Kommander wrote:Well anarcho-anything is going to be pretty stupid. That and I've never understood how you end up with a hyphenated anarchism. Either you have anarchy and people just do whatever the hell they want or you have government.
Ancaps are delusional.
I have David Friedman's book 'The Machinery of Freedom'. It's by a *very* bright guy, and I've seen ancaps describe it as about the best condensed argument for their philosophy you can find.
The first couple of chapters are actually good. But I had to put it down. In the section on dealing with crime/law enforcement/contract enforcement/courts, the handwaving got so bad it became incoherent. Because ancaps are fundamentally incapable of constructing any system that administers punishment. By their own system of definitions, anything capable of administering punishment is a government.
The section on national defense is where I just couldn't continue.