domingo, julho 12, 2015

Self-Determination and Secession

Self-Determination and Secession:
But if any community, no matter how small, can simply break off and join another state or remain independent, what’s to stop single households from doing this?

Rothbard asked this same question, and it brings us back to Mises’s comments on self-determination. Mises writes:
If it were in any way possible to grant this right of self-determination to every individual person, it would have to be done. This is impracticable only because of compelling technical considerations which make it necessary that the right of self-determination be restricted to the will of the majority of the inhabitants of areas large enough to count as territorial units in the administration of the country.

In other words, anarchism is theoretically justifiable, although technically problematic.

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