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In the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization in 2008, Professor Benjamin Powell and his colleagues wrote:
“This paper’s main contribution to the literature has been to compare Somalia’s living standards to those of 41 other sub-Saharan African countries both before and after the collapse of the national government. We find that Somalia’s living standards have generally improved and that they compare relatively favorably with many existing African states. Importantly, we find that Somali living standards have often improved, not just in absolute terms, but also relative to other African countries since the collapse of the Somali central government.”
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Libertarians NEVER predict “paradise”; just a better country without an oppressive Gooferment.
Imagine that the USA returns to a Federal Gooferment funded by tariffs and excise taxes.
Eliminate whole unnecessary Gooferment agencies — BATF, ATF, DoE, DoEd, etc. etc.
Oh, and don’t forget the FED. Put the USA back on the gold standard. Repeal the 17th Amendment.
Get back to the original Constitution Republic that the Dead Old White Guys designed.