Resources

Why the State is Undesirable

State Police Force

Balko, R. (2006) Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in Americahttps://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/balko_whitepaper_2006.pdf

Balko, R. (2013) How did America’s police become a military force on the streets?http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/how_did_americas_police_become_a_military_force_on_the_streets

Harwood, M. (2014) How Did America’s Police Get So Militarized?https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/america-police-military-swat-ferguson-westcott-tampa/

Heal, A. (2019) Nowhere to turn: Women say domestic abuse by police officers goes unpunished, https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-05-01/police-perpetrators-domestic-violence

Kløvning, S. (2019) The Growth of the American Police State, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/05/07/the-growth-of-the-american-police-state/

McMaken, R. (2019) Most Violent Crimes in the US Go Unsolved, https://fee.org/articles/most-violent-crimes-in-the-us-go-unsolved/

Miller, B. (2019) The Militarization of America’s Police: A Brief History, https://fee.org/articles/the-militarization-of-americas-police-a-brief-history/ 

Roberts, P. (2007) The Empire Turns Its Guns on the Citizenryhttps://original.antiwar.com/roberts/2007/01/24/the-empire-turns-its-guns-on-the-citizenry/

Smith, G. (2016) Do Not Resist: How America’s Police Are becoming an Occupying Military Forcehttps://worldbeyondwar.org/not-resist-americas-police-becoming-occupying-military-force/

Stinson, P., et al. (2016) Police Integrity Lost: A Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrestedhttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/249850.pdf

Weisburd, D. & Greenspan, R. (2000) Police Attitudes Toward Abuse of Authority: Findings From a National Studyhttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/181312.pdf

Whitehead, J. (2015) Battlefield America: The War on the American People 

Whitehead, J. (2018) Armed and Dangerous: If Police Don’t Have to Protect the Public, What Good Are They?https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/02/armed-and-dangerous-if-police-dont-have-to-protect-the-public-what-good-are-they/

Whitehead, J. (2019) Predator Cops, Guilty of Sex Crimes Against Women and Children, Are a Menace to Societyhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/john-w-whitehead/predator-cops-guilty-of-sex-crimes-against-women-and-children-are-a-menace-to-society/

Propaganda

Clark, P. (2002) Government and the Stockholm Syndrome, https://www.lewrockwell.com/2002/11/paul-clark/government-and-the-stockholm-syndrome/

de Rugy, V. (2019) Are Politicians Purveyors of Outrage?, https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/05/19/are-politicians-purveyors-of-outrage

Durden, T. (2019) Here Are 410 Movies Made Under the Direct Influence and Supervision of the Pentagon, https://www.mintpressnews.com/hollywood-propaganda/247154/

“Etienne de la Boetie 2” (2019) Understanding Our Slavery, https://understandingourslavery.com/book/

Global Research (2016) Truth, War Propaganda, CIA and Media Manipulation, https://www.globalresearch.ca/truth-propaganda-and-media-manipulation/23868

Mortazavi, N. (2019) Outrage on Capitol Hill over ‘completely unacceptable’ US-funded scheme to shape Iran debate, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-iran-congress-meeting-money-trump-conflict-a8954191.html

Rose, L. (2011) The Most Dangerous Superstition 

Secker, T. (2017) EXCLUSIVE: Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA, https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/exclusive-documents-expose-direct-us-military-intelligence-influence-on-1-800-movies-and-tv-shows-36433107c307

Secker, T. (2019) DOCUMENTS: CIA SUCCESSFULLY PRESSURED MICHAEL BAY TO CHANGE BENGHAZI MOVIE, https://shadowproof.com/2019/07/30/cia-pressured-michael-bay-change-13-hours-benghazi-movie/

Secker, T. (2019) The Rebooted Designated Survivor: Sponsored by the CIA?, https://medium.com/@tomsecker/the-rebooted-designated-survivor-sponsored-by-the-cia-500ef78963af 

Limiting Economic Growth

Sanandaji, N. (2015) Scandinavian Unexceptionalism: Culture, Markets and the Failure of Third-Way Socialism, https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Sanandajinima-interactive.pdf

