How would justice work in a society without government? For most people, tackling this question can be a daunting challenge, until you realize that non-state and voluntary legal systems already exist all over the world, and have for millennia. Let’s learn about them!

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Show Notes:

Jeff Deist

Stephen Kinsella

Allen Mendenhall

David D. Friedman

Bruce L. Benson

Bruno Leoni

Miranda Forsyth: “A Typology of Relationships Between State and Non-State Justice Systems”

Brynna Connolloy: Non-State Justice Systems and the State: Proposals for a Recognition Typology

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By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work also appears on in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at

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