Re: Anarcho-Capitalism Stability

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:59:42 -0800 (PST)

I wrote:
> The most common concern about PPLs is that is that local competition
> will soon result in local authoritarian monopolies, which may be
> difficult to get rid of. This seems to be the result of protection
> agency like competition now in Russia.

Lee Daniel Crocker responded:
>In what way is it "difficult" to simply stop paying a private business?
>If you're going to raise objections to A-C, how about raising some that
>might actually exist instead of making them up? Russian mafias believe
>in territoriality; they are not a free market.

Huh? You think russian mafias are ideologues who would turn down a
chance to make a buck if it went against their religion? Come on!
If they thought they could make a buck by sharing territory they
would. And the expense of not buying protection from the only
available protection agency should be obvious.

Robin D. Hanson