Table of contents

  • : A way to fight back
  • : Law’s self-portrayal
  • : The flexibility of legal reasoning
  • : Reprise: Tax minimization
  • : Bases for criminalization in a liberal legal system
  • : Coercion by means of formal, directly enforceable labour contracts
  • : Cascading coercion—not by contract but by sheer economic power
  • : The legal neutering of risk and assaults on autonomy
  • : Coercion: Statutory regulations that permit assaults on individual autonomy
  • : Summation and suggestions for action
  • : Notes


A mugger says to a stranger, “Give me your wallet or I will beat you to pulp!” It is a crime. An employer says to a worker: “Adding lung-saving ventilation will reduce my profit. Give me back some of your wages and I will let you keep your lungs!” This is not a crime. Our assumptions about the world condition us to see these situations as legally different from one another. But what if we instead insisted on taking the spirit of law, rather than its letter, seriously? To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit. ly/2KzjCv6