Sowing Dragons

Brad De Long delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Apr 10 18:28:50 PDT 2000

>Brad De Long wrote:
>>And what makes a state able to give orders?
>Lawyers, guns, and money, to quote Warren Zevon.

Still older is the Byzantine definition: "A standing army of soldiers, a sitting army of bureaucrats, a kneeling army of priests, and a creeping army of informers..."

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