|War is unprofitable on the average which is not to say that war would not be profitable for those few who win and control the spoils, or in the short run, or that people using force even bother to consider the long run. So no - If my "protection agency" can get the jump on and wipe out the competion, of course establishing how they were about to go rogue and how we "saved the people" from this injustice, I may well profit immensely from my little sneak attack (or think I will, whether I succeed or not is a moot point, just that I think I can do it).|
Rothbard never changed a damn thing, did he? Greenspan did, and he moved the US towards better money management and created more wealth. Rothbard is a nasty, bomb throwing anarchist curmudgeon. Greenspan is/was a great financial leader.