The State is a brilliant analysis of modern political arrangements that views the state as acting in its own interest contrary to the interests of individuals and even of an entire society.
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The State (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1998).
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Table of Contents
- Author’s Note
- THE STATE
- 1.: The Capitalist State
- Violence, Obedience, Preference
- Title and Contract
- The Contours of the Minimal State
- If States Did Not Exist, Should They Be Invented?
- Inventing the State: The Social Contract
- Inventing the State: The Instrument of Class Rule
- Closing the Loop by False Consciousness
- 2.: The Adversary State
- Repression, Legitimacy and Consent
- Taking Sides
- Tinker’s Licence
- The Revealed Preference of Governments
- Interpersonal Justice
- Unintended Effects of Producing Interpersonal Utility and Justice
- 3.: Democratic Values
- Liberalism and Democracy
- Through Equality to Utility
- How Justice Overrides Contracts
- Egalitarianism as Prudence
- Love of Symmetry
- 4.: Redistribution
- “Fixed” Constitutions
- Buying Consent
- Addictive Redistribution
- Rising Prices
- Towards a Theory of the State
- 5.: State Capitalism
- What Is to Be Done?
- The State as Class
- On the Plantation