Leveson: a private law entrepreneurial opportunity?

As an anarchist I hate to see the state involved in anything between private individuals and organisations.  Right up to, especially even, in the resolution of disputes.  The more disputes that can be resolved through private, mutually agreed, non-state arbitration the better.  And the Leveson report ("An Inquiry Into The Culture, Practices and Ethics of…

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Law without legislators

Law without legislators

[an edited version of this has just been published in the (subscription only) New Law Journal and now also at the Halsbury Law Exchange blog] Like nearly everyone else I have lived most of my life not thinking to question that we need a government in order to create and enforce the law, to preserve the peace…

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The Machinery of Freedom

The Machinery of Freedom

So, for a bit of R&R at the weekend, and prompted by a few requests from fellow students on the Mises Academy course I've been doing on Libertarian Legal Theory, I decided to sit down and do an audiobook version of David D Friedman's "The Machinery of Freedom".  Or at least of most of it.…

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Justice and defence the anarchist way

Justice and defence the anarchist way

Even many who are relatively sympathetic to free market minarchist and mutualist ideals where as much as possible is done through voluntary rather than coercive statist mechanisms often have a problem envisaging a system in which no state apparatus exists.  Two of the most common objections are that we at least need a state to…

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