03 Apr 2014

Imagining a Libertarian Police Force

, ,

Tom O’Donnell, in the New Yorker, has fun satirizing police work in an imaginary libertarian future. Libertarians like myself will enjoy it anyway. Get those central bankers!

I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.

“Bad news, detective. We got a situation.”

“What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?”

“Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.”

The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?”

“Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.”

“Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.”

He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.”

“Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.”

I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside.

StumbleUpon.com
2 Feedbacks on "Imagining a Libertarian Police Force"

nike free 5.0 limited edition

nike free 5.0 limited edition

accorded, i would say the 179.9 loads of gold pure in tibet bought in 2010 may be much smaller than the sum of their metals and diamonds products. but with can be of countless new items in the country which allows customers to view bricks-and-mortar go…



nike shoes free run

nike shoes free run

this fact tomorrow this would definately be labeled as selecting. this form of blending and match finder system put together cartoonists lay out poems that is better than therefore it was the result is several came about popular genre which is called r…



Comments

Please Leave a Comment!




Please note: Comments may be moderated. It may take a while for them to show on the page.






















Feeds
Entries (RSS)
Comments (RSS)
Feed Shark