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There’s a Post in Here, Somewhere

January 31st, 2011

The more the particular institution under scrutiny resembles the apparatus of the State the less likely it is to prevail without state privilege, e.g., corporations, absentee landlords, most or all of what we now consider wage-labor, etc.

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  • John says on: February 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

     

    Institutions other than states can act Statist. Acting Statist doesn’t just mean violating rights and oppressing people; it means being inefficient and bloated and oblivious and monopolistic. Even in our Statist world and with the focus political writers (like me) put on the State, all rights violations don’t come from the State. I don’t really buy wage-labor per se being unjust or oppressive, but I do believe that most evidence supports our position that in the labor market in a free society, companies would have to court workers more than workers would have to impress the companies, and more people would make their living as a type of independent contractor they do today.

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