A comic. The scene: skyline of a city at night. Character 1 is: a cute cartoon creature. Character 2 is: a cute cartoon creature. Character 1: So you're a libertarian? Character 2: That's right, I believe government is inefficient at delivering services like schools, libraries, and hospitals, those should be left to private businesses, without a lot of taxes and regulations. I want small government! Character 1: How about no government? Character 2: No government? Surely you are joking! Character 1: No, you want government to be as small as possible, so why not have no government at all? Then rugged entrepreneurial types like yourself would be free to do business without interference from the state. Character 2: That's a terrible idea! We need a government to protect private property. We need cops and prisons and militarised borders and DMCA take-downs and panopticon-like surveillance of the unwashed masses! Character 1: So you think government should act like a private security firm, protecting the interests of the biggest companies, but funded by the people who it protects them from? Character 2: Yes!!!

Libertarian

A comic. The scene: skyline of a city at night. Character 1 is: a cute cartoon creature. Character 2 is: a cute cartoon creature.  Character 1: So you're a libertarian? Character 2: That's right, I believe government is inefficient at delivering services like schools, libraries, and hospitals, those should be left to private businesses, without a lot of taxes and regulations. I want small government! Character 1: How about no government? Character 2: No government? Surely  you are joking! Character 1: No, you want government to be as small as possible, so why not have no government at all? Then rugged entrepreneurial types like yourself would be free to do business without interference from the state. Character 2: That's a terrible idea! We need a government to protect private property. We need cops and prisons and militarised borders and DMCA take-downs and panopticon-like surveillance of the unwashed masses! Character 1: So you think government should act like a private security firm, protecting the interests of the biggest companies, but funded by the people who it protects them from? Character 2: Yes!!!

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