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The Production of Security

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The introduction to this stunning work is by Murray Rothbard, who calls French radical Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912) the great innovator in the market provision of security. Indeed, he might be regarded as the first proponent of what is called anarcho-capitalism.

Molinari was steeped in the old liberal worldview of Bastiat and hence was a dedicated champion of private pr
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Paperback, 64 pages
Published 2009 by Ludwig Von Mises Institute (first published 1849)
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Nick
P1: In all cases free competition secures unto the consumer a higher quality service for a lower price than either monopoly or "communism" (democratic economic planning).

P2: The provision of security is a service.

Q: Quality of service will increase and price will decrease if monopoly or communistic provision of security is abolished, and replaced with free competition.

The rest of the book (or rather essay?) is basically an exposition of the above. Its rather basic, but that makes sense given tha
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Zach Boyle
It refuted the idea that centralized force was a good idea, and convinced me on civil protection (everyday protection of property), but he did not touch on larger matters, such as criminal endeavors (murder, etc.). But considering he was merely trying to bring it to light, I would consider it a good work.
Mike Fox
Absolutely brilliant. Too bad he apparently changed his mind after he wrote this essay. Nailed it the first time.
Dan
Short and easy read on why private production of security always beats state security based on a monopoly of force.
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