Two Properties of States
What is the proper extent of the state? What should it control. How much power should it have?

  • Ruler Perogative or Limited Power?
  • How much plunder/taxation?
  • How much redistributive, regulatory, and economic power?
  • Is permanent obedience required or are people free to opt out?
What is the proper purpose of the state?
What ends should it pursue?

  • Collectivism or Individualism?
  • Public Good or Personal Responsibility?
  • Government or Private Ownership?
  • Equality or Privilege?