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Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

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CHAPTER

       4

Prohibition, Compensation, and Risk

INDEPENDENTS AND THE DOMINANT PROTECTIVE AGENCY

LET us suppose that interspersed among a large group of persons who deal with one protective agency lives some minuscule group who do not. These few independents (perhaps even only one) jointly or individually enforce their own rights against one and all, including clients of the agency. This situation might have arisen if native Americans had not been forced off their land and if some had refused to affiliate with the surrounding society of the ...

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