Ep. 136: Are organized crime gangs states? feat. Keith Preston

What is the relationship between street gangs, organized crime and the formal state? Is Thaddeus Russell right in that crime gangs have provided America (and elsewhere) a steady stream of goods/services that the formal society outlaws and thereby a kind of material freedom? Do some gangs rival the state in certain areas such as in parts of Somalia, Russia, Mexico and Lebanon? What should libertarians and anarchists think about these organised crime gangs?

Categories: Anarchism/Anti-State

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