Government doesn't exist

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TheFirstLeftist's picture

This may seem obvious to some but there is no such "thing" as government.  There are only people.  I call the voluntary peaceful interactions between people "society" and the violent, coercive ones "government".  But these are only metaphors.  On a related note, there is no such "thing" as the economy.  It is only a metaphor for the sum total of all of the exchanges of goods and services that go on every day.