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Trey Goff: A Constitution for a Free Society

Trey Goff on Mises Weekends

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10/27/2017Trey GoffJeff Deist

Our guest Trey Goff drafted a remarkable "Voluntaryist Constitution" designed to serve as the foundational legal document for a private society. Trey attempts nothing less than to define the characteristics and rules underlying a common law society, in the form of a polycentric constitutional order as envisioned by Murray Rothbard and legal scholar Randy Barnett. His goal was to create a blueprint for libertarians organizing startup or breakaway societies, one that deals with private property, rights, contracts, justice, and coercion in a rational and humane manner. The result is an inspiring and controversial document, as discussed in this great interview.

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Trey Goff

Trey Goff is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science. He is an Alumni of the Charles Koch Institute's Summer Fellows program, and has been published at the Foundation for Economic Education. Trey is currently working on projects to alleviate poverty and catalyze socioeconomic development in developing countries.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

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