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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hooray for Incompetent Government Employees!

I read someone lamenting that government employees are pretty incompetent overall. After careful analysis, this is a GOOD THING.

There's a phenomenon in physics called "evaporative cooling". When a liquid cools, the most energetic particles are the ones that evaporate. The average temperature of the remaining particles decreases.

This is how government works. The most intelligent people get disgusted and leave government employment. (Some are sufficiently intelligent that they don't seek government work in the first place.) This guarantees that the average intelligence of government workers decreases over time.

If you're an agorist, your enemy isn't really "the State", which is an abstract fictional entity. Your enemies are the front-line government employees who will try to detect and stop your free market activity. The stupider the average government employee, the easier it is to evade detection.

As the smartest people switch to working in the underground economy, the average intelligence of those working in the white market economy decreases. An "evaporative cooling" effect will occur. Eventually, there won't be enough talent left to support the State and the whole system will collapse.

If you're an anarchist, don't lament incompetent government employees. You want government employees to be the as stupid and incompetent as possible!

1 comment:

gilliganscorner said...

As the smartest people switch to working in the underground economy, the average intelligence of those working in the white market economy decreases. An "evaporative cooling" effect will occur. Eventually, there won't be enough talent left to support the State and the whole system will collapse.

I love it! A virtual Galt's Gulch!

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