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Political Power

I have shown in a previous series that the existence of a government, the power to tax, imprison and fine individuals and the power to regulate are all necessary on occasion and sometimes morally permissible. However, this does not show that the acts and powers claimed by our present governments are either necessary or morally permissible. Before such things can be discussed one must understand th...

Resolving Disagreement: Reason or Force?

Let’ s suppose you have a disagreement with someone. Let’ s further suppose that you have to resolve that disagreement. Perhaps it is about how you will spend your time, where you will go for vacation or what classes you will take at school. But no matter what it is, you cannot do both things and you and your opponent do not agree about what to do. There are only two ways to resolve th...