Do Libertarians Unwittingly Create the Systems they Hate?

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Las Vegas is a jolting mixture of greed, glitz and grunginess. On the concrete highways winding towards the neon-lit Strip, ads for personal injury lawyers are as numerous as palm trees.

On a recent trip to the city of sin, I learned more about its origins with the Mob who took advantage of Nevada’s lack of gambling regulation laws in the early 20th Century, to set up lucrative casino rackets which they ran with an iron fist.

As the power and influence of organised crime grew in this period, the mob used its wealth and muscle to buy off crooked politicians, infiltrate trade unions, control the ports and even manipulate the outcome of elections. Read More…