES, APE MEN

MAN: The average man doesn't want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.”(*) – H. L. Mencken. - So let him have it, at his own expense and risk, in his own voluntary communities, insured, guaranteed, protected to the limits of the possible, the ultimate nanny State or Police State or Welfare State, if he or she do want that for themselves. But that is no reason for the more enlightened people not to establish more free or quite free societies for themselves. The model for all should include all these options for all - except e.g. for madmen, criminals with victims and aggressors. These must become sufficiently restrained, instead of opening even the highest public offices to them for their mad ambitions. - JZ, 25.11.06, 30.12.10. - Let him have his choice, exterritorially, under his own kind of personal laws and institutions. But let all others, likewise, have their choices, exterritorially. Territorially this could not be done. Exterritorially it is easy - like it is for hobbies, crafts, arts, sports, fashions, favorite dishes etc., etc. Why should we treat political, economic and social systems different from consumer, gaming and entertainment choices or privately undertaken risky adventures? To benefit territorial power addicts and “leaders” or “misleaders”? At our expense and risk? Well, at most, among volunteers for any particular hero-cult or personality cult. Some would then choose great singers, actors or athletes as their leaders. They would deserve them. – JZ, 3.1.08. – (*) Or merely to feel safe. Whether that is objectively true or not. – On the other hand, many feel really alive only when they do take dangerous risks.” - JZ, 10.2.09. – AVERAGE MAN DESIRES SAFETY MORE THAN FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECURITY,

MAN: The bulk of mankind are schoolboys through life.” - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on a Money Unit, 1784. - Because neither at home, in school, at work, or in the army do they enjoy freedom of action or even freedom of expression and information, assembly and association. They do have it only in play or later in adult games, amusements, arts, crafts and hobbies. All the real important decisions are taken away from them and placed into the irresponsible hands and minds of a few people in authority. – JZ, n.d. -  Yes, always under more or less despotic and paternalist authorities, first the parents, then the teachers, then the official authorities and the employers. They are hardly given a chance go become self-responsible and determine fully their own affairs, aims and methods, including the political, economic and social system that they would prefer for themselves. They are kept in country-wide “nurseries” or "concentration camps" or "prisons" all of their lives under more or less authoritarian territorial regimes. Obey or else! What good results can one expect from such a system? It is surprising that anything still functions under it. Probably most of that is due to loopholes, smuggling, black-market activities or in the remaining small privacy spheres, more and more infringed by avalanches of legislation. Territorial governments have now begun with policies and programs even for the remaining leisure periods. How effective and required the remaining individual initiatives still are is indicated by the kind of strikes that are expressed in “working according to the rules” “working by the book” or “obeying orders quite strictly”, intentionally not applying the least individual thinking and initiative. Slave societies, too, are known to be not very productive, in the absence of other incentives than starvation or the whip and in the absence of proper tools and machines. – Life-long coercive subordination does not directly produce self-responsible and self-reliant individuals. - JZ, 5.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE, MATURITY, GROWING UP, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES & PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM


MAN: The essential feature in the existence of man is his ability to keep from merely adapting himself.” – Karl Heinz Waggerl. (Das Wesentliche an der Existenz des Menschen ist seine Faehigkeit, sich nicht anzupassen.)

MAN: The first step is the practice of freedom, the subject of this book. It meets all the specifications of the ideal. For it is only when one exerts no restraints against the creative release of others and has no such restraints imposed on him, that he can best grow in self-responsibility and develop his faculties most fully. It is when he is thus free and not a carbon copy that the best within him emerges – not just progress in a material sense, but his moral, spiritual, intellectual, and charitable potentialities find their highest expression. It is in freedom that man can more and more share in Creation, this being consonant with his destiny.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.147. & FREEDOM

MAN: The heart-warming account of the lioness, filmed as „Born Free“, comes to mind that remarkable creature flowed with life from an instinctive, not a rational, direction. Man, as Gerald Heard suggests, has lost many of the instincts that guide the animals and, unfortunately, has not, by and large, acquired or developed that human uniqueness – the power to reason and choose – on which his ascension, the lifting of consciousness – depends. (*) It might be said that we are, with few exceptions, neither animal nor true man. Only rarely is there a person who has significantly bridged the gap. Support for this observation is to be found in contrasting wolves with men. A wolf never kills a wolf; men do kill each other. Or note how so many of us have come to hate evil so much that we forget to love good”. – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.82. - (*) He is not yet free to choose for himself the political, economic and social system in which he wants to live. That is much more important than religious liberty and even freedom of information and expression. For our fate it is now even more important than a freedom philosophy is and science and technology are. – JZ, 14.12.07. – However, if the new information storage, retrieval and communication tools were fully utilized, sufficient enlightenment would be within our reach. – JZ, 25.10.13. - PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ALL ONLY UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & FOR VOLUNTEERS! NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PROJECTS LIST ETC.

MAN: The highest task of man is to know what one has to be to be a human being.” – Kant. - (Die hoechste Aufgabe des Menschen ist zu wissen, was einer sein muss, um ein Mensch zu sein.) – Instead of being merely a two-legged animal and beast of prey. – JZ, 6.12.07. - KNOWLEDGE, HUMANITY, HUMAN BEING, DUTY, HUMAN RIGHTS, JUST SOCIETY, SELF-REALIZATION, MATURITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, SELF-EDUCATION


MAN: The less a man knows, the less he exists and lives. – JZ, 8.7.82, 14.12.07. - KNOWLEDGE, EXISTENCE & LIFE

MAN: The machine of government has turned against him and is now threatening to destroy him.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.98. – GOVERNMENT, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

MAN: The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – H. Thoreau. – Alas, all too often dulled by ABC narcotics, or other amusements and time and energy wasting activities that prevent them from thinking themselves out of their more or less unsatisfactory situations. – JZ, 11. 9.07. – Or of unthinking happiness, satisfied with some little free options that remain to them. – JZ, 24.2.09. LIVES, MASS, DESPERATION, HUMAN BEINGS, COMPLACENCY, INDIFFERENCE, APATHY, MAKING THE BEST OF THINGS, AS FAR AS THEY CAN, WITHOUT SPECIAL EFFORTS.

MAN: The mistakes of every political thinker from Aristotle to Rousseau have been due to the use of the abstract conception man. Their systems assume the substantial uniformity of this creature of their imaginations and what they actually propose are various forms of authority to enforce uniformity on man.” – Herbert Read, Anarchism & Order, p.132. – This remark does not really make sense to me, unless he meant to conclude: even more uniformity upon man or: the own kind of preferred and supposedly ideal kind of uniformity upon all other men. – JZ, 14.12.07. – If they do already assume the existence of uniformity then why should they bother to attempt to enforce it? – JZ, 9.2.09. – DIVERSITY, INEQUALITY, VARIETY, DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALL INDIVIDUALS

MAN: The most essential feature of man is his improvableness.” – W. S. Gilbert, The Princess Ida, I, 1884.

MAN: The past has been the history of wild beast. We are inaugurating the history of men; for we have no weapon but discussion, and no adversary but prejudice.” – Mirabeau, on June 27, 1789 in the Assembly. – Quoted by: LORD ACTON, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.78. - & REASONED DISCUSSION VS. POPULAR PREJUDICES

MAN: The path to species extinction (*) begins with the proud belief that in each individual there is a mentalistic being - an EGO or personality, spirit, anima, character, soul, or mind - and that this separated incarnation is somehow free.” - Frank Herbert, Hellstrom's Hive, p.288. - (*) I would here just replace "extinction" by "preservation" or "survival". - JZ, 6.10.01. - SURVIVAL, INDIVIDUALISM, FREEDOM, SELF, INDIVIDUALS

MAN: The problem of organizing a state, however hard it may seem, can be solved even for a race of devils, if only they are intelligent. The problem is: ‘Given a multiple of rational beings requiring universal laws for their preservation, but each of whom is secretly inclined to exempt himself from them, to establish a constitution in such a way that, although their private intentions conflict, they check each other, with the result that their public conduct is the same as if they had no such intentions.” – Kant, Perpetual Peace, 1795, 366; Beck, p.112. - Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, the Philosophy of Right, 111/112. - DEVIL, AGGRESSION, PEACE, JUSTICE, STATE, SOCIETY

MAN: the prospect of fighting is agreeable to those who are strangers to it.” – Vegelius, Roman military writer, 4th. cent. A.D. – One should distinguish between two men prepared to fight fair fights and armies prepared, trained, ordered and under military discipline to slaughter each other. – Also fighting as a mere fair sport rather than as a blood sport. - JZ, 13.12.07. - AGGRESSIVENESS, WARLIKE? MILITARISM, GLORY, VICTORIES, SPORTS, BOXING, WRESTLING

MAN: The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.” – Ward Beecher. - So are all those, who always find excuses for themselves but not for others, unreal men and not an all too common type? And should even the crimes (with victims) of others be excused, e.g. as being merely produced by “society”? How often are generalizations quite right for all cases? – How excusable are crimes with victims? - JZ 5.12.07. - The real man frankly admits his mistakes or "offences" when he has any choice in the matter, when he does not thereby endanger his own life or that of others. But e.g. for a tax payer this is not always advisable. Official as well as private criminals do have no right to hear any truth from you that you would rather keep from them. - JZ, 24.12.07. No excuses for the lies of involuntary taxpayers? - JZ, 30.12.10. – LIES, HONESTY, TRUTHS

MAN: The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.” - Albert Einstein – How much evil would remain in human nature and human institutions once all individual rights and liberties are finally sufficiently compiled, published, discussed and understood? This is a test, which, alas, we have not yet undertaken with human nature. Thus the real nature of man still remains unknown to us, in spite of all assertions or assumptions about it, like e.g. that of “original sin” or “inherent evil”. I deny that plutonium can be “denatured”. I can only be turned into another isotope or into another element or several, all only in form of natural laws and processes. – Einstein certainly did not know or appreciate all individual rights and liberties. See his correspondence with H. L. Follin and Ulrich von Beckerath regarding exterritorial autonomy, reproduced in PEACE PLANS No.585. - JZ, 8.8.08. - HUMAN NATURE, ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HEARTS, MINDS, CHARACTER, VALUES, MORALITY, IMMORALITY, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM & COMPETITION VS. COMPULSION, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS.

MAN: The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.” - Jacques Barzun. - Did most teachers succeed or fail in this respect? Did they even try? - JZ, 11.2.02, 25.10.13. - CHILDREN, HUMANITY, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, SOCIALIZATION IN THE BEST SENSE

MAN: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. - Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” - George Bernard Shaw. – It all depends upon who defines “reasonable” and how this is done.” – JZ, 10.2.09. - REASON, ADAPTATION, CIRCUMSTANCES, CONDITIONS, CHANGE, PROGRESS, INDIVIDUALS

MAN: The tendency of man to “truck, barter, and exchange.” -  Clyde E. Dankert, Adam Smith: Man of Letters and Economist, Exposition Press, Hicksville, New York, 11861, 297 pp, $ 10, reviewed in: THE FREEMAN, 12/78. - Alas, it has not yet induced him to sufficiently study and finally realize e.g. full monetary, clearing and financial freedom, although this would be very profitable to him. - JZ, 30.12.10. Or to introduce barter, free trade and free exchange for all kinds of public services and public service systems, competitively supplied under exterritorial autonomy or personal law. This remains, largely, as much ignored as full monetary and financial freedom were ignored by all too many Free Traders for all too long. – JZ, 25.10.13.

MAN: The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” – Albert Schweitzer. – Especially when this happens as a matter of conscious decision. – JZ, 9.6.92. – One of the good signs of our times is that so many people in mid-life, suddenly change their careers and commitments. – in favor or one or the other personal ideal, even if this means a loss of income to them. – JZ, 8.12.07. - LIFE, POTENTIAL, TRAGEDY

MAN: The world does not become better when there are fewer of the decent guys in it. – JZ, 9.6.98. - Would it become better once there are fewer of the bad guys, e.g. those, who abort their own children, or those who descended from parents who also undertook some abortions? I think, primarily, of those who, merely, for the sake of convenience, abort their own unborn children. I do hold that, as a rule, they are not to be considered to be among the better human beings. – Will the human race be improved without them and their offspring? – Are some of the better human qualities also missing in their offspring? - JZ, 24.12.07. - MALTHUSIANISM, OVERPOPULATION, FERTILITY, CHILDREN ABORTION, STERILIZATION, HUMANITY, Q.,

MAN: The worth of a man is certain only if he is prepared to sacrifice his life for his convictions.” – Tresckow, quoted on p.152 of: Rogber Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, The July Plot. The story of the attempt on Hitler’s life in July 1944. - Rodger? Roger? - It might be more useful if he were prepared to spend a considerable part of his time and earnings trying to spread some of his better ideas. - Many millions of lives were thrown away or murdered upon certain "convictions". - JZ, 30.12.10. – A libertarian ideas archive and talent center might be more effective than e.g. tyrannicide. An “army of good ideas” might be the most effective killing machine for bad ideas, institutions and excessive powers in anyone’s hands, starting with all the best libertarian ideas and refutations of the remaining statist and territorial ones. – JZ, 25.10.13. - VALUE, LIFE, CONVICTIONS, SACRIFICES, TYRANNICIDE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIANISM VS. STATISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

MAN: There always had been mutants. If there had not been, Man would be still a little skittering creature hiding in the jungle, taking to the trees, terrified and skulking. - There had been the mutation of the opposable thumb. There had been mutations within the little brain that made for creature cunning. Some mutation, unrecorded, had captured fire and tamed it. Another mutation had evolved the wheel. Still another had invented the bow and arrow. And so it went on, down the ages. Mutation on mutation, building the ladder that mankind climbed.” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.134. , MUTANTS, DEVELOPMENT OF MAN, OF INTELLIGENCE

MAN: There are many wonderful things in nature, but the most wonderful of all is man.” – Sophocles, Antigone, c. 450 B.C. – And still the potentials of his nature have not yet been fully released, not even fully stated, e.g. in a complete declaration of his individual liberties and rights. – Isn’t it high time for such an attempt? – JZ, 13.12.07.

MAN: There is a great deal of human nature in man.” – Charles Kingsley, At Last, 1871. – But not yet enough! – JZ, 3.11.85. – There is a great deal in human minds. But not yet enough! – JZ, 10.2.09. – In all too many respects we are still primitives, barbarians and savages with no or not sufficient interest in rightful, liberating, voluntary and peace-, progress- and enlightenment-promoting alternatives. – JZ, 25.10.13.

MAN: There is a wise saying, my dear Maine, ‘treat men as if they were better than they are, and they will become better than they are’.” – Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.180, in a constructed debate between Maine, Morley and Arnold, putting these words into the mouth of Arnold.

MAN: There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.” – Lord Chesterfield, Letters to His Son, Jan. 2, 1748. – Some of the worst would still make good fertilizer – once they are rightfully executed. – JZ, 10.2.09. – E.g. by tyrannicide. Alas, so far too little of such fertilizer was produced. And it has still been mixed up in public opinion with mere wrongful assassinations, i.e. the murder of people who did not deserve to be executed. – JZ, 10.2.09, 25.10.13. - TYRANNICIDE, ASSASSINATIONS

MAN: There is no god but man. // Man has the right to live by his own law – to live in the way that he wills to do: to work as he will: to play as he will: to rest as he will: to die when and how he will. // Man has the right to eat what he will: to drink what he will: to dwell where he will: to move as he will on the face of the earth. // Man has the right to think what he will: to draw, pain, carve, etch, mold, build as he will: to dress as he will. // Man has the right to live as he will. // Man has the right to kill those who thwart these rights.” – The Equinox: A Journal of Scientific Illuminism, 1922, edited by Aleister Crowley. – Quoted in Wilson/Shea, ILLUMINATUS II. - Underlining by me. - JZ - GOD, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS, PERSONAL LAW, FREE MIGRATION

MAN: There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.” – Winston Churchill. - We should not forget that power-mongers like him are ingenious, too, in their criminal, repressive and aggressive actions under various pretences and cover names. - Others are forced to pay in blood, limbs, lives, property and incomes for their wrongs and mistakes. He was far from being the worst territorial political leader but also far from being the best. Anyhow, as a territorialist leader he could do and achieve only so much. – JZ, 10.2.09. – He certainly did not try to release everybody’s creative energies, did not declare quite rightful war- and peace aims, did conduct war on the “principle” of collective responsibility and thus did not recognize any German government or society in exile, for their volunteers. – With his originally almost perfect memory and extensive historical studies, would he have remained a territorialist if he had not studied and smoked that much? – JZ, 25.10.13. - IDEAS, PEACE, PROBLEMS, INGENUITY, CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, LIMITS, NO LIMITS, FREEDOM, RIGHTS

MAN: There is no man present or past, who achieves more than a micro mentality. (*) As the distinguished French scientist, Lecomte du Noüy, put it, “Man’s image of his universe is founded on less than one-trillionths of the vibrations which surround him.” In any event, our inability to recall a single see-all, know-all, individual should make this affirmation self-evident. No one of us ever see more than a wee fragment …” - Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.91. - (*) A clear perception of moral laws, individual rights and liberties of rational beings, would achieve more than merely a micro-mentality. – However, how many people have so far achieved or even seriously tried to achieve that limited but largely sufficient clarity in their minds? – The moral universe, to the extent that it applies to sufficiently rational beings, is knowable to us. Thus we should bother to acquire at least that knowledge fully, systematically and cooperatively. - JZ, 13.12.07, 25.10.13. - IGNORANCE, LIMITED KNOWLEDGE, MICRO-IMAGES ONLY, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MAN: There is no man so bad but he secretly respects the good.” – POOR RICHARD, 1747. - See: CRIME & CRIMINALS.

MAN: There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. That and nothing else.” – Ayn Rand, Anthem. - The only function of government (*) is to protect the freedom of man from other men’s commission of force, by either the means of Rand’s limited Constitutional government or Murray Rothbard’s free market defence agencies. – Arthur Ketchen, in Moving into the Front Ranks of Social Change, p.71. – As if there were only these two options. Panarchism opens up all options to individuals that can peacefully coexist in the same territory. - (*) To me it seems to function least well in that sphere and most efficiently only in suppressing individual rights and liberties. That applies only to territorial governments. Voluntary or competing governments, societies or communities, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, freely chosen by individuals for themselves, leave all other rightful and voluntarily practised options open to individuals. – Thus they are not obstacles to progress like the territorial, monopolistic and coercive governments are. - JZ, 14.12.07, 30.12.10. - FREEDOM & BROTHERHOOD, PANARCHISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, CONSTITUTIONALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, POLYARCHISM

MAN: There is this horrible idea, beginning with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and still going strong in college classrooms, that natural man is naturally good … Anybody who’s ever met a toddler knows this is nonsense.” – P. J. O’Rourke, 1947, Parliament of Whores. - Natural man, not coercively reshaped by territorial States, should be distinguished from infants, especially toddlers. The natural man of adult, rational, reasonable and moral persons is meant and his moral thoughts, sense and actions not the actions of babies, toddlers, infants and still all too young and ignorant children. – JZ, 9.9.07, 25.10.13. - According to the biogenetic fundamental law, each individual, from its first beginnings, goes at least roughly through all the stages of the development of its species. The full range of individual rights and liberties and corresponding duties and responsibility is only meant for sufficiently rational adults. - JZ, 30.12.10, 25.10.13. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, INFANTS, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMAN NATURE, CORRUPTION, NATURAL MAN, HUMAN NATURE, GOODNESS OF MAN, SPONTANEOUS ORDER & HARMONY UNDER FREEDOM, FREE MARKETS

MAN: There seems to be an organized, well-financed lobby determined to preserve the natural habitat and comfort of every species except man. Well, it is time to remember that we are ecology, too.” - Ronald Reagan - Wasn't he, rather, one of the great territorial power-mongers, oppressors, exploiters and destroyers? Although by far not one of the worst. Which genuine individual right and liberty did he protect and conserve? - JZ, 30.12.10. –Which ones did he continue to ignore, just like most of his supporters and opponents did? – 25.10.13. - ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION

MAN: Those with psychopathic personalities are hardly in a position to demand treatment as ends in themselves. For more on this very complex moral issue, see Herbert Fingarette’s ‘Acceptance of Responsibility’ in his On Responsibility, New York, 1967.” – Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, the Philosophy of Right, p.161/62. - AS END IN HIMSELF, AGGRESSORS, PSYCHOPATHS

MAN: Thou knowest how great is man // Thou knowest his imbecility.” – P. B. Shelley: Queen Mab, III, 1813. – That might be true if there were only one man. But when there are hundreds to thousands of millions of them, all of them different, then this remark becomes nonsense, i.e., not applicable to all of them, although, partly true for many of them. The great men are usually not imbeciles, unless and to the extent that they are power addicts. And the imbeciles are usually not great, unless they make a discovery, quite unintentionally. – Thus let the imbeciles associate with each other and with the teachers who want to join them. Also let the wise men or somewhat enlightened people associate freely, as individuals, into their own kinds of communities, to learn and act as free and sensibly as they can and want to. – JZ, 10.7.86, 5.12.07, 25.10.13. - HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM,

MAN: Timid men prefer despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson – The fear of freedom has grown, rather than being diminished since his time. One of the reasons for this was the effects of the continuing monetary, financial and territorial despotism. – So what people really are afraid of was not freedom but, rather, the lack of freedom, of many individual rights and liberties, still to be clearly recognized, expressed and realized and the consequences of their absence. - Compare all the flawed definitions and misunderstandings of “laissez faire, laissez passer” and how most people still ascribe the current crisis to greed, profit-seeking, free enterprise, capitalism, free trading and free markets, rather than to the results of severe restrictions of all of them. – Man is still a rationalizing and prejudiced animal rather than a rational, reasonable and moral one and far from being a scientific one, too. -JZ, 10.2.09. - FEAR OF FREEDOM, 

MAN: To disbelieve in original sin, does not mean that you must believe in original virtue. It only means that you must not believe that people are utterly wicked. Wicked they may be, and even very wicked, but not utterly. Otherwise, I agree, it would be no use trying.” - Ted White, The Book of Merlyn, 6. - SIN & VIRTUE

MAN: To get nearer to God come closer to man.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, 1957, p.53. – Not to man as he is, but as he could and should be! – JZ, 28.3.94. - GOD,

MAN: To say, as is so often said, that the Categorical Imperative is simply a formal test for consistency or is simply a command. ‘Do not be biased in your own favour’ does not do justice to the complexities of Kant’s view. Kant certainly wants to claim that no true morality is biased. But this is not because the essence of morality is to act unbiasedly. Rather it is because biased action in one’s own favour is inconsistent with the real essence of morality: the recognition of the absolute worth of each rational being and the controlling of actions accordingly. I am to treat others as ends in themselves because they are ends in themselves. That it, I treat other rational beings, as ends in themselves by respecting in them that same value which I find and seek to defend in myself – freedom.” - Jeffrie G. Murphy, Kant, the Philosophy of Right, p.74/75. – MAN AS AN END IN ITSELF, MORALITY, KANT’S CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, RATIONAL BEINGS & FREEDOM

MAN: To tamper with man’s freedom is not only to injure him, to degrade him; it is to change his nature, to render him, in so far as such oppression is exercised, incapable of improvement; it is to strip him of his resemblance to the Creator, to stifle within him the noble breath of life with which he was endowed at his creation.” – Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.213. & FREEDOM

MAN: To the surprise of many libertarians, [Tom] Saunders drew on recent research by behaviorists which favorably back free market methods. Human systems, he said, thrive in an environment of profit motive and property protection.” – NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, 20.11.77. - PSYCHOLOGY, NATURE OF MAN, BEHAVIORISM, PROFIT MOTIVE, PROPERTY INCENTIVES

MAN: Too much of what humans do is done out of boredom rather than commitments to sound principles, ideas and knowledge. - JZ, 15.7.00, 30.12.10. - The old saying: "Dancing at the edge of a volcano" - does describe this rather well. And so does a saying ascribed to King Louis XIV: Apres mois la deluge! (After me the great flood!) In other words, they and he did not care! Not even about the survival of man on Earth. How many are actively and intelligently involved in trying to find the cause and cure for the nuclear war threat? Seeing how many necessary enlightenment jobs most libertarians and anarchists have left undone so far, they do not seem to greatly care, either! - JZ, 26.1.02. - BOREDOM, CONVICTIONS, ACTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT, AMUSEMENTS, SPORTS, MOST READING, MOST SOCIAL EVENTS, ANARCHISTS AND LIBERTARIANS, ENLIGHTENMENT, VANDALISM, NEW DRAFT

MAN: Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” - Goethe. - Experiments with school children proved that pupils from whom one expected much performed better. Those from whom, obviously, little was expected, performed below their potential. - JZ, 27.11.02. - POTENTIAL, RELATIONSHIPS, EXPECTATIONS

MAN: Twenty years ago, I worked as an ambulance attendant in Harlem, and I saw what poverty and racism can do at their worst. Nobody needs to teach me anything about the inhumanity of humanity. Yet I still believe that there is, as the Sufis say, a divinity within each person that can be released if love and faith and optimism can be released.” – Robert Anton Wilson, in ILLUMINATY PAPERS, 51. – If individual rights and liberties are once understood, realized and thus made effective. – JZ, 13.12.07. – “Release all creative energies!” – Leonard E. Read. – Let free exchange turn our system around into a free society: “Society is exchange!” – Frederic Bastiat. – Experimental freedom or voluntarism for everybody, in form of panarchies, polyarchies, competing governments and competing societies etc., all without a territorial monopoly! – Panarchism and full monetary and financial freedom: Let e.g. all wanted and ready for sale goods and services become temporarily expressed in monetary demand for these goods and services, and this, by those offering them, issuing their own “ticket money” or goods- and service vouchers, clearing certificates, notes or IOUs, and by being ready to accept these, their own obligations, at par with their nominal value, for whatever they have to offer, also free-market-priced in a good and self-chosen value standard. Then ponder: How much involuntary poverty would then remain for long? Think of the huge stocks of ready for sale consumer goods in the stores. How much more of labor, goods and services could then be turned over easily? How much more productive capital could then be built up, rather fast and made relatively cheaply and easily accessible, to all productive people? – How much racism would then remain? – Central banks with their monopoly money and forced value and compulsory acceptance cannot provide that self-help service. Merely “love, faith and optimism” or free practice of all individual rights and liberties, including the economic and monetary ones? - - JZ, 10.2.09. – MONETARY FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, SALES DIFFICULTIES, CRISES, SELF-HELP, REALLY FREE EXCHANGE, Q., FRE BANKING

MAN: Until you meet an alien intelligence, you will not know what it is to be human.” - Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, The Jesus Incident, p.84. - MANKIND, HUMANS, ALIENS, INTELLIGENCE

MAN: We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan. - SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-RESPECT, HUMAN NATURE

MAN: We are as gods and might as well get good at it. So far, remotely done power and glory – as via government, big business, formal education, church, has succeeded to the point where gross defects obscure actual gains. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate personal power is developing - power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the Whole Earth Catalog.” - Alexei Panshin, How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? Page 333, in Isaac Asimov et al, “The Future I”, Fawcett Crest, 1981. - MEN AS GODS, MAN AS GOD, POWER, GLORY, GOVERNMENTS, BIG BUSINESS, FORMAL EDUCATION, CHURCHES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

MAN: We are sure there must be plenty of humans who are sapiens, and not a bit ferocious … Truly, we think that man is the most marvelous creature anywhere, quite the best there is.” – T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn, p.39. – Well, let us hope that there are better ones in the Universe and one day we will get in touch with them. – But how will that make us feel then? – JZ, 8.12.07. - Will they turn Earth into their “reservation” for us human animals and bar us from the stars or take us there only a zoo exhibits? – JZ, 24.12.07.

MAN: We need only remember that man is at once an individualistic and a social being, the latter no more warranting oversight than the former. Actually, the individualistic side of any person can never be fully realized except as the social side is understood, embraced, and skillfully exercised. Think of the things – literally millions of them – which are beyond your or my competence but by which you and I prosper.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.35 - A SOCIAL BEING AS WELL AS AN INDIVIDUALIST:

MAN: We probably are or have become social animals, but certainly not political animals, because politics is not the essence of human life; it is not even a primary need, nor a condition on which our existence depends. Nevertheless, its importance has been disproportionately magnified and allowed to influence everything we do. Our standards, judgments, laws, morals, beliefs are all geared to political aims and are interpreted and evaluated accordingly. …” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.193. – I would rather say: “We are not territorial political animals, because territorial politics is not the essence of human life (apart from the different real estate rules for private property, work and privacy, covered by house rules), it is not even a primary need, of a condition on which our existence depends. - JZ, 10.2.09. – TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, HUMAN NATURE, POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, HOUSE RULES, PRIVATE PROPERTY, REAL ESTATE

MAN: What a chimera is man! What a nonesuch, what a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, and imbecile maggot; depository of truth, and sewer of uncertainty and error, the glory and the rubbish of the universe!” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées, VIII. – His greatest mistake was here to throw all types, interests, characters, inclinations, etc. into one common pot, one equally imposed territorial organization, farce and fate, giving the individual no choice in this matter, although they could learn much more from individual choices in the political, economic and social spheres than from any mere arguments with the territorial masses or their rulers and much more than territorial rulers seem to be able or willing to learn. – If in science, technology and business we tried to advance only territorially and collectively, in step with majority-approved dogmas and procedures, how far would we get and how fast or how slowly? … JZ, 10.7.86, 5.11.87, 5.12.07, 30.12.10. - HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PROGRESS, NATURAL SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, CHOICES, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

MAN: What creature else // Conceives a circle, and then walks the square? // Loves things proved bad, and leaves a thing proved good?” – E. B. Browning, Aurora Leigh, VII, 1857. – Man does not exist as a collective but only in form of very diverse individuals. Let each individual choose for himself and at his own risk and expense. Do not force him to collaborate with others on the lowest common denominator, e.g. via majorities of the population of whole territories. Then we will gradually see more and more rightful and rational choices and less and less wrongful and irrational choices made by individuals. Territorial rule does not give man that chance for self-improvement. – JZ, 10.7.86, 5.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, FREE CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY, FREE MARKET RELATIONSHIPS IN EVERY SPHERE

MAN: What distinguishes man from beasts is precisely that he adjusts his behavior deliberately.” – W. H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 2/1975, “The Organization … “ - Have we adjusted our ideas and institutions as yet to the existence of mass extermination devices? - JZ, 30.12.10. – Have we rationally and morally responded to all the irrationalities and wrongs of territorialism, its statism, its dictatorships and its authoritarian Welfare States? – JZ, 25.10.13. - BEASTS, NWT, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

MAN: What is man? Half beast, half angel.” – Joachim Lorenz Evers: Vierhunder Lieder, 1797. – Consequently, his constitutions and laws, systems, institutions and methods should be of a kind to appeal to his better rather than his worst side. This require voluntary associationism and full exterritorial autonomy rather than territorial States. – JZ, 10.7.86. – As extreme opposites are usually not represented exclusively or predominantly in individuals but only in extreme cases of individuals. Uniform man is a figure of speech and imagination. Only individual men are real. I have never yet met an adult whom I would class as an angel or as a beast. Or one who was clearly half and half. – Have you? – JZ, 5.12.07. - HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM,

MAN: What is possible and likely for moral and rational beings will not always be sufficiently done by man as he is now. – And men will not sufficiently mature under territorial rule, which keeps them in nation-wide nurseries, under not so benevolent territorial managers, even if they are freely elected ones. – JZ, 9.10.88, 5.12.07. & MORALITY, MATURITY, DEVELOPMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

MAN: What is the common denominator of these views? Man the victim. What is singularly absent? Man the thinker. What is the major evasion? That man is the creator of his own inner state, that as he looks at existence, it is his responsibility to think, choose, and act, that nothing can change this fact, and that this fact is not a problem, but a solution to problems.” – Robert Villegas Jr., GRYPHON 8. - On B. F. Skinner, Dr. Robert Ornstein et al. - & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

MAN: What is wrong with men? They still feed priests, preachers, holy men, gurus, politicians and bureaucrats and “great” leaders. – JZ, 5.4.04, 21.10.07.

MAN: What or who we came from seems almost completely perished but traits still exist, all too much, in our psychology, nature, character, our institutions, prejudices and all to lasting behavior patterns. The most important fact about the evolution of man is that he has not yet evolved enough, at least not yet in his habits, basic ideas, responses and attitudes. – JZ, 13.3.95, 4.12.07. - EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN NATURE

MAN: Whatever the differences between these systems and those planned along more scientific lines, they have one element in common: a “Theory Y” orientation of (*) the part of management, a basic belief that the average person is eager to perform at the top of his (**) capacity, if management will only provide credible evidence that that is what is wanted and that an extra effort will be appreciated. This point is clearly illustrated at Lincoln Electric Company, a Cleveland maker of arc welding equipment, which has been following its own unique “incentive management” system since 1933. Although James F. Lincoln (the long-time head of the company) devised the plan more or less by instinct, his basic statement of principles is one that few behavioral scientists would quarrel with: “The personnel of any organization has inherent in it the making of a company of unique and outstanding ability if only their environment will stimulate in its members a strong desire to develop their latent abilities. Man has endless possibilities.” – David Jenkins, Job Power, p.216. – (*) on? – (**) creative? – JZ SELF-MANAGEMENT, POSSIBILITIES OF LIBERATION AT THE WORK PLACE

MAN: When he is prevented from expressing himself freely, where he is unable to follow his own particular bent, to pursue his own desires, man feels as an animal in a cage must feel. He is cut off from his natural habitat; he is isolated from the course of his true self; he is more dead than alive. …” - IPA FACTS, 12/68. – Freedom of action in every sphere, always only at the own expense and risk. – JZ, 25.10.13. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

MAN: when they brag to know human beings, which, indeed, has to be expected of them, since they deal with many of them, but this without knowing man and what can be made out of him.” – Kant, To Eternal Peace. Another translation: They pride themselves in their knowledge of man, which is to be expected, because they deal with many, but without knowing man and what can be made out of him. - (… wenn sie darauf grosstun, Menschen zu kennen -  welches freilich zu erwarten ist, weil sie mit vielen zu tun haben, ohne doch den Menschen und was aus ihm gemacht werden kann, zu kennen.) – Kant, Zum ewigen Frieden, p.47. - HUMAN NATURE, POTENTIAL, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTS, REALISTS, AUTHORITIES

MAN: When we ask for the abolition of the State and its organs we are always told that we dream of a society composed of men better than they are in reality. But no, a thousand times, no. All we ask is that men should not be made worse than they are by such institutions!” – Peter Kropotkin, Anarchism, Its Philosophy and Ideal.” – His institutions should conform to his nature and inclinations, his own choices, not he to institutions territorially or otherwise imposed upon him. – JZ, n.d. & 9.2.09. - STATE, ANARCHISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE FOR ALL RIGHTFUL & RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS, PANARCHISM,

MAN: Where man is not, nature is barren.” – William Blake, Proverbs from Hell. At least for men. – JZ, 14.12.07. - Would many other creatures regret his passing? – JZ, 24.12.07. – Apart form domesticated animals and pets and animals kept in zoos? – JZ, 25.10.13.

MAN: Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark of the man afraid of the light?” – M. Freehill, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.56. - FEAR OF FREEDOM, AVOIDANCE OF ENLIGHTENMENT, RED.

MAN: Whoever does not want to despair about man should carry the firmly resolution to learn from his bad example like a shield before him.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, 162. Written years before. (Wer am Menschen nicht scheitern will, trage den unerschuetterlichen Entschluss des Durch-ihn-lernen-Wollens wie einen Schild vor sich her.) – According to my bad memory. G. C. Lichtenberg made a similar remark. – JZ - DISAPPOINTMENTS WITH MAN

MAN: Why should we stand reverent (*) before waterfalls and mountaintops, or a summer moon on a quiet sea, and not before the highest miracle of all – a man who is both great and good?” – Will Durant. – (*) reverently? – JZ - GREATNESS & GOODNESS

MAN: Wonders are many but none are more wonderful than man himself!” (*) – Closing line from film: Alexander the Great. - - (*) Or, in some cases, more abominable! – Alexander’s “greatness” has also rather narrow limits. He conquered much, but his empire fell apart after his death. Was so much temporary supremacy for him really worth all the blood sacrifices made for it? – He could not even overcome his own alcoholism. - JZ, 14.12.07. - & MIRACLES, WONDERS, RULERS, HEROES, LEADERSHIP

MAN: You can lead a horse to water - and you can drive a man … to a certain extent. But driving is a very poor way to work with men." - Alfred Coppel, The Exile, ASTOUNDING SF, Oct. 1952, p 69. - WORK, DRIVING OTHERS, INCENTIVES, COERCION, THREATS

MAN: You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.” - Democritus, HUMAN NATURE, DESIRES

MAN: You say that man is evil and must be controlled. America says man is good and must be free.” – Zarlenga, The Orator, p.108. - America, as a continent, has no say in this matter. Only some of the best Americans have made remarks similar to this one. – Must all the men who were not good, but had involuntary victims, also remain free? – Rhetoric is no substitute for common sense. - JZ, 6.12.06. - EVIL, FREEDOM, CONTROLS, AMERICANISM,

MAN: You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.” - Joseph Conrad - ENEMIES & FRIENDS, CHARACTER

MANAGEMENT: And management works only to the degree that people can be persuaded or conditioned to accept these definitions of themselves. - The Army is the most extreme example of methodical dehumanization. Signs of individuality are painstakingly erased. Men are put in uniform so they will seem the same. They are taught to act mechanically like the interchangeable parts of a bicycle. The perfect soldier is a robot. With a few, the dehumanization process works almost completely. Sensing this, we are inclined to forgive soldiers who murder women and children.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.46. – Already Hyacinthe Dubreuil, the French advocate of autonomous group work, pointed out that armies have also pioneered small fighting groups with a degree of autonomy and initiative, not only for commando raids. – Partisans, resistance groups and various freedom fighters have also developed some such teams and methods. - JZ, 14.12.07. – However, so far there was, probably, no fighting force trained to fight only for all individual rights and liberties, and this with corresponding methods. It could, largely, win against numerically and better armed governmental forces by dissolving them either e.g. by desertion or surrender to a rightful militia or by fraternization or by inducing them to engage in a military insurrection against their authoritarian, despotic or totalitarian regime, well advised by freedom lovers on who best to do this. Quite rightful war- and peace aims would be required for this, as well as the recognition of all kinds of governments and societies in exile, all only for their kinds of volunteers. – JZ, 25.10.13.

