Hoppe on the Problems with Democracy and the Monopoly of Force

Posted on March 13, 2019 11:17 am

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Op-Ed by Stefan Kløvning

An important reason for why possibly a majority today justify or at least put up with having a monopoly of force with the power to tax them and restrict their freedoms is the perception that “the State is us”, so to speak. We all have the possibility to try to convince a majority of the population that we will better their lives and move the country in a positive direction, and therefore the distinction between “the people” and “the state” is blurred or non-existent in the eyes of many. Until about a hundred years ago, the