Comments on: Article: Justice for All Without the State Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ketman Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:38:43 +0000 David,
The great value of this reply to Daniel McCarthy’s article is (1) that it provides useful visualization of the details of what happens under conditions of anarchy. The typical armchair response to “let’s try to visual this” is to reach for a “state of nature”/”Robinson Crusoe” example. This is less than nothing. Your historical examples, many of which are very familiar, show that real-case scenarios do exist, yet remain curiously unexamined. Also (2) you visualize what happens in the event of “dueling police forces” as so facetiously painted by Ayn Rand (and why hasn’t anybody directly called her on that piece of farce?): The likely scenarios is not a giant OK Corral shootout, but rather purely defensive force that protects the client of the armed force and makes trivial arrest a very costly last-resort alternative.