Originally Posted by MJ1970
Look, do some study on this. Keynesianism is bullshit. It has never worked.
Millions of respected economists disagree with you completely. See what I mean about elitism?
Since the state is unique in that it is the only institution in society that has a monopoly on the use of force and violence.
Really? You've never seen private security guards with firearms? You've never seen a dog in a yard, for God's sake?
As such, I believe this power should be limited to protecting each person's basic, natural rights of life, liberty and property.
So we shouldn't have laws against overfishing, for instance?
Therefore the laws I support are those that protect every person's basic, natural rights of life, liberty and property.
Only directly, or does indirectly count?
This is not authoritarian.
By your definition, it is.
You are authoritarian when you want to force others to do what you think they should do...
...Like when you want people to keep quiet in the theater while a movie is playing but they want to give their friend a running commentary? You're authoritarian!
You, however, wish to use the states power of force to actually violate those rights when you think someone must be forced to pay for something you think they should pay for or to force someone to do something you think they should do or forcibly stop someone from doing something you don't think they should do even it isn't a violation of another person's rights.
Yes, that's called 'law'.
Do you see the difference here?
Sure. I believe in government and regulation, and you believe in anarchy except under the most obvious direct situation. Indirect? Fuhgeddaboudit!