If you were going to make a documentary to freely distribute to people that was aimed at educating them about market anarchy and why the state was unnecessary what topics would you discuss?
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. " -- Samuel Adams.
Oh now... mmmm... that's really a big question. I believe the stake is two-fold:
1-The delivery: The message is adressed to a general audience ,I presume. Therefore it has to be written and produced in a way that makes the core principles easy to understand. There must be a lot of examples and ways in which the principle can be applied.
2-Topics (non-exclusive, just from the top of my head):
-What is property
-What is a property right and why it is important.
-What is force, initiation of force.
-How do people freely enter into volountary exchanges.
-Why are volountary exchanges better than other alternatives?
-What is the subjectivity of value and its role in trade and human affairs?
-What is the difference between rights,laws and morality.
You may also want to answer the following questions:
-Isn't anarchy a synonym of chaos, violence...?
-What about education?
-What about healtcare (especially for places like here in Canada)?
-What about the roads?
-Woudn't it cost me more to adhere to these principles instead of being a free-rider under socialism?
I don't think you really have to go as far as stating "and this is why governments are bad" . Maybe you can focus on the very positive aspects of market anarchy and prensent it as a viable alternative and state your point clearly and logically. Coming off as a proponent of market anarchism is propably better than as a critic of the current system (I don't see this as being a bad thing, but we are talking about a general audience here). Make sure you have some booklet with sources for almost everything you say (maybe even provide a transcript of the DVD with the sources?) and that its quality has been verified by a couple of quality individuals.
Well, the first thing people want to know when they hear of anarchy is how order would be kept. So you'd first have to describe how private protection agencies and private courts would take the place of government. Next, you would want to explain how roads and utilities would be operated in a superior fashion if they were privatized. After that you'd have to explain how and why deregulation would be good for everyone - the worker and the consumer. Now, after that would be a good time to discuss the ethical aspects of anarchism (i.e. natural rights).
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kingmonkey:If you were going to make a documentary to freely distribute to people that was aimed at educating them about market anarchy and why the state was unnecessary what topics would you discuss?
I'd give them a copy of my blog. Look at the "Best of FSK" post list to see which are my most popular posts.
I'd specificially focus on "Taxation is theft!", especially the income tax. I'd focus on "The Federal Reserve is immoral." I'd also mention "Regulations that restrict economic activity are bad."
I have my own blog at FSK's Guide to Reality. Let me know if you like it.