Public Goods is Fatally Flawed

The supposed freeloader problem of “public goods” is fatally flawed.

The argument goes that government is needed to provide public goods that have free access to everyone because when there’s no way to exclude non-payers from using a good nobody will profit off of its production, and so nobody will have the incentive to produce it. The classic example of this is roads. #MuhRoads

Not only does this argument appeal to the fatally flawed ethical philosophies of Pragmatism and Utilitarianism, but it also ignores 3 things:

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How is Taxation Theft? Do You Even Romans 13:6-8???

The title question is a word for word quote from a post I came across in the Reformed Pub. I’ve been asked this about a million times.

My response to the second question is: Do YOU even? In this post I demonstrate why this text does not in fact defeat the Taxation is Theft mantra. Spoiler alert: it’s because of my exegesis of the text of Romans 13!

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