Private property in the means of production...

is aggression.

According to socialists.

This makes the point that libertarians (reasonably) can't just claim aggression and shut down the discussion: other people have other definitions of aggression.

(H/T to Samson Corwell for the link.)

NOTE: I disagree with socialists here. But this shows that one's notion of aggression needs to be argued for, not simply asserted.

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  1. Absolutely. And libertarians (and socialists) often beg the question on that topic.

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    1. "Often" is an understatement.

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  2. A lot of political discussion is simply making certain assumptions self-evident, even when those assumptions are not self-evident to others.

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