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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 …
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 Stringham
The Legacy of Roy A. Childs, Jr.
with George H. Smith
Must You Obey Government?
The Problem of Political Authority
with Michael Huemer
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Creators & Guests
Aaron Ross Powell
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