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Private defense agency

Conceptualized agency that provides personal protection and military defense services voluntarily through the free market

A private defense agency is a private organization that protects its customers from aggression by governments and rogue private defense agencies.


  • If citizens were permitted privately owned courts and armies, then they would possess the means to defend themselves against invasive acts by the government as well as by private individuals.
  • In practice, once anarcho-capitalist institutions were well established, protection agencies would anticipate such difficulties and arrange contracts in advance, before specific conflicts occurred, specifying the arbitrator who would settle them.
  • A tax-funded protection agency is a contradiction in terms and will lead to ever more taxes and less protection.
    • Hans-Hermann Hoppe 

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