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The worst thing about a police state is that the police become a weapon in the petty disputes of citizens. Law per se isn't what keeps us out of a Hobbesian war of all against all: It's having institutions that minimize the number and importance of disputes and mechanisms that settle them quickly. Too much law is just as bad (if not worse) for a society as not enough.

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the case against public goods

The first thought that comes to mind after reading that rant was when the price of a good is zero, demand will exceed supply. If anything, the cop makes the case for price rationing of policing resources.

I agree: This sort of thing

I agree: This sort of thing would go away if cops were allowed to write tickets for placing frivolous calls.