Let’s start with a quick definition. I'm defining government as a coercive entity that plunders wealth by force, and redistributes it on projects of various kinds, from infrastructure and bribing voters, to war and weapons of mass destruction. I am not talking about all systems of organization (as some people seem to define government that way). Therefore, firms can exist without a government, since people in firms earn their living by providing goods and services other people willingly pay for. They don't need to point a gun at anyone's head to earn a living.
Good stuff! I will cross-post it in a bit.
"For example, in an excellent display of spontaneous order on a free market, experiments that switched off traffic lights in a city actually reduced congestion while improving safety, since drivers became a lot more attentive and careful."
have you heard of this?
(Note, the still image of the video makes it look like it's no longer working, but it is.)