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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Slavery???

From: Momchil Velikov
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Slavery???
Date: 24 Nov 2003 12:09:58 +0200
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>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Conrad <address@hidden> writes:
Peter> On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 09:55:50PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
>> On the contrary, your
>> "right to contract" exists _only_ as social construction, at least
>> insofar as _enforcement_ is fundamental to contract.

Peter> This is wrong: most contracts work very well without enforcement, and
Peter> most would even work without the possibility of enforcement. That's
Peter> because a contract usually is a win-win situation for the involved
Peter> parties (if it wasn't, why should the losing party agree to the
Peter> contract?) [1].

  This is wrong: most contracts involve compromises/trade-offs.
There's always an incentive from both parties to not make them and
sometimes (very often) a party cannot threat with no adherence to the
compromises it made as a means to enforce adherence of the other party
to their compromises.


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