And the discussion on minarchism vs. anarchism goes on. Whereas this discussion never really ended (will it ever?), it recently picked up again after my article attempting to show why minarchists are “the enemy.” Of course, I do not mean to say that minarchists like Mises were necessarily the ultimate enemy of mankind, but I certainly mean that anarchists like Rothbard are much more principled proponents of liberty. Anarchists, I argue, have a true passion for justice, whereas minarchists are stuck treading water in statist territory.
Obviously, one should make a difference between economics and political philosophy. As for the former, there is no reason not to love both Mises and Rothbard. But as for the latter, one cannot help thinking Mises didn’t quite get it right.
Here are the articles: