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Dec 10, 2023Liked by Maxim Benjamin Smith

It's probably a mistake to suppose that the legislatures aren't corrupt or that the elections have integrity. So the people are not necessarily in any position to change the rules. On the other hand, friends of mine who smoke cigars just light up. One time in Aspen, Doug Casey asked the people in the bar's lounge if they objected and got all positive encouragement. Jeff Berwick didn't even bother with asking under 24 foot ceilings in the exhibition hall of the Paris hotel.

They made a lot of laws since my day when a 16 year old could order a pitcher of beer for the table. I was 14 and my girlfriend 13 and the waitress brought all of us glasses. Laws are broken all the time. Étienne de la Boètie wrote about it.

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