Formal or informal associations of human beings, usually in pursuit of some common goal
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Educational Organizations - Groups and other organizations whose primary aim is to teach, instruct or otherwise inform individuals or the public in general about one or more subjects
  • Environmental - Organizations that study conservation, ecology and other environmental issues
  • Libertarian Associations - Clubs, associations and other non-political organizations aimed at spreading libertarianism
  • Policy Institutes - Organisations that conduct research on social, economic, political or other issues, publishing their findings to influence government policies
  • Political Action
  • Political Parties - Groups of individuals that organise to gain control of governments at a national or other level, usually by election of candidates for government offices
  • Society - Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
  • Student Organizations - Groups organised in or across schools, colleges or universities to pursue social, political or other goals or advocate policies in educational or external institutions


The Essence of Government, by Doug Casey, 26 Oct 2001
Examines the questions "What is the essence of government?" and "Are governments necessary?"
"It's widely believed that a group has prerogatives and rights unavailable to individuals. But if that is true, then the Ku Klux Klan, the Irish Republican Army, the PLO – or, for that matter, any group from a lynch mob to a government – all have rights that individuals do not. In fact, all these groups believe they have a right to initiate the use of force when they find it expedient. To the extent that they can get away with it, they all act like governments."
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