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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Government – An Ideal Concept


This long essay from 1954 reflects Read’s attempt to think through the question of why we need government and how best to limit it. As the title suggests, he lays out an ideal vision of what an ideal government should and should not do, with the hope that it will motivate readers to work toward that end. The book comes in two parts, with the first laying out the general case followed by a section that examines more detailed issues.

 

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