Letter in Liberty, November 1998, p. 6
The Birth of a Nation
If homeowners' associations ("Costly Liberty," September) are
established by voluntary contract over large geographic regions and
their contracts become binding not only on those who enter into them
but their descendants, how is this morally any different from the
legal rules of nation-states? Does the method of creating rules make
them binding, or is it the very system of rules itself, or both?