My friend Carlos Miller asked a great question on Facebook last week. Are libertarians OK with moving prisons to private, non-governmental control? Won’t that lead to greater abuse? Or perhaps the same abuse but with less control? Watch the video to hear my answer to this difficult question.
Mutualization, not privatization, is the answer to out-of-control cops and security guards.
Update: Here’s an article from The Freeman about a private firefighting company in Arizona that doesn’t let houses burn to the ground. Non-state firefighting services are not a panacea. Some houses may burn down due to the failure of homeowners to plan ahead. But libertarian firefighters have the capacity to be flexible in payment options. […]
The only viable solution to the nation’s public infrastructure crisis is privatization. Not bad, but let’s just sell this infrastructure outright instead.