Butler Shaffer (in 2002)

The state is nothing more than institutionalized violence that we have become conditioned to revere. In the marketplace, people are persuaded to cooperate and exchange with one another in anticipation of being rewarded for doing so. Political systems, by contrast, induce participation in their schemes through compulsion. In place of rewards, threats to the loss of one’s life, liberty, or property are held out as the consequences of disobedience.