Coercive government can solve the perceived problems that would arise in a stateless society, according to economist and political theorist Gordon Tullock. Tullock’s entire critique of anarchy, however, applies equally to any notion of the state.

Christopher J. Coyne is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Co-Editor of The Independent Review. He is the author of the new book, In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace.
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