Recent examples of property rights enforcement outside of the state

Recently ran across two stories of people voluntarily cooperating to protect each other from violence. First is the New York Times‘ Volunteers Keep Watch on Protests in Chile and the second is the BBC’s India’s ‘pink’ vigilante women.

Both groups got together to protect each other FROM police violence and government officials’ corruption.

Privatization is not generally a one-off thing, where you have monopoly one minute and a free market the next. Solutions arise to problems and the state either gets out of the way and lets the market work, or it crowds out private solutions through coercion and monopoly.

But the solutions are there. The market provides as much as it’s allowed to.

Photo by JimmytheJ.

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