"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dec 31 Show + Call of the Week!

Randy calls in to let us know that the status quo system of police, courts, and prisons is a utopia with no room for improvement. I am calling this the Status Quo Theory of Justice (SQTOJ) tho I considered calling it the Status Quo Theory of Utopia.

Randy expresses fears that if we didn't have a system of justice paid for through the initiation of coercive force against us (i.e. government justice) and instead voluntarily pay for as much or as little protective services as we feel we need (as most businesses do) things such as suspension of due process and imprisonment without trial might ensue. Josh then observes that this happens now under the state system of justice that is crammed down our throats.

For an insightful look into how a voluntary society might structure courts, police, and defense, check out Linda and Morris Tannehill's book "The Market for Liberty" (links below).

Market for Liberty PDF: http://mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf

Market for Liberty Audio Book: http://freekeene.com/2007/12/26/free-audiobook-the-market-for-liberty/

1 comment:

  1. There is apparently NO history before the state takes over an area for Randy and Lisa.