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Is coercion wrong?

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    Be more specific. Give an example.

    Not all things are to be stamped good/bad. Consider the context.
     
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    Well I wanted to leave the question open so that people could give it a context of their own unfortunatley that also lead to answers like this

    which leads to the next point general questions generaly lead to general responces.


    so i'll try give it a few starting places

    Law

    politics

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    I tend to opt out of coercion altogether. Not that is obviously and unequivocably wrong...it just doesn't work.
     
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    The problem is that coercion does work - using wrong means.

    Using force, intimidation, fear, constraint, etc to get someone to do something they don't want to seems an abuse against a person's free will.

    However, convincing or persuading by offering incentives, so that one freely chooses to do something seems to respect a person's freedom of will.

    This can also go too far by extending into trickery and manipulation, which while respecting a person's freedom of will, does not respect a person's intellect or trust.
     
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    I agree completely. I suppose my rejection of coersion is based on that is does not tend to work long-term and can carry more negatives than positives, negatives that will eventually raise their heads over time.
     
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    I'm thinking of drug interventions as being a form of coercion that I wouldn't say is wrong.
     
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    I would agree with this, It also makes me think about laws and laws enforcement.

    We use the idea of prison to coerce others into not breaking laws.
     
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