Monday, August 20, 2007

Anarchy More Effective Than Government

Interesting, but I still have serious doubts. Guess I need to read more.

Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy discusses it:

At Cato Unbound, economist Peter Leeson has summarized some of his innovative research showing that the anarchy is, at least in many situations, superior to government.

Peter's post is followed by responses by Bruce Benson (himself a leading libertarian anarchist scholar), Dani Rodrik (a prominent liberal economist), and Randall Holcombe, a nonanarchist libertarian scholar. Peter replies to the critics here (quite effectively, in my judgment).

I guess I have to wade through all of this and figure it out.

Wretchard has a long entry on topic.

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