Politicians love to plan things. Whenever we express our dismay over their plans, we often hear “We have a plan to bring progress and prosperity to this city. You naysayers have no plan.”
But a city with millions of people actually has millions of individual plans to put the resources of each individual to work, both alone and in voluntary cooperation, to meet the needs and values of those individuals, while respecting the equal rights of others.
Working together in this manner, without fake “consent of the governed” and Plans of Coercion, people can accomplish many great things.
Any Plan of Coercion must trump the plans of many others, to the benefit of a few.
A common conceit of politicians is that planning and prosperity cannot be allowed to exist unless some politicians stick their thumbs into the pie and withdraw juicy plums for themselves.