Really enjoyed the book! "Freedom" by @adamkokesh. Took me four or five hours to read it today, via the Kindle Reader. The Amazon link shows the book has 102 pages (the Kindle Reader didn't show pages, just showed "1500+ 'locations'"). The Kindle edition is less than a dollar! He has also published pieces of it here in Steemit, and in the book mentions that he has published it for free in as many languages as possible, to spread the message. I just sent him 10 SBD in appreciation.
I really like his non-violent approach to problem-solving. Of course, one should use violence when one's life, liberty, or property is under attack, in order to defend them -- but never initiate violence.
The end of my title, "shame works better than violence" isn't a direct quote; it's what he was discussing in relation to government's use of force to uphold their licensing. As an example, if a doctor doesn't go through the expensive rigorous process of obtaining a license, then the government will use force to stop them from helping people. This is criminal (the government's behavior, that is), because "helping people" is a right we all have, and not something that can be licensed.
A much better method of maximizing the benefit to the public would be to have companies (with competition; no monopolies) which rate the service providers. A doctor with terrible ratings would get fewer customers, and ultimately go out of business if they can't pay their expenses. Just because someone has a "government paper" on their wall, doesn't mean they are a good service provider; it just means that they were able to meet the requirements for that government paper -- which requirements might include "knowing the right person(s)"...
And, competition among service provider rating companies is essential, to prevent "gaming the system" -- a wealthy-but-incompetent doctor might pay to artificially and unethically raise his ratings, at one rating company. But when there are several rating companies covering an area, it will be more expensive to pay them all off -- and, some of them will evolve towards a policy of not taking money to affect ratings.
Then of course the doctor could purchase a "bot army" to inflate his ratings, but there will be ways of dealing with that as well. (Perhaps requiring an identity in order to provide a rating; or, other methods to identify "cheaters" and remove their influence.)
Additionally, in the second paragraph of chapter 7, I saw a term I had never seen before -- referring to the way the classroom is generally arranged as "cemetery seating."
Towards the end he mentioned "statism" several times, which reminded me that I came up with a term a few days ago while reading another piece which referenced "statism" -- "statanism", the growth of the state fueled by abject evil.