Law Without Government

Part 1: Principles What is government? Government is defined as a territorial monopolist in the field of producing law. That is, it is the sole provider of law, the ultimate decision-maker, arbitrator and wielder of force within a territory. As a monopoly, it maintains its position by using aggression (the use or threat of violence) […]

War, Peace, and the State

by Murray N. Rothbard [The Standard, April 1963, pp. 2-5; 15-16, and Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature and Other Essays, R.A. Child, Jr., Ed., Washington: Libertarian Review Press, 1974; 2nd edition, Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute, 2000, pp. 115-132.] The libertarian movement has been chided by William F. Buckley, Jr., for failing to use its “strategic intelligence” […]

Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?

Roderick T. Long discusses his book “Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?” at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s 2008 Austrian Scholars Conference, the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, held annually at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. DISCLAIMER: The Ludwig von Mises Institute has given permission under the Creative […]