“Markets Can’t Provide Policing” – Why, Exactly?

Critics of voluntaryism often claim that free-market provision of protection would be bad; perhaps they envision a resultant Hobbesian nightmare. But replacing police with people who do not have sovereign immunity, who are held accountable for excess force and murder and manslaughter, who have economic incentives to prefer peace to mayhem, would be bad because… Continue reading “Markets Can’t Provide Policing” – Why, Exactly?

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“Order Requires Rulers” Arguments Fail

From time to time, some pundit heaves a sigh and delivers what he believes to be a devastating argument against the idea of a stateless society: "Without rulers, there would be no order. Therefore, people would do whatever they wanted. There would be chaos." This is the fallacy of "Assuming The Conclusion." When you are… Continue reading “Order Requires Rulers” Arguments Fail