"Benson's book is an important contribution to law and economics literature. He properly emphasizes the role of institutions in shaping incentive and the role of incentives in shaping institutions." —Henry G. Manne, dean emeritus, School of Law, George Mason University
“In The Enterprise of Law, Bruce Benson provides us with the most comprehensive treatise on private sector alternatives to government law enforcement available today. Benson systematically addresses all the issues, arguments, and objections surrounding the growing role of market institutions in the legal system. But his book is more than a mere defense of current privatization trends in protective services, corrections, and dispute resolution. The Enterprise of Law questions the seemingly axiomatic proposition that law and order are “necessary functions of government.” —CATO Journal
Bruce L. Benson is the recipient of the Ludwig von Mises Prize and the Adam Smith Award, a senior fellow of the Independent Institute, and a contributing editor of the Independent Review. He is a professor of economics at Florida State University, has written numerous articles and reviews, and is the author of The Economic Anatomy of Drug War, Privatization in Criminal Justice, and To Serve and Protect. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
In general, the more people that read this book, the better.
This book, especially the last 3 chapters, may just possibly be one of the top 5 most important non-fiction works every written.
It has a very fascinating history of the evolution of law in England, which forms the basis of modern American law, also.
This is an outstanding book. really fascinating. Benson brings uo all kinds of new avenues that are really incredible !!
This is a profound and comprehensive book. Read more
I read this book as a 20-year-old libertarian mechanical engineering student, for fun, because I was interested in learning more about the historical development of governments and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by William Kiely
Well, I am not in that group - but everyone on the planet should start considering options to the never ending paradigm of state monopolies and (non) solutions that are forced on... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Derek Jones
One of the most common objections to the idea of a voluntary, non-coercive, stateless society is phrased as a question that might go like this: Who will make the laws? Read morePublished 21 months ago by John R. Boren
Discusses the history of law and documents how free market law existed and thrived for thousands of years before government got involved in the production of law. Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Grimhogun
This book, especially the last 3 chapters, may just possibly be one of the most important non-fiction works every written. Read morePublished on June 27, 2008 by David Kramer
Every one with an interest in toppling this socialist status quo, from laissez-faire economists and philosophers to activists in the liberatian political and militia movement... Read morePublished on October 24, 1998