Cooperation vs. Coercion, Society vs. Government. James Harrigan and Keith Knight

by | Feb 11, 2021

… in a world of voluntary social cooperation through mutually beneficial exchanges, where one man’s gain is another man’s gain, it is obvious that great scope is provided for the development of social sympathy and human friendships. It is the peaceful, cooperative society that creates favorable conditions for feelings of friendship among men…. the social relations formed by the division of labor tend to be permanent as individuals specialize in different tasks and continue to produce in those fields.

Murray N. Rothbard
Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, p. 101

James R. Harrigan is managing director of the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona and the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

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0:00 – Mises Quote

0:33 – Moral difference between cooperation and coercion

4:50 – Difference between positive and negative rights

16:01 – FDR begins the Positive rights, undefinable goal scam

16:51 – How busybodies become tiny tyrants 

23:28 – Why freedom of religion (and commerce) matters

24:52 – No policy can save lives, it can only TRADE lives – “solutions” vs trade offs

31:55 – PRIME Act – Needed Deregulation

37:48 – Do free markets put ‘profit over people’?

45:00 – Theft fantasies of the left – sad & destructive

52:13 – Real world examples of markets making the poor better off

1:00:05 – Voluntaryism vs. Minarchism 

1:08:10 – Quote from Cooperation and Coercion

1:10:40 – Quote from Harrigan & Davies research

About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute and host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast.

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