Statists think they can use initiated force (in the form of laws, rules, and tax funding) to solve social problems. And when their solutions fail they blame the opposing party or some other non-cooperating force. This means they’ve fallen for…

The Dictator Fallacy: The belief that any law or program will be implemented exactly as the designer intended, as if he or she were an all-powerful dictator, with control over everything.

In reality…

  • Your new regulation or initiative won’t be passed, administered or adjudicated by you (other politicians and interests will have their say too)
  • Nor will everyone cooperate with your plan.

The notion that you can perfectly harness the awesome, violent power of initiated force, is simply a fallacy.
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By Perry Willis & Jim Babka


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