Anarchy v. Human Nature

Critics of proposals for libertarian anarchy often assert that this type of social order cannot work because it assumes that people are basically good, which is contrary to fact. This objection, however, is exactly backwards. Proponents of libertarian anarchy favor this type of social order precisely because they understand that many people are vicious in the extreme and that the most vicious among them, having a comparative advantage in committing fraud and acting violently, will tend to occupy the most powerful positions in the state wherever a state is tolerated. Thus, the critics notwithstanding, “human nature” is in fact the most potent factor in support of proposals for libertarian anarchy. ~  Dr. Robert Higgs

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