“Producing laws is not an easier problem than producing cars or food,” says David Friedman, author, philosopher, and professor at Santa Clara University. ”So if the government’s incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food?”
Friedman sat down to talk with Reason TV at Libertopia 2012 in San Diego. Friedman reflected on the impact of his landmark book, The Machinery of Freedom, discussed the differences between libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism and revealed what his father, economist Milton Friedman, thought of his anarchist leanings.
Excellent interview with David Friedman, the son of Milton Friendman.
David gets into how Anarcho-capitalism solves the coordination problem of a government-less society, how his father thought of his AnCap views as extreme and others.
I especially like how he takes down the idea of minarchy, where he mentions that Laws are no simpler to produce or enforce than making cars or cereal and if a minarchist doesn’t trust government to produce goods, how do they trust the government to be competent to produce and enforce laws.
Overall, a great interview. Glad David didn’t go down the same path as his dad and discovered the true meaning behind libertarianism.