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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Anarchism v. Minarchism

Lucy Steigerwald and I discussed anarchism versus minarchism at the latest Free Association webinar at Liberty.me.


Colombo said...

What about selling the vote?

But I'm talking about selling the vote to another voter, not to a candidate. Some people seem to want to be able to cast more votes, and some people seem to have a unwanted surplus of voting rights.

And what about an inverse voting tax? Some people would be paid not to vote. For example, some Hillaryists voters would love to pay a lot of money so that certain religious people in some places don't vote. Right-wing groups could try the same strategy in other places, and perhaps the net effect balances out and this turns out to be the best way to redistribute wealth in a voluntary fashion.

Daniel said...

The above post is precisely why voluntarism is not only infantile, but nefarious.

Colombo said...

Daniel, could you elaborate?
I'm a little stoopid and I need at least two more lines to understand.