Recently Tim Poole alluded to the so-called “shopping cart theory” of why self-governance is impossible. Specifically, because people can’t even bother to take back the shopping cart when this is clearly the socially right thing to do, we can’t hope to have a system relying on everyone’s good nature. Bob explains what’s wrong with this argument.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- The blog post for the “Adventures in Pacifism: Louis CK edition” contest.
- Ben Powell on Somalia.
- Bob’s book Chaos Theory, his article on libertarian law and military defense, his lecture on the market for security, and his lecture on military defense.
- The Federalist No. 51.
- Help support the Bob Murphy Show.
The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.