|Brocker I 570
Natural State/Buchanan: For Buchanan, the natural state is essentially a competition between the unequal, between people with unequal abilities, skills and interests. Accordingly, people do not enter into contract negotiations as equals. Only one thing is the same here: All contractual partners want to improve themselves through the contract negotiations. The inequality contained in the natural distribution can be so great that the contract that seals it can even take on the character of a slave contract. (1)
1. James M. Buchanan, The Limits of Liberty. Between Anarchy and Leviathan, Chicago/London 1975. Dt.: James M. Buchanan, Die Grenzen der Freiheit. Zwischen Anarchie und Leviathan, Tübingen 1984, S. 85f.
Wolfgang Kersting, „James M. Buchanan, Die Grenzen der Freiheit“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
James M. Buchanan
Politics as Public Choice Carmel, IN 2000
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018