: They are when the two are effectively the same thing.
6 billion states, all different.
: But its regression nonetheless, one returns returns to pre-capitalist conditions. The state is always needed to guarantee currency.
It can (was to an extent) be done by private banks set against exchangable value (usually gold but also diamonds and otehr useable metals etc). Govt backed money is risky, inflation is the price. Hence even 'modern' states hold gold & other reserves.
: I can never know another's thoughts- though I can infer them the same way as I infer my own.
Thats a claim to either know their thoughts, or to not know yours any better than a strangers. Both seem far removed from reality.
: But I don't own my thoughts. they're borrowed.
It doesnt matter if you are thinking what you have read, by the act of you thinking the thought is yours. You can argue over 'original' thinking as a seperate matter.