Consider the idea that we have reached the end of history which will consist in the states of the world practicing sustainably prudent predation: they will prey on the economy but not go so far as to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs; the parasite will abstain from bleeding the host dry.

Though looting, money printing, wars, interventionism of every kind will continue forever, nevertheless the states will allow a small measure of freedom and economic progress. The future is not all gloom and doom.

There is a fly in this ointment, however. With that economic progress, the “social” creative power will grow, but so will the parasitic on it and destructive state power. And when this state power reaches sufficient level, it will destroy all humanity and itself with it.

It may happen with a bang, like the new “Space Force” blowing up the planet Star Wars-style, or with a whimper as some deadly new virus escapes a government lab where it was manufactured, but unless the state is destroyed, it is inevitable.

In the long run, there is no such thing as sustainably prudent predation; if allowed to grow, human evil cannot be controlled.

Libertarianism is a matter not of 10% better bathtubs but of sheer survival of our species.

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