On State Misconduct

I’m skeptical that state misconduct, whether in the form of state spying or police abuse, is any sort of modern phenomenon. The incentives on behavior of those who enjoy a monopoly privilege on the production of some good or service are timeless. What is not timeless, however, is the technology we use to expose state misconduct, which very much gets better every year. If we think that what we’re seeing almost daily now is bad, just wait until next year, and the next. We ain’t seen nothing, yet. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.