MA3: Community Watch, Protection Firms & Popular Courts

“Defense Services on the Free Market”

by Murray Rothbard

“Those economists and others who espouse the philosophy of laissez faire believe that the freedom of the market should be upheld and that property rights must not be invaded. Nevertheless, they strongly believe that defense service cannot be supplied by the market and that defense against invasion of property must therefore be supplied outside the free market, by the coercive force of the government. In arguing thus, they are caught in an insoluble contradiction, for they sanction and advocate massive invasion of property by the very agency (government) that is supposed to defend people against invasion!”

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~ by rechelon on June 5, 2008.

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