Tucker, J. (2019) Why They Try to Turn Back the Tide of History, https://www.aier.org/article/why-they-try-turn-back-tide-history

Self-interest

Friday, L. (2019) Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?, https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/does-the-state-care-more-about-tax-evasion-than-murder.html

Hasnas, J. (1995) The Myth of the Rule of Law, https://archive.org/details/THEMYTHOFTHERULEOFLAWByJohnHasnas47

Higgs, R. (1995) The Myth of “Failed” Policies, http://www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=123

“Learn Liberty” (2017) Public Choice Theory: Why Government Often Fails, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxmXeLEcs9s&t=1s

Rothbard, M. (1974) Anatomy of the State, https://mises.org/library/anatomy-state

Racket Effects

Cogan, J. (2017) The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

Higgs, R. (1987) Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

Higgs, R. (2012) Delusions of Power: New Explorations of the State, War, and Economy

Spencer, H. (1987 [1843-1891]) The Man Versus the State: With Six Essays on Government, Society, and Freedom

Inefficiency and Negative Side-Effects

Bernish, C. (2017) $10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is, https://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/10-trillion-missing-pentagon-no-one-not-even-dod-knows.html

Bjørnskov, C., Dreher, A. & Fischer, J. (2005) The Bigger the Better? Evidence of the Effect of Government Size on Life Satisfaction Around the World, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=830545

Blahous, C. (2019) 4 Takeaways from the Latest Report On Social Security’s Solvency, https://fee.org/articles/4-takeaways-from-the-latest-report-on-social-securitys-solvency/

Davidsson, E. (2019) The Mechanism of Economic Sanctions: Changing Perceptions and Euphemisms, https://www.globalresearch.ca/mechanism-economic-sanctions-changing-perceptions-euphemisms/5681547

Holly, M. (2017 [2013]) How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive, https://mises.org/wire/how-government-regulations-made-healthcare-so-expensive

Hornberger, J. (2019) The Drug War Is Totally Idiotic, https://www.fff.org/2019/05/31/the-drug-war-is-totally-idiotic/

Hyman, D. & Silver, C. (2018) Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care

Kern, A. (2019) Why the Founding Fathers Feared a Standing Army, https://fee.org/articles/why-the-founding-fathers-feared-a-standing-army/

Kløvning, S. (2018) The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2018/12/11/the-austrian-theory-of-the-business-cycle/

McMaken, R. (2016) Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education, https://mises.org/wire/don%E2%80%99t-confuse-cost-college-cost-education

Miltimore, J. (2017) Why Are So Many Poor Americans So Overweight?, https://fee.org/articles/why-are-so-many-poor-americans-so-overweight/

Mises, L. (1944) Bureaucracy, https://mises.org/library/bureaucracy

Mises, L. (1951) Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, https://mises.org/library/socialism-economic-and-sociological-analysis

Murse, T. (2018) Why Does the US Postal Service Lose Money?, https://www.thoughtco.com/postal-service-losses-by-year-3321043

Rothbard, M. (1963) America’s Great Depression, https://mises.org/library/americas-great-depression

Sowell, T. (1996 [1980]) Knowledge and Decisions

Watson, S. (2019) Revealed: The US Government Is Blowing Billions Of Dollars On Pointless Crap, https://summit.news/2019/09/05/revealed-the-us-government-is-blowing-billions-of-dollars-on-pointless-crap/

Surveillance

Whitehead, J. (2019) “Technotyranny”: The Iron-Fisted Authoritarianism of the Surveillance State, https://www.globalresearch.ca/technotyranny-iron-fisted-authoritarianism-surveillance-state/5678993

Crimes Against Humanity

Harp, S. (2019) I’m a Journalist But I Didn’t Fully Realize the Terrible Power of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights and Privacy, https://theintercept.com/2019/06/22/cbp-border-searches-journalists/

Hersh, S. (2004) Torture at Abu Ghraib, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/05/10/torture-at-abu-ghraib

