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There may well be

There may well be corporations that operate under limited liability in a totally free market - they may require that as a condition of doing business with them - but there may well be other corporations who do not require that, and so might be preferable corporations to do business with for those who value the right to hold others fully responsible for any damages they might suffer in the course of doing business.

To me, the whole anarchist vs minarchist argument boils down to whether the actions being discussed are entered into voluntarily or not, which is why I prefer the word "voluntaryism" to describe a society absent coercive government.

Even an entity with many or even most of the same functions currently claimed by government might possibly exist in a voluntaryist society. The key is whether the agreement to abide by the decisions of this entity is entered into voluntarily.

I don't get why so many libertarians react so violently to the idea of a stateless society. Many of the 18th century thinkers who influenced the founding of the country struggled with the contradiction of freedom and government. Jefferson especially struggled with the concept, even going so far as to suggest that government should be abolished and recreated each generation so that those living under it would have a greater say in it's makeup.

Voluntaryism is an ideal. I grant you that it isn't practical - not in today's world with today's level of human understanding. But humans can and do progress, and who's to say that at some future time humanity might be ready to live in peace with one another absent coercive government?

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein