: Or - as Max Stirner put it:
: "I secure my freedom with regard to the world in the degree that I make the world my own, 'gain it and take possession of it' for myself, by whatever might, be that of persuasion, of petition, of categorical demand, yes, even by hypocrisy, cheating, etc.; for the means that I use for it are determined by what I am. Property is what is mine."
SDF: What a great quote! Could you refer to a text & a page number?
: On the other hand, for those who have power, freedom must be defined in some other way. For them it is in terms of some essential, almost existential Principle.
SDF: Do you mean freedom as the "right to throw one's money around"? The expanded access to consumer privilege available to the owning classes, the owners of capital? Doesn't seem so essential to me.