Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I just paid my automobile insurance
I don't want to advertise for them because acronymically they represent government employees, but I'm amazed at what has just happened. I've paid money to a service provider that I employee, from my bank to their bank, electronically, using software created by other parties. Myself, the insurance company, the banks, all communicating almost instantaneously across networks created by others and offered for useful exchange, exchanging money safely, all because of our wonderful Capitalistic system of voluntary cooperation.
Amidst this honeycomb of cooperative happiness exist tyrants sticking their thieving little hands into the system in order to extract some booty unearned. Money regulations, Credit Card laws, Internet overseers, Bank inspectors - but Free Men find a way.
Would, could such convenience have been created by a Monopoly ?