But in fact we live anarchy every day, in one of the most crucial aspects of our lives: dating.
Every day people meet, date, have one-night stands, fall in love, and break up; all without government intervention.
No doubt there’s potential for abuse in the dating market.
If two people want a relationship with the same person, they’ll often fight for him; think . Straight white women aren’t legally obligated to only date straight white men.
Partly, they believe that dating is too personal for government agents to get involved. One’s relationship with a significant other reflects unique and private aspects of one’s life, and is no business of the government.
But this argument falls flat, because dating is not the only element of one’s life that is personal.
A career, just like a relationship, often reflects unique values and ideas and passions. So is one’s decision to use types of medicine the FDA frowns on.
If we accept that personal matters should not be regulated, than we must apply that lesson to most human behavior.That mirrors how two employers who both want to hire the same employee might fight for her, for instance with a bidding war for her labor. While sexual conduct with minors is forbidden, anyone over age eighteen can date anyone else over age eighteen.