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Donald Allen Libertarian Midterm Review POLS 2300 UofU
|What is the State?
|Evil, coercive, artificial
|Negative, charactarized by the absense of government intervention -Mature adults have an obligation to make their own decisions
|Against the idea that the state inherently knows what is best for its citizens and thus can boss them around.
|Tyranny of the Majority
|Majority morality combined with an active government in the market leads to laws such as prohibitions and the illegalization of prohibition.
|Implications of the Tyranny of the Majority?
|Leads to a Black Market since human nature determines that a supply will always rise to meet demand
|Implications of Black Markets?
|The active government and the tyranical majority are ultimately responsible for the violence that ensues in the wake of illegal distribution of goods; -Drug Wars, Gangland, Mob, Mafia, etc