It is the fact of each person’s uniqueness, wrote Rothbard, that makes each and every man irreplaceable and that makes us care whether he lives or dies, whether he is happy or oppressed. And no unique individual can fully develop his powers in any direction without engaging in specialization. The primitive tribesman or peasant could have no time or resources available to pursue any particular interest to the full. A necessary condition for any sort of developed economy, the division of labor is also requisite to the development of any sort of civilized society. Without the opportunity to specialize in whatever he can do best, no person can develop his powers to the full; no man, then, could be fully human.
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Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor
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