Is Government Inevitable? Reply to Leeson and Stringham
By Randall G. Holcombe
This article appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of The Independent Review


Leeson and Stringham make some good points but fail to prove that the state can be abolished. If government is inevitable, then the promotion of libertarian anarchism may distract good minds away from the more practical task of designing, promoting, and implementing mechanisms that limit the scope and power of government.

Other Independent Review articles by Randall G. Holcombe
    Winter 2014   Consenting to Collective Action: The Classical Liberal Constitutional Calculus of James M. Buchanan
    Fall 2013   The Public Debt Problem: A Comprehensive Guide
    Spring 2013   Crony Capitalism: By-Product of Big Government
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