On Power II

When people call for government to regulate business, they are prioritizing their preference for others to have and to wield political power over economic power. Assuming its true that fat capitalist pigs use their wealth disparity to exploit workers, is it truly in the workers’ best interests to clamor for violent third parties to use their power disparity on their behalf? Why should workers’ consider wealth disparity the greater evil to power disparity? Why should workers’ trust someone with having their best interests who wields arbitrary and coercive authority over someone who must do business without threat of force? It never made sense to me why those with greater wealth should be more feared than those with a greater penchant for violence. Does that make any sense to you? And that’s today’s two cents.

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Skyler J. Collins (Editor)

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents” and “Items of Note.” Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on the official Everything-Voluntary.com podcast.

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