10 (The State and the Liberal Good Society)

10 (The State and the Liberal Good Society) - Sphere of...

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Set of all that individual might do without injuring others Set of powers prohibited by government Sphere of Individual Freedom: Limited state – state who’s powers are regularly and effectively restrained by institutional arrangements Rule by law is not the same as rule of law By law does not limit German Nazis “bad” Of law Regular limitation of power Governments are not able to do whatever they would confine convenient Liberalism is not anarchism Anarchism – all government is oppressive and destructive of individual freedom Good society does not have government Liberalism – requires a strong state to secure the freedom’s of people The state is a Frankenstein The constitution is a living document and the original content is practically irrelevant Things that limit state power Markets are an institutionalization of freedom They summate the outcome of large numbers of free individual choices Rule of law Things acquired from Greek “law”
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