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Second Treatise of Government - John Locke

Second Treatise of Government

Author John Locke

  • Published: 1704-10-28
  • Category: Politics & Current Events

Description

In the state of nature, natural law governs behavior, and each person has license to execute that law against someone who wrongs them by infringing on their rights. People take what they need from the earth, but hoard just enough to cover their needs. Eventually, people begin to trade their excess goods with each other, until they develop a common currency for barter, or money.