Kløvning, S. (2019) Vaccines As Weapons Against Us: The Dangerous Collusion Between Big Pharma, Regulatory Agencies, the Media, and the Academy, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/08/02/vaccines-as-weapons-against-us-the-dangerous-collusion-between-big-pharma-regulatory-agencies-the-media-and-the-academy/

Lantigua-Williams, J. (2016) A Digital Archive Documents Two Decades of Torture by Chicago Police, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/10000-files-on-chicago-police-torture-decades-now-online/504233/

McMaken, R. (2014) Japanese Americans, Internment, Democracy, and the U.S. Government, https://mises.org/blog/japanese-americans-internment-democracy-and-us-government

Miles, T. (2017) Torture still being carried out at Guantanamo Bay despite US denials, says UN investigator, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/torture-guantanamo-bay-detention-centre-9-11-conspirator-un-human-rights-investigation-pentagon-a8109231.html

Schahill, J. (2018) U.S. NAVY RESERVE DOCTOR ON GINA HASPEL TORTURE VICTIM: “ONE OF THE MOST SEVERELY TRAUMATIZED INDIVIDUALS I HAVE EVER SEEN”, https://theintercept.com/2018/05/17/gina-haspel-cia-director-torture/

Tate, R. (2014) NINE CIA ‘BLACK SITES’ WHERE DETAINEES WERE TORTURED, https://theintercept.com/2014/12/09/map-of-cia-black-sites/

Taub, B. (2019) Guantánamo’s Darkest Secret, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/22/guantanamos-darkest-secret

Taylor, F. (2016) Homan Square is Chicago’s new ‘House of Screams’, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/13/homan-square-chicago-police-station-house-of-screams

Tristam, P. (2018) Complete Guide to the Abu Ghraib Photos and Torture Scandal, https://www.thoughtco.com/complete-guide-abu-ghraib-photos-2353115

Turse, N. (2019) PENTAGON DOCUMENT SHOWS U.S. KNEW OF “CREDIBLE” REPORTS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES AFTER ITS ATTACKS IN SOMALIA, https://theintercept.com/2019/07/10/pentagon-airstrikes-civilian-casualties-somalia/

Vibes, J. (2014) Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers, https://www.mintpressnews.com/classified-evidence-us-soldiers-raped-boys-in-front-of-their-mothers/200160/

Wedler, C. (2019) Government is violence—change my mind, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1uSPLV8Mq4

Austro-Libertarian and Anarchist Philosophy

Cozán, A. (1979) Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?,
https://mises.org/library/do-we-ever-really-get-out-anarchy

Ebeling, R. (2019) Austrian Economics on the 45th Anniversary of Its Rebirth, https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/austrian-economics-on-the-45th-anniversary-of-its-rebirth/

Ebeling, R. (2019) Progressive Promises and the Cost To Liberty, https://www.aier.org/article/progressive-promises-and-cost-liberty

Ebeling, R. (2019) The Plague of Meddling Political Busybodies, https://www.aier.org/article/plague-meddling-political-busybodies

Friedman, D. (2015 [1973]) The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism

Hall, M. (2019) The Austrian School of Economics, https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/austrian-school-of-economics.asp

Hornberger, J. (2019) Would Trump’s Impeachment Lead to Freedom?, https://www.fff.org/2019/06/04/would-trumps-impeachment-lead-to-freedom/

Huemer, M. (2013) The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey 

Kløvning, S. (2018) Causes to the Reduction of Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2018/12/08/causes-to-the-reduction-of-child-labor-during-the-industrial-revolution/

Kløvning, S. (2018) Pro-Market Does Not Mean Pro-Business: Opposing Barriers to Entry, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2018/12/09/pro-market-does-not-mean-pro-business-opposing-barriers-to-entry/

Kløvning, S. (2018) The Real Differences Between the Private and Public Sector, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2018/12/16/the-real-differences-between-the-private-and-public-sector/

Kløvning, S. (2018) Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/01/20/why-do-people-hate-the-engine-of-progress/

Kløvning, S. (2019) Hoppe on the Problems with Democracy and the Monopoly of Force, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/03/10/hoppe-on-the-problems-with-democracy-and-the-monopoly-on-force/

Kløvning, S. (2019) On Natural and Artificial Hierarchies, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/04/07/on-natural-and-artificial-hierarchies/

Kløvning, S. (2019) What’s the Big Deal About Economic Inequality?, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/03/06/whats-the-big-deal-about-economic-inequality/

Kløvning, S. (2019) Why is Liberty the Noblest of All Values?, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2019/02/09/why-is-liberty-the-noblest-of-all-values/

Mises, L. (1927) Liberalism, https://mises.org/library/liberalism-classical-tradition

Newman, J. (2019) Austrian Economics versus Keynesian and Monetarist Macroeconomics, https://mises.org/library/austrian-economics-versus-keynesian-and-monetarist-macroeconomics

Osterfeld, D. (1986) Freedom, Society, and the State, https://mises.org/library/freedom-society-and-state

Rodriguez, D. & Kopelson, E. (2019) The Anarchist’s Guide to the Galaxy, https://www.dropbox.com/s/k3sw3n5rlvz4rbp/The%20Anarchist’s%20Guide%20to%20the%20Galaxy%20-%202019%20v1.pdf

Rothbard, M. (2019 [1976]) Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economicshttps://mises.org/library/praxeology-methodology-austrian-economics

Rothbard, M. (2019 [1979]) Myth and Truth About Libertarianismhttps://mises.org/library/myth-and-truth-about-libertarianism

Stringham, E. & Hummel, J. (2019 [2010]) If a Pure Market Economy Is So Good, Why Doesn’t It Exist?, https://mises.org/library/if-pure-market-economy-so-good-why-doesnt-it-exist

The Illegitimacy of the State

Hoppe, H.H. (2001) Democracy: The God That Failed

Spooner, L. (1867) No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

Natural Law

Lottieri, C. (2009) Classical Natural Law and Libertarian Theory, https://mises.org/library/classical-natural-law-and-libertarian-theory

Rothbard, M. (2007 [1982]) Introduction to Natural Law, https://mises.org/library/introduction-natural-law

“Without the State, Who Would Do X?”

Banking

Fuller, E. (2019) Mises on 100-Percent Reserve Banking, https://mises.org/wire/mises-100-percent-reserve-banking

Hayek, F. (1990) Denationalisation of Money: The Argument Refined, https://mises.org/library/denationalisation-money-argument-refined

Law/Arbitration

CorbettReport (2019) Stephan Kinsella on Law Without the State, https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1453-stephan-kinsella-on-law-without-the-state

Murphy, R. (2010) Chaos Theory: Two Essays on Market Anarchy

Rothbard, M. (2006 [1974]) Society without a State, https://mises.org/library/society-without-state

Stringham, E. (2009) Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choicep. 18-107

Tannehill, M. & Tannehill, L. (1970) Market for Liberty, https://mises.org/library/market-liberty-1

Defense

Long, R. (2013) Defending a Free Nation, https://c4ss.org/content/21393

Stringham, E. (2009) Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choicep. 107-49

Environmental Protection

Calton, C. (2018) How Capitalists Created a “War on Waste”, https://mises.org/wire/how-capitalists-created-war-waste

Cordato, R. (2005) An Austrian Theory of Environmental Economics, https://mises.org/library/austrian-theory-environmental-economics

Geloso, V. (2019) Markets Saved the Whales in the 19th Century, https://www.aier.org/article/markets-saved-whales-19th-century

Lacalle, D. (2019) Socialism Is the Greatest Threat to the Environment, https://mises.org/wire/socialism-greatest-threat-environment

Lomborg, B. (2018)  The “No-Growth” Prescription for Misery, https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/no-growth-economy-malthusian-hypocrisy-by-bjorn-lomborg-2018-10

Méndez, D. (2018) The Real Relationship Between Capitalism and the Environment, https://mises.org/wire/real-relationship-between-capitalism-and-environment

Reisman, G. (2001) Environmentalism refuted, https://mises.org/library/environmentalism-refuted

Regan, S. (2017) How Capitalism Saved the Bees, https://www.perc.org/2017/07/20/how-capitalism-saved-the-bees/

Historical Instances of Anarchy-esque Societies

Wild West

Anderson, T. & Hill, P. (2010) The Not So Wild, Wild West, https://mises.org/library/not-so-wild-wild-west

Leef, G. (2010) The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier, https://fee.org/articles/the-not-so-wild-wild-west-property-rights-on-the-frontier

McMaken, R. (2004) The American West: A Heritage of Peace,  https://mises.org/library/american-west-heritage-peace

McMaken, R. (2007) The violent and wild west after all?, https://mises.org/wire/violent-and-wild-west-after-all

Somalia

Berwick, J. (2018) They Said “If You Want Anarchy, Go To Somalia” — So Here I Am, https://steemit.com/anarchy/@dollarvigilante/they-said-if-you-want-anarchy-go-to-somalia-so-here-i-am

Kim, Y. (2006) Stateless in Somalia, and Loving It, https://mises.org/library/stateless-somalia-and-loving-it

Kløvning, S. (2018) What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2018/12/09/what-the-history-of-somalia-can-actually-tell-us-about-the-practicability-of-an-anarchist-society/

Kløvning, S. (2018) Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One, https://misesrevived.home.blog/2018/12/13/life-expectancy-grew-almost-twice-as-fast-in-somalias-stateless-period-as-its-historical-record-with-one/

Leeson, P. (2007) Better off stateless: Somalia before and after government collapse, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147596707000741

Murphy, R. (2011) Anarchy in Somalia, https://mises.org/library/anarchy-somalia

Seyle, C. (2015) Making Somalia Work, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2015-12-10/making-somalia-work

Commonwealth of Iceland

Engle, J. Historical Oddity: The Birth of a Commonwealth in Medieval Iceland
http://www.medievalists.net/2016/11/historical-oddity-birth-commonwealth-medieval-iceland/

Friedman, D. (1979) PRIVATE CREATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LAW: A HISTORICAL CASE, http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Academic/Iceland/Iceland.html

“New World Encyclopedia” (2018) Icelandic Commonwealth, http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Icelandic_Commonwealth

Solvason, B. (1991)  Ordered Anarchy, State, and Rent-Seeking: The Icelandic Commonwealth, 930-1264, https://notendur.hi.is/bthru/kafli2.htm. Full dissertation can be read here: https://skemman.is/bitstream/1946/20196/1/Ordered_Anarchy_Phd_dissertation.pdf

Georgia Firing Entire Police Force

“Innovations for Successful Societies” (2016) Seizing the moment: rebuilding Georgia’s police, https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/case-study/siezing-moment-rebuilding-georgias-police

Siegel, R. (2005) Georgia’s National Police Corruption Project, https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4849472&t=1559041498307

Stringham, E. (2015) Private Governance, p. 134-6

Privatized Cities

Tucker, J. (2015) How Policing Works in a Privatized City, https://fee.org/articles/how-policing-works-in-a-privatized-city

Walled City of Kowloon

Earle, P. (2019) Stateless in the Walled City of Kowloon, https://www.aier.org/article/stateless-walled-city-kowloon

Southeast Asia

Stringham, E. & Miles, C. (2010) Repelling States: Evidence from Upland Southeast Asia, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1715223

Tactics for Getting To Anarchy

Hoppe, H.H. (2009) What Must Be Done, https://mises.org/library/what-must-be-done-0

Konkin, S. (2009) An Agorist Primer: Counter-Economics, Total Freedom, and You

McMaken, M. (2019) Political Decentralization as a Road to Anarcho-Capitalism, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39dTk-vsDBs

Rachels, C. (2015) A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society

Stone, B. (2017) SEDITION SUBVERSION AND SABOTAGE FIELD MANUAL No. 1: A Three Part Solution to The State, https://www.badquaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FieldManualNo1.pdf

“The Fifth Column” (2017) How to make the state obsolete, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoV2zLoHA5g

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