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anarchy is just an unstable state preceding despotism. my rationale for that isn't philosophical, it's game theoretical.

in anarchy, there isn't anything that can stop others from enslaving or murdering me or people I care about. actually, it's likely a positive outcome for my captors or killers. regulation and enforcement give me more freedom in the sense that opportunists exploiting their absolute freedoms go from +EV to -EV. note that the first one to eliminate opponents who employ the same strategy becomes the despot.

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