157. Law & Order in a Free Market w/ Edward Stringham
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157. Law & Order in a Free Market w/ Edward Stringham

28 Feb • 2hr 0m
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Can law, order, and defense be provided on the market? Why can't they be normal goods? We are joined by economist Edward Stringham to discuss his fascinating work on free market anarchism and private governance. Stringham examines the economic of government from an Austrian perspective, and clearly shows how the world is increasingly relying on private voluntary legal and defense services rather than inefficient monopolies. We also apply these ideas to examine the concept of public health, and Stringham's work at the American Institute for Economic Research on the Great Barrington Declaration.ReferencesBook: Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life - Book: Anarchy and The Law: The Political Economy of Choice - Great Barrington Declaration - SSRN papers - Coronavirus and Economic Crisis, AIER - Private Policing in San Francisco - Edward's Twitter - Edward's Website - Edward's Profile on AIER - Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a member. Find out more here.
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2,000 sats
2 Mar
will hqve to start tying people down and force feeding them this episode because this discussion is one of the hardest to come through with normies! kudos!
2,000 sats
5 Mar
loved that last few mins LOL live in a pod in 15 min cities 😂
500 sats
16 Mar
Free all the markets for humanity to flourish
200 sats
28 Feb
excellent 👏👏