The Production of Security
The Production of Security is an essay by Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912), first published in 1849.
Molinari was steeped in the old liberal worldview of Bastiat and hence was a dedicated champion of private property and free markets. But Molinari took matters further to argue that markets were also better at providing the service that the state claimed was its monopoly privilege: the provision of security itself.
- Resources page at Mises.org (including full text)
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