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Ethical criticisms[ edit ] Aggression and coercion The validity of libertarian notions of liberty and economic freedom have been questioned by critics such as Robert Halewho posits that laissez-faire capitalism is a system of aggressive coercion and restriction by property owners against others: What in fact distinguishes this counterfeit system of "laissez-faire" the market from paternalism, is not the absence of restraint, but the absence of any conscious purpose of the part of the officials who administer the restraint, and of any responsibility or unanimity on the part of the numerous owners at whose discretion the restraint is administered.
This concept is related to philosophical collectivism as opposed to individualism. Sterba argues that a morally consistent application of libertarian premises, including that of negative libertyrequires that a libertarian must endorse "the equality in the distribution of goods and resources required by a socialist state".
Sterba presents the example of a typical conflict situation between the rich and poor "in order to see why libertarians are mistaken about what their ideal requires".
He argues that such a situation is correctly seen as a conflict of negative liberties: According to Sterba, the liberty of the poor should be morally prioritized in light of the fundamental ethical principle " ought implies can " from which it follows that it would be unreasonable to ask the poor to relinquish their liberty not be interfered with, noting that "in the extreme case it would involve asking or requiring the poor to sit back and starve to death" and that "by contrast it would not be unreasonable to ask and require the rich to sacrifice their liberty to meet some of their needs so that the poor can have the liberty to meet their basic needs".
Having argued that "ought implies can" establishes the reasonability of asking the rich to sacrifice their luxuries for the basic needs of the poor, Sterba invokes a second fundamental principle, "The Conflict Resolution Principle", to argue that it is reasonable to make it an ethical requirement.
He concludes by arguing that the application of these principles to the international context makes a compelling case for socialist distribution on a world scale.
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