The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State
What would a privately-administered legal justice system looks like? Bruce L. Benson joins us to give us a hint about what such a system would look like as we discuss his book, The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without a State.
Is government necessary to provide law and order? How does thinking about the law in economic terms—as a good or service like any other—change how we think about the law? Could you really think of those under the protection of law enforcement as “customers”?
How did the law as we know it today—a system of rules and courts provided by the government—come about? How are incentives aligned in our current legal system?