Monday, August 5, 2013

Department of "Justice"

My latest column is now live. It begins:
What is justice? A seemingly subjective concept. For voluntaryists, justice is being made whole when you've been aggressed against. What is aggression? For voluntaryists, aggression is an unwanted invasion of a property boundary. What is property? For voluntaryists, property is, at least, one's body and personal possessions. For many, property is also what one's body appropriates from a state of nature (movable or immovable), or trades for from other property owners. So in other words, for voluntaryists, justice is having one's property restored to them after it was taken by aggression. Do the various "Departments of Justice" around the world serve justice? Methinks not.

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