Thoughts on Minarchism

Written by Will Porter for the Independent Register.

Minarchists claim that we need to have an institution who levies taxation just for some essential services. They claim that without this agency doing this, we would have all kinds of terrible problems, starving children, etc.

Voluntaryists claim that these services would be provided though, through the market, through voluntary social discourse and free exchange of goods and services. Virtually every human need is supplied by the free market, even with such a massive state full of regulations and prohibitions on competitive enterprise.

Why should we then think that, especially once free of these hampering state-mandates, the market won’t provide these services?
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