Businesses Will Build the Roads

The pro-state position has been accurately characterized by the question “but who will build the roads?

And now we have definitive, in my opinion, proof that without the state, without government, businesses will build the roads.

Think about it. Businesses build houses and apartments, and they also build gas stations and grocery stores and shopping malls, and churches and everything else under the sun. So while conventional “wisdom” would have you believe that roads wouldn’t be built and maintained without government robbing everyone else to do it, the fact that smugglers in Russia have found it in their best interest to repair the roads they use for their [illicit] business should put this question to rest, once and for all.

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.