One could think of the modern democratic social contract thusly:

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Even those who do not understand prisoner's dilemmas deserve to be protected from them, and everybody benefits when we do.

The reactionary mind rebels against this logic and believes that it will come out ahead in a unconstrained contest. In the overwhelming majority of cases, this belief is mistaken. That is because such a belief is most often based entirely upon emotional intuition and is thus impervious to reason. This is an essential problem of contemporary political economy.

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