Quoted from Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminati Trilogy: FREE MARKET: that condition of society in which all economic transactions result from voluntary choice without coercion. THE STATE: that institution which interferes with the Free Market through direct exercise of coercion or the granting of priviliges (backed by coercion). TAX: that form of coercion or interference with the Free Market in which th State collects tribute (the tax), allowing it to hire armed forces to practice coercion in defense of privilege, and also to engage in such wars, adventures, experiments, "reforms", etc., as it pleases, not at its own cost, but at the cost of "its" subjects. PRIVILEGE: from the latin "privi", private, and "lege", law. An advantage granted by the state and protected by its powers of coercion. A law for private benefit. USURY: that form of privilege or interference with the Free Market in which one State-supported group monopolizes the coinage and thereby takes tribute (interest), direct or indirect, on all or most economic transactions. LANDLORDISM: that form of privilege or interference with the Free Market in which one State-supported group "owns" the land and thereby takes tribute (rent) from those who live, work, or produce on the land. TARIFF: that form of privilege or interference with the Free Market in which commodities produced ouside the State are not allowed to compete equally with those produced inside the State.. CAPITALISM: that organization of society, incorporating elements of tax, usury, landlordism, and tariff, which thus denies the Free Market while pretending to exemplify it. CONSERVATIVISM: that school of capitalist philosophy which claims allegiance to the Free Market while actually supporting usury, landlordism, tariff, and sometimes tax. LIBERALISM: that school of capitalist philosophy which attempts to correct the injustices of capitalism by adding new laws to the existing laws. Each time conservatives pass a law creating prvilege, liberals pass a law to modify privilege, leading conservatives to pass a more subtle law recreating privilege, etc., until "everythin not forbidden is compulsory" and "everything not compulsory is forbidden." SOCIALISM: The attempted abolition of all privilegeby restoring power entirely to the coercive agent behind privilege, the State, thereby converting capitalist oligarchy into Statist monopoly. Whitewashing a wall by painting it black (or red for that matter - Red.) ANARCHISM: That organization of society in which free market operates freely, without tax, usury, landlordism, tariffs or other forms of coercion or privilege. RIGHT ANARCHISTS predict that in the Free Market people will voluntarily choose to compete more often than cooperate. LEFT ANARCHISTS predict that in the Free Market people will voluntarily choose to cooperate more often than compete.