It’s the Glass

Warren Meyer calls attention to a court case having to do with California's inability to get along in the global energy market -- and so requires judges to sanction people with guns and jails to help California "compete." But that's just another day in the "Land of the Free" and not what I wanted to write about. Warren complains: I don't think there is anything more depressing to a good anarcho-capitalist like myself than seeing the government rule that a price negotiated at arms length by the free will of consenting, and in this case well-informed adults enjoys "no presumption of legality." If not, then what does? Is that where we are heading, to a world where no voluntary actions enjoy a presumption of legality? Well, as a Princeton grad and Harvard MBA, I'm certain Warren knows the answer to that question himself. But just to belabor the point, that is the whole point of law. The law holds context and asserts authority in every action and in every single moment of every person's life. When you are sleeping, you are presumed innocent, just as when you are charged with a crime. In other words: you are always in some...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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