MANAGEMENT: Businessmen tend to accept the Jeffersonian proposition that governments govern best when they govern least. But they reject its corollary: that companies manage best when they manage least. – Businessmen believe that they should be free of management by government authorities, that business should operate in a free atmosphere, but what happens inside business is usually another matter altogether. People who work for businesses aren’t treated the way businessmen themselves instinctively want to be treated. They are told when to come to work, and often what to wear. They are guided by endless manuals. Their curiosity is stifled, their humanity diminished. And as soon as their performance is subject to someone else’s judgment, they become politicized. Their success is dependent on pressure and popularity.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, Free enterprise, chapter 12. – BUSINESSMEN VS. SELF-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

MANAGEMENT: Businessmen, like all of us, tend to get confused about the problem management exists to solve. The problem is not to get people to do what they are told, but to do what they are not told, or even what they can’t be told. It seems to me that one of the most marvelous devices ever conceived for the constructive coordination of human energy is the taximeter. … And this incomprehensibly complex system is not managed. It managed itself. And the device that makes this automatically possible is the taximeter. The fleet owner gives the driver one simple instruction: to come back with $ 60 or more on his “clock”. He needs no further supervision. He is not told where to go. …” Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.? - VS. SELF-MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT: But how could those without ownership be trusted?” – Pascall & Athos, The Art of Japanese Management, 1981, p.30. – Naturally, that applies to ordinary employees even more so than to managers. By now many to most managers are also under some proprietary interest in the well-being of the companies they manage, e.g. by having acquired some share-buying options. But employee-shareholding is not yet wide enough spread and not large enough, in most cases, to make a real impression upon their total annual income. 5 to 10 % of one’s income from shareholding is merely considered as a bonus. However, when it comes to ca. 20 % and more, then employees begin to think like capitalists and good managers. – JZ, 13.12.07. – It takes a lot of additional incentives to get them out of the usual rut of the employer-employee-relationship. – JZ, 24.12.07. - OWNERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

MANAGEMENT: But more important, the social sciences rarely illuminate how America really works. If you can accept the idea that management is largely an illusion, that America only seems to be run by the powerful wizards in the front office, what remains to be understood is its true metabolism.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.71. – Sometimes it is revealed by strikes in form of “working according to the rules” or “working by the book”, which slows down everything. – JZ, 14.12.07. - VS. SELF-MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT: Common sense tells us that some people are dangerous and need restraint. But that simple necessity does not mean that we all need to be told when we can go to the bathroom. – Perhaps half out social energy goes into vain and misguided efforts to manage the other half, creating a vast front-office establishment that is becoming daily more politicized and corrupt.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.49. – Also more bureaucratically costly and inefficient. – JZ, 14.10.07. – I am reminded of a joke regarding a railway station toilet. A sign at the railways station said: “The key to the toilet can be obtained from the station master.” – Under it someone had written: “And in especially urgent cases apply directly to the railway directorate!” – In one of my visits to Grand Central Station, New York City, all public toilets there were closed. Excuse: Some people had been attacked there. A typical bureaucratic reaction. - So I saw men urinating in the railway walkway tunnels! - JZ, 14.12.07. - RULERSHIP, SUBORDINATION, DOMINATION, AUTHORITY, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES

MANAGEMENT: Democracy, whether in politics or in industry, is not a psychological reality so long as the government or the management is regarded as ‘they’, a remote body which goes its lordly way and which it is natural to regard with hostility – a hostility that is impotent unless it takes the form of rebellion. - In industry, as Mr. Gillespie points out (*), very little has been done in this direction, and management is, with rare exceptions, frankly monarchical or oligarchic. This is an evil which, if left unchecked, tends to increase with every increase in the size of organizations.” – Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual, p.63. - (*) James Gillespie, Free Expression in Industry.

MANAGEMENT: Hierarchical management inevitably mismanages most of the human resources that it commands in production and exchange – because it cannot rightly and efficiently replace their self-management and self-responsibility options. – JZ, 23.10.93, 3.12.07. - HIERARCHICAL MANAGEMENT OR PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES, OPEN COOPERATIVES & WORK COOPERATIVES, AUTONOMOUS WORK GROUPS & MANY OTHER SELF-MANAGEMENT FIRMS OPTIONS

MANAGEMENT: I have not been given mankind to manage it.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.162/63. – Nobody has been given mankind or any non-consenting part of it to manage. – JZ, n.d. - MANKIND, RULERS, DICTOCRATS, USURPERS, POWER ADDICTS

MANAGEMENT: If nature were “managed”, … The multiple groping necessary for growth would have been shut off.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.79.

MANAGEMENT: In government as in business most hierarchical management amounts to mismanagement, compared with the alternative of genuine self-government and self-management that could and should be achieved for free men and women. – JZ, 31.5.99, 4.12.07. - MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT OR BUSINESS VS. SELF-MANAGEMENT, IMPOSED VS. SELF-SELECTED HIERARCHIES, IF ANY AT ALL

MANAGEMENT: Management can survive only if people submit to it. And more and more people, as they develop a sharper sense of their full human potential, are saying in one way or another that they will not take their places in line anymore, that they will not be housebroken, that they will not be treated like furniture. – A new kind of society is displacing the old. Unofficially, outside the political process, America is de-managing itself.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.141. – Beginning with individual secessionism, it would also demanage itself politically and socially, not only economically. Alas, we are not yet free to give notice to territorial ruling political bodies and to cease tribute payments to them. – JZ, 14.12.07, 25.10.13.

MANAGEMENT: management training doesn’t work. “American business, industry and government”, he writes in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY”, have poured billions of dollars into training programs that try to teach managers how to make their organizations more effective. This enormous investment has produced little measurable return … No one has established a consistent, direct correlation between the amount or type of a leader’s training and the performance of the group he leads.” – Fiedler recently studied 171 post office managers and supervisors. Some had had years of training; some had had none. There was no difference in their performance. Management cannot be a science. It cannot be taught. People are not, essentially, manageable. But business persists in trying to manage them anyway.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.97. - Most enterprises suffer under the employer-employee relationship just as rulers and their subjects suffer under territorialism. - JZ, 30.12.10. - LEADERSHIP.

MANAGEMENT: Management, which manages by specifying behavior, is dehumanizing and inefficient. Management, which manages by specifying results is emancipating. It opens to all the possibility of inventiveness and resourcefulness. It is a way of depoliticizing the management process. It is highly productive, because it tends to release the full potential of people, rather than some predetermined and necessarily deformed fraction of that potential.” – Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, 100/101. - MANAGEMENT BY RESULTS, LIBERATION AT THE WORK PLACE

MANAGEMENT: Management: See Mismanagement. Mismanagement: See Management.” – JZ, July/August 06. - Compare: “No institution can help being and institution.” But see also the numerous self-management options, as opposed to hierarchical management, that have so far been proposed or tried out and described in an extensive but still all too dispersed literature. State socialism and communism would not have become too popular and powerful for some decades, as a result of the employer-employee relationship, in combination with monetary despotism and its consequences, if all the alternatives to them, including this monetary freedom alternatives, had been sufficiently experimented with, discussed and compared. – JZ, 31.10.07. – MISMANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT, CORPORATIONS, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, AUTONOMOUS WORK GROUPS, WORK COOPERATIVES, SELF-MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, MONETARY FREEDOM.

MANAGEMENT: Manipulative management is producing a society that is sluggish, that provides real satisfaction in work only to a tiny minority who are somehow exempt from management. Manipulation produces tensions of two sorts: the discomfort that comes when people feel forced every day to be less than they could be; and the frustration we feel when we see the growing gap between what we could achieve collectively and what we do achieve.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.50. - MANIPULATION, CONTROLS, HIERARCHIES

MANAGEMENT: Most of the fleet owners who “manage” cabbies have never heard of Harvard Business School. They have never read a book about management. Some of them, I’m told, can hardly read at all. But they are unconsciously employing the most sophisticated and far-sighted management method of all – they manage by not managing, by treating each person as a microcosm of the larger economic process. They provide an unmistakable framework in which employees can manage themselves.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.100.

MANAGEMENT: Only self-government manages, all other “management” mismanages. – JZ, 12.7.86. - Only self-government or self-management really manages. All other governments or managers really misgovern or mismanage. – Self-management and self-government cannot fully succeed and do not even really exist except on a quite voluntary basis. Territorial and collectivist voting is no substitute for individual choices regarding the own affairs. Conventional voting alone cannot even fully assure the rights of minor shareholders in vast companies. Self-management requires much more for them. This is exemplified by e.g. the best examples of productive cooperatives or by extensive employee share-holding in enterprises that are sufficiently decentralized. - JZ, 9.12.07, 25.10.13. - VS. SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT VS. GOVERNMENT

MANAGEMENT: Our institutions make us less than we could be. So there are enormous backlogs of vitality, caring, ingenuity and humanity, which cannot be expressed through our present social machinery. That is the price we pay for allowing society to be managed.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.46. – LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE: The Nazis pushed it most – towards an extreme caricature, whose monopoly decisions became mass murderous, mass destructive and, finally, self-defeating. – JZ, 10.2.09. - SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-DETERMIINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY, LIBERATION AT WORK, SPREAD OF OWNERSHIP, CONTRACTOR & ENTERPRISE INCENTIVES FOR ALL WORKING IN A FIRM

MANAGEMENT: Philosophically we believe that each person is absolutely unique, irreplaceable. But in our managed institutions we try to treat people as interchangeable, and complain when they don’t act that way.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, P.47.

MANAGEMENT: Self-management schemes work best when they are gradually and step by step developed from the bottom up rather than introduced more or less complete from the top down. – The first approach will perpetuate further improvement efforts while the latter might soon lead to a new petrification. – JZ, 10.2.09.

MANAGEMENT: The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.” – J. D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.286. – Perhaps even he did largely waste his money in this respect, - unless he paid them by their results in increasing output while cutting costs and thus increasing sales and profits. – JZ, 14.12.07. - HUMAN RELATIONS

MANAGEMENT: The basic problem is not a lack of know-how. We are trying to improve society by managing it – and our kind of management doesn’t work”. - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, 63. – Or not well enough in all too many cases. – JZ, 14.12.07.

MANAGEMENT: The best management is two-legged and runs itself. – JZ, 20.8.74. – The best management runs on its own two legs. – JZ, 22.8.74. - But even autonomous individuals could and should extensively and nation-wide as well as internationally collaborate for common objectives. By now they could come to interconnect sufficiently, electronically, to advance thousands of different projects between them, possibly without ever meeting otherwise and all being thus engaged only in accordance with their own highest priorities or self-chosen projects, with numerous others, also interested in them. – Free marketeers, free traders, should be the first, rather than the last to utilize fully the possibilities of very extensive division of labor on any of their special projects. - JZ, 7.12.07. - OR SELF-MANAGEMENT?

MANAGEMENT: The best manager is one who is in love with his business.” – W. G. D. – He may be in love with it, like a king with his kingdom, and still be an authoritarian manager rather than one who tries to release all the creative potential in his leading employees (*) and his workers. – Most large enterprises largely need to become “de-managed”, as far as possible towards self-management of all the members of a firm, giving them more and better incentives than mere wages and salaries for their obedience. - JZ, 14.12.07. – (*) Even such people can be despotic and corrupt and oppose rightful and sensible innovations. – JZ, 10.2.09.

MANAGEMENT: The boss, by trying to manage everything, does not manage anything properly. – JZ, 4.7.78. - BOSSING THE MEN, SELF-MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT: The first myth of management is that it exists.” - Murphy's Technological Law # 12, contributed by Todd Dillinger.

MANAGEMENT: The nation is misusing its institutions in much the same way that managed organizations are misusing people: an authoritarian office manager acts on the basis of demeaning, irrational prejudices about the people he tries to manage, and thus he assigns elaborate procedures to them, instead of prescribing results.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, chapter 13. – On the other hand, prescribed work quotas can also be over-taxing and dehumanizing and lead to lack of quality work. Production lines can be pushed too fast, leading to accidents and more waste. Piece-work rates can be set too low. (Also too high. Years ago, in a coal mine near me, they were so high, for a fixed quota of coal production per day or week of work, that most of the miners worked only for a fraction of the 40 hour week and knocked off work as soon as they had fulfilled their quota, which was very well paid for. - By now the formerly hard and uncomfortable work of miners is largely taken over by very productive machines. - JZ, 30.12.10.) Free partnerships and coops of workers would come and have come to better arrangements than these imposed methods. – JZ, 14.12.07. - MANAGEMENT MEANS MISMANAGEMENT, FOR NATIONS AS WELL AS BUSINESS ENTERPRISES:

MANAGEMENT: There are two consequences of modern organization, in addition to those already mentioned, that tend to diminish the producer’s interest in the product. One is the remoteness of the gain to be expected from the work; the other is the divorce between the management and the worker. …” - Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual, p.52.

MANAGEMENT: They reveal the elemental error of management: management must exclude and ignore the very human qualities a society needs to stay alive. Because these qualities are not subject to precise and permanent definition, they are beyond management. You can command a man to turn a nut on an assembly line, but you cannot command him to be creative or concerned or resourceful.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.78. - Even some simple suggestion-box and bonus schemes can already greatly in crease productivity. The further we get away from the primitive employer and employee relationship the greater the incentives and the productivity can be, in many to most cases. - JZ, 30.12.10.

MANCHESTER SCHOOL: Here was a body of men who believed that a free enterprise economy was not only efficient but brought moral growth to all men.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, Right Turn, p.4. – As long as the employer-employee relationship or monarchism or the hierarchical system in production and exchange is maintained - only limited successes can be attained in this way. Ideally, proprietary and other productivity incentives should be extended to all workers as individuals and cooperative owners or partners or for relatively small autonomous work groups, that can be self-managing sub-contractors. – JZ, 14.12.07. - OF LIBERAL ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY

MANDATE: Even if he hadn’t resigned from the race and had been elected, basic honesty dictated that he could not claim to represent those who had voted for his opponent or who had not voted at all. By what right could he possibly hold a mandate from them?” - Carl Watner, LeFevre, p.207. - , REPRESENTATION, VOTING

MANDATE: Furthermore, by claiming to have a ‘mandate’ for all the policies in its election platform, the government of the day enshrines the notion that half the people plus one have the right to kick the rest around. (It never has a ‘mandate’ because not all voters accept the total platform. This is one of the vicious aspects of party politics.)” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.79. - PARTY POLITICS, MAJORITY VS. MINORITIES

MANDATE: Government mandates deprive you of your mandate to live your own life. – JZ, 9.11.97, 30.11.07. - GOVERNMENT MANDATE? INDIVIDUALISM VS. POWER, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM

MANDATE: No government has a clear mandate to anything. At most it practises majority despotism rather than minority despotism. – JZ, 29.11.73. – On the other hand, some forms of majority despotism can be even worse than some forms of minority despotism. – JZ, 25.10.13. - GOVERNMENT, MAJORITY DESPOTISM & MINORITY DESPOTISM, NEITHER RECOGNIZE ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MANDATE: No politicians has a mandate from those who did not vote for him or for his party, who did not vote or not validly or who even voted against him and his party. Towards such people he is always more or less a usurper or dictator, regardless of how many people voted for him or his party. – JZ, 15.3.88. – Nevertheless, no politician or party has so far recognized the right of all dissenters to opt out from under their rule. – It is high time for their subjects to demand this right. - JZ, 6.12.07. - POLITICIANS, VOTING, PARTIES, CONSENT, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, COERCIVE LEADERSHIP

MANDATE: Nobody has a mandate to be charitable with other people’s money.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 10/75.

MANDATE: Not only is the concept of ‘majority rule’ destructive, it is also an illusion. - Politicians who so casually use their ‘mandates’ from the people don’t recognize how flimsy such mandates really are. The politicians represent neither those who voted against them nor those who didn’t vote at all – and those people nearly always constitute the real majority.” – Harry Browne, quoted in Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.6. - POLITICIANS, PARTIES, VOTING, MAJORITY, REPRESENTATION

MANDATE: Politicians and public servants talk glibly of ‘mandates’ to commit immoral acts, and treat taxes as ‘trust monies’ rather than as loot extorted from individuals.” – Workers Party, Australia, Platform draft, 1975.

MANDATE: Politicians are loath to concede, whenever they have lost their majority mandate, that they never possessed that of most minorities and that, in practice, they represent mainly special interests and privileges that conflict with the rights, liberties and interests of all others. Only Panarchies would possess a mandate - from all of their voluntary members. They would not rule over any radical dissenters, since these would be free to opt out. But they would continue to rule or control aggressors, totalitarians, criminals against their members. - JZ 15.7.89, 10.10.89, 25.10.13.

MANDATE: Politicians still quite wrongly assume that majority approval gives them also the authority to rule over the peaceful and dissenting various minorities and that the vain attempts of minorities to participate in elections and influence them in their favor would constitute consent to whatever the victorious party has in mind for them. Elected officials never possessed a proper mandate from all those, who did not vote for them or abstained from an election or voted only informally. In practice they represent at most the majority and beyond that mainly special interest groups, whose special claims and officially granted privileges conflict with the rights and liberties of all others. No politician possesses the power of attorney from all his subjects or has made an individual contract with all of them. Only the personal law communities or panarchies or polyarchies can claim to possess a mandate from all their voluntary members, all of them free to secede from them. – JZ, 25.7.89, 5.12.07, 30.12.10. - POLITICAL, TERRITORIAL, VS. PANARCHISTIC MANDATES, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

MANDATE: The ‘Mandate of Heaven’ theory was first propounded by Mencius in the fourth century B.C. and involved a moral sanction on the exercise of political authority. A ruler had to observe the appropriate moral standards to retain the support of the people. When he ignored or deviated from these standards, the people had a right, indeed a duty, to rebel and depose him.” – Brian Martin, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 14.8.79, p.12. - RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, MORALITY

MANHANDLING: All handling of man is manhandling.” – Harry Hooten, ST. JOHN’S BREAD, undated. - What about wrestling and boxing between volunteers, in public sports events? - JZ, 30.12.10.

MANHOOD: Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; // He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.” - Richard Francis Burton - SUCCESS, GRATITUDE, PERSISTENCE, APPLAUSE, DUTY, PERSONAL LAW,

MANHOOD: Society everywhere is a conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. – Society, perceived as a voluntary association, is not. The territorial State, as a coercive monopolist is. – JZ, 4.6.82, 14.12.07. At most what he said is true for territorial States. It is not quite true or even false for communities of volunteers, all doing only the kind of things for or to themselves that they had all agreed upon. – I rather hold with Bastiat: Society IS Exchange. - However, Emerson did not mean, most likely, the free market society or exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under their own personal laws, from which dissatisfied individuals could freely secede but the customary and tradition-bound society, with its all to backwards and misinformed public opinion, especially when it comes to individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 14.12.07, 30.12.10, 26.10.13. - STATISM, GOVERNMENT, INDEPENDENCE, CONSPIRACY

MANICHAEANISM: 1. Reason is always a sufficient guide. 2.) The self-evident is always the real. 3.) Gods works are an end in themselves. 4.) Faith is irrelevant to right action. 5. Right action can exist without love. 6. Peace need not pass understanding. 7. Ethics can exist without evil alternatives. 8. Morals can exist without conscience. 9. Goodness can exist without God. 10. …” – James Blish, A Case of Conscience, Penguin SF, 1963, 82. – This seems to have little in common with the Manichaeism reported in my 1959 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. – JZ, 25.9.07. It also differs from some other references works that I just quickly consulted. – JZ, 14.2.09.

MANIPULATION: An organization works badly if it is managed by manipulation because it under-uses and misuses people. In the, same way a nation works badly if it is governed manipulatively because it under-uses or misuses its institutions.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.51. - & MANAGEMENT, NATIONALISM, BUSINESS & PEOPLE

MANIPULATION: Our contemporary obsession is alchemy’s cousin – the belief that society can be made more perfect – in fact, transformed – by manipulation. It is no a science at all, but a secular religion, sometimes mistakenly called liberalism.” - Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.63. – This kind of manipulation requires territorial rule. Without it, those, who really want certain reforms, could drop out or secede, reorganize under personal law and introduce, among themselves, the reforms they like and experiment with them as long and as extensively as they want to – if only they do leave the others alone. Nature allows its mutations or improvement attempts to go on in the same way. Territorial statism or the over-all imposed “society” largely prevents such experimentation, when it comes to political, economic and social systems. Consistent classical liberalism would welcome it. – Modern liberalism opposes it, as infringing the power and monopolies it claims for itself, its territorial statism. – JZ, 15.12.07, 26.10.13. - REFORMISM, LIBERALISM, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM

MANIPULATION: The great issue here is between those, who regard human beings as mere things to be manipulated into some social pattern, versus those, who believe that persons need liberty, because without it they cannot work out their proper destiny; which requires this life and the life to come for fulfillment.” – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 7/75. – We need separate development not only for religious believers and various kinds of atheists, rationalists and humanists. - All significant changes or reforms should be left to volunteers, rather to than to territorial “leaders” with power to manipulate the population of whole territories. The volunteers should be free to secede and engage in separate developments, under institutions and laws of their own, as long as they don’t claim any territorial monopoly for themselves. Their experiments among themselves, at their own risk and cost, should not be hindered in any way. They would then “manipulate” only themselves, as much as they like, while respecting the rights, liberties and different choices of all others, who disagree with them. – JZ, 15.12.07. - LIBERTY & HUMAN DESTINY, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTARY EXPERIMENTERS

MANIPULATION: Virtually every government in the world is dedicated to manipulating something called the ‘mass man”. That’s how governments have stayed in power. But there is no such man. When you elevate the non-existing “mass man’ you degrade the individual. And, obviously, it was only a matter of time until all of us were at the mercy of the individual holding power.” – Frank Herbert, Committee of the Whole, in Worlds of Frank Herbert, p.45. - GOVERNMENT, POWER, MASS MAN, AVERAGE MAN, MAN

MANKIND: Everywhere mankind as a whole is involved, during war as well as during the so-called peace. National economy has become world economy. All national politics has become world politics.” – Bishop Otto Dibelius, speech, 16.3.47. – And yet many millions of private enterprises and associations do their own things, without disturbing the others. Only when it comes to political, economic and social systems, so far territorially imposed, do others often become quite involuntarily involved and THUS it comes to political strife, going even to civil wars, revolutions and international wars. If dissenters could escape the territorial prison cells, to do their own things among themselves, then the rest of the “nation” and the world would not be immediately affected. It could then not be harmed or wronged or changed against its will. It would then have experiments performed by others at their risk and expense and would tend only to copy some of those, which proved successful. It would then have no right or occasion to complain about these experimenters, not any more than it would have a right to complain about experiments in laboratories or workshops, by scientists and technicians. – JZ, 15.12.07. - UNIVERSAL INVOLVEMENT, NATIONALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INTERNATIONALISM, MAN, HUMAN BEINGS

MANKIND: He that accuses all mankind of corruption ought to remember that he is sure to convict only one.” – Edmund Burke, Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol, April 3, 1777. – “Don’t judge others by yourself!” - CORRUPTION, MAN,

MANKIND: Mankind is something like a coral reef structure – but on land. Individually the life form involved in this reef may be quite stupid but in combination and in the long run it can be quite impressive. – JZ, 27.6.85. – Coral reefs offer in shape and color almost something like a panarchist variety of life forms, living next to each other and, as far as I know, peacefully coexisting with many other life forms, except a few which prey on coral reefs and those, which the diverse corals themselves prey upon, like e.g. even libertarians do, by consuming plant life. – JZ, 13.12.07, 26.10.13.

MANKIND: Mankind? It is an abstraction. There are, always have been, and always will be, men and only men.” – Goethe. – Luckily, also women! – JZ - MAN, INDIVIDUALISM,

MANKIND: Mankind” is a misrepresentation. It should be “man-mean”. – D.Z., 6/11/76. – Those belonging to “man-mean” don’t deserve to be considered as part of mankind. Those kind enough, instead of mean, do. – JZ, 31.7.78, 15.12.07, 30.12.10. - I know, it is a mere play with the different meanings of “kind”. – Those mean to men are certainly not kind to mankind. If they were mean only to mean other men, I would not mind. Gentlemen should be distinguished from ruffians, scoundrels, criminals with victims, cheats, murderers, robbers, thieves, vandals etc. etc. - JZ, 15.12.07, 30.12.10.

MANKIND: No man is an island … entire of itself. Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.” – Wilbur Smith, Cry Wolf, p.184. – There are also some well-deserved deaths and mankind is the better for them. – Or should we keep all mass murderers and tyrants alive, at great costs to ourselves? – Only if they could be turned from masters into profitable slaves of man, to work off some of the damages they caused, should some of them be kept alive. - JZ, 15.12.07. - & MAN, INDIVIDUALISM, FORCED LABOR BUT WITH SUFFICIENT INCENTIVES, POSITIVE & NEGATIVE, FOR INDEMNIFICATION PURPOSES. E.g.: whoever is too lazy to earn his daily water needs as well – should not get it. – JZ, 26.10.13.

MANKIND: Our adversaries believe that an activity that is neither subsidized nor regulated is abolished. We believe in the contrary. Their faith is in the legislator, not in mankind. Ours is in mankind, not in the legislator.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.226. - FAITH, SUBSIDIES, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, FREE MARKETS VS. GOVERNMENTALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE EXCHANGE – IN EVERY SPHERE, LETTING EVEN STATISTS & STATE SOCIALISTS TRY TO PRODUCE & EXCHANGE MORE, BETWEEN THEMSELVES, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT FOR ALL, NO MORE TERRITORIAL DOMINATION OF DISSENTERS

MANKIND: Stirner stands at the frontier between two worlds and a new epoch of mankind begins with him, the epoch of freedom – Still we have not found a better name for it than that of anarchy: that is of an order conditioned by the mutual interests, in place of the so far existing chaos of coercion; the exclusive sovereignty of the individual over his personality (self-ownership) instead of his subjection, the self-responsibility of his actions instead of his imposed status as a minor – his uniqueness.” – J. H. M. on Stirner in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, S.176. - FREEDOM, STIRNER & ANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

MANKIND: we must wait until we have learned by experience – perhaps cruel experience – to trust in the state a little less and in mankind a little more.” – Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.239. - TRUST EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM RATHER THAN IN TERRITORIAL IN STATISM

MANKIND: While I oppose all artificial barriers between the peoples of this and any other world and the various territorial domination systems over minorities, I do not favor any compulsory unification of mankind or “nation-States” under a single territorial system, but, instead, the abolition of all borders or frontiers and of all territorial monopolies. Then likeminded people should be quite free to associate within and across all former borders, on the basis of personal laws or voluntary societies and communities, including statist ones, also free to federate alike communities as much as they like, but all individuals should remain free to opt out of all of them and to maintain only free market and free contract relationships with all others prepared to deal with them. People are too different to be united by more than e.g. common human rights and liberties, to the extent that they want to make use of them, transport and communication and trading options, their own kinds of preferred exchange media, value standards, credit and finance system, etc. This implies also freedom for all to subscribe to various package deals for like-minded people, including all former government services, to the extent that they still like them for themselves and always only at the own expense and risk and for their own benefit and that of their dependents, as e.g. their insurance contracts are. Freedom and tolerance for diversity, rather than any enforced or even world-wide unification. We are not just one single big and happy human family. There is much conflict remaining even in the nuclear families and in the extended families. No world state, or world federation or world community could satisfy all kinds of people. One should not even try. But one should break down all artificial barriers, all compulsory discrimination, all compulsory segregation and compulsory integration and let all people choose their own friends and allies or associates, as well as their own ideological enemies, as long as they do not engage in physical fights with them - in other than sports arenas. – JZ, n.d. and 30.10.07, 30.12.10. - FAMILY OF MAN, UNIFICATION OF MANKIND? INTERNATIONALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, FREE TRADE, FREE MIGRATION, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, VOLUNTARY DECENTRALIZTION VS. COMPULSORY CENTRALIZATION, MUTUAL TOLERANCE IN DIVERSITY

MANNERS: Do not condemn restraint and good manners under their new names of repression and inhibitions, for those cost our ancestors much practice and pains to learn, and we have little enough indeed to distinguish us from the apes.” – Margaret Usborne, in the NEW STATESMAN (Indiv.), SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/77. – POLITENESS, GENTLEMEN, LADIES, BEHAVIOUR

MANNERS: If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.” - Francis Bacon. - He is even more of a gentleman if he is always gracious and courteous to relatives, friends and associates. - JZ, 21.8.02. - POLITENESS, GENTLEMEN, CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR VS. RUDENESS, AGGRESSIVENESS, INTOLERANCE, ARROGANCE, ETC. -

MANNERS: Stand by your rights, but always remember your manners.” – Charles R. Estes, THE VOLUNTARYIST, Feb. 95. - POLITENESS, GENTLEMEN, LADIES, BEHAVIOR

MANUFACTURERS: the manufacturer … after all, is nothing but some sort of broker between the workers and the public.” – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddin, THE FREEMAN, 11/72. - CAPITALISTS, PRODUCERS, ENTREPRENEURS, BUSINESSMEN

MAPS: Map is not territory', but a map is an objective reality." - John W. Campbell, Jr., Letters, I/149. - We have so far mapped political options only via territorial maps and hardly know how to graphically represent panarchies. Should we try to do so via a multiple of individual dots of different colors and shades, here and there somewhat concentrated? All over, they would merely give the impression of a mixture of whites and grays, I believe, i.e., they would not represent the real situation unless they are on a scale where individual color dots, representing the affiliation of every individual, become clearly visible. - JZ, 7.3.89, 31.3.89. - MAPPING OR ILLUSTRATING ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, ESPECIALLY EXTERRITORIAL ONES

MAPS: They flew south-east this time, soon crossed into Hungary. The countries lay below them, one merged into another; treaties had broken up the Empire, but the boundaries were only on maps; at 5000 feet nothing appeared to have changed.” – John Cleary, High Road to China, Fontana/Collins, 1979. - STATES, COUNTRIES, PEOPLES, FRONTIERS

MARCHING: By putting the legs into gear you do not necessarily put the brain into gear. – Generally, marching is an indication of helplessness and lack of better ideas and methods. – JZ, 12.1.91. – It is not a self-help action of free men but rather an appeal or petition of subjects to those in authority: Help us! – or “Don’t do this to us!” - JZ, 8.12.07.

MARCHING: Could more marching stop war? People march more during war time than they do in peace time. Has that ever prevented or ended wars? Unless they refused to fight and simply marched home. - Could silent marching help? Keeping silent about peace topics is one of the most wide-spread current vices! – JZ, 5.8.83, 6.12.07. -  PEACE MARCHERS

MARCHING: He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignorable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." - Albert Einstein. - WAR, MILITARY OBEDIENCE, HEROISM, NATIONALISM, DEMONSTRATIONS, PROTESTS, FOR PEACE OR WAR

MARCHING: I prefer people, who do put their brains into gear rather than their legs, embracing sound ideas and rejecting unsound ones. Marching by itself is no more effective than counting notes or votes. The ideas of most marchers are all too flawed and often even primitive and false. - John Zube – FACEBOOK, 7.10.13.

MARCHING: I’d rather talk than walk in order to find or spread solutions to the problems of our times. One cannot approach the solutions through walking rather than thinking. One can only walk away (emigrate) from some problems, if free to so, to other countries without the particular problem one wants to get away from – but, usually, still with all too many problems of their own, created by their own kind of territorial system. The marchers pretend or really believe that they already know all there is to be known about a solution. They ought to begin walking in their minds before these become too petrified, rather than marching in the streets. Marching exercises their legs and lungs rather than their brains. Marching is a mindless exercise that neither educates the marchers nor their observers. Most of the slogans they carry, shout or sing, are also misleading them and others rather than enlightening anyone sufficiently. – JZ, 23.4.83, 15.12.07.

MARCHING: If marching could promote peace and enlightenment, then the numerous marching columns of soldiers, pupils, prisoners and demonstrators would have promoted peace and enlightenment, instead of wars and civil wars, seeing that almost every able-bodied person was forced to march, during some time of his life, in some cases for years, if he lasted that long. – JZ, 21.4.84, 6.12.07. -

MARCHING: If you got 100 000 people to march for one cause or the other, that does not mean that you got them to think deeply enough, or more than is required to repeat, thoughtlessly, some simple and usually flawed or misleading slogan. And the more people march together the less thinking they are likely to do. The complete rethinking required for the establishment of peaceful, free and just societies will not be achieved but is rather prevented or ignored by people marching and people who like to join protest marches and mass demonstrations. – JZ, 21.4.84, 6.12.07.

MARCHING: Marchers and demonstrators are largely just the human equivalent to a stampede among cattle. – JZ, 27.3.83. – The participants believe they support a just cause. But what they really support are mostly only superficial, misleading or quite flawed slogans. – To that extent they merely represent “marching morons”. - JZ, 15.12.07. - DEMONSTRATIONS

MARCHING: Marchers are usually confused, ignorant and prejudiced people, using their feet without using their heads. Those they protest against are only a bit more confused, ignorant and prejudiced and they use their power instead of their heads or their legs. Marching is an “action” only in that it moves the ignorant, emotional and prejudiced from one place to another, by their own volition, the only progress they make, if not dealt violently with - by their official protectors. – JZ, 25.3.83, 14.12.07.

MARCHING: No march in which there are not double as many legs as heads.” – Hans Kasper. (Kein Aufmarsch, bei dem nicht doppelt so viel Beine wie Koepfe kommen.)

MARCHING: Not every movement of mouths, tongues, throats and legs is a peace movement. – JZ, 7.5.85. – Which peace-, freedom- and  justice-periods were ever achieved by such attempts? – JZ, 6.12.07. – PEACE MOVEMENTS

MARCHING: Peace is not something to march about but to think about. – JZ, 5.8.83. – Good will is not enough, no more so than love and prayer or petitions are. – JZ, 6.12.07.

MARCHING: Put your brain into motion for peace, not your legs. Also your pens and keyboards. Show that you are sensible on this subject, spread sensible peace ideas, instead of moving numbers of thoughtless or prejudiced peace lovers about. – JZ, 7.4.85, 6.12.07.

MARCHING: The more their legs march the less their minds think. – Marchers mobilize their legs and set their minds at rest. – Both “actions” are useless. - JZ, 6.12.07.

MARCHING: The senseless marching of soldiers and peaceniks ought to stop, to give them time and energy for contemplation rather than further such senseless “actions”. – JZ, 29.4.84, 6.12.07.

MARCHING: There are already enough marching morons in the world. I don’t want to add to them. I rather hold with thinking, articulation, persuasion, writing and publishing attempts for people who are sufficiently moral and rational. – JZ, 20.4.84.

MARCHING: While marching for peace is somewhat more sensible than marching for war or to war, it still shows people as subjects and victims of the Warfare State rather than as self-determining people, as informed, free, people, willing and able to decide their own fate. – 6.10.93, 30.12.10. – Since the war mongers have armed forces on their side, the peace lovers should also arm, organize and train themselves in rightful ways to overcome the war-mongers, preferably, e.g. by getting their conscripts on the side of the peace lovers and offering their mercenaries and professionals better and less dangerous jobs. – But mere arguments and pleading will help the freedom lovers as little as would peaceful protest marches or prayers or even mass petitions. - JZ, 3.12.07. – The latter, mass petitions, those in favor of genuine individual rights and liberties, do have at least some influence even upon powerful men – as opinion polls. – JZ, 24.12.07.

MARIJUANA VS. ALCOHOL: Alcohol: Use – Legal. Possible side effect: violence. Addictive. Depressant. Causes Cancer. 1 millon deaths per annum. Death via OD. Destroys brain cells. – Legal. – Marijuana: Possible side effect: sexual intimacy. Non-Addictive. Anti-depressant. Cures cancer. Zero deaths in history. No OD. Grows brain cells. Illegal. - And the most compelling argument of all: Freedom. - Freedom to choose what you grow, what you put in your body, what you possess, what you sell. Freedom. - End the police state's greatest tool: prohibition.  Visit  - Jenny Worman shared Police State USA: Land of the Checkpoints's photo. - Rob Lindner wtf pot does grow braincells, fallacious - Facebook, 28.8.13.

MARKET DISTRIBUTION: Let the producers and traders do the distribution - by free trade on a free market. - JZ, n.d. & 30.12.10. - BY PRODUCERS & TRADERS, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE

MARKET ECONOMY: My argument stands like a tripod on the three legs of politics, economics and ethics. First, if we prefer individual freedom to coercion, we have no choice but to accept the competitive market economy as providing fullest scope for its political expression. Secondly, the market system also provides the most efficient solution to the economic problem of making the best use of scarce resources in the creation of wealth.” – Ralph Harris, The End of Government … ? - Alas, he did not stand up for a free market for political, economic and social systems, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities, all freely chosen by individuals for themselves. Free enterprise, free exchange, free trade, free contracts, free choice, consumer sovereignty, freedom of action, free experimentation, tolerance and free competition even for them, even if individual rights and liberties are not their main concern for their internal affairs. – Just like most other libertarians and anarchists so far. – JZ, 8.12.07. Did he at least stand up for full monetary freedom? - JZ, 31.12.10. - See: PANARCHISM.

MARKET FAILURES? It will simply no do to assume that because markets or other social mechanisms produce imperfect results a central authority will produce better ones. - Chandran Kukathas- – IMPERFECTIONS, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET, FREE MARKET: Under capitalism private property of the factors of production is a social function. The entrepreneurs, capitalists, and land owners are mandataries, as it were, of the consumers, and their mandate is revocable. In order to be rich, it is not sufficient to have once saved and accumulated capital. It is necessary to invest it again and again in those lines in which it best fills the wants of the consumers. The market process is a daily repeated plebiscite, and it ejects inevitably from the ranks of profitable people those who do not employ their property according to the orders given by the public. -  Ludwig von Mises - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 3.10.13. = CAPITALISM, BUSINESS, FREE ENTERPRISE

MARKET:  The free market is 7 billion minds thinking of and implementing ideas. Government is a few minds thinking of ideas and pointing guns at the others to implement them - Jewish Libertarians – Facebook 18.8.13. - VS. GOVERNMENT

MARKET: (1) A terrifying system of anarchist order where people interact voluntarily to achieve ends by mutual gain. – (2) An iniquitous system of social organization whereby the weak commodities are allowed to go to the wall simply to raise the living standards of human beings.” - J. C. Lester, FREE LIFE, (London, Poland St.), 5/3. - FREE COMPETITION, FREE EXCHANGE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT,

MARKET: [M]arkets consist of millions upon millions of imperfect independent decision-makers like you and me. Abundant evidence, not faith, demonstrates that markets are far more reliable and predictable than a bunch of arrogant politicians and bureaucrats." - Walter Williams, Town Hall,  (3/19/03) - MARKETS VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTALISM OF POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS

MARKET: A compatibility of interest that makes an exchange possible.” – Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom, p.391.

MARKET: a free market in laws and courts.” – Eric Mack, REASON, 3/74. – And for whole free societies, communities and competing governments, offering package deals, of great variety and extent, all only to volunteers and under their own personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. -  JZ, 16.12.07. – PANARCHISM

MARKET: a free market system functions to make not only the rich capitalist richer but the poor worker less poor as well.” – William P. Field Jr., THE MERCURY, Sept./Oct. 80. - POVERTY

MARKET: A free market, even in vice, tends to improve the quality of the product.” – Art Carol, OUTLOOK, 12/72.

