I recently watched a short youtube presentation on David Friedman’s Machinery of Freedom book (www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTYkdEU_B4o), which is an attempt to set up a system completely devoid of the government and the State, where everything is done via free market, including law protection/enforcement, jurisdiction, etc.
I was wondering what would Rothbard say on this? I’m still new on his views so deeply against the State, so I was wondering if he has actually proposed a workable no-State solution?
Also, in Human Action, Mises seems to be pro State, saying that the minimal government still needs to provide some minimal setup – police, army, courts etc. Was then Rothbard disagreeing with Mises on this? Did the two openly discuss the issue? If the State concept is so deeply flawed, do we actually have a practical solution of doing away with it or no? What would Rothbard/Mises say? Thanks.
Mises was in favor of a limited government for the protection of life and property. (Police, Military, Courts). Rothbard rejected the State in its entirety and talks about his ideas in “For A New Liberty”.