Dr. Nigel Ashford is senior program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies. He joined IHS from the United Kingdom where he was a professor of politics at Staffordshire University.

Do we even need a government? Some anarchist philosophers and economists don’t think so. Dr. Nigel Ashford takes a look at two anarcho‐​capitalist thinkers, Murray Rothbard and David Friedman. Rothbard criticizes the state for its use of coercion, and Friedman criticizes it for its inefficiency. Both argue that there are free‐​market alternatives to all government services.

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