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It’s once again time for the Ancap Barber Shop! In the 35th episode, we are discussing the privatization of police and the second women’s march.

But first, did you know that Pax Libertas has a new show? Check out the AnarchoChristian podcast at anarchochristian.com.
The February live stream will be an AMA. Send your questions to [email protected] or post them in the FB group.
We start off by sampling some of Yak-Man Nick Hazleton’s world-famous Yak Jerky he was kind enough to send us, it was really good! We then move on to our Ancap Barber book club segment, discussing chapter two of “Anatomy of the State” by Murray Rothbard, What the state is. We will next discuss chapter 3: How the state preserves itself. You can get the free PDF or audiobook at https://mises.org/library/anatomy-state.
Adam recounts a moment early in his libertarian life where he and Scott had a discussion about areas of Mexico that were primarily controlled by mobs. Adam asks Scott if he thinks they need government to control their lives instead, to which Scott replies “They already have too many governments.” Real fuckin deep Scott. Dave retorts with some concerns about our governmental situation likely being better than mob-run areas of Mexico, to which Scott begrudgingly concedes.
We continue on discussing the privatization of police. Scott reads an excerpt from “For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto” also by Murray Rothbard. If you haven’t read it, we recommend it, and you can get the book for free here.
Dave and Scott have an exchange about the economic principles of price gouging.
Scott also reads from “The Machinery of Freedom” by David Friedman. It’s really good as well, and you can read it for free here.
By the way, have you checked our Patreon out yet? Go to patreon.com/ancapbarbershop to see all of our ancap goodness. Prior to recording this episode we recorded a patron exclusive episode of “The Ancap Barber Shop” for all levels of our patronage, as well as the inaugural episode of “A Little Off The Top”, for our patrons at the gentleman’s cut level and up. (That’s $5 per podcast episode)
The Ancap Barber Boys wrap up this segment by discussing the Detroit Threat Management Center, which is a private police firm operating in Detroit that was created by Commander Dale Brown.

You can find their website at http://www.threatmanagementcenter.com/, as well as Commander Brown’s appearance at https://tomwoods.com/ep-597-can-the-private-sector-protect-against-crime-this-case-study-will-blow-your-mind/.

Finally, the boys finish the show off with a segment from Dave about the second women’s march, AKA the angry pussy march.
We hope you guys enjoyed this episode and we would love to hear from you at [email protected]. Worms!
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Meet the hosts

Scott McDonald is the Ancap Barber. Born and raised in Huntsville AL, he is an agorist barber extraordinaire. Along with his beautiful wife, Erika McDonald, he fathers the wonder child, Elsie McDonald. Scott has been involved in political and philosophical discussion for most of his adult life. His mission in life is to spread liberty at every opportunity, as well as eventually owning his own barber shop. Adam Brown is a musician, libertarian, and minarchist, as well as the co-host of the Ancap Barber Shop. He and Scott make up the doom country duo, Pinecone Percy. Adam believes in minimal government and personal freedoms, you will usually find him shredding on a guitar, banging on drums or debating anarchy and religion with Scott. He was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. His goal is to share his passion for freedom and liberty to anyone and everyone.

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  • I am working on a business model to get this up off the ground. I need help to find the pit falls that might cause problems. Legal hurtles, practical hurtles, anything. Got an idea, had an idea, it will surely help. Just a few rules. 1. Anybody that would come to the court would have to come to it voluntarily. 2. You must be innocent until proven guilty. 3. Must be a quick and cost effective process. 4. It must be a system without a positive action enforcement process. 5. Must be as accurate as possible.

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  • For the past few years, police departments have been on something of a power trip in the United States. Only citing the lesser-known instances that come to my mind, cops have assaulted autistic teenagers and murdered unarmed civilians, and were subsequently cleared of all charges and let back on the force. A zealous, dogmatic conservative “fanbase,” alongside a legal system that actively defends police from facing charges of murder, manslaughter, or assault, assures that these men and women never see justice for their actions. It’s awful what police are doing in society, but it’s even worse that they can get off scot-free for it. Of course, most of you already know this. So here’s my question: has any United States representative or senator proposed a bill designed to fight against unjust acquittals or introduce charges that are harder to to be overturned? As an agorist, I’m partially convinced that this has never happened and that anyone who gets elected for public office in this day and age is a vapid authoritarian, but a sliver of hope remains for me somewhere. Have any of you heard of such legislation on a federal level? If not, then what about on a state level?

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  • Its seems they always skip over the issue. There is always this refusal to acknowledge or “give-in” in to the reality of what its happening on their part Does anyone know why this mentality exists? Is there anyway to stop it? Or try to get through to these people that’s its tyranny that is the enemy?

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  • When people are foolish into thinking that the “law” (police, written laws) protect them, does that afford them to not protecting themselves, because they think that the police, and or “law” is always going to be there for them? I feel this will only influence these ‘types’ of people to provoke others whom they dont like, because they know the “law will be on their side.” So as an example: When the person reacts, naturally, the instigator can turn around and say, “Help, help, police!” I feel that this is an abuse and exploitation of law and policing. When police and or law protects people, do people foolishly think that the law is on their side and they can bend it to their will, against their enemies AKA: people they dont like in society, and do they? My conclusion is that people use the police and law, to get THEM what they want against their enemies, because they KNOW the law will “protect” them in the process. So in many cases you find for example, bad co-workers, bosses, friends and family, who deliberately instigate a provocation KNOWING FULLY the other persons reaction, so that person they targeted, can be sent to jail or fined.  The police or laws are exploited as a mafia type agency for these types of people. One could say the strong arm of these types of people. All the while these people, DONT PROTECT THEMSELVES! Your thoughts?

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  • So… yesterday I had to interact with one of our town’s finest. My company experienced a theft, one of our trailers was stolen off of our lot. It is my responsibility to file the police report and the insurance claim. So… I do what I need to do. Give him the details of the crime. As he’s leaving he says “So, you’ll want to be sure to let us know right away if it turns up. Like, if one of your employees just forgot to tell you where it is, we would sure hate to have them experience 12 guns pointed in their face.” WHAAT THE FUCK?? I laughed him off… thinking that was his very poor attempt at a joke. He didn’t laugh. So I assured him that would indeed be something to try and avoid, and said I’d be sure to “warn” all of my employees. But why? Why haven’t the cops learned anything yet? Why on earth would he suggest that they would take someone by gunpoint for being in possession of a stolen trailer? And why would it be like a whole damn brigade of them pointing their guns?? Is this just going to get worse before it gets better? Ugh. I hope not.

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