The Maximizing State
By Anthony de Jasay
This article appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of The Independent Review.
The state uses taxation and redistribution to elicit obedience and maximize its discretionary power. Eventually, however, that power is dissipated through political competition of the states own making.
EconomyFreedomGovernment and PoliticsGovernment PowerLaw and LibertyPhilosophy and ReligionPolitical TheoryPublic ChoiceSocialism, Communism, and CollectivismTaxes
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