Libertarianism is not Madisonian democracy

posted by
July 20, 2011
Liberale et Libertaire
by dL  
Posted in Commentary

"I have never have liked the famous Madison quote: 'if men were angels, no government would be necessary.' Here’s the way I would more meaningfully phrase it: 'if there were no scarcity, then no governance would be necessary.' Scarcity creates the need for governance. And notice I’m using the term 'governance' and not 'government' because the latter term is synonymous with the State. I do not think scarcity necessarily implies the State, which is one particular form of institutional governance." (07/20/11)  

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