Some essays published earlier as pamphlets
Samuel Moore, Edward Aveling, trans.
"There has developed in the contemporary natural sciencesa recognition that there is a subset of problems, such aspopulation, atomic war, and environmental corruption, for whichthere are no technical solutions.
Kahane, trans.Foreword by Friedrich A.
The only way we can preserve and nurture other and moreprecious freedoms is by relinquishing the freedom to breed, andthat very soon. "Freedom is the recognition ofnecessity" -- and it is the role of education to reveal toall the necessity of abandoning the freedom to breed. Only so,can we put an end to this aspect of the tragedy of the commons.
Let us now bring the effects of these two ratios together.
Coercion is a dirty word to most liberals now, but it need notforever be so. As with the four-letter words, its dirtiness canbe cleansed away by exposure to the light, by saying it over andover without apology or embarrassment. To many, the word coercionimplies arbitrary decisions of distant and irresponsiblebureaucrats; but this is not a necessary part of its meaning. Theonly kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion, mutuallyagreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
The effects of this check remain now to be considered.
To say that we mutually agree to coercion is not to say thatwe are required to enjoy it, or even to pretend we enjoy it. Whoenjoys taxes? We all grumble about them. But we accept compulsorytaxes because we recognize that voluntary taxes would favor theconscienceless. We institute and (grumblingly) support taxes andother coercive devices to escape the horror of the commons.