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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What they don't realize is that liberty (another word for the true meaning of anarchy, which is simply Greek for "no ruler") results in order.

    I am pretty sure that history would prove that wrong over and over again. Anarchy does not in any way result in order. Which is probably why the dictionary definition means disorder.

    Or maybe I didn't get what you were trying to say.

    • Nope, I don't jest at all. I'm quite serious, and it looks like you did understand what I meant. Spontaneous order does result from liberty.

      It's strange to me that we accept as a religious axiom that the spontaneous order which nature produces is more ecologically balanced than what we produce when we interfere, but we don't feel that spontaneous social order emerges in the absence of coercive rule.

      Anyway, even if you don't accept the generalization I make at the end, I've got two examples of spontane

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I am pretty sure that history would prove that wrong over and over again. Anarchy does not in any way result in order.

      If the first organization of humanity wasn't anarchy, what was it and how can you prove it?

      • Why would I need to do that? I only have to look at history. You see people groups clanning with a definite hierarchy of rule. Even in "primitive" tribes they had chieftains etc. who ruled.

        The first organization very well could have been an anarchy type setup but I would bet (since nobody can prove one way or the other) that it quickly changed into something else.