Why Anarchocapitalism Cannot Work
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.Within that beautiful document of timeless wisdom, this one sentence tells you all you need to know about the nature of ordinary men. The hard fact is that most people don't care enough about their freedoms to fight for them. It is unrealistic to expect that an AnCap society is going to be built upon such men and women. Never forget that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty". In an AnCap society, every last man, woman, and child would be needed to hold the line against those who will inevitably come to take those freedoms. How many people do you know who would be willing to pay that price?
Anarchocapitalism is a beautiful idea. I would like few things better than to see it implemented successfully in real life. But experience and human nature tell us that such a society would be short-lived at best.