The Art of Not Being Governed: A Strange Endorsement of Anarchism

Scott is an anarchist in the traditional sense in that he seems to be some sort of communitarian/left anarchist rather than strict anarcho-capitalist. However, his book was published by Yale University Press, meaning that it must be of excellent academic rigor. I also presumed that reading a book from a different perspective on the topic may yield new insights. That it did, but not in the manner I expected.

Review of Tom Bell's "Your Next Government?"

The core thesis of the book is that smaller, decentralized, competitive, polycentric legal systems work better, while all governance structures should strive for express, voluntary consent. What these two things combine to tell the thoughtful reader is simple: stateless associations of private cities are the way of the future.