The Philosophical Problem Every Government Faces. Michael Huemer and Keith Knight

by | Sep 15, 2020

The Philosophical Problem Every Government Faces. Michael Huemer and Keith Knight

by | Sep 15, 2020

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“Why should 535 people in Washington be entitled to issue commands to 300 million others? And why should the others obey? These questions, as I argue in the following pages, have no satisfactory answers.”

Michael Huemer

The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

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Archive: https://archive.org/details/humer-tppa

Timestamps-

0:00 – Quote from The Problem of Political Authority

0:31 – What is ‘political authority’?

1:18 – If you do not like the government of a country, you should leave

2:57 – Voting for a political representative is morally on par with consent

6:27 – “Liberty depends on taxation” – Cass Sunstein 

9:15 – You benefit from the state, therefore you have an obligation to obey it’s edicts 

15:19 – What about the poor?

18:29 – Does potential wealth inequality justify political authority?

21:11 – The major takeaway from the Trump presidency 

22:38 – Corporations need regulation which justifies a state

Homelessness caused by regulation: https://libertarianinstitute.org/dont-tread-on-anyone/whats-the-1-cause-of-homelessness/

29:05 – In the absence of a state, chaos will exist

32:04 – The mindset of the unattainable perfection objection “who will do X”

35:09 – Huemer’s approach to handling objections to anarchism 

36:05 – High standards for the market, no standards for the government & incentive structures

38:57 – Governments v. HOA’s

42:42 – The market commodifies human beings, therefore should be replaced by the state

46:03 – Where has anarcho-capitalism worked?

49:10 – Why are believers in government so confident in their low information position?

52:06 – How has the state created a double standard in the minds of the masses for thousands of years?

55:30 – Shame is the health of the state

1:00:10 – Most important thing you learned from Bryan Caplan

1:01:15 – Most important contribution of Jason Brennan

Links to mentioned works-

The Problem of Political Authority: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1137281650/
Myth of the Rational Voter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007AIXLDI/

About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is the founder of the YouTube, Minds, and BitChute Channel- "Keith Knight - Don't Tread on Anyone". Having supported Barack Obama in 2008, and Mitt Romney in 2012, he become a Libertarian Anarchist after running out of arguments for when initiating violence is morally permissible. His goal in life, is to spread knowledge of critical thinking, the Non-Aggression Principle, Self-Ownership, natural law and the Private Property Ethic.

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