MARKET: A market economy is the only social invention so far in which individual self-interest can be expressed without ending in destruction. Alternative solutions of the problem all involve either direct repression of psychological conditioning designed to repress and extirpate self-interest. Castro’s Cuba or the Trappist Order represent attempts at an alternative solution.” – H. S. Ferns: The Disease of Government.

MARKET: A market subject to monetary despotism isn't free. To prevent and end both, inflation and- deflation (capital destruction and unemployment), monetary freedom has to be introduced. - JZ, 77 & 97. - Naturally, full financial freedom as well, e.g. no more compulsory taxation - except for its remaining voluntary victims! - JZ, 1.1.11. - MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS. MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

MARKET: A new journal article was posted today. It discusses how politics offers short-term benefits with substantial long-term costs but markets offer short-term costs with substantial, long-term benefits. People ignored the long-term consequences of each because, like Keynes, they assume "in the long run we are all dead." The result is that politics has a perverse incentive to sacrifice the long-term interests to short-term goals.” - Jim Peron, 12 11 04, - - MARKETS VS. POLITICS, LONG TERM VIEW VS. SHORT-TERM VIEW

MARKET: A really free market (by releasing everybody’s creative energies) is almost all-seeing, all-knowing, omnipresent and positively active everywhere. It utilizes almost everyone’s productive intelligence – but still under control of the individual producer and the individual consumer – and expresses this knowledge, capacities and willingness to serve others in prices, wages, profits, rents, dividends etc. – JZ, 1.8.92, 3.8.92. – Only for ideas that are new to most people - and for so far unknown talents - is there as yet not a ready and efficient market. – Insofar the market is still largely blind. Libertarians should know how blind it is and has been for a long time - towards radical freedom options. - JZ, 8.12.07. - “BLIND ECONOMIC FORCES”, BLIND & PREJUDICED PUBLIC OPINION

MARKET: a respect for the omni-competence of the free market place …” – W. F. Buckley, Up from Liberalism, p.193. – If the present and still all too limited or incomplete market were really so competent, then it would have sufficiently marketed all sound freedom peace and justice ideas. But, has it? – Are Buckley’s books sold in it as well and easily as e.g. new kinds of tooth brushes, tennis rackets or running shoes? – Or has he only got “Buckley’ Chance” with them? – Is he free to practise his ideas together with like-minded volunteers or still subjected to territorial laws not of his own choice or making? – I like all his books for the many good points he made in them. But many libertarians seem rather to dislike or even hate him, because of their remaining points of disagreement and as if he were a conservative of the worst possible type. - JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: A somewhat more satisfactory name for the extended economic order of collaboration is the term 'market economy', imported from the German. Yet it too suffers from serious disadvantages. In the first instance, the so-called market economy is not really an economy in the strict sense but a complex of large numbers of interacting individual economies with which it shares some but by no means all defining characteristics. If we give to the complex structures resulting from the interaction of individual economies a name that suggests that they are deliberate constructions, this yields the personification or animism to which, as we have seen, so many misconceptions of the processes of human interaction are due, and which we are at pains to escape. It is necessary to be constantly reminded that the economy the market produces is not really like products of deliberate human design but is a structure which, while in some respects resembling an economy, in other regards, particularly in not serving a unitary hierarchy of ends, differs fundamentally from a true economy.” – F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.111. - Panarchism represents a similar multiplicity of peacefully and tolerantly interacting diverse panarchies, all with voluntary members only, but does not itself represent any particular political system but, rather, is merely a basic working framework for all of them. Robert Nozick coined another term for it: “meta-utopia”. What will, finally, result from the decentralized competition of many different personal law communities, nobody can predict in detail, because rights and freedoms and individual choices are involved. Only one thing can be said for sure: A free market for political systems and experiments is bound to produce some better systems than those which are presently generally and territorially imposed. Simply because it releases all creative energies in this sphere as well. - JZ, 22.12.07, 11.3.09, 1.1.11. - MARKET ECONOMY, VARIOUS OTHER ECONOMIC SYSTEMS & PANARCHISM WITH ITS DIVERSE PANARCHIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

MARKET: accept the reality of the free market and deny politicians the option to control it.” – Charles A. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. - Via their territorial rule they are already in control of some of the most important segments of a comprehensive free market society. - Too many advocates of "free" markets still ignore this fact. - JZ, 31.12.10. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, POLITICIANS, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, LAWS, PROTECTIONISM

MARKET: adult men and women must be taken generally as the best judges of value for money in laying out their earnings and savings on the almost limitless range of goods, services and investments which capitalism offers for their choice. They will make mistakes but, so long as they suffer the consequences, they can be expected to learn from experience, seek advice from family and friends or read the small print more carefully. The effect of consumers voting each day with their shillings and pounds for rival products in the shops has led Lord Robbins to like the market to a continuous referendum, with the further advantage over five-yearly ballots that minority votes are not wasted and producers have to respond to the changing preferences of customers who can take their money elsewhere.” – Ralph Harris, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Right Turn, p.16. - The same consumer sovereignty should exist for whole political, economic and social systems, now monopolistically imposed upon whole populations, rather than offered as competitively supplied services. - JZ, 31.12.10. – CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY AS WELL AS ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE

MARKET: all services, including defence, the police, and the courts, must become freely marketable.” – Rothbard, For a New Liberty. p.18. – Not only single public services but whole package deals of them, offered by whole communities, societies and governments, freely competing with each other, on the basis of full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 15.12.07. – Alas, he would have excepted genuinely free banks and other potential issuers of notes, clearing house certificates etc., considering all of them to be fraudulent because they would not cover and redeem them 100 % with gold coins, but “merely” with wanted consumer goods and services, whose value is expressed e.g. in gold weight value units. – JZ, 11.209. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION, EXPERIMENTATION, ENTERPRISE & CHOICE IN EVERY SPHERE, ROTHBARD

MARKET: All societies use all three principles – commands, unenforced good behaviour and the market. The market has the advantage of providing both the information and the incentives for a system of non-coercive co-operation.” – Samuel Brittan, Participation Without Politics, p.15. - All kinds of panarchies would use their kinds of commands and enforced behavior only among volunteers. These would also be free to secede individually and in whole groups upon any strong dissent. That would make a great change for these societies and all "competing governments" and "voluntary governments" under personal law, i.e. all confined to full exterritorial autonomy. - Too many freedom-, peace- and justices writers, so far, have still left them out of their considerations. - JZ, 1.1.11, 26.10.13. - SOCIETIES, COERCION & COOPERATION

MARKET: Although Adam Smith does not himself elaborate, it could easily be deduced that the most important means for satisfying the wants of mankind is the market, and that the market functions through selfishness.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.413. – Only free markets are genuine markets. They do require e.g. experimental freedom, freedom of contract and association, voluntarism, free exchange, free choice, free enterprise, free experimentation, full monetary and financial freedom and consumer sovereignty in every sphere, not only in economics. – JZ, 21.5.13. - & SELFISHNESS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: An easier marketing or sale of goods and services, including labor services, is achievable via the issue of purchasing and clearing vouchers based upon these goods and services, provided this issue is undertaken by the owners of these goods and services themselves or by the associations they establish and use for this purpose. They should use for this convenient money denominations and sound value standards and full publicity for their issues, whose acceptance should be optional in general circulation and whose ratings should also be left to the free market, especially the local one. To be able to issue them, again and again, in ever new series, and get them accepted by many of their -potential customers, the issuers would have to keep them at par with their nominal values or close enough to the par value most of the time. Then, to the extent that they could issue these notes and seeing that their potential customers would have no other use for these notes, they would have assured themselves with corresponding sales. In essence, the notes would circulate only as long as needed to get into the hands of a consumer who wants to pay with them for his daily or near future consumption requirements. That kind of demand for means of payment is vast and can probably keep a circulation at par that corresponds not only to the daily consumption but to the consumption of the next month to 3 months, if the experience with real bills and with tax foundation money is any guide. The daily rating of private exchange media against their value standards would be the best indicator. They can be readily issued as long as they are accepted at par. Once they are accepted only below par then, in the own interest, the issuers will stop further issues until their par-value is restored. They do not want to suffer a loss and do want to stay in the note issuing business. Moreover, they want to be able to settle their balances with other note issuers. On the other side, acceptance of notes will become greatly reduced when notes fall below par. (Among all who do not have to pay due debts to the issuer or who want to immediately or soon buy goods or services from him.) When they want to receive a CURRENCY, then people are not satisfied with receiving something that is NOT current at par in general circulation but merely acceptable at par by the issuer, whose goods and services they might not want or need at present. Only some debtors of the issuer would then still be prepared to accept or obliged to accept the notes at par. - No issuer would have to assure convertibility of his notes into rare metals, unless he had obliged himself to make this additional effort. Why should he? His competitors would not have this additional capital costs and could thus undercut his prices. - Such alternative means of exchange and value standards - to keep the economy, businesses and jobs going and integrate millions of unemployed into the economy, could be rightfully and efficiently supplied very fast, especially when and while governments are quite obviously unable to supply enough or sound enough exchange media and value standards - a situation which has often catastrophic consequences. - There is no moral obligation or economic reason to respect the forced currency and the monopoly of the central bank. Moreover, under certain conditions they will not or cannot be enforced. These situations should be utilized for a monetary and quite peaceful and beneficial revolution and we should sufficiently prepare oneself for such opportunities. - JZ, 20.9.91, 27.4.97, 11.2.09, 1.1.11, 26.10.13. - MARKETING OR DISTRIBUTION OF CONSUMER GOODS & SERVICES VIA MONETARY FREEDOM:

MARKET: an unhampered market entails the total absence of government.” – Naomi Moldowski, in 1977 CIS Conference, p.16. – Or a free market that embraces even all governmental or non-governmental services, all only for volunteers and under their own personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. Then a fully free market would not be the general choice of all people, at least not immediately, but at least the radical freedom lovers could have it for themselves – and the restrictionists could have all the restrictions they want – upon themselves. – JZ, 15.12.07. - The territorial statists would only lose their territorial monopoly and involuntary subjects but could go on abusing each other in their usual statists way. - Experimental freedom for all groups of volunteers! - JZ,31.12.10. – There needs to be only a toral absence of territorially imposed governance. Voluntary governance could be continued at the ris and expense of its supporters. – JZ, 26.10.13. - GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

MARKET: And if there is any hint of a shortage or surplus, the best the government can do is get out of the way, stop its meddling, and leave the matter to willing buyers and sellers in the open market.” – Paul Poirot, THE FREEMAN, 2/74.

MARKET: And the free market has a brain not unlike our own. As every nerve fiber sends messages to the brain, every transaction in the market sends messages of supply and demand through the social body, telling producers what to produce and what they can charge, telling workers where the jobs are, telling investors where to invest – all making it possible for us to move ahead by fulfilling needs in the most efficient ways, putting all energy to use with as little waste as possible.” – Joan Marie Leonard, in THE FREEMAN, 3/1977. – Alas, that kind of market service has not yet been arranged for all kinds of libertarian ideas, projects, plans, resources and talents. Almost all of them have a lonely and hard struggle on their hands, not sufficiently eased by suitable market services for them. – Not even the Internet has quite fundamentally changed that situation. - JZ, 15.12.07. Nor has it been established as yet for the voluntary subscribers to whole political, economic and social systems. That kind of competition would be much more useful than e.g. the sports, arts and literature competitions. And yet it is still everywhere outlawed! - JZ, 1.1.11. – FREE COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE FOR ALL PEACEFUL PEOPLE

MARKET: Another paradox is the Country Party’s dedication to ‘orderly marketing’, bureaucratic, paternalistic, producer- rather than market-oriented, and (often) woefully inefficient.” – Claude Forell, in THE AGE, 27.11.75, quoted in PROGRESS, 7/76. - ORDERLY MARKETING, BOARDS, DIS

MARKET: Any person who acts coercively to thwart the free market bites the hand that feeds.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air. – Summary of chapter 18. - Any person who is a party to any infringement of the free and unfettered market is biting the hand that feeds. There are no exceptions. A few samples: …” - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air. – Territorial political measures are all mostly quite useless or even harmful and self-defeating, achieving often even the opposite of what they aimed at. Nevertheless, they go on an on, because they are territorially enforced and supported by taxation and government budgets and some strong vested interests. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: Apart from the markets for goods and capital, are there any other markets more important than free markets for ideas, private currencies or exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers – to assure the progress, prosperity, security and peace of man under freedom and justice to all, to the extent of free individual choices? – JZ, 9.3.87, 5.12.07. - MARKETS FOR IDEAS, TALENTS, COMPETING CURRENCIES & PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHIES OF POLYARCHIES?

MARKET: As Berle and Means, Polanyi, and Sherman testify, a truly competitive, free, universally open market economy has never existed.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.122.

MARKET: At home, the US has long accepted the necessity of creating rules and institutions to govern the market economy in the national interest. - Francis Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Harper Perennials, 2004, p.246. - I do not know of a single case in which this worked better, faster, cheaper and more rightfully than when tackled by free individuals, their contracts and institutions. Can you name any examples or do you, like me, know only of failures like e.g. the Post Office, public police forces, government courts, governmental or governmentally controlled railways, and road systems? – Wheen attacks some wrongful statist interventions – and defends others! Thus he is also a victim of mumbo-jumbo and keeps it up to some extent. - JZ, 16.8.13, 26.10.13. – FREE MARKET OR REGULATING THE MARKET ECONOMY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST? NATIONAL INTEREST, GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS & INTERVENTIONS, LEGISLATION, NATIONALIZATION, CONTROLS, PROHIBIITONS, COMPULSORY LICENSING, BUREAUCRATY, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: Be done, ‘lock, stock, and barrel’ with this silly blockage of the market.” - Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. – It is not merely “silly” but very wrongful and serious in its consequences. – JZ, 11.2.09.

MARKET: Because of the view that a free market in ideas is necessary to the maintenance of democratic institutions and, I believe, for other reasons also, intellectuals have shown a tendency to exalt the market for ideas and to depreciate the market for goods. – R. H. Coase, The Market for Goods and the Market for Ideas, 2. - And these intellectuals and even anarchists and libertarians do not seem to have noticed as yet that a genuine, free and efficient market for ideas and talents does not exist as yet. Thus e.g. the freedom lovers have struggled for centuries, largely in vain, to get their ideas sufficiently spread. The “free market for ideas” has so far largely only been a very misleading phrase. - JZ, 15.12.07, 1.1.11. Nor does a free market exist as yet for whole political, economic and social systems, all only for volunteers under personal laws, i.e. without any territorial monopoly. - JZ, 1.1.11.

MARKET: Because the world is so difficult to know, markets and decentralized initiative are the best mechanisms for exploring reality and responding to changes.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, P.140. - MARKETS, FREEDOM, KNOWLEDGE, DECENTRALIZATION, COMPLEXITY, FREE CHOICE, DECISION-MAKING, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INITIATIVE

MARKET: But in reality, so Spengler avers, when the state mixes into economic matters, those who control the government apparatus get the cream while the underlying population must be content with the thinnest of skim milk. This is palpably unjust. The market system is much more just in that it tends to promote a high degree of correspondence between individual performance and reward.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 12/78, on Joseph J. Spengler of Duke University, in his essay “Smith Versus Hobbes”. Alas, in the preceding paragraph it is indicated that Spengler still made some concessions to territorial statism. – JZ - STATE, INTERVENTIONISM

MARKET: By leading individuals to apply their talents and property where they yield the highest wage, salary, rent, profit, the market system provides a systematic mechanism for getting immensely varied human material resources into employments where they contribute most to what Smith called ‘opulence’ or ‘the wealth of nations’.” - Ralph Harris, in Right Turn,

MARKET: By removing the organization of economic activity from the control of political authority, the market eliminates this source of coercive power. It enables economic strength to be a check to political power rather than a reinforcement.” – Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.15.

MARKET: Congress shall make no law, abridging the freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceful assembly, petitioning of government and the market.” – From the constitution draft by Prof. Hugh Macaulay, quoted in: Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 162.

MARKET: Creative activities? Leave them without exception (*) to men acting freely, competitively, privately, cooperatively, voluntarily, that is, leave these activities to the free and unfettered market, for it is unimaginably greater than that existing among discrete individuals.” – Probably by Leonard E. Read. Where? - (*) Even when it comes to the establishment of whole new political, economic and social systems, for volunteers, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy! Read usually denied that and insisted on a limited or night-watchman territorial government, which would not be enough government for most statists and many other true believers, e.g. the single tax followers of Henry George. – JZ, 16.12.07, 1.1.11. – Let all kinds of anarchists have their kind of anarchism, all kinds of libertarians their kind of libertarianism as well as all kinds of statists their kind of statism, always at the own risk and expense, always only under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, each group playing only its own games among the own volunteers. By the way this would also offer a new opportunity for betting on outcomes, i.e. which kind of societies would be the most successful ones. – JZ, 26.10.13. - CREATIVE ACTIVITIES TO BE QUITE FREE IN ALL THE OWN SPHERES, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE FOR ALL KINDS OF ENTREPRENEURS & CONSUMERS, MORE OR LESS ENLIGHTENED OR UNENLIGHTENED PEOPLE. NO MORE COMPULSORY INSTITUTIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS & OUTLAWRY OF SECESSIONISM

MARKET: decentralized decision-making, a necessary and inevitable feature of a market economy, reduces the power and the possibilities of political maniacs making irreversible mistakes. Mistakes there will be, of course, but the mistakes of a democratic, free-enterprise society are more like an itch or a fit of indigestion in the body politic than they are like a cancer or a heart arrest.” - H. S. Ferns: The Disease of Government, p.139. – The same difference exists between exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers and territorial States with many involuntary members, none of them free to secede. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: Dr. Anthony Henfrey, … has become a convinced and staunch advocate for a market economy. He feels that its greater efficiency makes for a climate in which genuine social compassion becomes financially possible.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Goodbye to Nationalization, p.119. – It is much more important that a quite free economy would give everyone the chance to become prosperous or even rich by the own intelligent, industrious, innovative and persistent efforts. Against natural obstacles or accidents there would always be private insurance and credit options, which could help more than mere charity could. We should have much more compassion for all those, to whom all these opportunities are today denied by territorial statism, its centralization, monopolies, prohibitions, collectivism, tribute extortions and artificially and legally caused economic crises, out of ignorance and prejudices, like e.g. those of protectionism, monetary despotism and compulsory licensing. – Christian love and charity notions as supposed solutions to all problems, still spook in all too many heads. - JZ, 26.10.13. – CHARITY, COMPASSION & TERRITORIAL STATISM INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES IN EVERY SPHERE

MARKET: each person serves himself through serving others.” – NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78.

MARKET: economic accounting is unthinkable without market relations.” – Leon Trotsky, quoted in F. A. Hayek, The Use of Knowledge in Society, p.17, California Institute for Humane Studies, reprint No.5.

MARKET: Entry into the market place should be unrestricted.” – Earl Zarbin, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. – And also the exit. – JZ, 11/73. - I would be in doubt about allowing any kind of statist into my kind of free market society or community. Or I would charge him extra for the lessons he would still have to learn and the troubles that he might cause in the process. One might call it an apprenticeship fee or training charge. – JZ, 16.12.07. – Alternatively, one could give them a trial period to demonstrate that they have finally understood their individual rights and liberties - and those of all others. - JZ, 1.1.11. - FREE ENTRY, OPEN DOOR VS. RESTRICTIONS

MARKET: Even the tiniest fractions of the market are now either compulsorily licenced and regulated or persecuted, exploited or both, or even outright prohibited. - JZ, 17.1.82, in a note to a cartoon by Randy Hylkema “Rudebars”, 1979, courtesy Books In Focus, NYC, p.68: It shows on one side Ma & Pa saying: “But we’re just a little market on the corner.” – Opposite them are three Bureaucrats, named F., T , C., who say: F: To us it’s a corner on the market. T: Because you’re the only market on this corner… C: and that’s monopoly!” – I suppose FTC stands for the Federal Trade Commission, supposed to stand up for free trade, within the USA. - JOKES

MARKET: Even two hundred years after Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, it is not yet fully understood that it is the great achievement of the market to have made possible a far-ranging division of labour, that it brings about a continuous adaptation of economic effect to millions of particular facts or events which in their totality are not known and cannot be known to anybody. - Friedrich Hayek – quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 22.7.13. - CAPITALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE EXCHANGE, FREE TRADE, FREE MARKET, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, KNOWLEDGE LIMITATIONS, PRICING, PUBLICITY

MARKET: even when the market doesn't do so well, the government tends to do worse.” - Daniel C. Burton, Libertarian Anarchism, LA POLITICAL NOTES, No. 168. - The "market" only does not do so well if it is not a quite free market, free especially of all territorialist impositions, including monetary and financial despotism. - JZ, 31.12.10. -  THE GOVERNMENT, INTERVENTIONISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES, TRIBUTE LEVIES, MONETARY DESPOTISM

MARKET: Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of the society, which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage naturally, or rather necessarily, leads him to prefer that employment which is most advantageous to society ... He intends only his own gain, and he is in this, and in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was not part of his intention." - Adam Smith, in "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" (1776; Cannan's ed., Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1976), p.477. - FREE EXCHANGE, SELF-INTEREST & THE INVISIBLE HAND

MARKET: Evidence that markets are imperfect does not create a case for government action, which may be even more imperfect.” (*) – Arthur Sheldon, introducing Milton Friedman’s From Galbraith to Economic Freedom. – (*) It almost always is. – JZ, 26.10.13. - IMPERFECTION, STATISM, INTERVENTIONISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

MARKET: Falsehood makes its way in politics, but in the market place it’s quickly discovered.” – Joan Wilke, THE FREEMAN, 7/75. - Only to the extent that fully free markets do already exist in any particular sphere! - JZ, 1.1.11. - LIES, FALSEHOOD, DECEPTION, FRAUD, POLITICS

MARKET: For the market, properly speaking, is nothing more than an exchange network, a switchboard, as it were, through which goods or services, like messages, are routed to their appropriate destinations. It is not inherently capitalist. Such a switchboard is just as essential to a socialist industrial society as it is to profit-motivated industrialism.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.53. - I for one favor free markets also for all kinds of political, economic and social systems, all of volunteers only, under full exterritorial autonomy, including all kinds of State-Socialists intent on doing their things to themselves. As long as they do not molest any outsiders with their silly and costly games, they are tolerable and many of them might thereby still become rehabilitated. But as long as they can impose their system and its costs, risks and inefficiencies, like slave masters or feudal lords, on us, their involuntary victims, they are unlikely to learn the lessons they still need to learn. - JZ, 1.1.11, 26.10.13. - FREE MARKET, A SWITCHBOARD

MARKET: Force nothing into the market and keep nothing forcefully off the market. – JZ, 2.2.76. – Well, I would not force ABC mass murder devices into the market and would, rather, keep them forcefully out of it and destroy them, if I could. – JZ, 15.12.07. -  FORCE, VOLUNTARISM

MARKET: Free competitive markets are markets which operate under the law of supply and demand, and not under a government-planned economy.” – Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. - There are numerous other wrongful and irrational interventions with free markets that do not as yet amount to a completely government-planned and controlled economy. Let individuals become free to choose for themselves how much external planning, control, supervision, regulation and legislation they want for themselves, if any at all, in their preferred communities or societies of volunteers. Only then would we sufficiently speed up the spread of enlightenment on and experience with truly free markets in all spheres. - JZ, 1.1.11. – The few remaining incurable statists might then retire from lives in freedom like monks and nuns did and still do, based upon their beliefs. – JZ, 26.10.13.

MARKET: Free market exchange – always condemned by socialists for being impersonal and ‘unfeeling’ – is precisely the relationship that avoids all degradation and subservience.” – Mike Stanton, FREE ENTERPRISE, 6/76.

MARKET: Free the Agora.” – J. Neil Schulman, Alongside Night, p.57. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: Freedom makes possible the establishment of specialized markets, e.g. for libertarian ideas, special knowledge, resources, texts and talents but it does not always assure their establishment in the short run, even when they are required or would be very helpful to make freedom more popular. A lot of inertia, conservatism, apathy, misunderstanding, prejudice and lack of interest can be found in this respect, even among those, who consider themselves to be radical libertarians or anarchists. They have often more interest in the small or all too general ideas of their movement than in great projects, which require the productive collaboration of many of them. – JZ, 27.4.82, 15.12.07. – MARKETS, FREEDOM, SPECIAL MARKETS, LIBERTARIANS, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBRARY, PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, INDEX

MARKET: From the early days of the institute [IEA] it seemed to us that government economy lacked two desirable elements of the market economy: choices for consumers and competition between suppliers. The market seemed to make for harmony because it did not tie suppliers and customers to each other. A customer could escape from an unacceptable supplier; a supplier could escape from an importunate customer. By contrast the government economy was predicated on two contrary assumptions: that the consumer was incompetent, irresponsible, short-sighted; and the politician or official was informed, responsible, far-sighted.” - Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon, Not from Benevolence, p.102. - PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE SERVICES, CONSUMERS, FREE ENTERPRISE

MARKET: Full liberty requires free market arrangements in every sphere. – JZ, 14.9.99. – Even in the three spheres of political, economic and social systems. – JZ 4.12.07. – Then all kinds of statists could also have their systems for themselves – but only at their expense and risk. – JZ, 26.10.13. - MARKETS & LIBERTY IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

MARKET: Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion – the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals – the technique of the marketplace.” – Milton Friedman - Let the statists volunteer to become their own victims - without victimizing any others! Let all the freedom, peace and justice lovers opt out from under them - to do their own things among themselves. - JZ, 1.1.11. -  MARKETS & VOLUNTARISM VS. CENTRALIZED DECISION-MAKING & COMPULSION

MARKET: Further, the surest guaranty of political and personal freedom has been the free market – or what was almost a free market – and it currently appears that this guaranty will cease to exist in the years to come.” - The Incredible Bread Machine, p.119.

MARKET: Given a society of freely choosing individuals, the market is that which exists as a consequence – it is a mechanism that is otherwise non-definitive. It is the procession of economic (*) events that occur when authoritarianism – political or otherwise – is absent. - While private enterprise is often practiced in a manner consonant with free market principles, the two terms are not synonymous. Piracy is an enterprise and also private. Many businesses when in league with unions, for instance – willingly or not – feature elements of coercion and thus are not examples of the free market at work.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.70. - (*) Also of political and social events! How could he overlook so much of the whole of the freedom options? However, at least he did advocate monetary freedom in very general terms. - JZ, 1.1.11. – LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES, TOO, EVEN STATIST ONES, FOR THEIR VOLUNTARY VICTIMS. THEY TOO, DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR MISTAKES – AT THEIR OWN RISK & EXPENSE.

MARKET: Government should not be allowed to change the natural flow of forces in the market place.” – Quoted in PROGRESS, Melbourne, July 75, p.7. - The unarmed, unorganized, untrained and unenlightened voter is largely only a comical figure and a tax slave in they eyes of the territorial rulers. Once we have declared all our genuine individual rights and formed ourselves into an ideal militia force for the realization and protection of these rights, this point of view of our rulers will become radically changed. - JZ, 1.1.11. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

MARKET: Governments cannot efficiently establish, maintain and protect free markets. They cannot even cope with smugglers of drugs, with illegal gambling and crimes with involuntary victims. But they can disturb and diminish or outlaw certain free markets. The most important free markets that they have effectively outlawed is that for sound exchange media and value standards as alternatives to their own unsound ones and that for alternative political, economic and social systems, all for volunteers only. – JZ, 20.4.93, 4.12.07. - MARKETS & GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

MARKET: grasp control of the market place from the hands of the rulers!” – Wesley H. Hillendahl, THE FREEMAN, 7/74. – Let them have their wrongful, irrational, absurd and silly statist games among themselves and their voluntary followers. Only see to it that you and like-minded people can freely secede from them. Then do your own things for yourself and let them to their own things to themselves. That would be least provocative towards them, for they could retain rule over their remaining voluntary victims, as long as they can sufficiently satisfy them. Since they believe to be in the right, considering themselves to be the “law and order” people or the ‘social justice” people etc., thereby a civil war or suppression can be avoided and public opinion could be gained for this kind of tolerant or live and let live system, especially seeing that even majorities have their minority factions. – JZ, 15.12.07. – But do not grasp territorial power for yourself. Just take it from those who possess it at present and grant it to no one, including yourself. – The “How? involves a detailed game plan, on which we have so far not agreed. – The simplest one is the realization of the right of individuals to secede. – But which is the best blueprint for realizing that right? I hold that its inclusion in a comprehensive new greatly expanded and optimally worded declaration of individual rights and liberties would be a very significant step. But who is willing to help bring about that one? – Voluntary taxation is another important step. But so far there seems not even to have been enough of an interest in that proposal to produce an anthology of all suggestions towards voluntary taxation and their criticism. Another of many start-up options would be the establishment of governments and societies in exile, all only for their present and future volunteers and this as allies of democratic governments against despotic and tyrannical ones. Some of the most important libertarian tasks simply remain undone for lack of interest in them! – In some respects the libertarian movement does not seem to move at all! - JZ, 11.2.09. - It might get moving again once we bothered to compile a libertarian common projects list online. - Or a libertarian Ideas Archive. Or a comprehensive libertarian digital library one a single external HDD, only book-sized and by now quite affordable, as far as the hardware is concerned. The contents compilation still requires much labor of love in scanning and proof-reading, unless the movement bothers to acquire and man one of the Google type scanners, which can scan in a book in about 8 minutes – until this job is done. A libertarian directory indicating special libertarian interests would also help. - JZ, 31.12.10. – More such suggestions are offered in my NEW DRAFT book of 2010, not yet online, although it is not copyrighted. Free upon request from me as a zipped email attachment of only 306 KBs. – - PANARCHISM, NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, LIBRARY, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA ETC.

MARKET: Hayek suggests that we call the market order a ‘catallaxy’, from the Greek verb meaning non only ‘to exchange’ but “to welcome into the community’ and ‘to change from enemy into friend’.” - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.251. - Panarchists and polyarchists say to dissenters and even to those, who were their enemies up to now: Welcome to your own communities of volunteers, as long as you leave our own communities of volunteers alone. – “To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams and choice.” – JZ, 3.10.07. – They do not offer them their other cheek to be slapped - but they do offer them the full exterritorial autonomy option and on this basis they can even become friends and allies and if not that, then they can at least become neutrals toward each other, just leaving each other sufficiently alone or engaging only in peaceful trades and communications. – JZ, 3.10.07. – That kind of offer could come to deactivate even most terrorists, once they are taught their lesson about “collective responsibility”, too. – JZ, 11.2.09. - MARKET ORDER, CATALLAXY, AN OVER-ALL FREE SOCIETY MADE UP OF VARIOUS PEACEFULLY COMPETING SOCIETIES, EVEN OF OPPONENTS OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

MARKET: He argues that the market as a technical device for registering consumer preferences and apportioning scarce resources to satisfy them an be employed in a wide range of social and political circumstances and systems with private or socialized ownership of property.” – Unnamed editor of IEA publication, in introduction to Samuel Brittan, Participation Without Politics, 4.

MARKET: His denigration of consumer choice in markets is a prelude to claims by paternalistic technocrats to know what the consumer wants. The Galbraith approach ignores the distinction between the economic market, in which people receive what they pay for, and the political market, in which the politician decides what to give them.” – Source? Probably only a fragment. – JZ - MARKETS, POLITICAL VS. ECONOMIC, FREE CONSUMERS VS. VICTIMS OF MONOPOLISM, POLITICIANS, GALBRAITH, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, HANDOUTS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGETS

MARKET: How can so many people, daily seeing at least what remains of the free market, free exchanges, free contracts, private property and competition and numerous individual and group contracts, all based upon them, all around them, remain, nevertheless still unaware of how these things function and of the benefits they derive themselves from them, not understanding the rightfulness and usefulness of these relationships and remaining, largely, even antagonistic to them and expecting them to produce the opposite, e.g. monopolies, high prices and poverty, of what they do indeed achieve, competition, low prices and a growing prosperity, in spite of the wrongful governmental limitations still put upon individual rights and liberties? They are living in something approaching paradise and imagine it to be a hell and want to get out of it and into a real hell of their own making or choice! How irrational, ignorant, non-comprehending, prejudiced or misled can one get and remain in the face of abundant facts and reasoning? Admittedly, full liberty, practised at first only among a few, would be much more convincing but remains, so far, not impossible but outlawed. – JZ, 25.6.89, 5.12.07, 26.10.13. – None is so blind as he who will not see! - FREE MARKET, A MYSTERY ABOUT IT, Q., STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATE SOCIALISM EVEN IN THE SO FAR LEAST RESTRICTIVE TERRITORIAL STATES, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, NEW DRAFT, A GENUINE CULTURAL REVOLUTION IS REQUIRED

MARKET: How come most people are more afraid of an unlimited market, i.e. their own consumer sovereignty and free enterprise and free trade options, than of an unlimited bureaucracy? – JZ, 24.6.85, 15.12.07. - & BUREAUCRACY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, FEAR OF FREEDOM, Q.

MARKET: However much it may be distorted, controlled or suppressed, the market survives in one form or another, simple as in barter, complex as in forward exchanges, imperfect as in black or grey markets, distorted as in queues, administrative rationing, bribery and corruption. But, like a computer, the market cannot do better than the material fed into it.” - Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon, Not from Benevolence, 15. – But some important free markets have to be born or established still and so far not sufficient interest has been shown for them. – JZ, 15.12.07. – NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL LIBRARY

MARKET: Human freedom starts with the free market and stops with the controlled market. That’s necessarily the case since it is people who are controlled, not markets. That’s all any government is ever designed to do, i.e. to control people. And that’s the purpose of all laws. (Can you name a law that isn’t designed to compel or prevent someone from doing something?): – Dean Russell, Living in 2 Chinas, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 85. - FREE MARKET, FREEDOM, CONTROLS, PEOPLE & LAW

MARKET: I advocate the free market in everything except human rights. They should not be for sale in the general market for goods and services. Volunteers however should be free to renounce their practice, for the time being, as far as the internal affairs of their exterritorially autonomous communities are concerned. - As sovereign individuals they should remain free to claim them in part or full by individual secessionism and in their kind of personal law societies and communities. – JZ, n.d. & 30.11.07, 26.10.13. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MARKET: I define the ideal freedom in a refined state as no man-concocted restraints against the release of creative energy. Here at FEE we refer to this ideal way of life as a freedom philosophy – its practice an aspiration. In the economic realm we call it the free market.” – Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, p.54. - Merely self-destructive energies also belong into the sphere of freedom. – And the political and social sphere should also have its free market, for all kinds of public services and public service package deals, offered by societies and communities of volunteers, freely competing with what remains of territorial governments after all dissenters were free to secede from them, reducing them also to mere associations of volunteers. – JZ, 16.12.07.

MARKET: I do not believe that this distinction between the market for goods and the market for ideas is valid. There is no fundamental difference between these two markets …” - R. H. Coase, The Market for Goods and the Market for Ideas, p.6. – A significant difference is that we can find numerous specialty shops offering various services. And the number of goods offered in other shops is much larger still, going into millions if not billions of varieties. But I do not remember having seen any shop with ideas on its shelves or in its catalogue. Even bookshops and libraries do not serve ideas directly and concentrated, but all too much mixed with other texts, many without any valuable ideas and others merely for entertainment purposes. Where in the world are all ideas and new talents readily accessible, with all their pro and con? They are our greatest treasures – and yet they are still not brought together and catalogued and ready for distribution in any number of duplicates that are desired. The patent offices are still only all too insufficient and even wrongful and harmful markets, for special ideas, those resulting in inventions. And they monopolize them rather than spread them as widely as possible. Costly licences are required to use them. – Patent monopolies have held us back more than they have advanced us. Imagine creative people still believing that monopolies are the best way to reward creative people! – JZ, 15.12.07. – Most of the rightful criticism of copyrights restrictions is still largely ignored by legislators, writers and publishers. One of the most promising developments was the copying machine, another the scanner. There is also an experience spreading among publishers, that the free offer of digitized texts does promote the sale of the same texts in print or, cheaply, as e-books. For with the free or much cheaper text offer they reach a much wider potential market and whoever really comes to like such a text will, probably, wish to get it in print as well. - We have already text and image as well as sound duplicators but not yet matter or service duplicators. (Gadget printing has at least begun by now. – JZ, 26.10.13.) Can there ever be too much information cheaply duplicated and accessible? - That is a fundamental difference. - I have no more room for more shelving or books in my house - but always more room for more ideas, when they are digitized. - JZ, 1.1.11, 26.10.13. - COPYRIGHTS? PATENTS? IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

MARKET: I don’t know all the reasons (*) people can come up with to disavow the free market; but the functioning of the free market demands self-reliance, self-discipline, self-responsibility, and self-restraint. The free market demands of each of us the necessity of work, of developing skills, of offering goods and services, which other persons will willingly exchange for their own products and talents. – Earl Zarbin, THE FREEMAN, 10/75. – (*) motives, popular errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions. – JZ – PRODUCTIVITY, ENTERPRISE, PROPERTY & FREE EXCHANGE

MARKET: I have heard Mises, Friedman, Rogge, Wright, and Hayek stand before throngs of students and faculty members with the challenge for anyone to name a period in the world history in which the people enjoyed a high standard of living under any except a free market economy.” – Percy E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. – Our living standards were never high enough because we were never free enough. – We had, for instance, never the benefits of fully informed and applied monetary and financial freedom. - JZ, 26.10.13. – FREE MARKET, FREE ECONOMY, HISTORY, STANDARD OF LIVING

MARKET: I have suggested repeatedly that everyone should “participate in market-place processes to the utmost.” What I have suggested is that coercive processes be abandoned. I have urged my students to begin by becoming truly well informed and then to take action in the market place.” – Robert LeFevre, Libertarian Handbook, 1973. (*) – And work there only for the government’s monopoly money? Under the limited options possible under that monopoly, even this kind of handbook appeared, to my knowledge, only in 1972 and 1973. And still most libertarians have not fully explored their monetary freedom options and the possibilities of a monetary revolution introducing full monetary freedom. – JZ, 15.12.07. - (*) That was a good idea and practice. Why was it not continued, at least online or via an email or disc offer. - JZ, 24.12.07. - ACTION IN IT, Q., LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE & PROJECTS LIST & DIRECTORY ONLINE

MARKET: I know nothing about successful marketing except that it needs a general and fully free market as well as many special free markets and that so far neither of them have been completely established. Least of all are there good enough special markets a) for new ideas and talents, innovators, reformers and experimenters in the social sciences, b) for various experimental societies and communities of volunteers, c) for various public service package deals which they may offer to willing customers, d) for various alternative monetary and financial systems, all without any monopoly claims and coercive features. – JZ, 27.6.94, 4.12.07, 26.10.13. - SUCCESSFUL MARKETING

MARKET: I must be honest. I like the free market. I really do like it. It’s elegant. It’s beautiful. It doesn’t need guns. But I’ve never seen it. (I don’t think I ever will.) and you must admit it’s unfashionable. Has been for years. The man in the street, of course, has been conned into thinking that the market is bad for him. And our State-rigged “market’ certainly is. But would a real free market be?” - Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p.166.

