The State is the Health of War

by | Jul 30, 2022

Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would be far greater in market anarchy than the present system. Combat is very expensive, and private companies take much better care of their assets than government officials take care of their subjects’ lives and property.

– Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D., Chaos Theory (p. 22)

This is a clip from my appearance on Conflicts of Interest with Kyle Anzalone.

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