Decentralization, Subsidiarity, Rodney King and State Deification

9 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 7, 2011

Abstract

This paper posits that the government is indistinguishable from a robber gang except for the fact that it enjoys exceedingly good public relations (supplied to it, symbiotically, by the intellectual classes) and thus legitimacy. The paper attempts to see beyond this superficiality. and thus to interpret cases in which the state and an ordinary criminal interact not in this manner, but rather as the interaction of tow criminal organizations.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Decentralization, Subsidiarity, Rodney King and State Deification (July 7, 2011). European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 16, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1881072

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