MARKET: I now come to the difficult part, an attempt to explain how miraculous the free market could be if really trusted and adhered to. True, my visualization of the ideal rests on hypothesizing but not without a great deal of solid evidence. – Perhaps I should announce at the outset the central compelling fact, a truth that is almost unanimously overlooked; the market possesses a wisdom that does not exist, even remotely, in any discrete individual. For example, because you cannot imagine how mail would be delivered unimaginably more efficient than now if turned over to the market (*) never, for heaven’s sake, let your faith falter by reason of your infinitesimal know-how. To claim that the free market has a wisdom a million or billion times your own is a gross understatement.” - Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, p.60/61. - - (*) Even though it had not been turned over to the market, since he wrote that, first faxes and then email have simply by-passed the Post Office monopoly with their electronic speed of delivery and cheapness compared with telegrams. – What will be next? A matter transmitter? - JZ, 16.12.07. - Naturally, competing telephone services did also already interfere with the postal monopoly. - JZ, 1.1.11. - MIRACLE, WISDOM, POSTAL MONOPOLY

MARKET: I prefer the market. – JZ, 25.11.73. – I prefer the free market. – JZ, 7.12.07. - I wish to experience it in every sphere, especially in the monetary and financial spheres and those of all kinds of political, economic and social systems, all for their sovereign and voluntary consumers, members, contributors or victims only. - JZ.1.1.11.

MARKET: I started out looking at the free market in terms of its effectiveness, its “efficiency”, as an economist would say. I ended up looking at the free market as a moral device.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.237. - FREE MARKET, EFFICIENCY & MORALITY

MARKET: If individuals are not free to buy and to sell on the market, they turn into slaves.” – Merilyn Giesekam, FREE ENTERPRISE, 8/74. – Almost the same could be said if they are only free to buy with and to sell for monopoly money, instead of with and for the monies of monetary freedom. – JZ, 16.12.07. - FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE VS. SLAVERY OR DEPENDENCY, MONETARY FREEDOM

MARKET: If men aren’t free to trade in any non-coercive way which their interests dictate, they aren’t free at all.” - The Market for Liberty. - [Linda and Morris Tannehill] - “Men who aren’t free, are, to some degree, slaves. Without freedom of the market, no other ‘freedom’ is meaningful For this reason, the conflict between freedom and slavery focuses on the free market and its only effective opponent – government.” – Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed, p.26. - FREE MARKET & SLAVERY, FREE EXCHANGE, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: If the market treats you “unfairly”, there’s not much you can do about it. If you can’t make a profit in your present trade, you change your occupation. You don’t petition to have the law of supply and demand set aside. Such impersonal “injustice” has no remedy. One might as well complain about the law of gravity. However, let the “injustice” come at the hands of an agency of the government such as the FPC and we have a whole new ballgame on our hands.” – John Semmens, THE FREEMAN, 9/78, 558/9.

MARKET: If you destroy a free market you create a black market. If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.” – Winston Churchill, 1874 -1965. - We probably have had as many regulations, not to speak of "positive" legislation, already for decades. In the US alone there are 10,000 to 20,000 gun laws. Alas, such multitudes of governmental interventions have still not managed to do away with territorial statism. - JZ, 1.1.11. – Would a tenfold increase of legislation and bureaucracy enlighten us sufficiently? A tenfold increase of readily available libertarian information and of free libertarian experiments among volunteers might achieve that. Are we systematically striving towards this target? – JZ, 26.10.13. – NEW DRAFT, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARYISM, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBRARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEWS. ALL THE OTHER SCIENCES ARE BETTER ORGANIZED IN THIS RESPECT.

MARKET: Important as the moral influences of the market place are, they have not been subjected to any real study. The immense proliferation of general education, of scientific progress, and of democracy are all coincidental in time and place with the emergence of the free enterprise system of organizing the market place. (*) I believe this coincidence was not accidental: the economic progress of the past three centuries was both cause and effect of this general growth of freedom. The dominant era of the free market was in the Nineteenth Century. I believe, but with less confidence, that the absence of major wars in this century - the only peaceable century in history (**) - was related to this reign of liberty. I believe, again with less confidence, that the contemporary transformation of the British public from a violent and unruly people into a population of almost painful Victorian rectitude was related to this reign of liberty.” (***) - Stigler, The Intellectual and the Market Place, 98. - (*) As if free enterprise and the market had ever been quite free. They were and are not, e.g. in the monetary sphere and in the sphere of taxation. - - (**) Absence? Napoleonic wars. Taiping Rebellion, American Civil War. - (***) This liberty was still very incomplete. - JZ, 22.12.07. - MORALITY & FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM, RESEARCH,

MARKET: in a market economy every individual feels the full effects – the costs and benefits – of his own actions.” – Louis C. Gasper, in THE ACADEMIC REVIEWER, Fall-Winter 73. – And yet, all too many remain unaware of them or ascribe the effects to quite different “causes”, which in reality had nothing to do with them. – JZ, 11.2.09. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIBERTARIAN REFUTATIONS

MARKET: In brief, the freedom philosophy or the free market is a way of life. But it differs from most philosophies in that it does not prescribe how any individual should live his life. It allows freedom for each to do as he pleases – life in accord with his own uniqueness as he sees it – so long as the rights of others are not infringed, which is to say, so long as no one does anything which, were everyone to do so, would bring all of us to grief or ruin. In short, this way of life commends no control external to the individual beyond those which a government limited to keeping the peace and invoking a common justice might impose.” - Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, p.55/56. - Alas, he did not yet envision exterritorially freely competing governments and free societies of volunteers as organizations to uphold justice, liberty and peace. – He did not recognize the right of statists to let their lives run by their self-chosen government, but only equipped with exterritorial autonomy “power”, which would not extend to a single peaceful dissenter who would rather secede than obey it. - JZ, 16.12.07.

MARKET: In emphasizing the enormous complexity that lies beneath the market system, Hayek is advising government policymakers to be cautious in attempting to redesign it. He says: “It is high time … that we take our ignorance more seriously.” Peter K. Pitsch, “Creative Destruction” and the Innovation Age, in: - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.393. - MARKETS & IGNORANCE, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES – THE FOUNDATION OF MOST OF TERRITORIAL POLITICS & STATISM

MARKET: In every case these fixities and rigidities – these closures of the market – wreak their hardship on consumers; and the poorer the person, the greater the hardship.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.52. – Few only listened to him - other freedom lovers – as long as there is no genuine free market for freedom, peace and justice ideas. With his FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION (FEE), he could set up only a very incomplete free market for ideas and even now, with dozens of pro-freedom think tanks, there is still not a sufficient market for such ideas. They are still all too much mixed in with mud, like pearls in a swamp, like the few freedom books in public libraries. There exists not even a single complete freedom library as yet anywhere in the world, not even a complete bibliography or abstracts and review collection, far less a complete archive of and information center for all freedom ideas. – JZ, 15.12.07. – At least with the present search engines the Internet cannot function well enough as such a center. It offers much libertarian information – but often mixed up with thousands to millions of other references. The search results of thousands to tens of thousands of libertarians should become effectively combined in their own special reference works, which could now be very cheaply and widely offered on large discs: whole special references libraries all only book-sized, even a complete libertarian library. Alas, many texts are still only offered in print on paper and copyrighted, at high prices. Cheap e-books are a large improvement – but should we charge anything for information on freedom, rights and peace answers, as long as freedom, rights and peace remain as threatened as they are? Isn’t that also a kind of extortion, the delays the achievement of freedom, rights and peace – while, in the meantime, the ultimate and general nuclear holocaust might occur? – JZ, 26.10.13. - RESTRICTIONS, CONSUMERS & THE POOR, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENLIGHTENMENT, COPYRIGHTS, CD & HDD PROJECT FOR ALL LIBERTARIAN INFORMATION

MARKET: In his view, the free market is the best device ever conceived for ordering human affairs, and he sees it everywhere threatened by the welfare state.” – Playboy interview with Milton Friedman, II/73. (11/73?)

MARKET: In many ways the market shows a truer compassion than the corporate state. To quote again: “The great advantage of the market is that it is able to use the strength of self-interest to offset the weakness and partiality of benevolence, so that those who are unknown, unattractive or unimportant, will have their wants served.” - Michael Fry, in The Scotsman on Not From Benevolence by Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon. – However, without full monetary and financial freedom and freedom in the supply of and choice between competitively offered “public” services and institutions, the market is not free enough to serve all as they deserve to be served, respecting all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 27.10.13. – COMPASSION, CONSIDERATION, CHARITY, BENEVOLENCE, ALTRUISM, COMPULSORY REDISTRIBUTIONISM, WELFARE STATES, MODERN FEUDALISM, PATRONAGE & BEGGING ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH ALTERNATIVES

MARKET: In modern Britain the IEA have consistently seen the market as a means of liberating the country from capricious and prejudiced official patronage.” – Michael Fry, in The Scotsman on Not From Benevolence by Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon. – WELFARE STATE, LIBERATION, BUREAUCRACY

MARKET: In point of fact – while the free market is itself a mechanism neutral to values expressing men’s desires, whatever they may be – the free market theory rests on the tacit acceptance of a purely spiritual concept, namely: that man is endowed with the capacity of making choices, with free will. If it were not for this purely human trait, there would be no marketplace, and human life would be akin to that of the birds and the beasts.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.211: What Individualism Is Not. - FREE CHOICE IN EVERY SPHERE!

MARKET: In the free and competitive market place, all voices can be heard. Each citizen arranges his own preferences, but not his neighbor’s. No one has his choices overridden by stronger political pressure groups.” – Arthur S. Mode, THE FREEMAN, 9/73. – FREE CHOICE, FREE EXCHANGES, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT PEOPLE

MARKET: in the long run, markets win and governments fail.” – Dr. William A. Dunn, THE FREE MARKET, Dec. 86. - Especially once we also get free markets for all kinds of public services and public service package deals offered by competing governments and free societies without any territorial monopoly and confined to their voluntary members. – JZ, 4.12.07. - MARKETS VS. GOVERNMENTS

MARKET: In the market for goods ’you pays your money and you takes your choice’.“ – Patrick M. Boarman, Money, Employment and the Political Process, p.9. - & INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

MARKET: Individual liberty grows proportional to the freedom of the market. – JZ, 8.12.79. - & INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

MARKET: Invisible hand vs. heavy hand? Much more could be said about the market as a moral institution which invites both producers and consumers to accept responsibility for their own actions.” - Ralph Harris, 1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984. – MORALITY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE

MARKET: is freedom of expression in markets just as important as freedom of expression in print?” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 154. - FREE MARKETS & FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, Q., FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXCHANGE, ASSOCIATION, SECESSION, CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION

MARKET: It “pays attention only to how much people will pay. It is not interested in their accents, family origin, occupations, social connections, colour … political influence.” – Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon, Not From Benevolence. - EGALITARIANISM OF THE MARKET, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, BIAS, POSITIONS, POWER

MARKET: It also means individual sovereignty instead of territorial sovereignty, voluntary State membership instead of involuntary citizenship and subjugation, the practice of all individual rights and liberties instead of merely those recognized by territorial governments. It requires exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers, under their preferred personal law. It means free and peaceful competition between political, economic and social systems and their various experiments, all among volunteers only. It means freedom of contract, choice, association and experimentation in all spheres, even those now monopolized by territorial governments. It means free consumer sovereignty towards all kinds of governmental or non-governmental services and institutions. – Without such extensions and consistent applications the “free” market is not complete and free. - JZ, 15.12.07, 27.10.13.

MARKET: It is a free market that makes monopolies impossible.” – Ayn Rand - VS. MONOPOLIES - Since we have all too many monopolies still, we have obviously not yet free markets in every sphere. - JZ, 1.1.11. -

MARKET: It is because the free market serves evil as well as good that many people think they can rid society of evil by slaying this faithful, amoral servant. This is comparable to destroying the sun because we don't like the shadows we cast or breaking the mirror so we don’t have to see the reflection of what we really are.” (*) - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.71. - Alas, Read still assumed that the fully freed market would not have its own protection, defence, policing, court and penal services, competing with each other and operating much more effectively and cheaply than the corresponding territorial governmental monopoly services, however “limited”. These market forces would drive out fraudulent, coercive and monopolistic disservices just like the monies of full monetary freedom would drive out those of monetary despotism. - JZ, 22.12.07. – Usually the market is amoral only in the Christian sense. And when it comes to the production and supply of weapons to any territorial government which, as a such a government is inherently amoral. – (*) like? - JZ, 11.2.09, 27.10.13. – THE TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY STATE, EVEN THE LIMITED ONE, RATHER THAN THE FREE MARRKET, IS AN AMORAL SERVANT

MARKET: It is in the market place that society flourishes, because it is in the market place that the individual flourishes. Not only does he find here the satisfactions for which he craves, but he also learns of the desires of his fellow men so that he might the better serve him. [them – JZ] More than that, he learns of and swaps ideas (*), hopes, and dreams, and comes away with values of greater worth to him than even those congealed in material things.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.122. - Without individual and group secessionism, combined with voluntary associationism under personal laws, society and its various voluntary sub-societies, cannot flourish as well as they could and should. - (*) In the absence of a special market for ideas he comes across only relatively few ideas. - See: Ideas Archive. - JZ, 22.12.07. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

MARKET: It is in the marketplace that man’s peaceful ways are expressed. Here the individual voluntarily gives up possession of what he has in abundance to gain possession of what he lacks.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p. 122. Alas, I have not found a free market for ideas as yet, not even one for freedom, peace and justice ideas – and no one else seems interested in helping to establish one or even sees the need for such a market. – JZ, 15.12.07. – PEACE, FREE EXCHANGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE

MARKET: It is ironic to listen to frequent statements that the free market institutions are heartless and literally would let people starve. The fact of the matter is that the capitalist nations of the world are feeding the socialist nations …” - Murray Weidenbaum, in REASON, 9/81. – And where the market is at least somewhat free it is obesity rather than hunger that has become a problem. – JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: It is not enough to passively wait for a special market to establish itself in a certain sphere. Sometimes, in some spheres and for some goods, services and especially for some kinds of ideas it has to be intentionally and carefully established and promoted, perhaps using new alternative media that are still not sufficiently utilized, at least not in such special markets. – Imagine how much could be done, very affordably and easily enough, in wide division of labor among many libertarians of the world, if they collaboratively established a libertarian and electronic comprehensive encyclopedia, library, bibliography, abstracts and review compilation and many other special libertarian reference works to make their propaganda efforts much easier and more successful. This could be done much easier and cheaper on disks than on expensive and large websites. Such disks and their updates could also be a regular sales item among them. So far they have not even provided a common list for all their libertarian projects proposed or already begun, projects so large that further participants are needed for them. It should be possible to systematically mobilize enough all volunteers in their ranks, for all the special libertarian works in progress, all or most of them prepared to work for liberty even if unpaid for their input. I do not really understand people who expect to be paid for such labors, which should be largely labors of love. The only excuse that I can understand would be that they have no other way to earn a sufficient living. – Otherwise, should they rather refuse to work in their spare time e.g. for a project that might prevent nuclear war – unless they are “properly” paid for their labors? – Are freedom, peace and justice, that might be achieved with their help, only something that would benefit others and not themselves, their families and their friends? Are some labors not their own best rewards? - JZ, 19.8.89, 5.12.07. – If the still believe in the effectiveness of marching and protests, do they believe that they ought to be paid for such “labors”, too? – JZ, 27.10.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIANS

MARKET: It may not be within the capacity of most human beings to envision, appreciate and consciously promoted the market order in many spheres or even completely in one sphere. E.g., there are too many different jobs, special markets, goods, services and firms for that. I know nothing and probably will never know anything about the market in pork belly futures. Nobody fully understands the own society and State, far less all others. Even less could he come to fully know and understand all the diverse panarchies of the future or all the present ca.35,000 religions and sects in the world, all the registered patents or new mathematical theorems. (See e.g. under MATHEMATICS, VARIETIES OF MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE. See also my file “Pan Numbers”.) However, once all the special markets are freely established and maintained and made sufficiently known, then everyone will at least be able to come to understand and to contribute somewhat, by his supply or demand, to one or a few of the special markets and thus promote progress as much as he could or even should. I consider e.g. full monetary and full financial freedom as two special markets not yet established. Another market is that for panarchies, or exterritorially autonomous communities. – JZ, October 1989, 28.7.92, 7.12.07. - MARKET ORDER, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA & CONTACTS (a meeting calendar for cities and districts), NEW DRAFT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

MARKET: It seems to me that Harry Browne is saying that the free market is not only the best suited for the economic needs of man’s existence, but that the free market is best suited for all of man’s needs.” – Jerry P. Starzinski, REASON, 9/74. - Here is a possible prospect for panarchism and full monetary freedom. Perhaps he is still alive and can be reached via Facebook? - JZ, 1.1.11. - A quick search reveals: (509) 452-2540, 2201 Englewood Ave, Yakima, Yakima County, WA-98902. – No email address, website of Facebook page is given. - JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: It was Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations (published with happy coincidence in 1776 ) who originally argued that a free market is good for everybody. Smith seems to have been the first person to realize that all voluntary exchanges increase prosperity. Wealth is created by any swap. It may seem like an even trade, but each trader gives up something he values less in order to receive something he values more. Hence the wealth of both traders grows. ...” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.238. - VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE, PROSPERITY, WEALTH, TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE

MARKET: Leave it to the Market.” – Robert G. Anderson, THE FREEMAN, 1/75.

MARKET: Leave to the free market the production, distribution, and consumption of beverages – alcoholic or not – and all other peaceful trade in goods and services, without exception. This is lesson number one.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 7/73.

MARKET: Left-leaning critics blame the open market (where? where?) for problems created by the massive federal-local political complex (here! there!).” – Lanny Friedlander, REASON article, In Defence of Advertising. -

MARKET: Let all free marketeers use all free market services and products among themselves, in their own communities and societies – and let all other volunteers of governmental anti-market services, products and institutions go to hell or ruin in their own preferred ways. That would demonstrate best the rightfulness, morality and efficiency of free markets. The stronger the contrast, the more effective the demonstration. – JZ, 16.12.07. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM.

MARKET: Let me go on believing and acting in a free market and I will let you go on believing and acting in accordance to the commands of bureaucrats. – JZ - 12/72. – We use different terms for them, but actually politicians are parts of the general bureaucracy and all bureaucrats are also involved in various political struggles for power, and have various internal parties or factions engaging in power politics, often getting very personal and abusive with their powers. – JZ, 7.12.07. - MARKETS VS. BUREAUCRACY, BUT WITH MUTUAL TOLERANCE

MARKET: Let the market be free.” – Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, August 1974. - And establish all the kinds of free markets that are still needed! – JZ, 16.12.07.

MARKET: Let the market do it! – JZ, 7.10.83 – Or communities of volunteers, under their own personal laws, thus harming at most themselves but not any non-members. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: Let the market rule everywhere as much as possible and things will be O.K.” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.444, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4. - But he quotes this with disapproval, saying: “It is too brutal and therefore politically unsustainable.” The same objection was long raised against capitalism. Who is to decide? Volunteers! Let marketeers have their kind of capitalistic free markets and let opponents of free markets have as many “humane” restrictions among themselves as they like. – E.g., Free Trade for Free Traders and Protectionism only among Protectionists! Taxation only among tax lovers. Voluntary contribution systems among those, who do prefer them! To each his own system, as long as they like it or are willing to put up with it. Who could rightfully ask for more – or for less? – JZ, 14.9.08. – PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM,

MARKET: Let the market work.” – Bybanker, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 10/7/72. - Let the market work.” - Prof. James L. Green, M.M. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: Liberty and [the] free market provide the way out.” – D. M. Kulkarni, THE INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, May 75. – Let everyone become free to use at his own expense and risk whatever way out he sees or imagines! Panarchism! – JZ, 11.2.09.

MARKET: Like all mechanisms, the market, with its function for the economizing of time and effort, is servant alike to the good, the compassionate, and the perceptive as well as to the evil, the inconsiderate, and the oblivious. Scrupulosity is not among its characteristics. … When the desires of people are depraved, a free market will accommodate the depravity. And it will accommodate excellence with equal alacrity. It is “servant alike to good … and evil.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.70. However, in the long run and among somewhat moral and rational beings, the good to best services tend to drive out the inferior and worst ones, for the latter have no monopoly and legal tender power. – JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: Like patents need a special patent office and patent information service, so do new and good old freedom, peace and justice ideas also need a special market for themselves. Libraries, bookshops and news agencies as well as broadcasters and other mass media, public meetings, conferences and associations are not good enough for them. Not even the Internet is, as yet. – If it were, then e.g. the anarchist and libertarian ideas would already have become sufficiently popularized by it. - JZ, 15.12.07. – Actually, I believe that patent laws and patent offices are not good enough markets for inventors, either. – JZ, 14.2.69. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, PATENTS

MARKET: Long ago I decided that I wished to be an activist. But I wished to demonstrate by peaceful ways, which do not violate the boundaries of others, that the correct arena for effective action is the market place rather than the political hustlings. Instead of girding up my loins to get everyone else to do as I would like, that I would un-gird my loins and try to manage my own affairs as they should be managed.” – Robert LeFevre, LE FEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - Competing governments and competing societies vs. territorial, coercive and monopolistic governments, not only competing private enterprises. – JZ, 11.2.09. - MARKET ACTION VS. POLITICAL ACTIVISM, PANARCHISM, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT WITH OTHER VOLUNTEERS, UNDER PERSONAL LAWS OR FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, COERCION & MONOPOLISM

MARKET: Long experimentation with government controls have shown us that no better economic system could be devised than the free functioning of the marketplace. Without the expenditure of a cent of taxpayers’ money, it establishes production levels, prices, and wages. Moreover, it does so rapidly, and in response to consumer desires.” – Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.208. – CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: Look to the market!” – Robert G. Anderson, THE FREEMAN, 8/73.

MARKET: Managing one’s own life is complex enough; managing the lives of others is impossible. So, leave each to his own choosing so long as he does not infringe upon the rights of his fellow men. This is the whole case for the free market.” - Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, 22. – That individual choice should be extended to all government services, to the services of whole communities and societies, with their various package deals of public services. But Leonard Read envisioned only territorial governments, limited according to his specifications, hopes or ideal. – JZ, 15.12.07, 27.10.13.

MARKET: Many goods and services are offered on the market for which there is very little demand (*), while at the same time many things and services are demanded on the market for which there is very little supply. (**) – JZ, 27.4.88. – (*) For instance: microfilmed freedom or other literature. New ideas in the social sciences and unknown great talents. Both require new and special markets. - (**) For instance, long out of print and rare books, which are still under copyrights. Good postal services, while postal services are monopolized. You add your own examples. – JZ – Some things and services almost sell themselves, without any effort while others can be sold only at high publicity and advertising expenses. The Internet is gradually improving that situation. – JZ, 6.12.07.

MARKET: Market forces’ are not primeval powers beyond human reach; they are men and women buying and selling, changing their minds, spending and saving, giving and receiving in swaps or gifts. The market is no more than a vast signaling apparatus. No-one has to observe it; markets maximise choice: as employees people can prefer vocation, prospects, security or environment, to more cash. But those who ignore market signals cannot expect to be kept by those who respond and produce services wanted by others. People who drop out of the market system can hardly expect others, who benefit from it, to follow them.” - Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon, Not from Benevolence, p.114. - POWER, FORCE,

MARKET: market protection agencies could perform more efficiently the same service as is supposedly provided by ‘government’, …” – Roy A. Childs, Jr., Liberty Against Power, Fox & Wilkes, San Francisco, 1994, p.151. - MARKET PROTECTION AGENCIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT MONOPOLIES

MARKET: market rights are also human rights, … market rights, too, are legitimate human concerns.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.146. - MARKETS, ECONOMIC INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS

MARKET: MARKET-GUARD, by PHILIP E. JACOBSON: “Where a business makes a new product or service available to the public, a new social institution is created.” - Philip E. Jacobson, in "Marketguard", THE CONNECTION 100, 12 Nov. 1981. There should be the same freedom to set up new political, economic and social institutions, quite autonomous ones but applying only exterritorially, to their volunteers, i.e. the same freedom as does already exist, in many countries, for the setting up of religious movements, enterprises and various other voluntary associations. - JZ 10 Oct. 89. – In this article he comes close not only to protective associations but also to PANARCHISM. – JZ, 11.2.09.

MARKET: MARKETING FREEDOM: We understand free markets, but we don’t market freedom.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, - p.234. – M. C. writes and speaks as if each of us has to be separately and individually an efficient salesman for freedom ideas and practices. But good individual salesmanship, valuable as it still is in many spheres, does not, on its own, constitute a good enough free market for freedom ideas, discoveries, inventions and methods. They need a special free market, one not provided by mass media, libertarian media or the advertisement options. An archive of all libertarian ideas and talents would be a good beginning, also a libertarian projects list, an encyclopedia of libertarian definitions, best refutations and best wordings (for which M.C. provided very many good examples), a libertarian electronic encyclopedia, a comprehensive libertarian electronic freedom library, best probably on a single HD, a libertarian bibliography, abstracts and review compilation, libertarian argument maps, a list of all libertarian projects online, etc. All could be patiently compiled by ordinary libertarians, without the speaking and writings talents of M.C. Not everybody can be another M.C., although almost every libertarian could benefit from some of M. C.’s experience and advice. – JZ, 30.9.07. – NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

MARKET: Markets are never in complete "equilibrium" - the time preference and demand for products is continually changing. There are always wasted opportunities, unsatisfied needs, and faulty use of resources - but these are multiplied many times if the market is controlled by the government.” - Alberto Mansueli, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, March 01, p.16. - MARKETS, EQUILIBRIUM & GOVERNMENT CONTROLS, ERRRORS, MISUNDERSTANDINGS, CRIMES, NATURAL CATASTROPHES, ACCIDENTS, IGNORANCE & STUPIDITIES ARE ALSO ALWAYS INVOLVED, NOT ONLY FULL MORAL, RATIONAL & WELL INFORMED DECISIONS

MARKET: Markets are not assumed to “fail” merely because they do not meet the efficiency conditions dreamed up by mathematical economists. They are seen rather as a discovery process – a way of utilizing knowledge that is distributed among millions of individual participants and that is not, even in principle, available to any central government.” - Michael Prowse, Paternalist Government Is Out Of Date, in: David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.389.– The full knowledge is also only fractionally available to the individual producer and consumer. But that is enough for entrepreneurial activities and for bargain- hunting consumers. – JZ, 4.10.07. - MARKETS IN AUSTRIAN THEORY

MARKET: Markets keep various societies sufficiently together and provide for order, justice, freedom and peace and not merely territorial, centralized and coercive manipulation by territorial governments, i.e., by a handful of people, mostly power addicts and all too human in their imperfections. – JZ, 5.4.91, 3.12.07. – Compare Bastiat: “Society is exchange.” - MARKETS, SOCIETY, GOVERNMENTS, DISORDER

MARKET: markets make it possible for us to retain our individuality.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.63. - Therefore: free markets for the provision and purchase of all public services, even those presently monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, 6.7.07. - MARKETS & INDIVIDUALITY, PANARCHISM

MARKET: Markets provide a systematic structure of incentives for investors and producers to serve the true requirements of consumers.” – Ralph Harris, 1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984, p.14.

MARKET: Milton Friedman … writes that the fundamental difference between the political market and the economic market is that in the former there is very little relation between what you vote for and what you get; whereas in the latter you get what you vote for.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/76. – That is true for territorial politics, but not for the exterritorial autonomy choice for volunteers introduced by a free market also for communities of volunteers. Even of political “services” these volunteers would then get only those they really want for themselves and are willing to pay for, with whatever financing system they have agreed upon among themselves. – JZ, 15.12.07. – VOTING IN THE MARKET & IN TERRITORIAL POLITICS, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETIES

MARKET: More wisdom is latent in things-as-they-are than in all the words men use.” – Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, 1948, p.22, tr. Stuart Gilbert. In how many of the minor ways of daily living are most people, quite unconsciously, already practicing panarchists? – JZ, 27.10.13. - CAPITALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LEAVE ALONE, WORDS, THEORY & PRAXIS

MARKET: Most of the classical school, for example, accepted Says’s “law of markets”, which held that the sum of the values of all goods produced was necessarily equal to the sum of the values of all goods bought. Thus, the total cost (including profit) of each manufactured product went into someone’s pocket in the form of income, which would in turn (*) create the aggregate demand for the products being manufactured. Say’s law was expressed by the slogan “supply creates its own demand”. It was self-evident to the classical economists that all resources would be fully utilized and all incomes would be spent in one form or another.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.115/16. – That would only tend to happen under full monetary and financial freedom. Then e.g. the “resource” consisting in millions of unemployed would not remain unused or “unexploited”. Then factories and businesses might work up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via shift- and part-time workers. - If the money earned and spent consisted largely of the goods and service vouchers of the producers and the traders, or mere clearing certificates or accounts, then the problem of selling labor, services and goods would be largely solved. But monetary despotism prevents that and leads to much hoarding of the monopoly money, however temporary it may be. Except for taxes the monopoly money has insufficient reflux and, thereby, insufficient restraints upon its issues, and insufficient guaranty for its reflux to the issuer, a situation worsened by legal tender laws for it. – (*) but when? – JZ, 2.10.07, 1.1.11. - MARKETS, SAY’S LAW, SUPPLY & DEMAND & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM:

MARKET: No legislature, nor even the wisest bureaucrat, can regulate production, prices, consumption or any other function of the economy half as efficiently as can the unrestricted functioning of the free market.” - Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.148.

MARKET: No one, as Leonard Read says, knows, all by himself, how to make a pencil. Yet pencils are made and sold by the gross. The market has a wisdom that does not exist in any one person. So, naturally, Leonard Read wants to let individuals follow their own bents in an uncoerced way. The man who knows something about lead (*) will, through the working of the market, pool his knowledge and skill with those of the man who knows something about wood. The man who knows about rubber will contribute the eraser. Pencils – and virtually every other economic product – depend on the generative capacity of individuals who have no external force standing in their way.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 5/75, on Read’s Castles in the Air. – (*) or graphite etc. – JZ

MARKET: Now it gradually became understood how the market enabled each, within set limits, to use his own individual knowledge for his own individual purposes while being ignorant of most of the order into which he had to fit his actions.” – F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.47. & KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE & SPONTANEOUS ORDER

MARKET: On any free market every transaction is a movement of goods or services from people who place a lower value on them to people who place a higher value on them. Both parties expect to gain from every voluntary exchange.” – Duncan Yuille, Workers Party NSW Bulletin, Oct. 76.

MARKET: On the free market, every man gains; one man’s gain, in fact, is precisely the consequence of his bringing about the gain of others.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Power and Market, p.192. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: On the free market, everyone earns according to his productive value in satisfying consumer desires. Under statist distribution, everyone earns in proportion to the amount he can plunder from the producers.” - Murray N. Rothbard - FREE MARKET VS. STATIST DISTRIBUTION

MARKET: On the Market no one believes in higher human beings.” – Nietzsche. (Auf dem Markt glaubt niemand an hoehere Menschen.) (*) – Ideology, race, religion etc. are largely irrelevant on a really free market. Only genuine goods and services really count there, provided they are already sufficiently known and appreciated. New or unknown goods and services need special markets and quite independent communities of volunteers to support or appreciate them. However, on the political and territorial market for votes the popular errors, myths, prejudices, stupidity, lack of interest and knowledge do count most. - In the market for political territorial votes imagined and pretended supermen can still gain the majority of the votes of ignorant and prejudiced human beings. – Politicians have no right to be proud when they are elected by fools, ignorant and prejudiced people, with their voting majority. – If they are proud of their election victory then they are fools themselves. - JZ, 6.12.07. – (*) However, the market very much appreciates popular human beings, e.g. famous actors, sportsmen, comics, writers, TV & radio broadcasting personalities, who are not necessarily superior human beings or have genuine talents, except for pleasing crowds. – JZ, 11.2.09. - VOTING ON THE FREE MARKET & IN TERRITORIAL POLITICS

MARKET: One can speak of a market whenever at least the persons of one group compete with each other for their exchange chances.” – Max Weber. (Von einem Markt soll dann gesprochen werden, wenn mindestens die Personen einer Gruppe um ihre Tauschschancen konkurrieren.) - FREE MARKET

MARKET: Only in those States in which there exists, to a large extent, a free market economy, do even the poor get a chance to become well off.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.48. ECONOMY & POVERTY

MARKET: Only through a free market is change brought about by efficiency, innovation and advances of benefit to all; because only in an open market do rewards go to the productive and inventive, not to the political hacks, opportunists and politically expedient.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 4/77, p 246/47. - But when it comes to more than relatively trivial innovations, not yet accepted by public opinion, then there is as yet no efficient market for them, that would bring supply and demand in that sphere together. Anarchists and Libertarians should know all about that, from their many decades of trying, in vain, to popularize some significant freedom ideas, institutions and knowledge. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: Our ruling attitude toward the market has not changed since the time of Plato. Is it not possible that it is time to rethink the question?” – Stigler, The Intellectual and the Market Place, 99. – My friend Ulrich von Beckerath used to remark that most people look at the market from the point of view of a slave on the slave block, ready to be sold. He thought it possible that some form of racial memory is involved. – Add to this the experience of most adults, who had to sell their labor or skills for some form of scarce monopoly money, which made this sale uncertain and lowered the price of labor. – Under this monopoly, whether it is abused in a deflationary, inflationary or stag-flationary way, large degrees of unemployment and under-employment do still occur and sales difficulties for goods and services are common and because of the common ignorance or misunderstandings of such matters, the free market is blamed, although it exists least of all in this sphere. - JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: People, who only survive because of what remains of a free market, nevertheless tend to run it down. Perhaps their goods and services are not sufficiently in demand and they are unwilling to earn enough by servicing others better than they did before? – JZ, 10.12.85. – I read of an Italian handicraft village, that became impoverished because for a very long time the villagers had not changed their basic designs. Some city professor took pity on them, modernized their designs and from then on and at least for a while they prospered again. Men are often too tradition-bound and just want to go on doing what they had always done before – regardless of how much the market demand has changed. Contrary to this attitude, I have observed that the local general store in Berrima, over the last 47 years and under various proprietors, has several times changed its internal lay-out and the range of goods and services that it offers. It had to, otherwise it would have lost more and more of its customers to supermarkets and other small eateries and coffee shops. Primitive societies remained, probably, largely stagnant because they were not in sufficient contact with diverse other societies. But this was not the case in the above-mentioned village. Probably all the creative and intelligent people had emigrated from it. – But it is also very difficult to make a new design, product or service well enough known and attractive enough to the market to create a sufficient demand for it, as I experienced with my prolonged experiment with Libertarian Microfiche Publishing. - JZ, 13.12.07. – Luckily, the Internet is slowly changing that situation. – JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: Perhaps the heart of the capitalist system is allocating capital for future needs not through a centralized bureaucracy such as Gosplan, but in a decentralized marketplace. If there are enough decision-makers, the vagaries of judgment wash out and the facts prevail. The capitalist system works precisely because the marketplace is smarter than the best possible bureaucracy.” – Editorial from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, October 1, 1974. – CAPITALISM, BUREAUCRACY

MARKET: Politicians are impotent today’, Moore told me, beaming. He explained that the free market is running the world. ‘Libertarian. Self-organizing. Democratic. It votes every minute.’ Governments, he said, ‘get immediate rewards for good policy, immediate punishments for bad policy. This is new. Even the Europeans are getting their act together’.” - P. J. O’Rourke, The CEO of the Sofa, Atlantic Monthly Press, 841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003, 2001, p.32. - Quoting Stephen Moore, Cato Institute’s director of fiscal policy studies. - We still have a very long way to go in this direction. Central Banking despotism, taxation, territorialism, immigration restrictions and numerous legalized monopolies and privileges are still with us. – Individuals and minorities are still not free to secede and do their own things under personal laws and politicians got and spent for their purposes most of the proceeds from whatever was privatized. – Only panarchies or polyarchies would fully realize his dreamed-of market paradise and confine the enemies of free markets to their own followers and means. - JZ, 8.10.07. - MARKETS, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS & VOTING, PANARCHISM

MARKET: Politics proposes, but market disposes.” – Percy L. Greaves Jr., CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS, Oct. 18, 1955. – I rather hold with the reverse on much of politics: The market proposes or produces but politics only disposes. – JZ, 23.6.91. – Politics also destroys much that is valuable and prevents much from coming into existence by its taxes, penalties, prohibitions and monopolies. – JZ, 27.10.13. - POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: POWER OF THE MARKET: It’s evidence of the power of the market – if the people want something, it happens.” - Ted Loeffler, reason, 5/77. – There are also such manmade catastrophes as atrocities, like decapitations, lynch murders, legalized stoning to death and even mass-murders, in which the peoples, to whom it happens, are rather helpless, unarmed, unorganized and unprotected against the mass murderers. Neither a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties has so far been compiled and sufficiently published nor has a suitable militia for its protection been established. – Governmentally controlled education as taught all too little, if anything, about individual rights and liberties, thus it is still mass-producing barbarians. - JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: powers are better matched in the market place and we don’t have to have this big State. …” - REASON interview, REASON 8/76, p. 18. – Powers, except for purchasing power and self-help options do not really exist in a quite free market. And a free market for ideas and talents has still to be established, one going far beyond the beginnings that we so far have in this sphere. – JZ, 11.2.09. - We would have only as big or small States as volunteers want for themselves, but none with a territorial monopoly. - And purchasing power for individuals and societies becomes only maximized under full monetary and financial freedom, i.e., when monetary and financial despotism are finally ended. - JZ, 31.12.10. – POWER, INFLUENCE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

