This article contains my notes on the section 3.6 readings for Leeson’s Economics of Non-Market Decision Making. 3.6 Alternative Institutions of Property Protection and Conflict Resolution Allen, Douglas W., and Vera Lantinova. 2013. “The Ancient Olympics as a Signal of City-State Strength.” Economics of Governance 14: 23-44. 3 Main Points The ability of a Greek … Read more Non-Market Decision Making Reading Notes Section 3.6
This argument is related to the historical notion of secession and it comes in the form of a quote from Chapter 13 of Man, Economy, and State by Rothbard: It is all the more curious, incidentally, that while laissez-faireists should by the logic of their position, be ardent believers in a single, unified world government, … Read more An Easy Argument for Anarchy
Quote 1: “The problems faced by the city of Dhaka illustrate the difficulties of effectively addressing the free rider problem through a private mechanism. Goods that suffer from this free rider problem are known in economics as public goods, and they are the focus of this chapter.” Gruber, Jonathan (2012-12-01). Public Finance and Public Policy … Read more On Gruber, Free Riders, and Political Economy
This article will describe the fact that governments are tending toward decentralization and give several specific examples of how that might continue. This article will have multiple videos from major speakers on the subject. Voice, exit, leverage and competition Voice and exit refer to the ways people may express dissatisfaction with an organization. People can … Read more Voice, Exit, Leverage and Competition
Competitive social contracting is another method of implementing anarchy. Competitive governance is the general strategy behind both seasteading types and this type of implementation of anarchy. This strategy seeks to create a free market of governance. Such a market would rapidly evolve into anarchy. We presently have a market for governance but it is not … Read more Competitive Social Contracting
In a recent post I discussed problems with seasteading as a route to anarchy. One problem I mentioned was opportunity cost. I argued that alternative routes exist to implement anarchy. In this post I will very introduce 5 routes to anarchy including a brief list of some of the positive and negative aspects of each. … Read more 5 Routes to Anarchy
Theoretical anarchy is not enough for real-world change. The DIYL mindset calls for realism in anarchy. Seasteading has been touted as one possible route to anarchy. Seasteading fills the bill of a possible route to anarchy, but hardly an ideal one. In fact it is fraught with problems. Despite the fact that I love the idea, … Read more 5 Problems With Seasteading
Yes, an anarchic nation can exist. This article will cover that question which is often asked by skeptics of anarchism and will also cover some exciting news about one such up-and-coming community according to Edan Yago, an odd name belonging to a phenomenal gentleman. The fist line of evidence that an anarchic state can exist … Read more Can an Anarchic Nation Exist?
Caeconomics (cake-o-nomics) is the study of optimal decision making from the viewpoint of economic analysis under the presumption that Christianity is true while recognizing that interpretation of Christianity is inevitably done on a personal basis. The word is formed from Christian Anarchism Economics. The reasons for this nomenclature are elaborate and will be one of … Read more What is Caeconomics?
Litecoin is a branch off the Bitcoin project. It’s essentially the same as bitcoin with a few interesting and distinct features. For one it features Scrypt-based mining which is more difficult for ASIC and FGPA miners. Secondly it boasts a quicker transaction confirmation speed which simultaneously allows for quicker transactions and an overall greater total … Read more 3 Reasons Why I Now Like Litecoin