The Fatal Flaw in Politics

Politics is of its very nature is biased in favor of intervention and planning. Even in its “minarchist” or “night-watchman” version, politics is based at root on the idea that some decisions must be made coercively and imposed on unwilling minorities – or even majorities, as the case may be. This is contrary to the principle we observe in private life every day: the consent of both parties is necessary for a transaction to take place. The state never stays “limited” in the long or even medium run, as we’ve seen for ourselves, and before long it worms its way … Continue reading The Fatal Flaw in Politics