Michael Tabone wrote:
<< I am not conceding anything to a social contract. I stated originally that I am coming from a minarchist perspective, which is still a Statists perspective. >>
Good point. 🙂
If we agree we need some kind of minarchist state, then the set of fundamental questions change — self-ownership isn’t the big fundamental question anymore.
The questions shift to things like preventing a small, local, limited state from morphing into a large, national, powerful state — and you’ve already referred me to one of Rothbard’s books for that topic. So I suppose I’ll have to go read that, before I’ll be able to carry on a meaningful discussion here. 🙂
Thanks again! I really appreciate the dialog.