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Private Production of Defense, The

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Hans Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory.
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Hans Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments. Here we have an important updating of an argument rarely made even in the libertarian tradition.

"Without the erroneous public perception and judgment of the state as just and necessary and without the public’s voluntary cooperation, even the seemingly most powerful government would implode and its powers evaporate. Thus liberated, we would regain our right to self-defense and be able to turn to freed and unregulated insurance agencies for efficient professional assistance in all matters of protection and conflict resolution." Hans-Hermann Hoppe


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by Austin F.
on 7/15/2010
from US
Excellent and thought provoking
An incredible book that made me change the way I thought about the world.
by RR
on 4/21/2010
from NYC
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Hoppe is very convincing when it comes to private security and private law, this is a very convincing pamphlet. Also, check out hoppe's article "the idea of a private law society". After both you will be more than convinced that the state is an unnecessary evil.
by Brennan
on 12/26/2009
from Baltimore
Great stuff
An excellent read that I think anyone new to market anarchism should read, along with Murphy's Chaos Theory.
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  • The Empirical Evidence
  • How to Think About the Statist Response
  • The Case for Private Security
  • More on Aggression Insurance
  • Political Borders and Insurance
  • The Democratic State and Total War
  • Insurance and Incentives
  • Insuring Against State Aggression
  • Regaining Our Right to Self-defense
  • Complete Bibliography
ISBN 9781933550589
eISBN 9781610163590
Publisher Ludwig von Mises Institute
Publication Date 2009
Binding PB
Page Length 56

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