Knee jerk libertarianism

Robin Hanson (hanson@econ.Berkeley.EDU)
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 11:41:07 -0800

>I suggested a mechanism earlier to approach consideration of these
>questions without this knee-jerk response of anti-coercion. Suppose you
>have a choice of "worlds" to go to (I suggested space stations, but in
>a more realistic context it could be alternative grocery stores with
>different policies). Which would you prefer? What set of conventions
>for unplanned interactions do you think would be most pleasant?

I strongly endorse this suggestion of Hal's. I also tire of seeing
interesting and fundamental questions diverted into unproductive
debates over natural rights or the US constitution.

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614