MARKET: Privately or cooperatively issued tokens, notes or clearing certificates have no other use, value and foundation than the goods, services and labor that their issuers are ready to supply for them and the goods, services and labor which the issuers can buy with them. They have no other use for their acceptors than the purchases they can make with them, assured by the readiness of the issuers to accept them in par in all payments due to them. They are just and sound alternative media of exchange, mediating goods, service and labor exchanges, in an economy based upon the division of labor and free exchange. (Provided only that they use a sound value standard and do fulfill their acceptance promise and what the issuer offers is of interest to the note acceptors.) They will inevitably stream back to their issuers in payment or clearing. They do not possess or need any other foundation, cover or value except sound value standard reckoning in their denomination and in the goods and services that they can purchase. This suffices to make them self-limiting and self-liquidating. To the extent that they can be issued and are accepted, they will assure sales of goods, services and labor, firstly in being accepted upon that expectation and then upon their acceptance by the sellers, and, in between, some others may accepts them as well, as a useful local currency. No one could force any more of them into circulation than corresponds to his readiness to accept and the desires of his potential customers for his goods and services. He could not do so any more than he could enforce the purchase of his goods, services and labor - by others. (A kind of "ticket money" is involved here, as self-limiting as issues of tickets are. - JZ, 1.1.11.) Others, with their goods, services and labor, will ask for the notes issued by an issuer only to the extent that they want to acquire his goods, services and labor, giving their own in exchange. Or they can and will pass them on, in payments, to those who do want the goods and services of the issuer. This means, at least -potentially, that all local goods, services and labor can thus be freely exchanged to the extent that they are locally wanted. That much is obvious. To that extent one or even several local currencies could be established in every more or less self-supporting village, town or regional shopping area or center. National and international currencies could not be provided upon such a limited local issue basis. They would require larger associations of suppliers with a combined and much larger "readiness to accept foundation" to make their exchange or clearing certificates widely enough acceptable, at least among national and international traders, to serve as an alternative national and international trade currency. However, for many centuries already, honest and known merchants were able to get their individual commercial bills internationally accepted among other merchants. Those who accepted them and used them as means of payment, in their turn, became guarantors or insurers for its final payment or acceptance in settlement or clearing, by the issuer or the debtor of the issuer, upon whom the bill was drawn. Thus each bill established its own payment community, even when there were great distances between its members. Seeing all exchange media as merely convenient clearing facilitators, one might consider such bills as mere portable and mailable clearing-accounts. However, the sound commercial or real bills were in uneven and usually large denominations. Nor did they guaranty and insure each other. Each was on its own individual track and depended upon its own track record. Thus, for international trade, as well as for national and local trading, sound commercial bills, representing goods already produced and sold, should be made freely discountable into privately and competitively issued small bills, in convenient money denominations (banknotes), or corresponding trade and clearing accounts, in books, cards or computer memories or clearing house certificates, that would be able to circulate or be transferred much more easily than the larger and uneven commercial bills (which they would thus temporarily replace, or their equivalents, used today), until they would become due. The total of the notes, clearing-certificates or accounts thus issued, including the profit-margins claimed by their traders, would, upon due dates, suffice to pay for or clear all the due bills and remove them thus from circulation or accounts, to be replaced by others and other such discount transactions. No monopoly or governmental restriction or taxation of such banks for international currencies and clearing certificates and clearing processes should be allowed. Then goods, services and labor could be freely exchanged internationally, too. Then the ready-for-sale or soon ready-for-sale export goods of all exporters in a country could thus become mobilized by them into a corresponding international purchasing power, with which the imports into that country could be paid. Via a special money market for such issues, importers would buy these certificates or accounts and use them to pay for their imports. To that extent imports and exports would be automatically balanced. As for State- and federation-wide national exchanges: Local currency issuers and clearing houses would establish State- and federation-wide discounting houses and clearing centers, in which they could exchange their local currency notes for State- or federation-wide banknotes or clearing certificates. Other exchange offices or the same would also exchange local currencies directly for each other, as part of the pre-arranged note exchanges and clearing settlements. Even today private travelers' cheques are already widely used as international alternative currencies, although only privately issued and managed and ultimately tied, alas, to exclusive and forced legal tender currencies. It is interesting, that they are, sometimes, able to make their private currencies internationally more readily and widely acceptable than are the national legal tender currencies themselves, which, internationally, do naturally have no legal tender powers and are, often, under special restrictions and regulations. (Foreign exchang controls.) - How dense and how varied the local, State-wide, federation-wide and international exchange media and clearing certificate or paper or electronic clearing network will be and how convenient or inconvenient, would be left to the free choices of the participants. Not being a jet-setter or having jet-setting friends, I would e.g. have no use for opera or theatre tickets in London or New York - but as a collector of freedom literature, I would be interested in standardized literature payment certificates that I could convert into new or second-hand printed books or books and papers, produced on microfiche or flopply disks or CD-ROMs, etc., at any associated supplier on Earth. As a supplier of microfiched freedom writings, I would gladly participate in a common sales listing and distribution centre. Moreover, then I could probably discount at such an international distribution centre some of my own IOUs, redeemable in my LMP freedom microfiche, not only in credits for other freedom literature, in any medium, sold through that centre, but also for any other exchange media that it would receive in its sales, to the extent that it would manage to sell my LMP freedom literature offered on my microfiche, not only for other literature credits but for other currencies. But this example indicates also the limits for free issues: As long as there is only a very tiny demand for freedom literature on microfiche, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, video tapes, audio tapes, ZIP-disks, hard disks, and on-line, or in photocopies, this tiny demand cannot be turned into a widely enough circulating medium. No ready buyers - no issue capacity. Only goods and- services in daily demand can form the basis for readily circulating currencies. Other goods and services, only rarely traded, can only be exchanged for readily issued and accepted currencies issued by others. Rare art treasures or insufficiently wanted information are not a sufficient basis for the issue of a currency, although they are valuable and can be traded between a few and sold to a few for other currencies. - JZ, 23.8.85, 3.5.97, 1.1.11. - MARKETING GOODS, SERVICES & LABOR, NOT ONLY LOCALLY BUT NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY, THROUGH MONETARY FREEDOM

MARKET: Public or private? The conflict between these alternative methods cannot be sufficiently strongly emphasized. The Superiority of the competitive market is not confined to the economic case for material efficiency, but wins equally on the political merits of freedom of choice and the moral advantages of personal responsibility. The market mechanism rests on consent: so long as competition prevails neither producers nor consumers can compel others to conform to their will. The political mechanism rests on coercion: so long as politicians enjoy unlimited power, a fleeting majority (or even a winning minority like Mr. Wilson’s in 1974) can over-ride personal preferences and enforce the private whims of the ruling clique.” – Ralph Harris, 1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984, p.14.

MARKET: Rely on the Market.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.103. – Leave it to the Free Market, ibid, p.VIII.

MARKET: Results Not Guaranteed. The free market offers us the opportunity to get rich, or poor, in competition with everyone else. The free market doesn’t offer us special privileges, favors, subsidies, breaks, exemptions, monopolies, handouts. And it is this that accounts for the free market’s unpopularity.” – Earl Zarbin, THE FREEMAN, 10/75.

MARKET: Saying that economic problems are the result of the free market’s failure is like gaining twenty pounds and calling the bathroom scale a bum.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.240. – This overlooks the many spheres in which the supposedly free market is still not fully realized: E.g. central banking vs. free banking, protectionism vs. free trade, immigration restrictions vs. free migration, taxation vs. voluntary contributions. Add to this the territorial monopolies that territorial States have for constitutions, legislation, jurisdiction, police, prison services and their powers to make war and to produce and stockpile anti-people mass-murder devices and impose their bureaucratic institutions, and regulations upon peaceful and productive citizens. What we do have is not a free market situation but a somewhat free economy coercively mixed with many monopolies and restrictions – which, inevitably produced many and large failures. To blame these upon a fully free market is wrong and absurd. – JZ, 24.9.07. - MARKET FAILURES, JOKES

MARKET: So, from a strictly practical view, we know that whereas the market does not produce instant wealth, it eventually can and does produce it. And so far we’ve been offered no clear alternative to even consider. Of course, if the market is prevented deliberately from working, it will not produce. And unfortunately, not only is it being prevented from working, but it is being blamed for not working.” – Manuel F. Ayau, THE FREEMAN, October 78.

MARKET: So, the rule of the market would run more like this: ‘He gains most who serves best.’ A businessman’s profits are a measure of his efficiency in the use of scarce and valuable resources to satisfy the most urgent wants of consumers.” – Paul L. Poirot, THE FREEMAN, 5/75.

MARKET: Some agency must determine what should be produced. If it is not the consumers by means of demand and supply on the market, it must be the government by compulsion.” – Ludwig von Mises, Socialism, 542ff. – At present demand and supply are still legally made dependent upon the government’s forced and exclusive currency. – JZ, 10.2.09. -& CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

MARKET: Some persons are so troubled by some effects of the market order that they overlook how unlikely and even wonderful it is to find such an order prevailing in the greater part of the modern world, a world in which we find thousands of millions of people working in a constantly changing environment, providing means of subsistence for others who are mostly unknown to them, and at the same time finding satisfied their own expectations that they themselves will received goods and services produced by equally unknown people. Even in the worst of times, something like nine out of ten of them will find these expectations confirmed. - Such an order, although far from perfect and often inefficient, can extend farther than any order men could create by deliberately putting countless elements into selected 'appropriate' places. Most defects and inefficiencies of such spontaneous orders result from attempting to interfere with or to prevent their mechanism from operating, or to improve the details of their results. Such attempts to intervene in spontaneous order rarely result in anything closely corresponding to men's wishes, since these orders are determined by more particular facts than any such intervening agency can know.” – F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.84. - However, the supply of new ideas and of new outstanding talents does not yet meet sufficiently the already existing or future demand for them in a special market for ideas and talents, which would always bring this special supply and demand together. Without such a special market such ideas and services cannot be as easily sold as e.g. fresh bread or nectarines. – And the existing sales options are still all too much limited, especially by monetary and financial despotism. - JZ, n.d. & 11.20.9. - MARKET ORDER & SPONTANEOUS ORDER, GLOBALIZATION, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, INTERFERENCES WITH IT, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF EVERYBODY, IDEAS ARCHIVE

MARKET: Starve for the State or eat on the market.” – S. Blankertz, La Red, p.84. - VS. STATE, PLENTY VS. STARVATION, HUNGER

MARKET: Strive for the simple life.”? Specialization and interdependence in a free market is far easier than self-subsistence – or slavery.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air. - SPECIALIZATION, INTERDEPENDENCE, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SLAVERY, AUTONOMY, SIMPLE LIFE?

MARKET: Suppose there were no coming together, each individual depending solely on his or her own thoughts and productivity – no exchange of goods and services. All would starve! To prove this point, merely ask yourself, whoever you may be, how well you would prosper were you dependent on that which you know how to do. The answer: no human togetherness, no humans – the earth populated with lower forms of life, ranging from oysters to chimpanzees.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.79/80. - FREE MARKET, FREE EXCHANGE

MARKET: Surely, the libertarian anarchist does not contend that there ought to be a market in force per se. What he is really saying is that there ought to be a market in defensive and retaliatory force.” – Jeffrey Paul, JLS, Fall 77, p.340. – He, too, ignored the possibilities of full exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. They would include communities of Statists, to the extent of voluntary slavery, voluntary State Socialism, voluntary totalitarian Communism. For this we have many peaceful precedents, in monasteries, nunneries, intentional communities and utopian colonies. Unless religiously motivated they usually don’t last long because the members learn something from their experience with them. How long would communities of thieves, robbers and murderers last if they could victimize only each other? Genuine protective and defensive services should certainly be offered competitively rather than monopolistically and to a limited degree they already are, through various private security companies. – JZ, 11.2.09. - MARKET IN FORCE? PROTETIVE ASSOCIATIONS, MILITIA, PRIVATE GUARD SERVICES

MARKET: Take every action possible in the market place. Stay out of political areas as you would avoid a rabid leper.” – Robert LeFevre, JOURNAL, Fall 78. - & TERRITORIAL POLITICS

MARKET: Technology, science, individual rights and liberties, are real miracle workers and thus have more faithful followers than Christ, Buddha and Mohammed. The free market is an effective miracle worker, too, even when it is at least partly realized. Nevertheless, it has so far found only relatively few faithful followers. And this although its “miracles” are all around us. Why? – JZ, 13.1.96. - MIRACLES, FAITH, FOLLOWERS, RELIGIONS,

MARKET: That is the beauty of the market system – it provides for individual preferences.” - Leon Louw, THE MERCURY, 11/78, p.43. – That is also why it should be extended to the provision of all governmental services – exterritorially, ending the territorial monopoly for them. –– JZ, 15.12.07. - INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCES, FREE COMPETITION, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

MARKET: the ‘marketplace’ was really an invisible interactive network of voluntary exchanges that take place among people in their communities, states and nations.” - Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, Healing Our World, chapter 2, Wealth is Unlimited. - How many actions that are rightful, peaceful and promoting wealth, enlightenment and progress are now territorially outlawed? - JZ, 31.12.10. - EXCHANGE & VOLUNTARISM

MARKET: The anti-commercial attitude of the mediaeval and early modern Church, condemnation of interest as usury, its teaching of the just price, and its contemptuous treatment of gain is Aristotelian through and through. - By the eighteenth century, of course, Aristotle's influence in such matters (as in others) was weakening. David Hume saw that the market made it possible 'to do a service to another without bearing him a real kindness' (1739/1886:II, 289) or even knowing him; or to act to the 'advantage of the public, though it be not intended for that purpose by another' (1739/1886:II, 296) by an order in which it was in the 'interest of bad men to act for the public good'.” - Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.47.

MARKET: The baker doesn’t exist at the expense of the mechanic but they each contribute to the well-being of the other, even though they are looking out for their own well-being. When the consumer buys something in the store he is trading his money for a product. He is trading something he considers of lesser value for something of higher value. If the shopper valued his money more than the product, he wouldn’t purchase it. Voluntary transactions can only take place when both parties believe they will be better off by making the trade. - This is the nature of the free market. It is an economic system that respects the rights of people by letting them engage in actions which they believe are beneficial to themselves, limited only by the equal rights of others. If each person has a human right to life, liberty, and property then there is no justification for prohibiting or regulating people from freely trading with each other.” – Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed, 20. - FREE MARKET, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE, TRADE, SELF-INTEREST, PROFIT

MARKET: The basic mistake is the assumption that with a government they will have more than what they would have had in the marketplace. The truth is that they wind up with less. For the government can only give you something by taking away something you wanted more.” - Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom, p.86.

MARKET: The best the government can do for the preservation of liberty is to stay out of religion, and the best the people can do is stay in it.” – Jackson Pemberton. THE FREEMAN, 8/76. – As if there were no other liberties than religious liberty! – Liberty cannot be simply preserved when it has to become fully established first! - My version of this J. P. remark would be: The best the government can do for the preservation of liberty is to renounce territorialism, especially in economics, politics and social system affairs and the best the people can do is to secede from all territorial governments and then make their individual choices to stay in the market or to establish their preferred community relationships among their own kind of volunteers, to whatever degree they would like, in every sphere, under their own personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. In this they should follow the examples set by the principle and practice of religious liberty or religious tolerance, i.e., without any territorial monopoly. However, the remaining statists should also still be free to do their own things in the usual government ways, but only exterritorially – to themselves, under the delusion that thereby they would benefit. – JZ, 7.12.76, 1.8.82, 9.12.07, 11.2.09. – What has religion ever done for liberty except finally, and after all too much bloodshed, setting the example of religious liberty or religious tolerance? According to Ralph Haulk there are now ca. 35 000 different religions, churches and sects around! – If they could do any good, the world would be a much better place. But the best that they can do is that they do no longer coercively interfere with the actions of non-believers or those with different faiths. - JZ, 11.2.09. – Even that has not been fully achieved yet by all of them in all countries. – JZ, 27.10.13. - ECONOMICS, LIBERTY, PANARCHISM, RELIGION,

MARKET: The case for economic freedom rests primarily on the consistency of the free market with man’s essential nature, on the basic morality of its system of rewards and punishments, on the protection it gives to the integrity of the individual.” – The Incredible Bread Machine, p.152.

MARKET: The characteristic feature of action through political channels is that it tends to require or enforce substantial conformity. The great advantage of the market, on the other hand, is that it permits wide diversity. It is, in political terms, a system of proportional representation. Each man can vote, as it were, for the color of tie he wants and get it; he does not have to see what color the majority wants and then, if he is in the minority, submit.” – Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.15.

MARKET: The choice is one of the gun or the market.” – Donald C. Stone, THE NEW BANNER, Summer issue, I, 1972.

MARKET: The developed-market economy, as complex as the system appears to be on the surface, is nothing more than a vast network of voluntary and mutually agreed-upon person to person exchanges…” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.41.

MARKET: the discipline of the market, combined with elimination of duplication and more utilization of contracting out of government services, could provide us with a service we need at a price we can afford.” – V. A. Forbes, Accountability. – Alas, in the preceding paragraph he still wanted governmental defence, law courts and police services. – Well, he and likeminded limited statists should be free to have them for themselves. But they should not be authorized to force them and their “limited and justified” “services” and costs upon others, who do not act aggressively or criminally towards them. – JZ, 15.12.07. & CONTRACTING OUT,

MARKET: the economic nerve-centre wherein a multiplicity of desires are unified in the one-common desire to save effort.” – Henry George, quoted by H. G. Pierce, in PROGRESS, 3/76. – “Labor-intensive” work has seriously been proposed by some “economists” and often practised by governments as an emergency measure in times of mass unemployment. – Under one such “program” my mother helped to build the Tegel airport in West Berlin, with pick, shovel and wheelbarrow, just like a Chinese Kuli. – And when her weak wrists, having been employed mainly as a secretary, gave out, at this heavy work, I helped her to fulfill her minimum work quota and minimum number of days of such work, before she could report sick. Otherwise she would not have got any dole. Ca. one third of the West Berlin working people, including 20,000 professionals, were unemployed at that stage and the officials knew not of any better "employment" program. – A quite free market was not allowed in supposedly free West Berlin, either. – But the authorities kept up all the laws that, unintentionally, created that unemployment in the first place – and this without realizing what they were thus doing to us and even themselves. For the unemployed lived off taxes rather than paying taxes. - JZ, 11.2.09.

MARKET: THE ECONOMIST (4/12) reminds us that a man with two children now needs to earn £ 65 a week in order to get £ 5 a week more than unemployed people on the dole. When the voter has decided that the free market is both fairer and more productive, for both employers and employed, he will be able to correct Mr. Callaghan when the latter complains that men do not work, and are not enterprising, at the same time that he is continually increasing taxation of the earners in order to give to the poor.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 4/77, p.3. – In this instance the worker works and absents himself from his family for a mere 5 pounds extra a week! - Under a really free market there would also be full monetary freedom and, as a result, no involuntary unemployment because then all desired exchanges would readily be mediated by competitively produced exchange media and clearing channels. – JZ, 15.12.07. - VS. WELFARE STATE, INCENTIVES, HIGH TAXES FOR WORKING, HIGH DOLE FOR NOT WORKING

MARKET: the economists merely succeeded in demonstrating that if they knew all the facts, they could determine the results. But, in fact, the market process operates not because we, or others, know all these facts, but because the mechanism we have built utilizes the knowledge of facts dispersed among millions of people by means of the signals which teach us how to adapt to events of which we know nothing, to the changes in supply of resources of which we have no direct information, and to changes in demands and needs of which we also have no direct knowledge.” – F. A. Hayek, Science and Socialism, a Conversation, p.13. – That applies largely to the ordinary market for consumer goods and services, with its kinds of innovations. It does not apply to new ideas and discoveries that are so far known only to a few, insufficiently published and not instantly appealing to most people. The few who would be interested remain mostly unaware of them and they and the pioneers are not systematically brought together by a special market for ideas and talents. – This in spite of the fact that such a special market could well be the most important one to assure and speed up progress. – Supply and demand are, largely, not coming sufficiently together in that sphere. The free price system does not yet operate in it. – Try to imagine the potential attractiveness of a Hard Drive of 320 Gbs., containing the page equivalent of over a million books and on each of these pages at least one new idea, discovery or significant new talent is described, or a search for them is indicated. Such a collection could lead to the establishment of a new kind of market, a very important one, which would really bring supply and demand in this sphere together. - JZ, 15.12.07. - FOR INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, PLATFORMS, DECLARATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

MARKET: The effect of consumers voting each day with their shillings and pounds for rival products in the shops has led Lord Robbins to liken the market to a continuous referendum, with the further advantage over five-yearly ballots that minority votes are not wasted and producers have to respond to the changing preferences of consumers who can take their money elsewhere. …” - Ralph Harris, in Right Turn, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Churchill Press Ltd., 1970, p. 18. - That is the same aim that panarchism has for the offer of whole political, economic and social systems. Each of their sovereign customers would subscribe to the kind of package deal that would suit him, at his stage of enlightenment. - JZ, 1.1.11.

MARKET: the enormous interdependence of all men in the market place.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.219. – And yet the free exchanges involved in a free market provide every participant with a great degree of independence and very much choice. In it one is free to produce and free to exchange. Provided, one is not confined in the usual hierarchical and taxed employer-employee relationship, which also indicates great deviations from genuine free market relationships. – JZ, 11.2.09. - Or to tens of thousands of wrongful territorial laws, misnamed "positive legislation". - JZ, 31.12.10.

MARKET: The enormously complex and productive system known as a free market operates without conscious supervision and direction. It works as follows: Day in and day out, people engage in economic activities called businesses – small individual ones and gigantic ones held together by a tissue of voluntary individual contracts. They organize and allocate resources by selling and buying in markets, which respond sensitively to the wishes of individuals. Each consumer “votes” in effect, with his dollar in untold thousands of market “elections”, and his vote is automatically translated into shifts of resources into the desired products and services. The products for which people are willing to pay an adequate price are produced; things for which people are not willing to pay an adequate price are not produced.” – Simon, A Time for Truth, p.22/23. - BUSINESSMEN & CONSUMERS

MARKET: The essence of the market could be aptly described by saying that it consists in obtaining utilities in exchange for disutilities. – Utilities can be either goods or services, although the former almost always to some extent comprise the latter, even if only by virtue of the fact that the commodities in question are placed at the disposal of the consumers. A disutility consists in the deprivation one experiences from the lack of something or in the pains one takes to render some service.” – Balvé, Economics, p.29.

MARKET: The essence of the market place is the peaceful exchange of goods and services for other goods and services. It cannot function except in an atmosphere of non-compulsion.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, 132.

MARKET: The essential notion of a capitalist society … is voluntary cooperation, voluntary exchange. The essential notion of a socialist society is force.” – Milton Friedman: - However, both should be optional – for communities of volunteers. – JZ, 2.1.08. - MARKETS & LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM VS. STATE SOCIALISM, PANARCHISM,

MARKET: The free and unfettered market is a computer. Fed into it daily are literally trillions of facts from all over the world: a drought here, a blight or hurricane there, fantastic shifts in tastes, value judgments, likes and dislikes, on and on. What answer does the computer give? A price! If the price be attractively high to producers they will turn their talents in that direction; if low, they will concentrate on something else. Thus the free market is always moving toward an equilibrium of supply and demand. One cannot name a good or service left to the free market – void of coercive interferences – that is referred to as either shortage or surplus.” - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, 50. - A KIND OF NATURAL COMPUTER

MARKET: The free market (*) can exist in the absence of widespread general freedom: just look at Renaissance Italy or many of the more prosperous countries of Southeast Asia today, or even South Korea or Kenya, but freedom will never exist without the free market. …” - Robin Gillespie, Edmonton, Alberta, in OPTION, June 1977. - (*) - In some goods and services. – JZ – Red China now engages in organ sales of its political prisoners. That is hardly a consensual free market transaction. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: The free market allows people to make mistakes, as they surely will, and to adjust, as they see fit, when they learn that they have erred. It allows them to find themselves. Without freedom it is doubtful that people can really know their wants and themselves.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.67. - FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

MARKET: The free market for all goods and services provides a much better division of labor and specialization than do bureaucracy, legislation, government controls and governmental institutions and it is much more responsive to the wants and needs of consumers, even of individuals. - JZ, 28.7.00. - BUREAUCRACY, COMPLEXITY, KNOWLEDGE, DIVISION OF LABOR, SPECIALIZATION

MARKET: the free market gives short thrift to projects that are at or near the bottom of individual preferences.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.76/77. – Perhaps this is the only the second passage in which Read recognized this problem. Certainly, neither patent offices, nor venture capital companies nor novelty shops nor special advertising efforts and outlays, nor the existing foundations and charities do or can cope, sufficiently, with this problem. Nor could Michael Cloud tips for persuading others. Not everybody can be an effective salesman for his ideals. Division of labor and properly organized marketing is required in this sphere as well, not only for boxers and actors and their managers. Special market services have to be established for such efforts, be it cancer research, general health information, monetary freedom, human rights declaration, slogans for liberty collections, etc., They all could be combined in a general Ideas Archive and Talent and Genius centre, a registry and information centre, connected with xyz groups for the utilization of these “treasures”. – JZ, 15.12.07. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, RESEARCH, NEW IDEAS & TALENTS

MARKET: The free market has the virtue of using everybody’s decision-making capacity and using local knowledge that isn’t available to any central authority.” – Yale Brozen, REASON, 12/73.

MARKET: The free market is a name we give to the economic activities – a short-hand term, we might say – of a people acting freely, voluntarily, privately, cooperatively, competitively. It is distinguished by universal freedom of choice and the absence of coercive force.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.70.

MARKET: The free market is almost the expression of universal consciousness in action, although that consciousness does not exist in more than in tiny fragments in the mind of any of its widely dispersed participants. – JZ, 1.10.89. - And these individuals, operating in a world-wide and somewhat already free market, do not really understand, in most cases, this free market and the special free markets that exist within it, be it the stock market or the futures market or the fish market, or any of the special free markets that are still required to establish an over-all and complete free market in all spheres. We haven’t even got world-wide free and competitive postal services yet, far less full monetary and financial freedom and are still not free to choose for ourselves alternatives to the territorial States in existence, including those with full monetary freedom and voluntary taxation only, mini-governments or non-governmental societies. – JZ, 5.12.07. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The free market is an interpersonal relation of peace and harmony, statism is a relation of war and caste conflict.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Power and Market, p.193. - FREE MARKET, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

MARKET: The free market is attuned to our limited knowledge. All other systems presuppose non-existing wise men. To prosper, at whatever one’s occupation, no more is required than how to read a price. Example: The price of tomatoes rises to five dollars a bushel. What to do? Raise tomatoes! If tomatoes drop to fifty cents a bushel, raise green peas or whatever. No one has to know it all. I repeat, the free market is attuned to how little we know. And the greatest wisdom is to know how little each of us know. If you be similarly blessed, then you are a devotee of the free market, the only societal arrangement that works miracles.” – Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, p.66/67. - It would work miracles, too, if it were allowed to work in the sphere of political systems - all for volunteers only, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, giving them individual sovereignty and consumer sovereignty in that sphere as well, beginning with individual secessions from the present States, a freedom condition so far outlawed by all territorial monopoly States. – JZ, 16.12.07. - & LIMITED KNOWLEDGE, PRICING

MARKET: The free market is intimately personal. If there be 100 million individuals in the unfettered market there will be precisely this number of persons deciding each for himself what to produce, where to work, what to buy and sell, and what are to be acceptable terms of exchange.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.43.

MARKET: The free market is nothing but the sum of these interacting individual decisions. It is the most individualistic and the most democratic economic system conceivable. It works with no conscious direction. There is no single purpose or goal. Each “voter” has his own purposes and goals; he seeks to maximize his rewards, to avoid or to cut his losses. There are literally billions of purposes, billions of decisions, billions of adjustments every day as inventors, entrepreneurs, middlemen, employers, workers, buyers, and sellers pursue their own respective self-interest. - - And what is the end result of these billions of individual decisions? It is the torrential outpouring of man-made wealth that characterizes the history of American capitalism – in which 28 percent of the total production of the human race is created by only 5 percent of the world population.” - Simon, A Time for Truth, p.23. – Here we should consider that even the supposed “laissez-faire-capitalism” of the U.S.A. is still held back by numerous State interventions, e.g. monetary and financial despotism. Without them it would be much more and permanently productive, without economic crises, now affecting the whole world, and set a still better example for the world to follow. Once e.g. 50% of the total production would come from its only 5 % of the total population of the world - could then that important fact any longer be ignored, even by most “economists”? – We should also ask how much faster its production would have increased under fully free trade and migration. - JZ, 11.2.09. - WEALTH PRODUCTION, PRODUCTIVITY

MARKET: The free market is politics-blind, religion-blind, and, yes, race-blind. Do you ask about the politics or the religion of the farmer who grew the potatoes you buy at the store? Do you ask about the colour of the hands that helped produce the steel you use in your office building? - Benjamin A Rogge - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 19.8.13. - RACISM

MARKET: The free market is so little trusted because so few are aware of what it is.” – Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, p.21 - The free market is so little trusted because so few are aware of what it is. Thinking of ourselves as if we were a free people leads us mistakenly to conclude that our present hodge-podge of intervention is a manifestation of the free market. Consequently, we imagine that a free an self-responsible people would behave no better than do the majority of us today. But what we mean and what most people think we mean are poles apart!” – Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in: Champions of Freedom. – Trust the market. Just use reasonable caution. But reasonable caution wouldn’t help you much or enough against government monopolies, except in certain crisis situations, when the government itself is obviously helpless. – JZ, 26.12.76, 2.1.11. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The free market is the only moral economic system, as well as being the one that will always tend to produce the most, the best, and the cheapest goods.” – Bob Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, Nov. 73, p.19.

MARKET: The free market may not produce the perfect world, but it can create an environment in which man may conduct his lifelong search for purpose in his own way; in which each day he may order his life according to his own vision of his destiny, suffering both the agony of his errors and the pleasure of his successes.” - The Incredible Bread Machine, p.152. – Suffering pleasures? – JZ

MARKET: The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it. – Harry Brown, quoted by Capitalism – Facebook 11.10.13. – IRRESPONSIBILITY, SUBSIDIES, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, BUSINESS

MARKET: The free market to eliminate unemployment, inflation, xyz other trouble causing monopolies and to protect property rights and finally even to establish peace. - JZ, 2.75. Mainly by abolishing the money issue monopoly and legal tender and the territorial monopoly of statism. – JZ, n.d. & 27.10.13. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The free market will not function in a society where the sense of moral obligation is weak or absent.” – Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 5/79, p.296. - & MORALITY

MARKET: The free market works its wonders simply because the generative capacity of countless millions has no external force standing against its release. Instead of preventing life from flowing, it permits it to flow! It is attuned to the natural, universal law.” - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.20. - The first sentence is also in his: The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom, 66. - If it had ever been permitted to work its wonders in all spheres, anywhere or at any time in the world, then we would, most likely, all have become believers in this kind of “miracle”. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: the free market, in which consumers register their choices by buying or refusing to buy, is the only satisfactory way of giving people the products they really want. It follows that the rewards of productivity will be bestowed on those who produce those things that their fellow citizens want to buy.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.175. – What is still needed is to properly market innovations, new ideas, especially peace-, freedom- and justice ideas, and inventions quite effectively to all those in the world who would already be interested in them, so that none of them remains neglected for all too long. The general market for already well-known and appreciated goods and services is not suitable for many to most ideas, discoveries and inventions. They need not just the mass media and conventional publishing and advertising options but a special market, just like grains or pork belly futures need a special market. Only then will numerous creative talents and valuable ideas no longer remain neglected for all too long. Then supply and demand will be systematically brought together in this sphere as well. The consequences could be very great and beneficial. E.g., the best peace ideas are still not widely known. – Not even all health and longevity information has been sufficiently combined and published. – JZ, 2.10.07. - The maximum demand for still unknown or unappreciated ideas and talents can also only develop under full monetary and financial freedom, i.e. when all sound and wanted covers or redemption options (reflux opportunities) can be transformed into sound exchange media, clearing certificates or clearing accounts and all kinds of capital can be quite freely accumulated from current incomes and then quite freely invested, especially in the most productive opportunities for them. - We are still extremely far away from that situation. - JZ, 31.12.10. - MARKETS & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

MARKET: The free market, including full monetary and financial freedom, also all kinds of self-management systems, offers the best organized, the most productive and even the cheapest mutual aid and voluntary cooperation system for the largest number of people. – JZ, 6.1.94, 3.12.07. - It even works best for whole political, economic and social systems, under exterritorial autonomy for their volunteers. - FREE MARKET, MUTUAL AID, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE & COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

MARKET: The free market, LeFevre proclaimed proudly, runs on unanimous consent.” – L. Neil Smith, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, No. 51. – Also in his: Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.77. - Each gets only what he wants and is willing to pay for and is free to ignore all the rest and their costs. – For political, economic and social systems we have still to realize that free market choice or consumer sovereignty. – JZ, 27.9.07. - Yes, for each of millions of very diverse contracts, all regulating only their own affairs. - We should not forget, however, that it runs also on tolerance for the dissenting opinions and decisions of other producers and consumers. Moreover: A market for communities of volunteers that are exterritorially autonomous remains still to be established. Within them we would see much more of genuine unanimous consent and tolerance towards the actions, laws and systems that others chose individually for themselves, just like they chose other fashions, sports, hobbies, crafts or entertainments for themselves. – Peace through freedom for diversity vs. Territorialism and its enforced uniformity. - JZ, 4.12.07, 11.9.09. - & UNANIMOUS CONSENT, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, A MARKET FOR GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES & SYSTEMS, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & COMPETING SOCIETIES, ALL SUBJECT TO CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY ONLY.

MARKET: the free market, where inequality of human, in terms of ability, to perform certain tasks, and of income, is a realistic and necessary feature.” – Naomi Moldowski, in 1977 CIS conference. & INEQUALITY

MARKET: The free market, with its voluntary methods, prohibited rigid class lines from forming. Indeed, as Rothbard stresses elsewhere, such class lines can only be developed by State intervention.” – Robert Bettcker, reviewing Rothbard’s Conceived in Liberty, in Laissez Faire Books, Winter 76.

MARKET: The free-market outcome benefits all. It’s moral. And the beautiful thing about this morality is that we don’t have to be good to achieve it.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.238. - BENEFITING EVERYBODY & MORAL, TOO

MARKET: The General Market is the only democratic government possible, for it permits each person to decide for himself how he’ll use his limited resources. And it allows people of different tastes, different resources, and different philosophies to live side by side. It doesn’t require everyone to conform to one way. – Fortunately, this wondrous government doesn’t have to be created; no constitution has to be written. The General Market already exists (*); it has always existed. It’s merely hidden from view by the interventions of man-made governments.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.27. – Only when it has become so general and comprehensive that it has done away with any imposed territorial monopoly as well, for any political, economic or social system, so that consumer sovereignty and free enterprise can work in this sphere as well – well, as well as they can. For many such systems will then soon be revealed as flawed or almost complete failures – and so they should be. That they could all be freely practised among their volunteers and thus under optimum conditions, without internal dissent and resistance, will make their failures all the more convincing. And even the most successful societal or communal experiments of volunteers would then not be forced upon anyone but would simply be market services or market systems freely offered in competition for anyone to choose them for himself or to hire them or purchase from them. - (*) Alas, e.g. the full monetary freedom, also required for a quite free market, does not yet exist and did never exist. It is not merely hidden or unknown but outlawed by territorial government legislation and actions. Nor has e.g. a fully free market for alternatives to the employer-employee-relationship been developed as yet, or one for all kinds of alternative protective services to those provided or not provided by governmental police and defence services. – JZ, 15.12.07. – Several SPECIAL markets are still required, especially for libertarian ideas, texts and talents! – JZ, 14.2.09.

MARKET: The General Market, powered by self-interest, is a self-regulating, self-correcting, self-perpetuating mechanism. It distributes limited resources so that they’ll produce what consumers want most. No one person or agency could possibly manage the entire General Market, because no one could know all the real desires and needs of everyone else. Nor could he possibly keep up with the constant changes in those desires and needs.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.23. - It has not yet been good or specialized enough to market sound freedom, peace and justice ideas and to promote their supporters sufficiently. Lovers of free markets should always keep that in mind and then establish the special kind of free market that they still do, obviously, need for their ideas and talents, even though most of them, remain unaware of this. – JZ, 15.12.07, 27.10.13.

MARKET: The great advantage of the market is that is able to use the strength of self-interest to offset the weakness and partiality of benevolence, so that those who are unknown, unattractive or unimportant, will have their wants served.” - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations. – Quoted also in: Professor R. H. Coase: Adam Smith’s View of Man. - Alas, the general market for consumer goods and services does not yet serve well enough, if at all, the unknown and unattractive but important persons, who are innovators, reformers, pioneers, geniuses or talents, their ideas, discoveries and inventions. Nor does the free press, the mass media or even the Internet as yet. However, since most of them suffer under the same problems, they should show the initiate required to build up a special market for what they have to offer between them. Electronically that would now be very affordable. See: Ideas Archive. – JZ, 26.12.07, 2.1.11.

MARKET: The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.” – Milton Friedman - Milton Friedman – Facebook, 17.9.13. - DISCRIMINATION, LET'S SEE THE COLOR OF YOUR MONEY, RACISM, FREE MARKET

MARKET: The here and now must be considered the most opportune in the history of humankind for black Americans to learn an appreciation for, and to participate in, the greatest system ever devised for rewarding human achievement. The world is now the marketplace for American ingenuity, technological know-how and productive ability, with the outlook never brighter for those willing to submit to the order and discipline essential for participation in that system.” – W. Earl Douglas, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. – Alas, the anti-drug laws have made it more profitable for many poor and unskilled black people to participate in the black market trade with outlawed drugs than in the free market for other goods and services. – JZ, 15.12.07. - ACHIEVEMENTS & REWARDS

MARKET: The issue, writes political economist Ludwig von Mises, “is always the same; the government or the market. There is no third solution.” – O’Neill, Ayn Rand, p.48. - As if all forms of government and of markets did already exist and were subject to individual choice, including secession and competition by sovereign consumers and entrepreneurs. - JZ, 2.1.11, 30.10.13.

MARKET: The lesson of history, explained by classical economic analysis, is that disinterested market pressures, under the profit-seeking inducement, provide the only objective, systematic discipline that would dissolve traditional barriers and offer opportunities irrespective of race or colour.” – W. H. Hutt, The Economics of the Colour Bar, 1964. – Quoted in Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon, Not from Benevolence, p.142. – It would do so much faster and more effectively, if it were quite free, e.g. by allowing full monetary freedom and also full exterritorial autonomy to groups of volunteers. These and other potential markets are still either suppressed or simply not yet established. – JZ, 15.12.07. - & RACISM, COLOR BAR

MARKET: The market – instead of power and authority. – JZ, 30.6.80. - The free market has, naturally, its own kind of power and authority, as well as attraction, based upon consent or contract or voluntary membership and consumer sovereignty as well as free enterprise competition. - JZ, 2.1.11, 27.10.13.

