Yes, all government functions can handled by the market. Yes, even defense and the roads.
BUT WHO WILL BUILD THE ROADS?!?!?!
If people want roads, they will pay for them, just like shoes, food, and before Nixon, healthcare.
Would roads dry up and disappear if not payed for by taxes?
Do you think that the military would go to war so easily if they had to ASK for the money?
And if we were actually threatened by another country, do you not think that people would pull together to repel the threat?
I understand where you are coming from, and a couple years ago, I would have agreed with you.
But hey, if you want low quality, government subsidized roads and defense systems, be my guest.
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