The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Gustave de Molinari and the Tradition: Part 3
Two years after Molinari had first proposed his theory of the "production of security," the English political philosopher, Herbert Spencer, independently pushed free-market liberalism to its anarchist limits in his book Social Statics. Spencer argued that the state was not an "essential" institution and that it would not necessarily last forever. As society progressed, government would inevitably become smaller and "decay" as voluntary market organizations replaced the coercive political institutions of the state
Volume 6, Number 1 (1982)
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Hart, David M. "Gustave de Molinari and the Liberal Tradition: Part III." Journal of Libertarian Studies 6, No. 1 (1982): 83–104.