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If Men Were Angels: The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-Government

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07/30/2014Robert Higgs

Perhaps everyone will agree that if we were all angels, no state would be necessary, and if angels were the governors, they would require neither internal nor external constraints to ensure that they governed justly.

Volume 21, Number 4 (2007)

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Robert Higgs

Dr. Robert Higgs is retired and lives in Mexico. He was a senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute and longtime editor of The Independent Review; he was also a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He is the 2007 recipient of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, and the 2015 Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom.

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Higgs, Robert. "If Men Were Angels: The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-Government." Journal of Libertarian Studies 21, No. 4 (2007): 55–68.

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