|Abstract||In the early 1970s, James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock held a series of seminars examining anarchism as a feasible method of social organization (Tullock 1972b; Tullock 1974b). The general consensus was that that good which may be termed ‘security" is a public or collective good. Since "security" is both (a) essential for the very existence of any social order and (b) incapable of being supplied voluntarily, government, that agency with a (legitimate) monopoly on the use of compulsion and control, is indispensable. Interestingly, numerous articles have appeared since then in Public Choice (Goldin; Moss; Kim and Walker; Isaak, Walker and Thomas; McCaleb and Wagner) and elsewhere (Brubaker; Marwell and Ames; Schneider and Pomrnerehne; Brown-.|
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