Friday, January 06, 2006

Proposed Re-Introduction of Slavery

Just when I was beginning to think that my anti-statist tirades of the past few posts were perhaps best characterised as slightly over-egged, viral-induced hissy fits, I read this at Setting the World to Rights and instead thought "How right I was - and I'm not feverish now!"



Anonymous said...

That site is yuck.

My reply to your question: slavery was never really banned. If you are born poor not even your own body you own.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double comment but... Well, I read their article, I tend not to like to go to that site at all.

They say they are against forcing people to work. As far as I know, they are also against welfare, so how can they be truly against forcing people to work?

Completely different issue but I would be curious what do they think about "beggar sweeps".

Anonymous said...

Very interesting view, too, Leo, thanks. I've long been ill at ease with that aspect of Libertarianism, and you clarify the contradiction.