Hans Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments.
I especially loved the part where (and I'm paraphrasing here) criminals and other low-life scum are driven by insurance firms to starve to death on the Sahara desert, die of cold on the North pole, or drown in the ocean -- because no self-respecting property owner wants them on their property. That's how worthless they are as human beings. (Now granted, a tiny minority of people will be this worthless in practice, but I think it's a highly important consideration in theory.)
Property rights above human life. That is one aspect of anarcho-capitalism that I love the most. We don't mince words here, gentlemen. And if we combine this with Ayn Rand's moral code of self-interest, where one man's need does not place a claim against another man who can provide for that need, we have a true home run. It's beautiful.
anon338Anarcho-capitalist biblical kritarchy4 years ago
Keep the enthusiasm and keep learning. Ayn Rand has a lot to say about the importance of life, it is an axiom of geometry. Hoppe and Rothbard can't stand to criminals because they are threats to life, until they are proportionaly punished. Hoppe argues, you cannot think or breath without property, and you need to breath to live, so to speak.