Doug Casey Definition on Governments:

  • "Governments are organizations with a monopoly of force within a certain geographical area"
  • Should focus on protecting its citizens:  Army, Police & Court System
  • Society is different from government
    • Government = Force
    • Society = Everything else the government provides (what it takes & redistributes from others)
  • Government rarely relinquish programs/power - they keep expanding until a major crisis forces reform