Voluntary society

Voluntary society

A voluntary society, voluntary community or voluntary city is one in which all property (including streets, parks, etc.) and all services (including courts, police, etc.) are provided through voluntary means, such as private or cooperative ownership. In a voluntary society, courts might be replaced with dispute resolution organizations; police with private security companies and crime insurers; transportation authorities with private road associations and rail counterparts; etc. These services were the subject of the book, "The Voluntary City", which dealt with them chapter-by-chapter. [David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, Alexander Tabarrok, editors, [http://www.independent.org/store/book_detail.asp?bookID=17 "The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society"] , The Independent Institute, 2002.]

Libertarians view voluntary societies as the solution to the conflict between those who favor government allowing behavior such as drug use, prostitution, etc. and those who favor government restrictions on such activities. Those who want to live under a certain code of conduct can move to a community that supports and protects it. [Jonathan Liem, [http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/liem2.html The Voluntary Community] , LewRockwell.com.] Stefan Molyneux suggested that in a voluntary society, dispute resolution organizations would prevent pollution. [http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/molyneux5.html]


ee also

* Free society
* Intentional community
* Private community
* Gated community
* Homeowners association
* Planned community
* Private place
* Spencer Heath

External links

* [http://royhalliday.home.mindspring.com/volsociety.htm The Voluntary Society]
* Spencer H. Macallum: "Suburban Democracy vs. Residential Community". "Critical Review", Vol 17, Nos. 3-4, 2006.
* Spencer H. MacCallum: " [http://home.arcor.de/danneskjoeld/F/E/T/CommunitySHM_.htm The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment] ", Journal of Libertarian Studies, Volume 17, no. 4, Fall 2003, 1-16, published by Ludwig von Mises Institute, Slightly amended by the author, June 2004.Georg Glasze, Chris Webster, Klaus Frantz, [http://books.google.com/books?id=u9MA4mjpMrMC "Private Cities"] , Routledge, 2006.

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