MARKET: The market allows free choice.” – Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. – That is, for all peaceful, tolerant, non-violent, non-aggressive, non-victimizing actions, i.e., it allows all others also their kind of free choices, instead of interfering with them. – JZ, 16.12.07. – Alas, it does not, as yet, offer the panarchistic, voluntary taxation and monetary freedom choices as well. Nor does it give individuals a genuine vote on war and peace, armament and disarmament and against xyz monopolies, laws and regulations, e.g. that of the Post Office. Territorial governments do not as yet allow us to practise all our individual rights and liberties. They do not even recognize many of them. – The choices offered even by the proposed “limited” but still territorial governments are still all too limited! – JZ, 14.2.09. – Fully free choice requires also free choice or laissez faire when it comes to competing governmental & societal services, all only for their volunteers. – JZ, 27.10.13. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM!

MARKET: The market allows minorities, as well as majorities, to express their views.” – Prof. Thos Wilson, quoted in THE INDIVIDUALIST, April 76, p.24. – But not yet through e.g. monetary freedom, voluntary taxation and voluntary State membership, i.e. individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, exterritorial autonomy or panarchism or experimental freedom for volunteers under personal laws, without any territorial monopoly claim. – JZ, 14.2.09.

MARKET: The market and individual rights rather than any territorial government. - JZ, 3.5.02. - & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM

MARKET: The market as a whole and in all its details is unknowable to individuals. Only all individuals together, know all of it between them, with each of them knowing only a small segment. The individual on a free market at most remembers and understands some of his own market interactions with others and some of its general and gradually evolved laws, by and by discovered and explained by some. Even the free market choices of his lover, his marriage partner, his friends and his children or grandchildren may still be largely a riddle to him. And nobody really knows all the gadgets that are on offer. Nobody has eaten or drunk every food or drink item that is on offer. Nobody as yet lives long enough for that and may never live long enough. At most he is aware of some of millions of prices and goods and some of hundred-thousands of different jobs. – JZ, 5.12.07. - All of us have time, interest and energy to read only a tiny fraction of all books in existence. - JZ, 2.1.11. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The market can only work its “miracles” when the legislators, regulators, prohibitionists, protectionists, tribute collectors, subsidizers, monopolists and other interventionists get out of its way, sufficiently or completely. – JZ, 20.8.91, 8.12.07. - Or once they confine all their laws and institutions to their voluntary victims. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: the market correlates profits and consumer satisfaction.” – David Osterfelt, THE FREEMAN, 7/76, p.750. - MARKETS, PROFITS & CONSUMER SATISFACTION

MARKET: The Market for Liberty.” – Morris and Linda Tannehill – book title. - The package deal options for very diverse enterprise offers in every sphere, including those presently monopolized by territorial governments, is not sufficiently even discussed there. Those with the anti-capitalist mentality will still perceive this degree of freedom as a "bed of Prokrustes". They are not satisfied e.g. with boycotting McDonalds of Free Trade but want to see it destroyed! A quite free market is suitable only for radical free marketeers. Thus let us have an all-over free market but one which would embody even the restricted markets which all too many statists prefer for themselves - but this only as a matter of individual choice, further limited by confinement to exterritorial autonomy and to individual secessionism. The right to freedom includes even the right to choose various degrees of slavery and serfdom for oneself - as long as one can stand them. - JZ, n.d., & 11.2.09. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: PANARCHISM:

MARKET: the market has become less free with every passing day.” – From leaflet by the Australian Workers Party, called The Bureaucracy, 1975. – Has this trend been stopped in the meantime and, at least, partly been reversed? – JZ, 16.12.07.

MARKET: The market is “heartless”. - So are clocks and yardsticks.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.240. - & HEARTLESSNESS,

MARKET: The market is a democracy in which every penny gives a right to vote and where voting is repeated every day.” – Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.50.

MARKET: the market is a genuine alternative to bureaucratic economics, and not a road to capitalist tyranny.” - Michael Fry, in THE SCOTSMAN on Not From Benevolence by Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon. – It can and should be more than that. It should also be applied as a genuine alternative to whole political, economic and social systems, which  are now imposed by territorial governments. All governmental, societal and communal services, including constitutions, laws, juridical systems, police, penal and defence systems should also be supplied competitively, under exterritorial autonomy, by voluntary communities, societies, competing governments etc., and subject to consumer sovereignty, individual choices or boycotts, expressed initially by individual secessions from territorial States and then by voluntary membership in all kinds of societies, communities etc. – The continued outlawry of these alternatives could even lead to a nuclear holocaust. - JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: The market is a more powerful and more reliable liberating force than government can ever be.” – Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.421. - LIBERATION VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT

MARKET: The market is a natural phenomenon conducted by human beings.” – Helmar Nahr. (Der Markt ist ein von Menschen betriebenes Naturereignis.) – Perhaps one should add that human beings are, largely but not exclusively, also merely products of nature and of forces of nature. – JZ, 6.12.07, 2.1.11. – And not mere creatures of a ghost. – JZ, 27.10.13. - FREE MARKET, MANKIND, GOD

MARKET: The market is a network of trade relationships, and a relationship can only be regulated by regulating the persons involved in it.” - And the driving force behind economic regulations is always coercion and violence. The point of the gun is always the result of any control of the free market. Again The Market for Liberty clearly expressed this, “If people were willing to trade in the manner prescribed by the government planners, they would already have been doing so and the market-regulating ‘services’ of the planners would be unnecessary. Only by forcing unwilling buyers and sellers to act differently from what they would have if left free can government regulate or ‘fine tune’ the economy.” – Linda and Morris Tannehill, The Market for Liberty. – Probably quoted by Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed? Sorry, but my record- keeping and note-taking leave much to be desired. However, I appeal to millions: Correct, add and select! – JZ, n.d., 27.10.13. - FREE MARKET, REGULATIONS & PERSONAL LIBERTY, REGULATIONS, LAWS, VOLUNTARISM,

MARKET: The Market is a problem-solving device. It moves from problem to solution. No money is to be made in creating problems for people – only in solutions to their problems – ways to make their lives easier. (*) The market moves from problem to solution to profit. Where there is no solution, there is no profit. The only hindrance to its operation is dishonesty. - The government’s movement is from problem to problem. Its only method of removing a problem is a dictate, fine or imprisonment.” - THE FREEMAN, Ideas on Liberty, Aug. 77, no author mentioned. - (*) At least some people make money by making and publishing riddles or puzzles or selling them, other by writing and publishing crime mystery stories or organizing parties to “solve” pretended murder cases. – Teachers and professors also live partly from setting problems for their pupils or students. - JZ, 24.12.07. - Moreover, governments and their “representatives” and bureaucratic “public servants” make all too much money and destroy too much freedom by compulsory taxation, amounting to tribute levying or part-slavery or part-serfdom, and via xyz other wrongfully but legally imposed monopolies. - JZ, 2.1.11, 27.10.13. - GOVERNMENT, PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

MARKET: The market is an interpersonal relation of peace and harmony, statism is a relation of war and caste conflict.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Power & Market, p.193. - VS. STATISM, PEACE, HARMONY, WAR, CONFLICT

MARKET: The market is an obstacle course; before I can pursue my bent or aptitude or obsession, I must gain an adequate, voluntary approval or assent! No wishing well, this! My own aspirations, regardless of how determined, or lofty, or depraved, do not control the verdict. What these others - impersonal as a computer - will put up, in willing exchange for my offering, spells my success of failure, allows me to pursue my bent or not. (*) - There are exceptions to this rule, of course. For instance, some of us, who may be unable to win in the market, will, like Van Gogh, face starvation in order to pursue our passions. The threat of starvation, however, is quite a discipline in itself; at least, not much is likely to be uncovered in these circumstances that will destroy life on earth. It takes big financing to do unearthly things.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.75. - (*)  One can also conduct hobbies or enlightenment campaigns at the own expense. - JZ, 22.12.07. Nowadays, digitally, one can do this almost on a shoestring. - While it remains suppressed in all too many ways, we will continue to suffer even under e.g. the NUCLEAR WAR THREAT. - JZ, 2.1.11, 27.10.13.

MARKET: the market is doing the best thing that can be done and doing it fast, automatically, and impartially.” – Dick Sabroff, THE FREEMAN, May 74. – But only to the extent that it is still or already free! – JZ, 11.2.09. -

MARKET: The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.” - Mikhael Gorbachev. - What a reversal of communist party doctrine! - JZ, 2.1.11. - CIVILIZATION & CAPITALISM

MARKET: The market is not merely a better adaptation, but an adaptation to the constant necessity of re-adaptation to ever changing circumstances. – F. A. Hayek, 1980, as reported in MISES DAILY EMAIL of 14.2.09.

MARKET: The market is pluralistic; you do your thing, I’ll do mine.” – Mick Marotta, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 21.8.72. – So are e.g. panarchism and monetary freedom. Without them no market is as yet complete and free enough. – JZ, 14.2.09.

MARKET: The market is simply a shorthand term for the voluntary exchanges that take place between people as they go about improving their economic circumstances.” – Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 10/75. – VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE ENTERPRISE

MARKET: the market is simply what results from the free choices made by individuals without government interference.” – Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, p.44. - Alas, the market IS not yet fully in existence! If only we had already free choices in all spheres now territorially, coercively and monopolistically interfered with by governments - for all those, who do want them for themselves. - JZ, 31.12.10. -  FREE FROM GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE, CHOICES, INDIVIDUALS, FREE EXCHANGE, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

MARKET: The market is so hard to understand for most, in its general effects, because it does not need to be comprehended and properly treated, like a sensitive machine, in order to function sturdily and lastingly. Thus it is quite thoughtlessly accepted and pragmatically used – or, ignorantly and out of prejudices interfered with. – JZ, 20.5.81. – All the complaints that could be rightly raised against all the markets of the past are confined to those aspects or spheres in which genuine free market relationships had not yet been established but were either outlawed or not customary or even remained unknown. How many are fully aware of e.g. the free market as represented by freedom of note issue and free choice of value standards? How many are aware of the many alternatives to the employer-employee relationship? How many are aware that a free market should exist for personal law associations and their political, economic and social institutions and systems? – JZ, 15.12.07. - Any attempt to rule territorially is based on the false notion that any individual or any group would or could know enough to be able to rightfully, rationally and effectively control the affairs of the whole population. A Caesar or Napoleon complex is involved that for private citizen would be sufficient to lead to their commitment to a mental asylum. Instead, the big nuts rule the other ignorant and prejudiced people, all pathological statists, involved in mutual and legalized robberies, or mutual “plunderbundss” (Bastiat) and, unfortunately, the somewhat enlightened and wise people as well, not allowing them to opt out of the messes that inevitably result under this kind of territorialism, nationalism, intolerance or imperialism that predominates even in the best kinds of democracies and republics. - JZ, 2.1.11, 27.10.13.

MARKET: The market is the only democratic judge which does exist in a modern economy.” – Ludwig Erhard. (Der Markt ist der einzig democratische Richter, den es ueberhaupt in der modernen Wirtschaft gibt.) - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The market is the only test for any product, whether it be occultism, Christianity, or babies’ nappies.” – Mark Tier, FREE ENTERPRISE, 9.10.73. – Not the only but the best. – Alas, it is not, except in the long run, the best to evaluate new ideas and talents as soon as possible – until it also embraces a special market for them, like the proposed Ideas Archive and Talent Centre. – JZ, 15.12.07. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, PEACE PLANS 20 & 183, NEW DRAFT

MARKET: The market is the resultant of the freely expressed choices of millions of consumers.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, 132.

MARKET: The market mechanism rests on consent: so long as competition prevails neither producers nor consumers can corrupt others to conform to their will. …” - Ralph Harris, 1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984, p.14.

MARKET: the market mechanism, the system of money (*), prices, and profits. This mechanism ensures that a product will be produced if people are willing and able to pay enough to make its production profitable. There is, however, an alternative way to make these decisions: the market can be scrapped and in its place a central administration or government bureaucracy formed to allocate resources and distribute output. If this authority is used, a product will be produced only if the authority decides that it should be produced. …” - Robert E. Schenk, THE ACADEMIC REVIEWER, Fall/Winter 1973. – (*) the money of monetary freedom, not that of monopoly money with a forced value! – JZ, n.d., & 31.12.10. - VS. BUREAUCRACY & CENTRAL PLANNING

MARKET: The market offers, mostly, competence (in various degrees), while territorial government mostly offers only incompetence in various degrees. Between private suppliers in the market one can pick and choose. Governments offer no such choice [apart from limited emigration and immigration options]. That’s why all present government departments ought to be transformed into non-monopolistic business enterprises, charging only voluntary members or customers for their services. – JZ, 8.6.80. – There should be full consumer sovereignty even towards whole political, economic and social systems, all practised only by volunteers under personal laws and for their own affairs. Territorial law impositions are a relatively new and rather anti-social invention and leads, inevitably, to many man-made crises and disasters on a massive scale. – JZ, 15.12.07, 2.1.11, 27.10.13. - COMPETENCE, INCOMPETENCE, GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SERVICES

MARKET: The market place is a true democracy. Every dollar is a ballot. The people, by their purchases or their refusal to purchase, decide what is to be produced and who is to produce it.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, 131. - We need, urgently, the same freedom or consumer sovereignty and free enterprise for all political, economic and social systems, if mankind is to survive much longer, the presence of "nuclear umbrellas" and “deterrents”. Under this freedom these "weapons" would be gladly disposed of, with almost unanimous consent. Then even more than today, almost everyone would see himself as wrongfully targeted by them. They are certainly not mere tyrannicide devices. - JZ, .1.11. - DEMOCRACY, SURVIVAL OF MANKIND IS AT STAKE, NWT, VOTING WITH ONE’S DOLLARS ON THE MARKET, NUCLEAR UMBRELLAS, DETERRENCE, MASS MURDER THREATS RATHER THAN TYRANNICIDE & RIGHTFUL REVOLUTIONS

MARKET: The market possesses a wisdom unimaginably greater than that of any individual.” – Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, 21. – WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS

MARKET: The market price is the one where the market clears – supply and demand.” – Bob Howard & John Singleton, Rip Van Australia, 251. - MARKET PRICE, PRICING, DEMAND & SUPPLY, PRICE CONTROL

MARKET: The market process (*) gives most people the material and information resources that they need in order to obtain what they want. Hence few things are more irresponsible than the derision of concern with costs by intellectuals who, commonly, do not know how to go about finding out how particular results are to be achieved at the least sacrifice of other ends. These intellectuals are blinded by indignation about that essential chance (**) of very large gains that seem disproportionate to the effort required in a particular case, but that alone makes this kind of experimentation practicable. (***) - It is hence hard to believe that anyone accurately informed about the market can honestly condemn the search for profit. The disdain of profit is due to ignorance, and to an attitude that we may, if we wish, admire in the ascetic who has chosen to be content with a small share of the riches of this world, but which, when actualised in the form of restrictions on profits of others, is selfish to the extent that it imposes asceticism, and indeed deprivations of all sorts, on others.” – F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.104/5. - (*) To the extent that it already exists and is allowed to operate openly and freely! – JZ, 11.2.09. - (**) On this objection see especially Hyacinthe Dubreuil, A Chance for Everybody, well reviewed in Aldous Huxley's Ends and Means. It offers a new approach in its theoretical and practical examination of self-management options via work cooperatives or autonomous group work, in a very decentralized way, within large enterprises. I micro-fiched this book because it is so rarely seen anywhere. - JZ, 22.12.07. – (***) Did they ever reject their large returns if they happened to have written a bestseller? – JZ, 27.10.13. - PROCESS & PROFITS, INTELLECTUALS, COSTS, ASCETICISM, MATERIALISM, DEPRIVATIONS, POVERTY,

MARKET: The market process is ... seen to be a leveling process. In a market economy a process of redistribution of wealth is taking place all the time before which those outwardly similar processes which modern politicians are in the habit of instituting, pale into comparative insignificance, if for no other reason than that the market gives wealth to those who can hold it, while politicians give it to their constituents who, as a rule, cannot. - Ludwig Lachmann Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 6.10.13. - VS. POLITICS, WELFARE STATES, STATE SOCIALISM, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

MARKET: The market reflects the priorities of consumers without the need for any bureaucratic direction.” – David Osterfeld, THE FREEMAN, 3/79. – Good enough consumer information services and credit reference bureaus can also be supplied by a free market. – JZ, 15.12.07. - CONSUMER PROTECTION, BUREAUCRACY

MARKET: The market responds to problems that you or I have, by trying to fix them for a profit. Honest entrepreneurs can only make money by providing their consumers with a product that solves their problems at a price they are willing to pay. - Laissez Faire Capitalism – Facebook, 26.10.13. – PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS, PROFIT

MARKET: The market rewards those who produce what consumers (*) want and punishes those who invest in, and produce the wrong things.” (**) . – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, 35. - (*) already - (**) or the things that consumers do not yet want, because they have not yet learnt to appreciate them. – JZ, 15.12.07. - IDEAS ARCHHIVE, TALENT CENTER,

MARKET: The market steers the capitalistic economy. It directs each individual’s activities into those channels in which he best serves the wants of his fellow-men. The market alone puts the whole social system of private ownership of the means of production and free enterprise in order and provides it with sense and meaning.” - Ludwig von Mises, Inflation and Price Control.

MARKET: The market system makes all men in their capacity as producers responsible to the consumer.” – Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, 16. – The market is so extensive and diverse that no one can come to know all parts of it, just as one cannot be familiar with all scientific facts and with the actions of all human beings. – JZ, 21.5.13.

MARKET: The market was never designed; like the unofficial pathways, it was the product of human action but not of human design.” – Gary North, THE FREEMAN, August 78.

MARKET: The market will always exist. It is the mechanism by which things and services are exchanged. Competition to provide the best product at the best price, this is inevitable and healthy.” - – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.149. - COMPETITION

MARKET: The Market Will Provide.” - Susan Fain, THE FREEMAN, Sep. 1977, p.566. - Yes, if it is allowed to function or: if people are free to use it or, if people do bother to set it up, as in the case of e.g., an Ideas Archive, a Libertarian Encyclopaedia, a Libertarian Library, Complete Libertarian Publishing on CDs, and of full monetary freedom, an ideal volunteer militia, all self-management options. - JZ, 2.2.02. - It could even provide an ideal and comprehensive declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties, if the attempt is seriously made, e.g. online, to provide such a work by very extensive collaboration. I had wrongly assumed that such work would begin spontaneously upon my microfilming and later digitizing over 130 private human rights drafts, as opposed to the governmental ones. But the response to this anthology from the anarchist and libertarian movement was zero. Which indicated, at least to me, that it isn't really a movement yet until it provides e.g. a comprehensive projects list, ideas archive, talent centre, directory, library, bibliography, abstracts and review compilation, refutations encyclopedia and many other resources needed to accelerate the process of enlightenment. One can talk and write much about a free market, without arranging for it, among supposed freedom lovers, sufficient collaboration to tackle and finally finish some or even all of the many still unfinished libertarian tasks. - See my digitized book draft of Jan. 10, New Draft, zipped only 206 Kbs, which I will gladly send as email attachment upon request, until it appears online or on a disc. - JZ, 2.1.10. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The market works, as a problem solver. Bureaucrats don’t. – JZ, 9.5.73. – Trust the market rather than bureaucrats, politicians and laws. – JZ, 7.12.07. - TRUST, CONFIDENCE

MARKET: The market-place method yields more for less labor than individual self-sufficiency does, yet the price it always demands is labor. There is no getting away from that.” – Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.146. – Pre-done labor will, largely, do, in form of savings and investments and an income from that. – JZ, 8.12.07. - Labor has priced itself out of its market in many spheres already. As a schoolboy I used to make some money by hand-delivering a newspaper to postal addresses. Running up and down the stairs of many high-rise buildings made me more fit than I was ever before and later. When I visited the USA in 1990/91, I as impressed by newspaper vendors being largely replaced by automatic vending machines for them at street corners. Admittedly, labor is still needed to fill them. But sooner or later an automatic truck will be able to do that, too. Like some automatic vacuum cleaners, it might also get its power or fuel, automatically stocked up. Moreover, in car and truck production, labor is already largely replaced by automatic machines. Not to speak of parts production for them. - However, why try to distinguish labor and capital as if they were opposites, when capital is largely the result of labor, saving part of its profits, investing it productively and innovatively, with thinking and ingenuity, also an important kind of labor, embodied in machines, robots etc.? Only in the employer-employee relationship have we got an organized antagonism between the two, with each trying to win at the expense of the other. - Unions and Employer associations perpetuate that antagonism, with the help of interventionist legislation. - JZ, 2.11. - LABOR & SELF-SUFFICIENCY, MACHINES, AUTOMATION, LABOR, CAPITAL, PRODUCTIVITY, COOPERATIVES, SELF-MANAGEMENT, LIBERATION AT THE WORKPLACE

MARKET: The market, as the late Ludwig von Mises was fond of pointing out, is democratic in tendency. It tends to provide the greatest number and variety of goods to the greatest number of people. It responds to the most widespread and urgent demands. (*) The market, as such, has no values, no standards, no morality, except such as are fed into it by buyers and sellers. (**) The market is, let us face it, a potential monster, catering to the most debased taste, the most depraved yearnings, and ready to provide the perverted with the means for practising their perversion. (***) - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 9/78, p.550. - - (*) Underlined by me, because it largely responds readily only to these and not to the lonely wishes of isolated innovators, discoverers, inventors or small groups of reformers. - (**) A complete market would also offer all kinds of values, standards and ethical systems and declarations of rights and liberties, all liberation, defence and revolutions programs that have so far been offered, the best refutations, the best definitions, the best wordings etc. - (***) It could also provide the best warnings against all human monsters, and the best methods to resist them and to make them harmless. Leaving this job to territorial governments was, apparently, not effective enough. Possibly territorial governments create more monsters than they eliminate. – JZ, 15.12.07. - DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY, GREATEST GOOD TO THE LARGEST NUMBER, NEW DRAFT, AUTOMATION

MARKET: The market, if free, is intimately personal, renders justice, moves aspirations and satisfactions toward harmony, is humane. State interventionism has opposite effects.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, VIII. - It also has the opposite means and aims. - JZ, 2.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, STATISM, JUSTICE, WARFARE STATE, WAR AIMS

MARKET: The marketplace has many similarities to nature's rainforest and oceanic ecosystems. Left to their own devices, the marketplace and the earth's ecosystems are self-regulating. Neither requires our forceful intervention to establish a holistic balance in which a diversity of complimentary niches can evolve. Aggression in the marketplace or destruction in a natural ecosystem upsets this balance, Some of the niches are destroyed along with their occupants. Diversity is lost. - The "free market" is the name given to describe the marketplace ecosystem when it is free from aggression.” - Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, Healing Our World, chapter 2, Wealth is Unlimited. - Even after millions of years on this planet, mankind still discovers thousands of new species, and expects to find hundreds of thousands and even millions more. Our ignorance in all spheres is still enormous - and coercively and prejudicially expressed by territorial governments, their laws and regulations. They still have the least knowledge and appreciation of even a single species, like human beings in all their varieties and of their genuine individual rights and liberties and thus go on meddling more and more, just like the old and dominating priesthoods. For us, by now, the territorial political hoods are much more dangerous. - JZ, 2.1.11. - ECOLOGY, SELF-REGULATION, SELF-CONTROL, INVISIBLE HAND, NATURAL HARMONIES, ECONOMICS, EQUILIBRIUM, DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, STATISM

MARKET: The marketplace is like an eco-system. The more you interfere with it, the more you upset its delicate balance. Just as an ecological polluter causes misery and suffering, so too does the economic polluter. I believe in keeping both ecosystems free.” - Richard Boddie's Sound bites. - FREEDOM, INTERFERENCES, MEDDLING & ECOLOGY

MARKET: The merit of a free market lies in the fact that it is a natural condition, arising from the nature of man and the reality of this world of scarce and unequally distributed resources. Men didn’t invent the law of supply and demand. They discovered it when they learned how to produce and exchange.” - Robert LeFevre, JOURNAL, Fall 78.

MARKET: The more we allow normal market processes to operate unhampered, the quicker the solution will arrive.” – Bernard H. Siegan, THE FREEMAN, 11/74. - True even in all those spheres normally not considered by most advocates of free markets. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: The most important part of the free market is the part that’s free.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.237. - The other part is not even part of the market but part of statist, territorial, monopolistic and coercive interventions. - JZ, 2.1.11. - FREE MARKET

MARKET: The most serious error businessmen make in defending private enterprise is in failing to demonstrate that free choice is possibly only when there is a free market place. Here again, the case for the free market has a good moral foundation.” – Melvin D. Barger, THE FREEMAN, 4/76.

MARKET: the motive force of all markets – the efforts of individuals to satisfy their desires – the omnipotent, irresistible force which defies all obstructions until satisfied.” – GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/75. – I wish the black market, smuggling and tax avoidance methods and other liberation methods used so far, were already as effective. – Even in totalitarian countries this market force is not completely abolished or suppressed. However, to what extent can it still quite freely operate then and there? Moreover, most individuals do not know, appreciate or use all of their individual rights and liberties or show sufficient interest for them. - JZ, 16.12.07, 31.12.10, 27.10.13.

MARKET: The one great blessing of the market economy is that it encourages every individual to develop his talents, however limited they might be. And it assures each a full measure of value for the much or the little that he has to contribute to the satisfaction of human needs. Thus does a free society inevitably out-produce any other kind, creating more useful things the very abundance of which is the poor man’s assurance of a chance for survival.” – Paul L. Poirot, in FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, Dec. 17 entry, offered by FEE.

MARKET: The only forces determining the continually fluctuating state of the market are the value judgments of the various individuals and their actions as directed by these value judgments. They ultimate factor in the market is the striving of each man to satisfy his needs and wants in the best possible way.” – Ludwig von Mises, Inflation and Price Control, p.3. - The territorial State can, at best, satisfy only its rulers and voluntary victims. They should become reduced to societies, communities and voluntary or competing governments, all without a territorial monopoly, all subject to individual and group secessionism and stiff competition from numerous panarchies and polyarchies, multi-archies etc., all without a territorial monopoly, too. - Then we would, finally and fast, see some significant improvements being demonstrated and then widely and soon copied. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: The past instability of the market economy is the consequence of the exclusion of the most important regulator of the market mechanism, money, from itself being regulated by the market process.” – F. A. Hayek. The Denationalization of Money, p.79. – That monetary despotism is in itself the result of excluding free competition for free enterprises and sovereign computers in those spheres now monopolized by territorial governments. Monetary despotism and tax slavery would rapidly collapse once they are exposed to free competition from governance and societal systems that practised full monetary freedom and voluntary contribution systems for their members. Monetary revolutions and tax strikes could also rapidly lead to the introduction of panarchies, personal law, voluntarism or competing governance in all sphere now monopolized by territorial States. All wrongs are interlinked and so are all rights and liberties. – JZ, 27.10.13. - CRISES, MONEY, FREE BANKING VS. CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM

MARKET: The philosophy of competitive markets is, at root, the same as the philosophy of individual responsibility, which is the conceptual predicate of this book. The free market is the economic counterpart of the liberal society composed of free and responsible individuals.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.236. - To become quite free it should not permit any territorial monopolies by States, societies, communities or corporations. – State membership and subordination should become quite voluntary for all but aggressors and criminals. – Political and social services should also be competitively supplied and freely chosen by members, subscribers, clients, customers or sovereign consumers, voting with their dollars in these spheres as well. - JZ, n.d. & 2.10.07. - FREE MARKET, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, VOLUNTARISM, LIBERAL SOCIETY, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

MARKET: the prices of the market. The whole thing is a communication system which has arisen without man understanding it, but has enabled man to bring about an adaption of every man to millions of events about which he knows nothing.” – F. A. Hayek, FREE MARKET No. 7, p.11.

MARKET: the profit-motivated market economy of private ownership also produces more and better products and services at lower prices than does any other known economic arrangement.” – P. Dean Russell, THE FREEMAN, 2/78. – Various self-management and cooperative systems are also private and can outdo the hierarchical system of the employer-employee relationship. – Nevertheless and alas, they are still not popular. The slave and serf mentality still prevails in that sphere. - JZ, 16.12.07, 11,2.09.

MARKET: the reform proposed is not a minor technicality of finance but a crucial issue, which may decide the fate of free civilization. What is proposed here seems to me the only discernible way of completing the market order and freeing it from its main defect and the cause of the chief reproaches directed against it. – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.100. & MONETARY FREEDOM

MARKET: the self-regulated market … produced an un-heard-of material welfare.” – Karl Planyi, The General Transformation, 3-5. – Just walk through any large shopping center and see what is on offer. Alas, you and the sellers are still confined to the purchasing power provided by a monopolistic central bank. So their sales and your purchases are, as well as your earnings options, are correspondingly limited. A rapid breakthrough could be achieved, simply by allowing these shopping centers to issue their own notes for short-term wage and salary credits, their own wage bills and the payments to their suppliers and to use in this and their prices any better value standard than the one the government presently enforces. One that they themselves can agree upon for their prices, wages, contracts and other debt payment relationships. – Not only the production must be free but also the exchange of the products, services and labor and that means freedom in the supply and use of alternative exchange media, payment methods, clearing avenues and of alternative value standards. – We are still suffering under the monetary system popularized by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - and they proposed it to promote their kind of State Socialism! Even where their system is otherwise largely rejected this part of it is being continued, largely unquestioned, even by those, who consider themselves to be anti-communists! - JZ, 11.2.09, 27.10.13. – If these and other private issuers were to use sound value standards in their notes and accounts, as well as in their pricing, they would no longer be wrongfully blamed by their customers for the inflation undertaken by the government's central bank with its monopoly money and its forced and fictitious value. - JZ, 1.1.11. - MONETARY FREEDOM

MARKET: The sum of all individual markets; the totality of all individual desires compared with the totality of products and services available.” - Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom, p.390. - GENERAL MARKET

MARKET: The ticket of admission for the consumer was money – not skin color, accent, or ideology. The ticket of admission for the producers was money or skill.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.122. - All kinds of exchange and clearing media, tokens, digital accounting and all kinds of self-chosen or agreed-upon value standards should be permissible for this. To confine the "choice" and ability to pay to the flawed and coercive exchange media and value standards of territorial governments is one of the greatest and anti-economic wrongs and mistakes of all present territorial governments and their supporters. All the involuntary victims of it are, unfortunately, also subjected to monetary and financial despotism, both territorially, legally and juridically imposed and upheld. In this respect, too, we need a new kind of Reformation, revolution or liberation. It could be quite non-violent, fast and very profitable to all its participants. But their heads have to be voluntarily reprogrammed first, brain-washing out, painlessly and voluntarily, all their remaining errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions first. A self-learning program for this could be offered online. With its help each could advance at his or her own speed and the progress of each learner could be automatically stated. But to combine all the necessary references for delivering such a service is a task for thousands of interested people, sufficiently and systematically interacting, to provide one or several types of electronic databanks or alphabetized encyclopedias. For each the tool he likes most to use and thinks to be most effective. For the electronic databank effort of Klaus Falke see: - RACISM, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, FREE BANKING HANDBOOK & DATABANK

MARKET: The truth is that we have never seen a free market. Never. And you may being to wonder about this if you care to read the legislation of the past two centuries.” – Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p.165.

MARKET: The ultimate factor in the market is the striving of each man to satisfy his needs and wants in the best possible way. Supremacy of the market is tantamount to the supremacy of the consumers.” - Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.73. - While the entrepreneurs, contractors, cooperatives, tradesmen and professionals work to satisfy the consumers, they are not exactly their slaves, either. - JZ, 2.1.11. – It is a mutually profitable and also voluntary relationship. – JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: The unplanned and uncontrolled market is something of a misnomer. Actually, the market is a reflection of the continuous give and take of numerous participants, each of which is making its own plans and exercising its own controls. This very multiplicity of plans provides the flexibility that regulation lacks. And this is why unregulated markets consistently exhibit superior performance in meeting the needs and wants of consumers.” - John Semmens, THE FREEMAN, 2/78.

MARKET: The view that the free market is a chaotic and non-cooperative activity may also be mentioned. Actually, the truly free and keenly competitive market is a model of sensitive adaptation, automatically, to the ebb and flow of the attitudes, needs, and varying circumstances of the participants. It is anything but chaotic. And its intricate maze of relationships between producers and customers presents the most remarkable example of cooperation, without coercive direction or control, to be found in human affairs.” - W. A. Paton, 20th century economist, quoted by Ruth Dazey in THE FREEMAN, September 1977, p.540. - COMPETITION, COOPERATION,

MARKET: the voluntary market mechanism better serves the ends of society than the methods espoused by the devotees of coercive Big Brotherism.” – Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 74. – But a free market for all kinds of political systems would also serve the various statists very well, by demonstrating to them, through their own experience, that even when they are quite among themselves, all volunteers, and try to apply their beliefs or convictions, philosophy or ideology - among themselves, they are not and will not be very successful, not even under the most favorable circumstances for their system, in the absence of any internal opposition. – JZ, 16.12.07. Whatever is not sufficiently questioned or opposed will tend to be continued, particularly while one can make others bear the costs. – JZ, 27.10.13.

MARKET: The widespread use of the market reduces the strain on the social fabric by rendering conformity unnecessary with respect to any activities it encompasses. The wider the range of activities covered by the market, the fewer are the issues on which explicitly political decisions are required and hence on which it is necessary to achieve agreement. In turn, the fewer the issues on which agreement is necessary, the greater is the livelihood of getting agreement while maintaining a free society.” – Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.24. - DIVERSITY & NONCONFORMISM VS. UNIFORMITY & CONFORMISM

MARKET: The working of the market mechanism forces capitalists and entrepreneurs to produce so as to satisfy the consumers’ needs as well and cheaply as the quantity and quality of material resources and of man power available and the state of technological knowledge allow. If they are not equal to this task, if they produce poor goods, or at too great cost, or not the commodities that the consumers demand most urgently, they suffer losses. Unless they change their methods to satisfy the consumers’ needs better, they will finally be thrown out of their positions as capitalists and entrepreneurs. Other people who know better how to serve the consumer will replace them.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.49. - The same applies to private bankers and other note issuers or clearing centers. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: There cannot be a society until there is a market place, and there cannot be a market place until security of possession is assured.” – Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.88. - Has any territorial government ever sufficiently assured them, instead of infringing this right to a very large extent itself? - JZ, 2.1.10. - PROPERTY, SECURITY & SOCIETY,

MARKET: There exists no more democratic institution than the market.” - J. A. Schumpeter. – However, the general market for daily wanted consumer goods and services, and even for some special goods and services, is not yet good enough for innovators, idea carriers, from talents to genius type people. They require a special market so that their kind of supply can encounter all the already existing or future demand for what they have to offer. – Actors and boxers have realized the benefits of being properly managed and marketed. Why haven’t the creative talents and genius types shown the initiative to establish, cooperatively, a special market for what they have to offer? Have they fallen, too, for the popular fallacy that a free market for all ideas and talents does already exist? They own daily experience, while advocating any unpopular idea, should tell them otherwise. Naturally, if they merely advocate a popular error or prejudice, they do easily run into already opened doors. – JZ, 26.12.07, 2.1.11. – DEMOCRACY, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE

MARKET: There is in the market economy no other means of acquiring and preserving wealth than by supplying the masses in the best and cheapest way with all the goods they ask for.” – Ludwig von Mises, quoted in THE FREEMAN, date? Section: Ideas on Liberty. - Alas, we are not yet free to try to offer and to use for ourselves the best and cheapest political, economic and social systems. How long would any existing government last, with many millions of their remaining voluntary members, if all these members and subjects had the alternatives as their individual choices for themselves? Is e.g. the burden of compulsory taxation popular anywhere? - Statism should be confined to statists, i.e., voluntary victims. There would soon be less and less of them. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: They concede that the market responds to the demands of consumers, expressed by their willingness (*) to pay for what they want, in a much more sensitive and efficient fashion than the political system responds to the demands of voters, expressed by their votes.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.26. - (*) And ability. Which is often lacking under monetary despotism. - JZ, 2.1.11. – ABILITY TO PAY, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING VS. MONOPOLY MONEY, CENTRAL BANKING

MARKET: this earth which could be a paradise, if men allowed it to become a vast market.” – Jim Downard, THE CONNECTION 109, 22.1.83, p.9. – GLOBALISM, ANTI-GLOBALISM

MARKET: This requires the abolition of the territorial monopolies of the present States and their replacement by exterritorial autonomy under personal laws, also called panarchism or polyarchism. – JZ, n.d. & 5.12.07. - A FREE MARKET FOR WHOLE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, WITH NONE OF THEM CONFINED TO ANY TERRITORY – BUT ALL OF THEM CONFINED TO VOLUNTEERS & PERSONAL LAWS ONLY! - PANARCHISM.

MARKET: Those who prefer compulsion, as long as they can be the compellers and not the compelled, tell us we live in a free market economy, which is to blame for all our troubles. Non-market trifles like the 60 per cent. of our money spent by H.M. Government, like the heavy controls on the rest of our spending, like the thousands of regulations and interventions are conveniently ignored.” - Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p.57.

MARKET: Though it may seem a paradox, the economic market is a freer, more democratic market than the political market place.” – Milton Friedman, 1975. – A political market place for alternative political, economic and social systems, not of them requiring or demanding a territorial monopoly for their volunteers, still remains to be established and even to be widely enough seen as rightful, possible and desirable. – JZ, 15.12.07. - How can such a large omission remain overlooked for so long? Well, most libertarians and anarchists know of some other rights or liberties or individual choices and preferences that have been overlooked or suppressed for all too long. If all of them were quite consistent, they would work for the declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and their realization and protection by a suitable private and voluntary organization for this purpose alone. – If there were already a comprehensive libertarian library, bibliography, abstracts & review collection, direction, projects list, ideas archive, encyclopedia and encyclopedia of the best libertarian refutations then such oversights might become rare. – JZ, n.d. & 27.10.13. – NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, HUMAN RIGHTS, SELF-INTEREST, MILITIA, ENLIGHTENMENT

MARKET: Throughout the entire nation, there must be literally billions of daily exchanges, billions of different markets that exist for a moment or a whole day. We call this vast totality of markets the General Market. - The General Market is so big that it’s beyond any individual or agency to be able to keep track of it all. Even if you could somehow comprehend all the desires and availabilities at this moment, your knowledge would be obsolete immediately. Markets constantly change. The satisfaction of one desire leads to the seeking of new things; producers change their activities to production they think more likely to please consumers; and new alternatives become available that change the buying habits of consumers.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.21.

MARKET: To believe that if the market produces certain failures, the politicians can somehow remedy them, is to believe that political life lacks its own pitfalls, that the dynamics of politics or bureaucracy are less susceptible to corruption than are the dynamics of commerce.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.251. - MARKETS, POLITICS, CORRUPTION,

MARKET: To regard “market failure” as sufficient cause for intervention is to make the same mistake as the person who asked to adjudicate in a contest between two musicians, listened to the first, then promptly awarded the prize to the second.” – Ross Parish, QUADRANT, July 78, p.12. – Most of the supposed “market failures” are actually the results of various government interventions, mostly the result of monetary and financial despotism. – JZ, 11.2.09. - MARKET FAILURE, INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTIONISM, MONOPOLIES,

MARKET: To the extent that people are free, the market is operative. And, conversely, to the extent that the market is operative, to that degree are people free.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.150.

