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Against Overlordship
By Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

For social democrats, the state is to the community what the landlord is to the apartment complex or the owner is to his hotel. The notion that all social affairs within the polity are enveloped within a contract with the state, which owns some kind of encompassing substructure upon which all else within the polity depends, is the unspoken premise of social democracy and progressivism.



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    Winter 2011   The Music of Social Intercourse: Synchrony in Adam Smith
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Volume 16 Number 2
Fall 2011

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