Tag Archives: Government

A New Social Contract

Social Contract

The original social contract  which was prepared by political philosophers like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and, especially, Jean Jacques Rousseau has expired. 300 years history of the world has proved that that contract hasn’t worked. It has failed. That contract was designed to bring the institution of Leviathan i.e., the State into existence so that […]

The Rise of the State

Many people with whom I talk think that the political system of the centralized State is with us since time immemorial; that this system is going to be with us forever, and we can’t do anything about it. They held such false notions because they haven’t looked into the human history, especially the history of […]

Government’s Right to Coerce and Our Duty to Obey

Do the state (aka the government) has any right to coerce us and we have any duty to obey it? This is the question that philosopher Dr. Michael Huemer addresses in his important work, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. The answer at which […]