[ExI] libertarians and inheritance

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue May 5 10:15:21 UTC 2009

2009/5/5 Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com>:

> As a strict libertarian, in terms of justice, I'm only worried about what's justly acquired -- not necessarily earned.  In this case, the person who justly acquired property has a right to give it to her heirs as she sees fit.  No, as a person, I might find it repugnant when a person who worked hard all her life, spoils her kids and then leaves them a big fat inheritence.  But I wouldn't initiate force to change her decision.

It depends on your definition of "justice". Some people think taxation
is theft, others don't.

Stathis Papaioannou

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