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Can Anarchy Work?

Released Friday, 31st March 2017
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Peter T. Leeson joins us this week to discuss rational choice theory as it applies to self-governance. What happens in the absence of government?

We discuss the difference between government and governance, what it means to be stateless, and how anarchy is perceived in the world today.

Show Notes and Further Reading

Leeson’s book on this topic is Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better … (2014).

Leeson cites Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (1949) as highly influential to his thinking.

Here are a few other Free Thoughts episodes having to do with anarchy and self-governance:The Distinction Between Governance and Government with Edward StringhamThe Legacy of Roy A. Childs, Jr. with George H. SmithMust You Obey Government?The Problem of Political Authority with Michael Huemer
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Length
48m 19s
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No
Episode Type
Full

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