You can call me Bobby, I run a little site called Thinksquad. I have an associates degree in industrial design from the Art Institute of Seattle. A bachelors of arts from the University of Washington, and graduated with a double major in philosophy and political science from Rutgers University. I also spent 10 years in the Air Force from 1994-2004, having spent five tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. I am now a strong advocate of the non-aggression principles, voluntaryism and peaceful parenting.
I believe in anarchism without adjectives, because no one really knows what will work best until we have the chance to try. Local communities should be free to try any non-coercive system, and residents should be able to move somewhere else if they don’t like the way things are going. Through solidarity, competition, and sharing of information eventually a system of social organization would evolve that will be superior to anything that we could imagine today. And even if we were right, we’d only be guessing without going through that process.
Few consumers realise that licensure is just another political scheme that, among other very bad things, dramatically increases the costs of health care services. Because all practitioners are ordered to comply with the rules and regulations as set forth in law—which typically require many years spent in governmentally funded and accredited graduate schools, supervision at state-designated workplaces, state board exams, and various professional fees and continuing education mandates—a license to practice represents an enormous conglomeration of direct and indirect expenses. These expenses have to be recouped somehow. And guess who gets stuck with the bill? Consumers. Because licensed practitioners face no competition from non-licensed practitioners, higher prices are guaranteed to consumers by the State. I don’t suppose anyone cares to say thank you.