MARKET: To the extent that the free market prevails, to that extent is economic life featured by free entry and competition. (*) Reflect on what this means. In addition to the heritage of the ages – the over-all luminosity – these features enormously stimulate and bring to the fore the genius potentially existing among our contemporaries. Thus, it is possible for us to be graced not only by the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of the past but, also, by the considerably untapped ingenuity of the present. The best in everyone is brought forth when the best is required to succeed. The free market brings out the Edison in us!” – Leonard E. Read, The Miracle of the Market, in Champions of Freedom. - If only that were quite true. Firstly, without certain features, like monetary freedom and voluntary taxation, and various self-managements schemes, to replace the employer-employee relationships, the market is economically not free enough. Secondly, not all kinds of markets exist as yet that would greatly help to market new ideas and talents. Anarchists and libertarians should be fully aware of that – because of their prolonged and vain struggle to spread certain freedom ideas and institutions sufficiently. – Only about 4 % of the registered patents are utilized. And how many inventions do never become registered as patents and die with their inventors? - (*) A free market for all kinds of political, economic and social systems would be even better. It would include and offer full economic freedom to those who appreciate it and all kinds of restrictions who do want them for themselves. – Underlining by me. - JZ, 15.12.07 - NEW DRAFT, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE

MARKET: Trust the market for optimal release and flow of energy.” – Leonard E. Read, Liberty, Legacy of Truth, ch.13. – As if the general market had already or ever and anywhere, done full justice to e.g. all the ideas of liberty, peace and justice. – These ideas and their talents and innovators and discoverers need a special market and most of the free marketeers still have to discover that fact. Freedom, peace and justice lovers should become fully aware of that absence, instead of going on to assert or to assume that a free market for their kind of ideas does already exist. They experience daily how hard to impossible it is to market their ideas in the present “markets”, which show an interest for almost anything else but such ideas and talents. – Freedom talents and energies would only be fully released, not only sufficiently publicized, if freedom loving people were free to secede and do their own things for themselves, under their own constitutions, laws and jurisdiction or various non-governmental societal arrangements. – Are they free to do that? If not, then it is nonsense to speak of an already existing free market situation for them. - JZ, 15.12.07. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE CHOICE OF ALTERNATIVES, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

MARKET: Turn the market loose and the nation’s wealth will be maximized.” – Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 5/79, p.296. – Who gives a hoot about the wealth of “the nation”? It is the wealth of individuals that count. – The “nation” or the supposed nation or its supposed “representatives” usually get only in the way of any genuine wealth creation. – JZ, 14.2.09. – NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, BUREAUCRACY, WEALTH CREATION

MARKET: Ultimately, the market will win over imbalances caused by political command.” – Prof. James L. Green, M.M. - VS. POLITICAL COMMANDS

MARKET: Under a competitive and open market system, the individual determines his own life style. One is free or not to buy any product.” Dennis H. Mahoney, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. - Are we free to refuse to buy, with our taxes, any of the services of the territorial government? Are we free to use for our purchases any other exchange medium and value standard that those wrongly prescribed by the government's monetary despotism? - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: Under the sentiments of justice, prudence, and beneficence, … man seeks solutions beyond the institution of the market. Consequently, although the law should not encourage the institution of voluntary associations, it should not discourage them either. (41)” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, p.20. - (41) Smith, The Wealth of Nations, I, 10, 2, p.128. - Why should not the voluntary associations themselves also be considered as parts of a free market, as a market for States, communities, societies and communities? – JZ, 26.9.07. - VOLUNTARY INSTITUTIONS & LAW

MARKET: Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” – Milton Friedman. - As if there were more successes of despotism and tyranny than of Liberty and Rights. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - We have had governmentally controlled "education" for over a century. What is its result in this and many other respects? - JZ, 2.1.11. - DISBELIEF IN FREEDOM, FREE MARKET, FREEDOM, FAITH, BELIEF, FEAR OF FREEDOM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, SCHOOLS

MARKET: Unfree markets are greater accumulators of abuseable resources to the clever and unscrupulous than free markets, hence big business support for regulations and subsidies, as noted by Kolko. Economic freedom and competition strictly limit and reduce profit and distribute wealth most equally.” – P. P. H., THE CONNECTION 150, p.20. - FREE MARKET & BIG BUSINESS

MARKET: Unless an individual is acutely sensitive to all-he-obtains-for-so-little as miracles of the free market – as blessings – he will have no special concern for the free market’s preservation and improvement.” – A remark by LEONARD E. Read?

MARKET: Unquestionably, the millions are unable to see the free market’s accomplishments and potentialities. So remarkable have been its wonders, even when freedom has only been approximated, that most people in their credulity have credited the wonders to everything except the free market: natural resources, fertile soil, friendly climates, expansive frontiers, even the foolish attempt to spend ourselves rich. The free market stands mutely responsible for all the progress we have enjoyed, but with only a few aware of the fact, and still fewer able to explain it.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.50. - We have had as yet not a sufficient market for good ideas and talents and for the best refutations of flawed and false ideas and opinions. Even over 30,000 religions, churches or sects are still spread all over the world, and uncounted ideologies and spleens, including e.g. the ancient astrological myths. Our educational systems need genuine Reformation as much as our political, economic and social systems do. - The technical means for this do already exist. - JZ, 2.1.11. - EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, PREJUDICES,

MARKET: Until a proper and quite free market for ideas and talents becomes finally established many of the best ideas and talents still do not get their best or a sufficient chance. – JZ, 14.1.77, 7.12.07. The notion that a free market for ideas and talents is already in existence is the greatest obstacle for the establishment of this free market. This is not even realized by libertarians and anarchists, although their ideas are usually very poorly represented in the mass media, if at all. – JZ, 7.12.07. - MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT

MARKET: Wanted services and goods are supplied by the market and paid for by the consumers who want them. Unwanted goods and services on the market can be and are refused, one by one and to a large extent, thus not sufficiently paid for and not offered for long. In territorial politics many unwanted services are coercively continued and financed by taxation or inflation and widely distributed among citizens or even forced upon them. Governments, admittedly, do also provide some wanted services, wanted mainly by statists or by people not allowed to provide them for themselves. But they are usually offered only on a monopoly basis, mostly of inferior quality and also “financed” by direct or indirect taxes and the inflation tax, and public debts rather than merely by the people who receive them. These beneficiaries want others to pay their bills. – JZ, 7.10.95, 27.10.13. - In spite of such differences, territorial governments are still more popular than free markets, free trade and free enterprise. Only free consumer choice for ordinary consumer goods and services and some basic liberties like e.g. freedom of information and expression, are widely appreciated and used – by the victims of largely governmentally controlled mis-education. – JZ, 4.12.07. - VS. GOVERNMENT SERVICES, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: We are convinced that when it comes to things people want, the market place can do the job less expensively and better than government can do it. And this includes the job of protecting life and property, providing roads, schools, hospitals, cemeteries, airfields and scores of other things, which governments presently provide. In short, as a substitute for government in doing things which are desirable and necessary, we recommend the market place.” – Robert LeFevre, April 7, 1961, quoted in Carl Watner, LeFevre, p.175, motto for Chapter 17. - VS. GOVERNMENT

MARKET: We shall need the market economy and its incentives for allocating material and human resources in a way consonant with liberty and with free and spontaneous collaboration.” – John Z. Davenport, THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Spring 73, p.157. – We seem to need special free markets for ideas like the anarchist and libertarian ones, for whole political, economic and social systems and for sufficiently publicizing and getting realized even minor innovations, utilizing all of them that are genuine improvements, instead of merely a fraction of them, with the rest being wasted or indefinitely postponed, until rediscovered. – JZ, 16.12.07. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

MARKET: What are usually called the “free market”, “free enterprise”, “free trade” and “capitalism”, are mainly the crippled and chained victims of State interventionism. These victims are still somewhat alive and moving – so they are, quite wrongly, called “free”. One might as well assert that slaves are all free men. – JZ, 11.9.98, 27.10.13.

MARKET: What has been called the democracy of the market manifests itself in the fact that profit-seeking business is unconditionally subject to the supremacy of the buying public. - Non-profit organizations are sovereign unto themselves. They are, within the limits drawn by the amount of capital at their disposal, in a position to defy the wishes of the public.” - Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.112. - The worst non-profit organization is the territorial State. It can and does cause huge losses to everybody. – And it criminally deprives us of some of our most important rights and liberties. - JZ, 15.12.07. - TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

MARKET: What impels every man to the utmost exertion in the service of his fellow man … is, in the market, not compulsion on the part of gendarmes, hangmen and penal courts, it is self interest." - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. – Alas, independent thinkers, reformers, writers, innovators, philosophers etc. have not yet shown the initiative to establish e.g. as special market for themselves, in the form of an ideas archive, and to publish all their writings very cheaply themselves, at least digitally. Do they lack self-interest? Their separate and independent websites tend to be almost as much ignored as their self-published pamphlets and books. – A market demand for them has not yet been developed for them for what they have to offer between them has not yet been published together. – JZ, 26.12.07. - SELF-INTEREST, INCENTIVES

MARKET: When a man like Harold Wilson (or Professor Galbraith) with some kind of economic training scorns what his fellows buy in the market as ‘candy floss’, he reveals his profoundly authoritarian bias of one who thinks himself fit to impose his judgment on others and dictate to them what he thinks is their best interest.” – Ralph Harris, in Right Turn, p.16. - All the "free" offers of territorial Welfare States amount to very expensive "candy floss". - The religion of territorial statism is one of the worst of the lot, never mind its humanitarian pretences. Count the costs and the quality of its services, compared with those a really free market could provide, in every sphere. - JZ, 2.1.11. -

MARKET: When a service is supplied through the market, a wide range of tastes can be accommodated without imposing costs on others.” – E.C. Pasour Jr., THE FREEMAN, 4/77.

MARKET: When an individual finally glimpses the truth: that the market that is free can and will provide everything that is constructive and worthwhile and do it more efficiently, more morally, and with greater abundance than any other method, then he becomes capable of helping to convince others.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 75. – A free market would also provide a voluntaristic framework for the practice of all kinds of political, economic and social systems among their voluntary supporters. Many of them are likely to be enemies of free markets. So the best thing is to let them do, quite freely, whatever they want to do - among themselves, as long as they are willing to go on with this. Some of the most active anti-communists were those who had managed to escape a totalitarian communist system. Obviously, no unfree system should be imposed upon any freedom lover. Not so obvious but likewise true is that no free system should be imposed upon any statist, conditioned to much less freedom than it would provide him with. – JZ, 15.12.07, 27.10.13. - Refugees from totalitarian countries often took at least a few months to adjust themselves to the still all too limited liberties and rights they had in the West. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: When democratic governments create economic calamity, free markets get the blame.” – Jack Kemp - This attitude shows as little honesty and morality as children show when blaming each other, without admitting their own guilt. Towards parents inclined to violence, self-preservation may enforce such behavior. But at least most modern parents are no longer violent in most cases. Children ,who do know this, do probably want to escape a mere scolding or other sign of disapproval. - Anyhow, adults should show more knowledge and judgment. - But the adults were "educated" by governmental systems, too, by teachers paid by the State, in most cases, who are inclined towards State socialism: JZ, 23. 11. 06. - & GOVERNMENTS. - MARKETS & CAPITALISTS ARE USUALLY BLAMED FOR GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTIONS & THEIR CONSEQUENCES,

MARKET: When I say that the complaints of deficiencies in tastes are misplaced when they are directed to the market place, I mean just that. The market place responds to the tastes of consumers with the goods and services that are salable, whether the tastes are elevated or depraved. It is unfair to criticize the market place for fulfilling these desires, when clearly the defects lie in the popular tastes themselves. I consider it a cowardly concession to a false extension of the idea of democracy to make sub rosa attacks on public tastes by denouncing the people who serve them. It is like blaming the waiters in restaurants for obesity.” - Stigler, The Intellectual and the Market Place. -

MARKET: when the market economy of private ownership disappears, human freedom necessarily and automatically disappears right along with it.” – Dean Russell, THE FREEMAN, 2/78.

MARKET: Where is the market where on can find or buy right ideas and right answers to wrong ones, a market everyone can and would trust because every intelligent being has contributed to it and every idea, argument and relevant fact is retrievable from it at will? – JZ, 15.12.76. – The Internet is still very far from having achieved that objective. And so is the WIKIPEDIA. But an ever-growing libertarian electronic encyclopedia and library could go far in that direction. – Where can one currently find together e.g. all proposals for preventing economic crises, ending wars, inflations, mass unemployment and involuntary poverty, all with their criticism and supplements, all thoroughly evaluated? - JZ, 7.12.07. – Almost as much confusion still reigns in these spheres as exists in the sphere of religion. We do not have genuine social sciences as yet. – JZ, 11.2.09. - MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, FREE BANKING HANDBOOK

MARKET: Where there is a free market there is hope for freedom in the future.” Robin Gillespie, Edmonton, Alberta, in OPTION, June 1977. – I rather rest my hopes on a fully free market for all kinds of goods and services being established at least somewhere in the world and thus serving as an attractive and widely reported example for all other countries, e.g. via governments in exile already practising it themselves, in the host countries and proclaiming it as their aim for all the various factions and movements in their home countries. See: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISTIC GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE. – JZ, 15.12.07.

MARKET: Where there is a market, there’s a way.” – Charles Curley, THE VOLUNTARYIST, 4/89. – Compare the old proverb: “Where there is a will, there is a way.” - Experimental freedom, free enterprise and free exchange in every sphere, as well as freedom of association and disassociation and freedom of contract. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: Where there is no market economy, the best-intentioned provisions of constitutions and laws remain a dead letter.” - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. – Let us admit that wrongful territorial constitutions and laws have been practised for all too long. Naturally, they never delivered what their promoters had promised. Can territorial constitutions and laws deliver or protect enough liberty and rights for all subjected to them? – JZ, 26.12.07. – The formal constitution of the Soviets was not too bad – but its “economy”, was still largely based on central planning and direction (misdirection) – and on slave labor! – JZ, 11.2.09, 2.1.11. - ECONOMY, CONSTITUTIONS & LAWS

MARKET: Whether the determination is made by a king or a parliament, it is bound to be subjective and biased in favor of those making the decision, leading to political resentment and friction. Distributive decisions made by the market, on the other hand, while based on self-interest, are at least spread among the largest possible number of decision-makers operating through the impersonal mechanism of supply and demand.” - Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.176. - MARKET DECISIONS VS. POLITICAL & LAW DECISIONS, TERRITORIALISM

MARKET: While government claims a monopoly on the use of force in society (*), the market is nothing more than the nexus of exchanges. (**) Since no (FREE - JZ) exchange can occur unless all parties can mutually agree to the conditions, (***), voluntarism is the requisite of an exchange economy; the market, therefore, is characterized by the absence of power relationships.” (****) – David Osterfeld, in THE FREEMAN, 12/76. - - (*) That is, it claims a right to exclude market services in what it claims to be its rightful sphere, its exclusive turf, its protection racket, although it was never very good or good enough in protecting and defending or even in fully recognizing all individual rights and liberties! - (**) It should also be a nexus of exchanges for the supply and demand for protective services! - (***) None of the “exchanges” of my tribute-payment for a tax receipt got my consent, far less any indirect taxes or tributes imposed upon me! - (****) What is left today of the free market is exactly characterized by the fact that it is subjected to power, to the territorial domination by the State, with its coercive monopoly and power, regarding the political, economic and social system that it prescribes for the whole population of the territory that it has claimed for itself and also for all its monopoly power in international relations, as the supposed “representative” of all its subjects. – Even if, in economics, it prescribed a laissez faire economy for all its territorial subjects (apart from its taxes and various monopoly services or disservices), it would commit an injustice towards all those dissenters, who would prefer some or the other collectivist or communist or socialist economic system or any other economic system for themselves. - JZ, 8.12.07. - MARKETS & TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, STATES, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, COERCION, MONOPOLIES,

MARKET: Who built roads in our earliest American settlements? Who provided electricity when we first became able to harness it? Who developed a medium of exchange that served also as a store of value (money)? The market, that's who. 'The market' is you and me, buying and selling what we want." - Brad Edmonds, 12/09/02, -

MARKET: Why not exercise the one sensible options open to us! No more synthetic curtain; no more authoritarian intervention in economic affairs, no one coercively directing our creative activities! Trust in the market and keep it open – a fair field and no favors.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.104.

MARKET: With our difference in values, I can trade something to you for something I value more. You, on the other hand, will be getting something you want more than what you’re giving up. Each of us improves his situation without hurting the other. - This is a market – a compatibility of values that makes an exchange possible. Literally billions of such markets operate every day – as exchanges are made all over the world. For example, an employee trades his time and effort for something he wants more – money. An employer, meanwhile, trades his money for something he values more – the time and effort of the employee. - These markets provide the only way to know exactly what individuals really want. Only when an individual gives up something he has in an exchange can you know how much he values the thing he says he desires.” - Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom, p.82.

MARKET: With private property, the open market provides each person the broadest opportunities to find exchanges on the best terms possible. The person who wants pleasant employers who will also provide a more relaxed atmosphere can accept a lower money salary. That is why more pleasant working conditions are associated with lower money wages, and riskier, less pleasant work with higher wages. Conversely, a less desired employee can obtain a job by asking for a lower-money wage.” – Armen A. Alchian, Pricing and Society, 8, in IEA paper 17. - At least during the boom of the information technology, pleasant working conditions went parallel with high working incomes. Not all pleasant conditions need be expensive. E.g. already an effective suggestion box scheme, combined with a good enough bonus scheme, can greatly increase productivity and work incomes. - Not to speak of the numerous and self-chosen rather than imposed self-management options, that can be constantly improved further from the bottom, releasing more and more creative energies, until almost anyone in a large enterprise becomes something like an independent contractor or member of a small but autonomous work group with a separate profit and loss account. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARKET: With the collapse of the absolute state and the development of the free-market society, men saw the sudden release of productive energy that had previously no outlet. They saw life made possible for countless millions who could have had no chance at survival in pre-capitalist economies. They saw mortality rates fall and population rates explode upwards.” - Mrs. Young in her manuscript on Ayn Rand, p.12.

MARKET: Within the market society each serves all his fellow citizens and each is served by them. It is a system of mutual exchanges of services and commodities, a mutual giving and receiving. In that endless rotating mechanism, the entrepreneurs and capitalists are the servants of the consumers. The consumers are the masters, to whose whims the entrepreneurs and the capitalists must adjust their investments and methods of production. The market chooses the entrepreneurs and capitalists, and removes them as soon as they prove failures.” – Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.49/50.

MARKET: You are not going to believe this – but the market works best. – Free after a remark by Lanny Friedlander in REASON: “In Defence of Advertising”. – However, that applies only where a special market for some special new product or service is already established. The general market for well known and widely wanted consumer goods and services does not work very well for innovations, discoveries, inventions, reforms, so far appreciated only by a very few. Anarchists and Libertarians should, by now, know all about that. – JZ, 16.12.07.

MARKET: You can’t get the miracle of the market without freeing the market. – JZ, 7.6.79.

MARRIAGE: A good marriage requires a minimum of agreement and an armistice regarding the rest. – JZ, 16.3.06.

MARRIAGE: A good marriage requires not only mutual affection but also mutual tolerance. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: A good marriage takes his or her ways into consideration. – JZ, 16.3.06.

MARRIAGE: A good marriage, too, requires often patience, tolerance and hard work – because we are so very diverse critters. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: A man who marries a woman to educate her falls a victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.” – Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927.

MARRIAGE: A marriage based only on sexual attraction is not likely to last longer than that attraction. – JZ, 16.3.06. Lifelong partners need more than that to keep them together. – Marie von Ebner Eschenbach once said that “common mental activity binds people more strongly together than the ties of marriage”. – Naturally, that is only one of the possibilities for making a marriage last. – Sexual attraction should be just one of the attractions and ties involved. - JZ, 1.11.07. According to some reports the biochemically and naturally and involuntarily induced mutual attraction of “love” expires usually after a few months and after ca. 7 years at most. It is simply not enough for a marriage to last happily enough for decades. – JZ, 7.11.07, 11.2.09.

MARRIAGE: A marriage should not only be emotionally but also socially and economically satisfying. Common interests and hobbies do help. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: A woman marries a man with the ridiculous belief that she can change him; a man marries a woman with the native idea that she will continue to be the same.” – Laurie Peak, in READER’S DIGEST, 3/75. – Probably the greatest change in married women takes place during their pregnancy and while her children are small and require much of her attention. That is a quite natural result of these conditions but husbands like me, when they are also still young, are often quite insufficiently prepared for it. – JZ, 11.2.09.

MARRIAGE: Accordingly we have three forms of marriage, which in the main correspond to the three principal stages of human development. For the period of savagery, the group marriage; for barbarism, the pairing marriage; for civilization, monogamy supplemented by adultery and prostitution. Between the pairing marriage and monogamy there intervened, at the highest stage of barbarism, the right of men to female slaves, and polygamy.” - Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), The Origin of the Family (1894). - All forms of marriage are right, when freely contracted by adult and rational beings and when they may be freely ended by one of the participants for herself or for himself. - JZ, 26.11.02. - To that extent free choice of marriage contracts is the smallest equivalent to fully developed panarchism or polyarchism. - JZ, 1.1.11. - DIVORCE, PANARCHISM, SESESSIONISM

MARRIAGE: All enforced marriages are wrongful and void upon demand by the victim, who would also have a claim to indemnification. – They are especially wrong when minors are the victims. – No enforced “consent” or oath should legally or morally count in this sphere, either. - JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: An exclusive relation of one or more men to one or more women, based on custom, recognized and supported by public opinion, and where law exists, by law.” – Lord Avebury, Marriage, Totems and Religion, 1911.

MARRIAGE: As to marriage, I think the intercourse of heart and mind may be fully enjoyed without entering into this partnership of daily life.” – Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Letter to her sister, 1848.

MARRIAGE: At every party, there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble it, they are usually married to each other. – Ann Landers, READER’S DIGEST, 10/08, p. 75. – JOKES

MARRIAGE: Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t, they’d be married too.” – H. L. Mencken, 1880-1956. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.44. - WOMEN & LOVE, BACHELORS, JOKES

MARRIAGE: Better to come from a broken home than to live in one. – JZ, 21.3.87. – Meaning, living in one where the “war of the sexes” goes still on - in an almost daily battle. – JZ, 4.12.07. - & CHILDREN

MARRIAGE: But the main purpose of marriage will compel us to revise the institution so that we shall not waste any useful woman, especially if she is a woman of notable ability. It is a significant fact that there are no 'unwanted women' in polygamous countries. These derelicts are to be found only in countries which are monogamous; and they represent, less today, perhaps, than formerly, sheer waste of mother-power. Even as things are, the 'unwanted woman' is still doomed to lead a solitary life, unless she has an illicit lover, and can contemplate old age and retirement only with dismay.” - St. John Ervine, Bernard Shaw His Life, Work and Friends, p. 424 (1956). In this comment on Shaw's play, "Getting Married”, Ervine summarizes one of the arguments in Shaw's lengthy preface to the play. - In private marriages the right to separate oneself from them is as important as the right to engage in them. In affiliations with public bodies, communities and societies as well as with States or governments the same rule applies. The right to disassociate or withdraw from them is as important as the right to join them and remain in them. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MARRIED LIFE, FAMILY, MONOGAMY, POLYGAMY, GROUP MARRIAGES, DIVORCE, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

MARRIAGE: By all means marry; if you get a good wife you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates, 469-399 B.C. – Andrews Quotes, p.382. – JOKES, HAPPINESS, PHILOSOPHY

MARRIAGE: can be compared to a cage: birds outside it despair to enter, and birds within, to escape.” – Montaigne, Upon some verses of Virgil, in: Essays, 1580-1588. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Costly marriage ceremonies, receptions and celebrations: Why start a marriage with a great financial loss just to entertain a lot of friends and relatives? The main task of the new couple is to entertain themselves or to work together on a common project. The marriage costs would often suffice for a down-payment on a house or a honeymoon trip around the world. Unless money would not really matter for the new couple, they would be advised to spend it rather upon themselves. – If friends and relatives want to celebrate with them – let them buy tickets, to this performance, properly priced! – That would keep the crowd down to those, who are really interested! – I have a grand daughter in mind, who is getting married this October. - JZ, 11.2.09.

MARRIAGE: Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married state. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs.” - Thomas Fuller. - MARRIED LIFE, FAMILIES, HAPPINESS, LIFE

MARRIAGE: End human sacrifice! Don’t get married!” – The 1975 Down Under Calendar. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Even if we take marriage at its lowest, even if we regard it as no more than a sort of friendship recognized by the police.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, 1830-1894. – Andrews Quotes, p.391. – OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED & CERTIFIED MARRIAGES

MARRIAGE: Getting married is an expensive way to have an affair.” – Joke heard on radio, 13.11.76. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Half the human race can change its name and sometimes its nation without suffering – at least half! All women!” – Jean Giraudoux, Siegfried, 1928, p.3, tr. Phyllis La Farge with Peter H. Judd. – Contractual changes should become possible for all individuals, in all spheres, especially those still territorially monopolized by governments. – JZ, 13.12.07.

MARRIAGE: He says marriage demands commitment and compromises he is simply unwilling to make. “The arrangement is not worth it.” The consultations, the planning, the restrictions of mutual living he finds intensely irksome. “People are great but only on a temporary basis. Togetherness is a time-consuming thing. It consumes productive time, because other people just want to use up your time. Living together is like being on parole. You have to report in each day.” – John Andrews, NATIONAL TIMES, 24.2.75. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: He who marries changes.” – German proverb. – Marriage all too often assumes no change will occur or only a change in the same direction or a complementary change – which is a somewhat utopian expectation that is only rarely fulfilled. – JZ, 3.11.85, 10.7.86.

MARRIAGE: How often are the minds of husbands or wives claimed also, instead of merely their bodies?” – JZ, 14.8.82, 16.12.07.

MARRIAGE: I came, I saw, she conquered.” – Robert Heinlein.

MARRIAGE: I cannot recall who said: “Marriage is a well-nigh perfect institution; but very few are fitted to practice it.” – Charles R. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: I think we ought to legalize both polygamy and polyandry.” – Mack Reynolds, Trample An Empire Down, p.62.

MARRIAGE: I was married once myself, and I do not wish to see another innocent fellow take that same hard road. -Wilbur Smith, The Triumph of the Sun, Macmillan 2005 edition, p.363. – Marriages come in all sorts of forms, official and private ones. Not all of these forms are suitable for all kinds of people. If one form is forced upon all, the largest number of marriage partners will become dissatisfied. If all forms can be freely chosen from and also dissolved without too many difficulties and costs and without doing an injustice to one or the other partner, then the marriage satisfactions will become maximized. – In other words, freedom of contract also in this sphere. But this also implies the fulfillment of obligations that one has undertaken and that should be fulfilled. E.g. the taking care of offspring. Not leaving the former marriage partner poor, helpless and sick. – There should be a guide to dozens to hundreds of forms of marriage contracts – and freedom for all to choose between them - JZ, 19.2.13. – Freedom for all sorts of marriages, with and also free divorce from all kinds of governments, societies and communities, as long as none of them claims a territorial monopoly! – JZ, 22.5.13. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: If one knows that one’s marriage will last indefinitely only by mutual consent and that it would otherwise automatically end after a relatively short period, say, for instance, after 5 years, then there are two options. If one wants it continued, one will be on one’s best behavior, in order to get the partner to agree to another prolongation. If one does not want it continued indefinitely, then at least it will not be turned into a prolonged prison sentence for both or a continuous battle for all too long. At least towards the end of one agreed-upon period those partners, who still like each other, will tend to woo each other like they did in the beginning, hoping to gain the partner’s consent to a prolongation or re-marriage at the end of the period, just like politicians try, before elections, to give a favorable impression of themselves. But after 5 years the partner should have learnt to know whether only a false front is put up or mere promises are advanced - that will not be kept, once again. – Since people change over time, sometimes in different directions, it is too much to expect life-long marriages of all people. – Anyhow, the existing divorce options do already put a time limit on many marriages. Most kids are better off without their parents still living together - but continuously fighting with each other. However, I hold that kids, up to a certain age, have the right to insist that both their parents stay close enough for easy, cheap and frequent visits, if they have been good or bearable parents. Otherwise they would merely have to pay for child support and the further away they would live the better. – If both parents show a continuing and genuine love for their children - then the separation of the parents will not matter greatly to the children. - JZ, 23.10.07. - CONTRACTS, TIME-LIMITED, CHILDEREN'S RIGHTS, FAMILY OBLIGATIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

MARRIAGE: If only they understood that they don’t buy you with the marriage certificate!” – Wilbur Smith, The Sunbird, p.214.

MARRIAGE: If you have a marriage license, what do you have permission to do now that you did not have permission to do before? Who gave you that permission, and where did they get the authority to give you that permission in the first place?" - Michael Badnarik - At least in Germany, until the Middle Ages, formal marriages did not exists. Couples simply declared, in a common meeting place, e.g. a local market, that from then on they intended to live as man and wife. I believe this custom was reported by Gustav Freitag in his “Bilder aus der deutschen Vergangenheit”. - On the other hand, in all too many countries, also in Germany, we had all too many "arranged" marriages, supposedly in the interest of the extended family and its status. These families considered their members as property, just like territorial politicians consider their subjects. Even minors and pre-puberty children were thus and in some countries still are forcefully married and for both, males and females, a degree of sexual mutilation is still religiously or customarily engaged in, in all too many countries. Oh, how civilized and advanced we already are! - Once-sided divorce or individual secession should always be an option, but obligations towards the offspring should remain. - JZ, 2.11.10.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage one never quite gives up on each other but keeps trying, lovingly, considerately, tolerantly, acceptingly, neither scolding, shouting nor fighting. – Is that really too much to ask for? – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage people strive together. In a bad one they go into different direction, come to hate and fight each other, even to kill each other. It should be dissolved in time. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage the partners at least try to somewhat live up to the other’s hopes and expectations. It is a cooperative striving for a degree of success via self-improvements. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage the partners really listen to each other and fully respond to each other, as if they were their best marriage counselors. They, actually, are. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage you add to each other rather than subtract from each other. – Free after a remark I read somewhere, many years ago. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage you will have to “cop it sweet” for the occasional difficulties, or you and it will go sour or even bitter. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In a good marriage, as opposed to one-night stands, one has to be able to stand each other for years or even decades and to love - instead of regret - one’s offspring. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: In diverse panarchies and polyarchies also diverse systems of marriages are likely to become practised under their personal laws. – JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Is there enough sex and love after marriage or, all too often, only the usual routines? – JZ, 27.5.88, 6.12.07. People held together via some compulsion get either bored, fed up or merely habituated to this situation. – Would not marriages, like political associations, be much more attractive and lasting if any desired variety of them would be possible for their voluntary participants? A uniform and imposed marriage and family law does do a great wrong to all its victims. - JZ, 6.12.07. - SEX & LOVE

MARRIAGE: Is there life after marriage?” – Sydney Tech graffiti, reported in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 28.4. (76?).

MARRIAGE: It doesn’t much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else.” – Samuel Rogers, 1763-1855. – Andrews Quotes, p.392. – JOKES, MARRIAGE: POT LUCK

MARRIAGE: It is so far from being natural for a man and woman to live in a state of marriage that we find all the motives which they have for remaining in that connection, and the restraints which civilized society imposes to prevent separation, are hardly sufficient to keep them together.” – Samuel Johnson in Boswell’s Life of S.J., March 31, 1772.

MARRIAGE: It is wrong for two people to live as one. Should one die, the survivor would, therefore, be only half a person.” – P. K. Shaw. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.” - John Stevenson. - Somebody said: Marriage should add people to each other, not subtract them from each other. - Marriages should be free exchange, too, organized or spontaneous teamwork not organized and emotional strife and antagonism. It should express forms of self-management, partnership and cooperation rather than the employer-employee or master and slave relationship. - It is essential that individual sovereignty remains preserved in it, ultimately via individual secessionism or divorce. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MARRIED LIFE

MARRIAGE: Mankind as a whole has practised many forms of marriages and free people should remain free to continue to do so, with certain exceptions, like e.g. the burning of live widows together with their dead husbands, people not being property. – JZ 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage … signifies the chaining of two beings under pain of penal sanction, which implies that, short of this sanction, affection would not suffice to maintain the official family.” – Parat Javal, Free Examination, 1903.

MARRIAGE: Marriage as a mutual idolization attempt is mostly a failure. Seen up close for a long enough time, when the initial part-blindness is over, the idol is usually revealed as being all too human. The other has largely to be accepted and tolerated with all his or her human foibles and flaws, without a constant and irritating effort to change him or her for the better. Unless, of course, he is a wife- or child basher. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage by its best title is a monopoly, and not of the least invidious sort.” – Charles Lamb: A Bachelor’s Complaint of the Behavior of Married People, London Magazine, Sept. 1822.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is a club”, Robinson laconically proclaimed: “Now I have got you; if you try to get away, I will club you.” – John Beverly Robinson, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.186. – Reichert added: “To make compulsion under law the cement which binds couples together is to render marriage a form of human slavery. How much more satisfactory it would be if people were left to their own devices. Were force eliminated from the marriage scene, only people who truly loved each other would remain joined together, thereby making the institution a joyful one rather than the miserable hell it now so often is. In answer to those who pessimistically prophesied the end of all normal sexual relations, Robinson, with the faith in man’s social nature which is characteristic of all anarchists, asked: “Is it possible, if people ever loved each other, that they would leave each other lightly!” Happily joined to a woman in his own personal life, John Beverley Robinson … “ - Even among animals we do find some monogamous relationships. We should expect some to many among humans, but certainly not in all of them, no more so than among all other animals. Much of the Old Testament also takes e.g. polygamy for granted. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.” – Madame de Rieux: Epigram.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is a lottery, but you can’t tear up your ticket if you lose.” – F. M. Knowles, A Cheerful Year Book.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is a quite basic and mostly voluntary association, based on a largely prescribed form of contract and as such of some interest to libertarians. – JZ, 15.11.85. - Naturally, most libertarians would wish to see full contractual freedom at least in this sphere, although not yet when it comes to all forms of political, economic and social associations, and systems or panarchism or polyarchism. There each group still tries to territorially impose the system it prefers upon all dissenters. – JZ, 13.12.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? - Groucho Marx, quoted in TIME, Nov. 29, 2010, p.4. - MARRIAGE: Marriage is a fine institution. But who wants to be in an institution? - Phillip Adams & Patrice Newell, The Penguin Book of More Australian Jokes, 1996, p.402. - Alas, in its 510 pages there were only two, which appealed to me. This one and one under God, starting with: "Even those who …" - Thus I will give away this volume, saving space. - It cost me only 10 cents. Will libertarians be able and willing to provide an as thick volume of libertarian and enlightening jokes? - JZ, 26.4.11. - MARRIAGE: Marriage is an institution – but who wants to live in an institution?” – Quoted in DAILY MIRROR, 12.11.76. - & INSTITUTIONS

MARRIAGE: Marriage is also the promise of mutual acceptance, tolerance, and mutual cooperation, and the keeping of that promise– JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.” – Bertrand Russell, Prostitution, Marriage and Morals, 1929. - & PROSTITUTION

MARRIAGE: Marriage is law, and love is instinct.” – Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893. – Andrews Quotes, p. 391. - LOVE & LAW

MARRIAGE: Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.” – Michael de Montaigne, 1533-1592. – A. Andrews Quotations, p. 288. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Marriage is like a grind stone. It either polishes a human being up or it wears him or her down. – Free after a proverbial saying on life. – JZ, 16.3.06.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is not made for everybody, nor attractive to everybody, nor good for everybody who embarks on it.” – Edward Westermarck, The Future of Marriage in Western Civilization, 1936.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is nothing but a three ring series: First the engagement ring, then the marriage ring, then the suffering.” – From old film on Channel 9, 22.9.79, 12.30 pm. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.” – George Bernard Shaw.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is slavery to the woman and slavery to the man.” – From film on TV, channel 7, On Moonlight Bay.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is such a convenience, now and then.” – Edgar Pangborn, The Company of Glory, GALAXY, 10/74, p.136. – JOKES, “HOLY MATRIMONY”

MARRIAGE: Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.” - Louis Anspacher. - Other forms would also fall under freedom of contract between mature people. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MARRIED LIFE

MARRIAGE: Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.” – Voltaire, 1694-1778. – Andrews Quotes, p.392.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is the tomb of love.” – Casanova, quoted in READERS DIGEST, 10/77.

MARRIAGE: Marriage is the world’s most expensive way of discovering your faults.” – Franklin Jones, quoted in READERS DIGEST, 10/77.

MARRIAGE: Marriage means trying to tackle the ups and downs and the ins and outs of life together, sharing its joys and its pains. But mere pity or sympathy are not enough to hold it together. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage requires a lot of mutual tolerance, even when only two persons are involved with each other. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07. – All this “good” advice comes from someone, whose marriage lasted only a few years, but at least it produced 3 bright sons. – JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage to be a free individual and a couple’s common choice among the greatest variety of marriage contracts. One form will never quite suit all couples or all multiple partnerships of this kind. It should never resemble a life-long and prescribed prison sentence for innocents. – JZ, 14.7.94, 4.12.07, 11.2.09.

MARRIAGE: Marriage was a forgotten institution. … free people had no property rights in each other.” – Poul Anderson, The Corridors of Time, p.127. – However, even in this sphere, choice, voluntarism, freedom of contract and association should prevail. – JZ, 21.5.13.

MARRIAGE: Marriage, all too often and all too soon, tends to replace mutual excitement by mutual boredom. – JZ, 20.3.03. – It should never be conceived and practised or legislatively enforced as being “forever” or a life-long commitment – The practice of time-limited marriages was a step in the right direction. But it still limited marriages to two partners in most countries, as if this would be the only rightful and voluntaristic option. – It should, as a rule, not be more than an automatically time-limited and voluntary mutual indenture with a renewal option by agreement. – Panarchists would mostly favor full panarchistic freedom for all kinds of marriages, even if they, for themselves, would prefer only the conventional monogamous and unlimited marriage form. - JZ, 22.10.07. - PANARCHISM

MARRIAGE: Marriage, like friendship, or even a lasting business relationship, requires some effort and work. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage, unless it embraces free contract options, suitable to all its partners, is, at least to some extent, an officially sanctioned prison cell or cage for those involved, however many or few are involved in it. - JZ 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriage: a verdict.” – In Andrews Quotes, p.293.

