“By ‘coercion’ we mean such control of the environment or circumstances of a person by another that, in order to avoid greater evil, he is forced to act not according to a coherent plan of his own but to serve the ends of another…Coercion is evil precisely because it thus eliminates an individual as a thinking and valuing person and makes him a bare tool in the achievement of the ends of another.”

in F.A. Hayek, Liberty, Writers

-F.A. HayekThe Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Paperback edition, 1978), p.20-21.

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