Re: Free-Market Economics

Hagbard Celine (
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 17:36:13 -0400 wrote:
> wrote:
> >
> > In a message dated 97-07-12 17:59:26 EDT, you write:
> > And another thing...what's WRONG with the concept of a corporation...why
> > would anarchists not like it?
> >
> > EvMick
> My understanding of anarchy is no government. To have a corporation in
> the sense I'm using, you have to have government. No government, no
> corporations.

I have to ask why?

Is your argument that a corporation necessarily requires a settled law
of business organizations? If so, then its certainly possible under
Friedman's model (i.e., privately-produced corporate law).

If not, then are you arguing that without *governmental recognition* of
the corporate entity a corporation cannot exist? If so, as I've argued
before, this is merely a legal fiction and has no real-world
significance other than tax-filing benefits -- a moot point in anarchy.