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10 thoughts on “Vices Are Not Crimes: A Vindication

  1. says:

    It s too bad Daniel Kahneman didn t read this before publishing the last chapter in Thinking, Fast and Slow He rather foolishly declared libertarians are against government nudging us because libertarians believe people don t make mistakes Um, no We are all too well aware of the imperfection of human knowledge We re against other, equally fallible people forcing us to make mistakes of their choosing This was a good little read, especially for someone unfamiliar with what libe...


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    Interesting Quotes A government that shall punish all vices impartially is so obviously an impossibility, that nobody was ever found, or ever will be found, foolish enough to propose it The most that any one proposes is, that government shall punishat most a few of what he esteems the grossest of them But this discrimination an utterly absurd, illogical, and tyrannical one What right has any body of men to say, The vices of other men we will punish but our own vices nobody shall punish Nobody but knaves or blockheads ever thinks of making such absurd assumptions as these And yet, evidently, it is only upon such assumptions that anybody can claim the right to punish the vices of others, and at the same time claim exemption from punishment for his own Lysander Spooner, Vices Are Not CrimesThis reminded me of Matthe...


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    Pequeno livro, publicado em 1875, em que o autor se op e crescente interven o do governo americano sobre as liberdades individuais, como no consumo de lcool, na pr tica de lutas como o boxe , no jogo e na prostitui o.Spooner defende de maneira inflex vel que v cios, estando seus efeitos circunscritos ao pr prio indiv duo, n o configuram crimes, que por sua vez s o atos que implicam danos a outros.Alguns leitores ter o a impress o de que o autor por vezes exagera nas simplifica es ou ...


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    Poverty and ignorance lead to oppressive rulers it is only the poverty, ignorance, and consequent weakness of the many, that enable the combined and organized few to acquire and maintain such arbitrary power over them I enjoyed this book.


  5. says:

    It was alright, but it seemed like he repeated himself about 30 times.


  6. says:

    Amazing read A pithy book on the distinction between vice and crime, and how to discern which activities ought under natural law to be regulated by the government In this short work Spooner deals with issues of interest in discussions of legalization of recreational drugs, regulation of liquor, suicide, euthanasia,...


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    Its all in the title Though I agreed with most of his conclusions, I found this book too long winded for the basic summations he made There is definitely food for thought in this book and its worth the short amoun...


  8. says:

    Based on the title, which truely captured my attention, an analysis of any vice amounts to if an individual considers it to be such, therefore prosecutions for vices will be most unfair due to individual perception


  9. says:

    This is an interesting and well written short booklet In this pamphlet Spooner outlines his opinion on the importance of limiting the state s intervention and warning against misidentifying vices as crimes Clear and often witty it is an easy but worthwhile read.


  10. says:

    Good argument


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Vices Are Not Crimes: A Vindication This Ebook Is Complete With Linked Table Of Content Making Navigation Quicker And Easier.Vices Are Not Crimes Highlights The Role Of Morality For Spooner Among The Anarchists And Libertarians Of His Day.Spooner Was The Last Of The Great Natural Rights Theorists Among Anarchists, Classical Liberals.Lysander Spooner Was An American Individualist Anarchist, Entrepreneur, Libertarian, Political Philosopher, Abolitionist, Supporter Of The Labor Movement, And Legal Theorist Of The Nineteenth Century He Is Also Known For Competing With The U.S Post Office With His American Letter Mail Company, Which Was Forced Out Of Business By The United States Government His Activism Began With His Career As A Lawyer, Which Itself Violated Massachusetts Law Spooner Had Studied Law Under The Prominent Lawyers And Politicians John Davis And Charles Allen, But He Had Never Attended College.According To The Laws Of The State, College Graduates Were Required To Study With An Attorney For Three Years, While Non Graduates Were Required To Do So For Five Years From Wikipedia