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Stateless Law in the Highlands of Guatemala

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liberty student Posted: Sat, Nov 7 2009 7:31 PM

http://www.vimeo.com/7478890

Click here to play this video

Saw this on the Mises blog.  Really interesting presentation.

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Sieben replied on Sat, Nov 7 2009 8:03 PM

Nice.

Its cool to see how even in guatamala with all those ethnic and language differences, immense poverty, and all the BS thats gone down there *cough* nixon/CIA *cough* they manage to provide for law and order. Amazing that a case could be resolved in only 1 day.

Although I would like to know why the state courts were so bad. I can see statists watching this movie and saying "yeah but if there were a stronger state this wouldn't be necessary". Missing the point completely of course, but nonetheless.

Also, the issue of justice never really came up. Someone could commit a crime and then just agree to be exiled. I personally don't have a problem with this but people tend to plead fairness as a justification for government control.

Thanks for the post LS. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Snowflake:
Thanks for the post LS. Enjoyed it a lot.

My pleasure.

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