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

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Slavery???
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 04:39:19 -0600

On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 03:45, Peter Conrad wrote:
> This is wrong: most contracts work very well without enforcement, and
> most would even work without the possibility of enforcement. That's
> because a contract usually is a win-win situation for the involved
> parties (if it wasn't, why should the losing party agree to the
> contract?) [1].

Ahh, but would they work if there were also no *threat* of enforcement?

It may be to my advantage to purchase a car on a payment plan for
$200/month -- but it would be far more to my advantage to drive off and
pocket the $200.

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