Fixing the Game, by Eric Peters

The government deals and the government holds all the cards. Should you play a rigged game? From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Does it make sense to play by the rules when the rules no longer apply? Well, when they only apply to you?

If you own a car, you are forced to “cover” it with an insurance policy that costs what you’d never freely pay – and what the insurance mafia could never get away with charging – if you were free to say no this “coverage.”

Many people do say no to it. They are too poor to afford it and just drive, sans the “coverage.”

And they “get away” with it.

Bully!

Nothing is done to them because they have nothing more for the government – which promulgates the rules – to take. Perhaps their car, but if they are poor (or smart) it is probably a beater and they can just go out and buy another car – with the money they didn’t spend on a piece of paper (i.e., the “policy”). 

Some aren’t here legally and have also said no to the driver’s license – the government ID card, really – that rule-abiders are also forced to get and carry (as well as pay for) according to the rules of the game.

The system doesn’t care much about such people because there is no money in them. It is rare for them to be kept in jail because that would be a liability rather than an asset. And the government – despite what is said about its book-keeping competence – knows all about profit and loss.

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