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Unformatted text preview: others Solutions-Change the payoffs, internalize externalities-Introduce Private property avoid the commons Coercion, government action-Government is the institution in society that has a legal monopoly on the legitimate use of force.-Coercion is the governments use of force, taxes and conscription are examples.-Legitimacy is the widespread assumption that the government has the right to rule.-Philosophers offer different reasons why government is needed.-Locke to protect property-Hobbes government can maintain order.-All governments rely on coercion, governments rely on legitimacy to govern-Founders established a central government larger than the status quo with ability to grow....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08