This video reminds me of my days as a grad student at George Mason University, except I would use Lebanon as an example when debating with the anarcho-capitalists in the department.
To be sure, Somalia (or Lebanon) isn’t a fair example of libertarian paradise, just like North Korea isn’t a fair example of big government paradise (as noted by someone in the comment section of the video). But I appreciate clever humor.
Lest anyone think I’m a squishy statist, I would like to be convinced that it’s possible to privatize the legal system and national defense. But I’ve never figured out how it could work.
Not that it really matters. Let’s deal with the 80 percent-90 percent of government that can be eliminated/privatized/devolved and then we can argue about what’s left over.
(h/t: Greg Mankiw)
January 7, 2016 Addendum: The original video was removed by YouTube, but I replaced it with a very similar version.