MARRIAGE: Marriage: first rapture. “Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs.” – Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661. – (They are, probably, silent as a defence measure for their offspring. – JZ)

MARRIAGE: Marriage: prison. “Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the chain were broken and the prisoners left free to choose, the whole social fabric would fly asunder. You cannot have the argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in? If he is not, why pretend that he is?” – Don Juan, Man and Superman, by George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950. – Andrews Quotes, 392. - PRISON, SLAVERY & FREEDOM

MARRIAGE: Marriage: the gamble. “Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; you only lose what little stock you had before.” – William Wycherley, 1640-1716. – Andrews Quotes, p.390.

MARRIAGE: Marriages are, usually, the smallest voluntary associations. Even though, under territorialism, they are not formally autonomous but officially subject to territorial laws, police forces and jurisdictions, as long as they do not expose or call attention to themselves, in some way or the other, to these outside forces, they can rule and regulate their internal affairs as they please, under their own personal rules and laws, so to speak, in all their own “black market” transactions, under cover or in privacy. Thus they are also of some general interest to panarchists and polyarchists. – Ideally, all forms of marriage contracts should even be officially allowed. Excepting only those, which put one party into an enslaved position, permanently, without a secession, divorce, separation or opting out opportunity. – Indemnity at least for physical abuses should always be claimable, preferable before a previously agreed upon adjudicator. – Individual secessionism or divorce is especially important for these relationships as well. It should always be possible, as long as both sides keep their commitments to their minors. That might require that they do not remove themselves from their minor children for long periods or distances. – The children have a right to insist that both parents remain within their reach – unless they have been child abusers. – Parents should not be free to divorce themselves from such obligations. – However, at least by now telephone, email and computerized live contacts are possible, not only letter exchanges. - Enough preaching for this morning! - JZ, 1.11.07. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, MARRIAGE LAWS & JURISDICTION, BLACK MARKET MARRIAGE CONTRACTS, LIVING TOGETHER, DE FACTO MARRIAGES

MARRIAGE: Marriages conceived or legislated and interpreted as a mutual monopolization are, mostly just another recipe for marital disasters. – JZ, 13.3.06. – Only few people seem to be able and willing to be quite faithful to their marriage partners, all their lives and to “love and cherish” them all the time, never abusing them, verbally or physically. – JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriages conducted all too much as a mutual correction effort becomes a prison institution and makes escape attempts likely. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriages should be life-expanding and not dead-end roads. – JZ, 6.1.91. – Or life-confining. – JZ, 11.2.09.

MARRIAGE: Marriages should be no exceptions from freedom of contract. – JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marriages, among other things, are just an economy measure and as such they should be quite free. – JZ, 13.3.06, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Marry a second time and you get a new leash on life.” – E. J., quoted in: READER’S DIGEST, 10/77. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.” – William Penn, 1644-1718. – Andrews Quotes, 60. - & BREEDING, CHILDREN

MARRIAGE: Monogamy is having one wife too many.” - Poly-Anonymous. – Andrews Quotes, p.392. - & MONOGAMY, JOKES

MARRIAGE: Monogamy leaves a lot to be desired.” – Nigel Rees, Graffiti 2. – Probably the 4 wives allowed to Muslims might say the same about their marriage to only one man. Not to speak of the inmates of harems or Sultans. – JZ, 16.12.07. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Monogamy should be an option, not a demand.” – Nat Hall, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 73, p.39.

MARRIAGE: Most marriage run probably better when money is rather scarce than when it is really abundant. – JZ, 29.4.83. – A case of “Do no lead us into temptation”? – JZ

MARRIAGE: Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other.” - Ian Fleming in "Diamonds Are Forever", 1956, p.162. – I believe that Marie von Ebner Eschenbach made a similar statement long before him. – Well, in a fire even diamonds, a form of carbon, burn up, in spite of their hardness. - JZ, 17.11.02. - In consistent pluralism or panarchism the diverse groups are no longer forced to fight to try to dominate each other, in the attempts to achieve their own ideal, as they are under territorialism (in election campaigns, party strife, faction struggles), but are exterritorialy autonomous, free to do their own things (each party wins rule over its supporters), and thus, like the different sports clubs and churches, tend to leave each other sufficiently alone, apart from freely trading with each other, so that, in spite of their differences, they do form a harmonious and peaceful whole society. Individual sovereignty, expressed by voluntary marriages, respect for the marriage partner and voluntary divorce, makes for optimal and peaceful relationships, even if these do not last forever, because people do change and over their life-span often engage in different relationships with different people. - JZ, 17.11.02.

MARRIAGE: Most married people don’t grow together but rather merely live and die together. – JZ, 30.12.78, 16.12.07.

MARRIAGE: My marriage has gone marvelously from the word ‘Go’. I can’t think why I didn’t say it earlier.” – One drinking companion to another, pictured in AUSTRALASIAN POST, 3.8.78. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: No more forced marriages with any government, army, union or school. No more compulsory associations. Each individual to be free to divorce himself from any of them, by one-sided declarations, and to join or establish any alternatives that may take his fancy. Excommunication of disagreeable members is, naturally, also an option for the voluntary members of any autonomous minority group or protective association. Panarchism is nothing but the freedom to disassociate and to associate – consistently applied in the last spheres where it is so for not realized, namely in politics, economic and social relations. – JZ, 1986, 2004. An in the conventional and legalized monogamic marriage. – JZ, 28.10.13. - FOR ALL, COMPULSORY ONES, WITH TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, WITH NO DIVORCE OPTION? SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL, DISASSOCIATION.

MARRIAGE: No particular form of marriage is any holier than any other form of marriage. But all forms of marriage, to the extent that they are based on coercion or compulsion are wrong. – JZ, 12.3.95. – Almost all forms of it have already been tried during history, at least somewhere and all should be subject to freedom of contract rather than government laws. – JZ, 4.12.07.

MARRIAGE: Non-marriage: A love relationship in which no attempt is made to merge property, uncommon interests, or decision-making authority.” – Harry Browne: How I Found Freedom …”. p.391. LOVE, OPEN MARRIAGE, INDEPENDENCE, SUBORDINATION

MARRIAGE: Second Marriage: “Alas! Another instance of the triumph of hope over experience.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784. – Andrews Quotes, p.392.  HISTORY, HOPE, EXPERIENCE, JOKES

MARRIAGE: Should marriage vows, in the long run, be more relied upon than the promises of politicians? – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07. - VOWS & POLITICIAN’S PROMISES

MARRIAGE: Should marriages be considered to be just temporary political coalitions? - JZ, 16.3.06. - If that is the will of those involved, so be it. – JZ, 1.11.07. - TEMPORARY COALITIONS

MARRIAGE: Since people change, not always for the better or in the same direction, marriages should be time-limited as a rule, like the limited office period of a politician, but there should be no limits on the number of renewals agreed-upon. – JZ, 1.11.07.

MARRIAGE: Since the purpose of nature in giving us the sex drive is to assure enough offspring and thus the continuance of the species, the relevant question is: Which form of marriage or pairing or love relationship is the best one for the offspring? And that form may not be the same for all the different kinds of people. Elephants, as I saw in a recent documentary, solved the problem their way: The females and their young ones stay together in a herd. The bulls are driven out after they have impregnated the females and the females are no longer in heat. Have all forms of marriages been sufficiently studied and compared with each other, with this purpose in mind? And this for all the different kinds of people? – JZ, 11.2.09, 2.1.11.

MARRIAGE: Someone once said that marriage is not a word but a sentence.” – David Frost, quoted in THE BULLETIN, 16.9.73. – Also a Badge-A-Minit slogan. – “Take it from me, marriage isn’t a word – it’s a sentence.” – From King Vidor’s silent film THE CROWD, 1928.

MARRIAGE: Stability in marriage can be a living death.” – Mrs. Vera Mace, marriage guidance expert.

MARRIAGE: State membership and State subordination or self-government should be as voluntary as they are in a good marriage and also subject to divorce, not only by consent but also one-sidedly, by individual secessionism. Individual sovereignty is still involved in marriages, not only in contracting them but also ending them. Legalized conscription is not rightful in this sphere, either, for either of the marriage partners. Nor are penalties on “desertion”. However, economic and insurance promises that are involved in the marriage contract, freely concluded, must be kept, including care for their children and sick and crippled partners. In the latter case it would be wise to take out an insurance contract rather than attempt self-insurance only, unless one is really rich. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSION & DIVORCE

MARRIAGE: The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it, sometimes three.” – Alexander Dumas, 1803-1870. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.74. – A CHAIN , IMPRISONMENT, SLAVERY, JOKES

MARRIAGE: The cohesion of a family by force is the legal consecration of the right of reciprocal oppression.” - Parat Javal, Free Examination, 1903. - & FAMILY

MARRIAGE: The concept of two people living together for 25 years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.” – A. P. Herbert, NEWS CHRONICLE, 1940.

MARRIAGE: The degrees of communism practised there would rarely if ever work in larger associations, least of all under territorial governments. - JZ, 26.11.02. - & FAMILY COMMUNISM

MARRIAGE: The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents, and none of the incidents as disasters.” – Harold Nicholson, READER’S DIGEST, 10/85.

MARRIAGE: The greatest sacrifice in marriage is the sacrifice of the adventurous attitude toward life: the being settled.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950. pref., Androcles and the Lion, 1912. - Andrews Quotes, p.392.

MARRIAGE: The institution of marriage makes a parasite of women, an absolute dependent. It incapacitates her for life’s struggles, annihilates her social consciousness, paralyses her imagination, and then imposes its gracious protection, which is in reality a snare, a travesty in human character.” – Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love, 1910.

MARRIAGE: The marriage vow is an absurdity imposed by society.” – Armantine Dudevant (George Sand), Jaques, 1834. – It raises unrealistic expectations of mere human beings. – It would, even if it were quite voluntarily engaged in. People change. Thus time limits on contracts, as on laws, do make sense. - JZ, 12.12.07.

MARRIAGE: The more civilized people become the less capable they seem of lifelong happiness with one partner.” – Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals, 1929, X. – Because then all the more diversified they become in their interests and activities, even during their marriage and in ever shorter periods. – JZ, 10.7.86. – The divorce statistics seem to bear that out. But then in most countries a uniform marriage law is imposed and numerous popular prejudices still uphold that each marriage partner has a full monopoly claim and at least equal decision-making rights and power on the activities of the other partner, which leads inevitably to many unnecessary clashes. Under full contractual freedom and appreciation of individual differences and of the possibility of mutual tolerance, marriages would tend to last much longer than they do. – One might say that the wrongs and mistakes of territorialism are practised in marriages on the numerically smallest scale. But, as has been said, “a small object of injustice does not mean that the injustice there occurring cannot be very large.” (A thought by Kant.) There is a vast scope for mutual tolerance even in marriages, unless particular marriage contracts quite freely and consciously entered into and upheld, do exclude it. One humorous example of a German artist couple. They had separate bed rooms and red and green traffic lights installed above their doors, to indicate their mood or readiness to engage in sexual relations. - JZ, 13.12.07. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: The particular charm of marriage is the dialogue, the permanent conversation of between two people who talk over everything and everyone.” - Cyril Connolly. - It is also significant how many topics are habitually avoided in marriages, family, friendship and social circles. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MARRIED LIFE

MARRIAGE: The wedding march always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.” – Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856. – quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.482. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: The wedlock of minds will be greater than that of bodies.” - Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536), Procus et Puella.

MARRIAGE: There are as many lies in it as are in marriages.” (Da wird so viel gelogen wie in der Ehe.) – Two old women talking to each other in a bus, No.53, about politics. - JZ, 31.10.84. – POLITICS, MARRIAGES & LIES

MARRIAGE: There must be more to sex than that!” – From Paul Newman film: A New Kind of Love. - & SEX, JOKES

MARRIAGE: There should also be freedom for 30 minutes-shorty-marriages, or “quickies” in popular slang. – JZ, 31.12.75.

MARRIAGE: They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.” – Alexander Pope, 1688-1744. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.289.

MARRIAGE: Thou shalt not commit adultery really reads in the original: “Thou shalt not commit adulterers!” – God, in THE LIBERTARIAN LYMPOON, p.30. - & ADULTERY, JOKES, SEXUAL LIBERATION, FREE LOVE

MARRIAGE: Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species, … to be each other's mutual comfort and entertainment, have in that action bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, patient and joyful, with respect for each other's frailties and imperfections.” - Richard Steele. - MARRIED LIFE

MARRIAGE: We are convinced that in abolishing religious, civil and juridical marriage, we restore life and morality to natural marriage based solely upon human respect and the freedom of two persons; a man and a woman who love each other.” – Michael Bakunin, A Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy, October 1871.

MARRIAGE: We study ourselves three weeks, we love each other three months, we squabble three years, we tolerate each other thirty years, and then the children start all over again.” – Hippolyte Taine, Vie et opinions de Thomas Grangorge, 1867. - JOKES

MARRIAGE: Wedlock is a padlock.” – John Ray, English Proverbs, 56, (1678). – In a sketch by “Harvia” in DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10, a padlock is shown with a couple under the loop of the padlock and the text: “Ah, isn’t wedlock grand. And the state holds the key.”

MARRIAGE: What man of sense can marriage-rites approve? // What man of spirit can be bound to love? // Forced to be kind! compell’d to be sincere! // Do chains and fetters make companions dear?” – George Crabbe, Tales, II (The Gentleman Farmer), 1812.

MARRIAGE: When I speak of infidelity, of course, … I … mean … that lighter infidelity which relieves and makes bearable the burdens of theoretical fidelity – in brief, the natural reaction of human nature against an artificial and preposterous assumption. The assumption is that a sexual choice, once made, is irrevocable – more, that all desire to revoke it, even transiently, disappears. The fact is that no human choice can ever be of that irrevocable character, and that the very existence of such an assumption is a constant provocation to challenge it and rebel against it.” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, Second Series, p.205. – FIDELITY, INFIDELITY, AFFAIRS

MARRIAGE: When marrying, one should ask oneself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this woman into your old age?” – Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878, p.406, in The Portable Nietzsche, tr. Walter Kaufmann.

MARRIAGE: When the blind leads the blind, no wonder they both fall into matrimony.” – George Farquar, 1678 – 1707. A. Andrews Quotations, p.289.

MARRIAGE: When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.” - George Bernhard Shaw, 1856-1950, preface in Getting Married, 1911. - MARRIAGE OATH, CONTRACT, JOKES

MARRIAGE: You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1732-57. – As you can notice here: Marriage is at least sometimes next to martyrdom. – JZ, 21.5.13. - MUTUAL TOLERANCE

MARTYRDOM: A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” – Oscar Wilde - Compare: “Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.” – Arthur Schnitzler. - FAITH, BELIEF, IDEAS & CONVICTIONS & THE READINESS TO DIE FOR THEM, HEROISM, SACRIFICES, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS STILL SHINE BY THEIR ABSENCE

MARTYRDOM: He that dies a martyr proves that he was not a knave, but by no means that he was not a fool.” - Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832), The Lacon (1829). - MARTYRS, SELF-SACRIFICE, TRUTH, IDEOLOGIES, FANATICS, TRUE BELIEVERS, COURAGE

MARTYRDOM: Let others wear the martyr's crown; I am not worthy of this honor.” - Desiderius Erasmus. - MARTYRS, SELF-SACRIFICE, TRUTH, IDEOLOGIES, FANATICS, TRUE BELIEVERS

MARTYRDOM: Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.” – Arthur Schnitzler. - Compare: “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” – Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900. – But each true believer should have the right to try to live in accordance with his beliefs, at his own expense and risk, without being prosecuted for it and turned into a martyr. Panarchism and Polyarchism demand no more – and no less. In this way untrue beliefs will best be disproved and true ones proved. – JZ, 8.12.07. - Under exterritorial autonomy for all volunteers there would be hardly any scope for martyrs left. At most they could whip or otherwise plague themselves or do so mutually. – JZ, 3.1.08, 2.2.11. - PANARCHISM, MARTYRS, SELF-SACRIFICE, SUICIDE BOMBERS, TRUTH, IDEOLOGIES, FANATICS, TRUE BELIEVERS

MARTYRDOM: Martyrdom is an unnecessary compliment to a first-class mind.” – Stephen Winsten.

MARTYRDOM: Most martyrs dishonored themselves or demonstrated their unreasonableness by dying for ideas not worth dying for and by not living - and dying, if necessary – for ideas worth living and dying for. – JZ, 24.1.95, 4.12.07.

MARX, KARL: He is the apostle of class-hatred, the founder of a Satanic anti-religion, which resembles some religions in its cruelty, fanaticism and irrationality.” – W. R. Inge, Dean of St. Pauls, Assessments and Anticipations, 1929. – Under the effects of full monetary and financial freedom his ideology would never have arisen. He and his followers never realized that the solution to the social problem exists in the sphere of exchange and not that of production. Only once the exchange of products and services has become easy will all productive forces become easily and fully utilized by their owners and also justly rewarded in a free market, including the productive forces of those who have only their labor, skills, knowledge and training to offer for sale. – Only then will also more and more productive capital be built up form of savings – in the hands of everybody rational enough to utilize these productively himself or invest them productively. – Alas, neither the religious critics of Marx nor most of his critics among the economists saw this aspect clearly enough. – Monetary freedom and earned capital for all, including all useful self-management schemes! – Only then will we have a genuine laissez faire capitalism, free enterprise, free market, free trade and free exchange and prosperity for all prepared to work for it. - JZ, 12.2.09, 2.1.11.

MARX, KARL: Just as Marx used to say about the French "Marxists" of the late 'seventies: "All I know is that I am not a Marxist." - Friedrich Engels, letter to Conrad Schmidt, August 3, 1890. - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Correspondence, 1846-1895, trans. Donna Torr, p. 472 (1942). COMMUNISM, MARXISM

MARX, KARL: Mrs. Karl Marx, at the end of a long and bleak life, remarked: “How good it would have been if Karl had made some capital instead of writing so much about it.” - Will Rogers. Quoted Leon Harris, The Fine Art of Political Wit. – I for one do not know of any of Marx’s remarks on private or public capital that is quite correct. Do you? – JZ, 8.12.07. – Perhaps he wrote so much about it because he had none. That also induce envy and the envy an anti-capitalist mentality. – JZ, 21.5.13. - JOKES, CAPITAL, CAPITALISM

MARX, KARL: There is not one of his predictions that has not been falsified by events, and there is not one of his theories that which has not been riddled by hostile criticism.” - W. R. Inge, Dean of St. Pauls, Assessments and Anticipations, 1929. – However, Marx’s prediction, in the Communist Manifesto, that its 10 point program would cause so much trouble that communists could get into power, was correct: He spoke of paper currencies (which are Legal Tender) as means to establish communism and to destroy the market and property rights: “The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest by degrees all capital from the bourgeoisie … Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights or property, WHICH APPEAR economically insufficient and untenable. …” (My stress. – JZ) Point 5 of his platform runs: “Centralization of credit in the hands of the State by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.” In a leaflet of the Communist Party of 1848 this was further clarified in point 10, to remove any doubts: “A state bank the paper money of which is legal tender, will replace all private banks.” - - A second correct statement by Marx was in his “Critique of Political Economy”, p. 129 of the German Dietz, Berlin, 1951 edition: “… observers who studied the phenomena of money circulation exclusively on the examples of the circulation of legal tender paper money, had to overlook the inherent laws of monetary circulation.” – Otherwise I do agree with Dean Inge. – JZ, 8.12.07. – CENTRAL BANKING, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM

MARXISM & ITS COMMUNIST MANIFESTO: The philosophical concept of "fair share" comes from the Communist maxim, "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need! This concept is pure socialism. - Do you know anyone practicing communism? Here’s what to look for.  - Karl Marx describes in his communist manifesto, the ten steps necessary to destroy a free enterprise system and replace it with a system of omnipotent government power, so as to effect a communist socialist state. Those ten steps are known as the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto… The following brief presents the original ten planks within the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx in 1848, along with the American adopted counterpart for each of the planks. From comparison it's clear MOST Americans have by myths, fraud and deception under the color of law by their own politicians in both the Republican and Democratic and parties, been transformed into Communists. - Another thing to remember, Karl Marx in creating the Communist Manifesto designed these planks AS A TEST to determine whether a society has become communist or not. If they are all in effect and in force, then the people ARE practicing communists. - Communism, by any other name is still communism, and is VERY VERY destructive to the individual and to the society!! - The 10 PLANKS stated in the Communist Manifesto and some of their American counterparts are ... - 1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes. - Americans do these with actions such as the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various zoning, school & property taxes. Also the Bureau of Land Management (Zoning laws are the first step to government property ownership) - 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. - Americans know this as misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; and various State "income" taxes. We call it "paying your fair share". - 3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. - Americans call it Federal & State estate Tax (1916); or reformed Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance tax statutes. - 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. - Americans call it government seizures, tax liens, Public "law" 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of "terrorists" and those who speak out or write against the "government" (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process. Asset forfeiture laws are used by DEA, IRS, ATF etc...). - 5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. - Americans call it the Federal Reserve which is a privately-owned credit/debt system allowed by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system, and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) another privately-owned corporation. The Federal Reserve Banks issue Fiat Paper Money and practice economically destructive fractional reserve banking. - 6. Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State. - Americans call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver's licenses and Department of Transportation regulations. - 7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. - Americans call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture… Thus read "controlled or subsidized" rather than "owned"… This is easily seen in these as well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations. - 8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. - Americans call it Minimum Wage and slave labor like dealing with our Most Favored Nation trade partner; i.e. Communist China. We see it in practice via the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two "income" family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920's, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. - 9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country. - Americans call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949, zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public "law" 89-136. These provide for forced relocations and forced sterilization programs, like in China. - 10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. - Americans are being taxed to support what we call 'public' schools, but are actually "government force-tax-funded schools " Even private schools are government regulated. The purpose is to train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based "Education". These are used so that all children can be indoctrinated and inculcated with the government propaganda, like "majority rules", and "pay your fair share". WHERE are the words "fair share" in the Constitution, Bill of Rights or the Internal Revenue Code (Title 26)?? NO WHERE is "fair share" even suggested!! The philosophical concept of "fair share" comes from the Communist maxim, "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need! This concept is pure socialism. ... America was made the greatest society by its private initiative WORK ETHIC ... Teaching ourselves and others how to "fish" to be self sufficient and produce plenty of EXTRA commodities to if so desired could be shared with others who might be "needy"... Americans have always voluntarily been the MOST generous and charitable society on the planet. - Does changing words, change the end result? ... By using different words, is it all of a sudden OK to ignore or violate the provisions or intent of the Constitution of the united States of America??? - The people (politicians) who believe in the SOCIALISTIC and COMMUNISTIC concepts, especially those who pass more and more laws implementing these slavery ideas, are traitors to their oath of office and to the Constitution of the united States of America ... - None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. ... - - They believe the rhetoric and ignore the facts. - - Communist Manifesto 10 Planks - - Read the 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto to discover the truth and learn how to know your enemy... Karl Marx describes in his communist manifesto, the ten steps necessary to destroy a free enterprise system and replace it with a system of omnipotent government power, so as to effect a communist... - Lance Eubanks – Facebook, 2.9.13.

MARXISM-LENINISM: Dogmatism squared.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon.

MARXISM: 1.) Labor theory of value vs. Subjective theory of value. 2.) The process of production is economically most important vs.: The process of exchange is most important for economic development. 3.) The employer-employee relationship is taken for granted and millions of employers are to be replaced by just one monopolistic employer, the State vs. various free enterprises and capitalistic self-employment options in partnerships, cooperatives, cooperative group work and independent subcontracting. (Whilst almost all enterprises could be profitably bought, on terms, by their employees.). 4.) Trusting the territorial State vs. individual and group secessions and voluntary re-associations under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. 5.) Command economy, central planning and direction vs. free enterprise for firms of all kinds and free choice for consumers, through free markets, free contracts and free pricing. 6.) Reliance on force, dictatorship over the proletarians and all others by a single party, in the name of the proletariat, class warfare vs. reliance on the market (e.g. by acquiring capital through saving and combined purchasing power and combined credit; free exchange rather than expropriation or nationalization). 7.) Upholding the State as the greatest monopolist and only proprietor and capitalist owner of the means of production: i.e., State capitalism vs. abolition of all monopolies, private and cooperative property and free competition in all spheres. 8.) Compulsory re-distribution via taxation vs. voluntary contributions, and subscriptions, vs. free contracts, free pricing, free market relationships. 9.) Nationalization of natural resources vs. private or open cooperative ownership of them. 10.) Need considered as a right vs. abilities, merit and service earning their rewards. - Needs still editing and completion. Please, go ahead! J.Z, n.d. & 19.12.07. 12.2.09, 2.1.11. - ERRORS & ALTERNATIVES TO THEM, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM

MARXISM: All I know is that I am not a Marxist.” - Karl Marx; 1818-1883. Attr., in Engels, letter to C. Schmidt, 5 Aug 1890. – Another version: “All I know is I’m not a Marxist.” - I liked a poster I once saw in Berlin, after the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain had fallen. It showed his picture with the inscription: Proletarians of the world – forgive me! – JZ, 4.1.08. - COMMUNISM, MARXIST SOCIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM

MARXISM: All the school classes on Marxism-Leninism, telling people who scarcely had food to eat, that they lived in paradise.” – Tom Clancy, Clear & Present Danger, p.115. - COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM

MARXISM: As a recent FORBES article on the hunger problem in India concludes: … Adam Smith, however unfashionable, can feed more people than Karl Marx can.” – THE FREEMAN, 12/75. – Rather, Adam Smith’s free market policies allow the people to feed themselves, even to get obese in the process. Radical Marxism does not succeed in feeding the people, not even by extremes of forceful bureaucratic and governmental interventionism. At most, if somewhat limited, it achieves the low productivity and high tribute payments of a Welfare State. – JZ, 17.12.07. – VS. ADAM SMITH

MARXISM: As the science of economics ... exploded the fallacies of every brand of utopianism, it was outlawed and stigmatized as unscientific.” - Ludwig von Mises. - Have the libertarian utopias been disproved or only the communist and statist ones? - JZ, 21.8.02. - STATE SOCIALISM, SCIENTIFIC SOCIALISM, UTOPIAS

MARXISM: Hayek met Russians in London and asked them what has surprised them most in the West. They answered: That you are still Marxists! – Alas, even now, territorial statism and governmentalism is still rampant in the former USSR, under Putin. The old Marxist system was not thoroughly enough abolished by a truly liberating revolution. Monetary despotism and militaristic territorial nationalism are still in the saddle. Mass extermination devices still exist there – directed against whom? Other Russian complained about too many liberties in the West, at least at first, before they became accustomed to the relatively few and limited private liberties there, while libertarians and anarchists see too few liberties and rights in the West as well. – JZ, 4.12.07. - “I think it was last May, that in my London club I happened to sit on the same table as a Russian scientist, who had come to Western Europe for the first time to attend a scientific conference. He spoke quite good English, so I could ask him what surprised him most on visiting Western Europe. His answer was: ‘You still have so many Marxists. We haven’t any!’” – Hayek, Knowledge, Evolution and Society, 57. – Alas, there are obviously still all too many territorial statists left in the former USSR. Marxism is just one form of statism. Getting rid of it is by far not enough. –– For instance: The newly “liberated” States behind the former Iron curtain have not yet rejected such a Marxist practice as e.g. central banking. - We should allow the opening of “zoos” for our remaining Marxists, i.e. panarchies for their remaining volunteers, to do their things among themselves and only to themselves. – May be that will teach them, after a while. – We still need many more deterrent examples. But also examples of the radical realization of freedom options among at least some volunteers. - JZ, 27.7.92, 8.12.07, 28.10.13. – COMMUNISM, STATISM, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAWS, LIBERTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL: PANARCHISM,

MARXISM: It believes in class warfare or mass actions rather than in individual choices and actions, strikes rather than giving notice, a dictatorship of the proletarian, rather than any self-management efforts by employees, introduced e.g. by the purchase of enterprises on terms. When and where have masses as such ever brought about significant changes for the better? – JZ, 17.12.07. -

MARXISM: It is not so much the Bolsheviki who killed the Russian Revolution as the Bolshevik idea. It was Marxism, however modified; in short, fanatical governmentalism.” – Emma Goldman, My Disillusionment in Russia, 1922. - GOVERNMENTALISM, RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. BOLSHEVISM

MARXISM: Let me tell you what Karl Marx’s mother said: If Karl, instead of writing about capital would have made some capital, things would have been much better.” – Heard on Capital TV, in show: Northern Exposure. - Will Rogers ascribed this remark to Mrs. Karl Marx. – JOKE

MARXISM: Marx himself, on the other hand, flatly said that so long as the state exists there is no liberty, and when there is liberty there will be no need for a state.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.167. - STATISM, LIBERTY, STATE

MARXISM: Marx’s voice from his grave: “Proletarians of the world – forgive me!” (*) In other words: I didn’t know or understand what I was seeing and saying nor was I right in my prophecies any more than any other prophet. – (*) Seen many years ago in a Berlin poster. - JZ, 16.10.98, 4.12.07. - JOKES

MARXISM: Marxism created a dictatorship over the proletariat, not by the proletariat.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, 1957, p.87. – Also in his: A Dictionary of Thought. - And the question still remains, which of the two is worse? – JZ, 8.12.07. – PROLETARIAT, WORKERS, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM

MARXISM: Marxism has placed its stake on force, which Marx called the midwife of history. And even though the midwife perpetually delivers monsters … Marxists never tire of promising that the next child will be a splendid one.” – Andrei Amalrik. – An unsuitable analogy. The midwife does not use force to produce or deliver a monster. (*) The monstrousness of Marxism consists rather in compulsory marriages to fathers with serious genetic defects and to rapes committed by such defective men, from which aggressive monsters are born or monstrous results are achieved. (Over 200 million people murdered by communism within a century! See the website of Prof. Rudolf Rummel.) – JZ, 5.4.89. - (*) It is already inside the mother, from its conception, a mixture of economic ignorance and prejudices with territorial statism. - JZ, 2.1.11. – DEMOCIDE, MASS MURDERS, FORCED LABOR CAMPS, SLAVE LABOR, CLASS WARFARE

MARXISM: Marxism implies you can’t be effective as an individual.” – Moshe Kroy, 30.8.77. – How often have the “masses” rather than enlightened minorities and individuals been positively effective? – JZ, 12.2.09, 28.10.13. - VS. INDIVIDUALISM

MARXISM: Marxism is a covert blueprint for unlimited, despotic, arbitrary, and tyrannical government. It is covert because the theory posits a potential harmony which nowhere exists and the absence of government when in fact government prevails everywhere.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/77.

MARXISM: Marxism is essentially a product of the bourgeois mind.” – Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. – It is rather the product of an all too limited bourgeois mind. It was certainly not the invention of proletarian minds. They only fell victims to it, together with all too many otherwise decent bourgeois people. – JZ, 21.6.92., 8.12.07, 2.11.10. – PROLETARIAT & BOURGEOISIE,

MARXISM: Marxism is the opiate of the intellectuals.” – Raymond Aron, THE CONNECTION, No. 82, p. 17. – Of people who are so small as intellectuals that they do not even bother to learn the basics of economics and of economic rights and liberties! – JZ, 17.12.07.

MARXISM: Marxism is the opium of the workers. – JZ, 12.6.73.

MARXISM: Marxism, as was earlier noted, is an anti-religious religion. It is an earthbound, materialistic, man centered (*), cataclysmic, prophetic and dogmatic religion. Dialectical materialism is its revelation. History is its god. (**) Marx is its prophet, Lenin is its incarnation. The revolution is its day of judgment. And communism is its paradise. Its claim to being scientific even satisfies the intellectual’s desire to have a rational religion.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - (*) It rather centers on THE man, with its personality cult. - (**) A quite false view of history is. - JZ, 17.12.07, 2.1.11.

MARXISM: Marxist Law of the Distribution of Wealth: Shortages will be divided equally among the peasants.” – John Gustafson, READERS DIGEST, 6/80. - Shortages will be caused and then equally distributed among the new lower classes. - JZ, 2.1.11.

MARXISM: Marxists are the worst puritans imaginable.” – George Smith, 8.1.91. - What is really pure about their thoughts and actions? – They are certainly often much more intolerant (and even totalitarians) than the religious Puritans were. - JZ, 8.12.07. – Did the Puritans commit any mass murders? Did they establish any slave labor camps? However, I do not know whether any of them kept any slaves. – JZ 12.2.09. - Marxists and other State Socialists, including the Nazis, certainly enslaved whole populations and murdered over 200 million people, directly or indirectly. - JZ, 2.1.11, 28.10.13. - PURITANISM,

MARXISM: Never before has the state battened on so large a proportion of the wealth produced by its subjects. What is even more ominous is the growing public acceptance of the doctrine that state taxation may be made an instrument for social good; for which we can thank that brood of anti-natural rights theorists hatched out of the Marxist cesspool. So thoroughly has been the work of these missionaries of state paganism that they have got people to put a moral purpose on being robbed. It is this mental adjustment to the confiscatory inclination of the state, this rationalization of an immoral use of power, that bodes no good; for it is evidence of a “lethargy, the forerunner of death to liberty.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.296. - STATISM TAXATION, POWER & LIBERTY, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM

MARXISM: The appeal of communists to the masses scarcely makes use of the convolutions of Marxian theory, but is rather on a primitive gut level: 'They have; you have not; we take from them and give to you.' But the catch is, who is 'we'? When they take over, it's too late for second thought.” - From "George and Marx" by Robert Clancy, in GEORGIST JOURNAL, Sum. 82, reproduced in PROGRESS, Nov. 82. - COMMUNISM, GUT LEVEL SOCIALISM OR DISTRIBUTIONISM, TRANSFER SOCIETY, RICH VS. POOR, POOR VS. RICH, EXPLOITATION TAXATION & WELFARE STATE, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY

MARXISM: The manner in which Marxism was transformed into an elitist movement that shared many of the characteristics of fascism – a single party, an official ideology, a charismatic leader, total social control, paramilitary social organizations and the erosion of private life – has been described in A. J. Gregor’s The Fascist Persuasion in Radical Politics (Princeton, 1974).” - Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.148. – Totalitarian regimes become only possible and even likely, now and then, because they share the essentially totalitarian feature of territorialism with those democracies from which they arise in crisis times. – JZ, 2.10.07. And a general crisis, for a whole country and its population and even for the whole world becomes only possible under territorialism, i.e. when free experimentation by dissenters with alternative systems are legally or despotically suppressed. – JZ, 12.2.09. - FASCISM & NAZISM, TERRITORIALISM & TOTALITARIANISM

MARXISM: The Marxists have merely differently interpreted Marx. It is decisive to change Marxism.“ – Author unknown. (Die Marxisten haben Marx nur verschieden interpretiert; es kommt aber darauf an, ihn zu veraendern. – Unbekannt.) – Marx and Marxism are long dead and cannot be changed post-humously. The best thing to do about Marx and Marxism and all Marxist interpretations is to ignore them totally or, at most, to confine this prophet and his teachings and interpretations of them to their remaining few believers. Their tolerated practice, at their own expense and risk only, may, after some time, enlighten those among them, which can be enlightened. Then they will drop out. And the others, the remaining Marxist fanatics, will be the “smiths of their own fate”. – They deserve all the failures and losses they will experience. These are well deserved punishments for them, since they are self-chosen and these people, true believers, had for all too long inflicted them, territorially, upon all dissenters. – JZ, 4.7.92, 6.12.07. –

MARXISM: The opiate of the People’s Republics.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. – State Socialism is also the opiate of the more democratic Welfare States of the rest of the world. – JZ, 28.10.13.

MARXISM: The trouble with Marxism is not that they have read Marx but that they have read only Marx.” – Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd. III, p.260. ( 1969 ) - (Das Malheur mit den Marxisten ist nicht, dass sie Marx, sondern dass sie nur Marx gelesen haben.) - While they attacked all other religions, they have demonstrated that they can be even more dangerous than the religious followers of prophets and holy books were and are. - JZ, 2.1.11, 28.10.12.

MARXISM: The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects – his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.” – Henry Hazlitt - author of "Economics in One Lesson" – This book is online for free downloading! - COMMUNISM, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, RICH PEOPLE, WEALTH, POVERTY. “EXPLOITATION”, HATE BASED ON ENVY, INFERIORITY COMPLEXES, FAILURES & SUCCESSES & THEIR CAUSES

MARXISM: There is only one way to kill capitalism – by taxes, taxes, and more taxes.” – Karl Marx. – In this respect all “capitalist” governments today are still Marxist governments. – JZ, 2.1.08. – And taxes sure can kill off much to most of the possible prosperity – for all but the tax collectors and distributors. – JZ, 12.2.09. - CAPITALISM & TAXATION

MARXISM: To this day, Marxists will not accept the built-in fallacy of their creed – the concept of using the State as an engine of revolution.” – FREEDOM, July 22, 1978 (Vol. 39, No. 14.) – The trouble is, rather, that they do accept it, not as a fallacy but as a truth, as if it were a rightful, efficient, peaceful and benevolent institution. – JZ, 17.12.07, 12.2.09. – “FREEDOM” should have said: will not reject! – or will not accept, as a mere fallacy! - JZ – They remained territorialists in spite of the long history of voluntary communism, e.g. the communism of monks and nuns and the still prevailing family communism, i.e., they continue to ignore some of the most important facts of life. – JZ, 21.5.13. -  STATE, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ENVY, ANTI-CAPITALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM, INTOLERANCE, DOGMATISM

MARXISM: What is Marxism in reality? It is National Socialism’s non-aryan grandmother!” – Sven Hassell, Blitzfreeze, p.97. - NATIONAL SOCIALISM, NAZIS, JOKES

MARXISM: with glaring inconsistency, Marx proposes, as the ruling principle his non-hierarchical dream society (*), ‘From each according to his abilities and to each according to his needs.’ This suggests the creation of twin hierarchies of ability and neediness.” - Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, 1969ff, p.68. – Can the able still be considered as self-governing when they are forced, by a central authority, to support the needy? – (*) ? – E.g.: taxation, central banking. - JZ, 21.9.07. - HIERARCHIES, CLASSLESS SOCIETY? COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

MARXISM: you should take to heart what Marx said in 1871, after the failure of the Paris Commune: ‘the next attempt of the French Revolution will be no longer, as before, to transfer the bureaucratic-military machine from one hand to another, but to smash it, and this is the precondition for every real people’s revolution’.” - Dr. Sean Gabb, from a speech to Conservatives, in email received 18.2.09. - Marxism has nowhere smashed territorial bureaucratic powers but built it up into extremes. In the West we reached such extremes "only" when it comes to taxation, conscription, militarism, monetary despotism and territorialism. - JZ, 2.1.11. - POWER, BUREAUCRACY, STATISM, STATISM.



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