What is the relationship between law and liberty? Below is a recap of my four-part review of Daniel Klein and Michael Clark’s important work on “Direct and Overall Liberty“:
- Reply to Klein and Clark (part 1): I begin my review by providing brief overview of Klein and Clark’s analysis of liberty and identify two logical flaws with their theoretical framework.
- Reply to Klein and Clark (part 2): Here, I explain why all laws involves coercion (restriction of someone’s liberty) and why these harms are a reciprocal problem.
- Review of Klein and Clark (part 3): Next, I survey Klein and Clark’s 11 categories of governmental actions and show how each one involves reciprocal harms.
- Review of Klein and Clark (conclusion): Lastly (for now; see below), I conclude my review of Klein and Clark’s analysis of liberty with three final observations.
I will write up a full version of my critique (and of my alternative approach to law and liberty) over Thanksgiving in order to address each one of their 11 categories separately. In the meantime, I will revisit my work on belief contracts and truth markets in the next day or two.