The Libertarian View: Police – The Problem and Solution. Rothbard and Brennan

by | Jun 8, 2020

In short, the problem with police is they are

(a) coercively funded, any organization who’s ‘customers’ can’t opt out will get worse service than they otherwise would;

(b) a monopoly, one cannot start up a competing police agency with the state, and

(c) they claim the ‘special immunity’ of having the right to forcibly tell others what to do because politicians told them to- they can kidnap people for disobeying the laws written by government officials widely accepted to be corrupt and dishonest.

This along does not account for why the coercively funded American police are so much more likely to commit act of brutality, compared to the coercively funded monopoly Italian police. All we are trying to do here is form a foundation that is morally justified and is most likely to protect persons and property from aggressors.

 

0:00 – Quotes from Rothbard A to Z: https://mises.org/library/rothbard-a-to-z

 

11:48 – The Moral Parity thesis by Jason Brennan, Professor at Georgetown University – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0691181713?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

 

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