Are States Inevitable? Ep. 131

by | Sep 26, 2020

If the governments of the world have formed and persist in a state of anarchy, does it follow that the State is an inevitable institution? How would a libertarian anarchist society prevent being conquered by a state or prevent itself from devolving into one?

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The Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard

“Government: Unnecessary but Inevitable?” by: Randall G. Holcombe

“The Market for Military Defense” by: Robert P. Murphy

“But Wouldn’t Warlords Take Over?” by: Robert P. Murphy

About Patrick Macfarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Vital Dissent at www.vitaldissent.com, where he seeks to oppose calamitous escalation in US foreign policy by exposing establishment narratives with well-researched documentary content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on antiwar.com, GlobalResearch.ca, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at patrick@libertarianinstitute.org

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