The shopping cart test of self-governance

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“The shopping cart assessment (SCA) is an attempt to help figure out what individuals are able to govern themselves and do not need involuntary control by government(s). In other words, people who are really adults: who take responsibility for their own actions AND the consequences of those actions. (And work to make those consequences be good ones.) To put it another way, are they a person who insists that they must have a law (and the force behind that law) to make them do the right thing? What is the SCA? Simply, at a store: do you return the shopping cart you used to a cart corral or to the store cart area? Or do you leave it outside, in a walking area or empty stall, or — worse, push it off somewhere in the distance?” (01/12/22)