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Re: Another question about free-markets... (fwd)



>> From: Steve Mynott <[email protected]> there
>> are laws based on natural rights

At 07:12 AM 10/5/98 -0500, Jim Choate wrote:
> Ok, who writes the laws? 

No one.

> Who enforces the laws? Who decides what is natural?

In the minarchist proposal, as explained by Bastiat, already
quoted on this thread, http://www.jim.com/jamesd/bastiat.htm
"the collective force", aka the minimal state.

In the anarchist proposal, explained by Spooner in "Natural
Law" http://www.jim.com/jamesd/spooner.htm, and myself in
"Anarcho Capitalism, a short summary"
http://www.jim.com/jamesd/anarcho-.htm, anyone and everyone
decides.  Attempts to enforce unnatural law are more likely
to get one killed.

Friedman in "A positive account of property rights"
http://www.best.com/~ddfr/Academic/Property/Property.html
explains why enforcing the law "Whats yours is yours, and
what is mine is mine" is less likely to get you killed than
attempting to enforce the law "Whats mine is mine, whats
yours is up for grabs" 

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