Community and Exit

Max Borders and Mike Gibson propose a debate over at A Thousand Nations-- Does the right to exit a community undermine the very idea of the community?

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Only in Communist nations

Only where the person is state property.

The US was intended to be 13 nations in a confederation for mutual defense. We would have 13 competing economies with free trade between them. The most efficient economy would "win" the most population.

Say the 2nd Revolution had not occurred and we were still operating under the Articles of Confederation. Utah would now have a Mormon government. Would that be any skin off my back? As long as adults were allowed to emigrate and take portable assets with them, who should care except the inefficient state?