Re: Justice and Punishment

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 14:14:30 -0700 (PDT)

> I'd like to state that I don't _oppose_ anarcho-capitalism in
> itself. It's a great idea, but I just don't think it will ever
> work properly in this world with these people.

This is a very common speculation, but it clearly flies in the
face of the abundant evidence of human history that free
societies--in this world, with these people--are now and have
always been the most peaceful societies, while centrally
controlled societies have always been the most brutal. It is
indeed an extrapolation on the part of anarcho-capitalists to
thereby assume that even more freedom will result in even more
peace, but at least we're speculating in the same direction as
the data, not directly opposite from it.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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