because piracy is a “market-dependent” crime. Pirates may benefit from protection from other criminals. Selling the loot requires transport and the ability to store goods. All this requires some rule of law—but not enough to cramp bandits’ style.So piracy does not flourish in/around Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone . They need a "sweet spot," (E's phrase) like Cambodia or Cameroon where they can draw on the social capital they need. Even in pirate-ridden Somalia, it appears, the real piracy comes from the more stable north rather than the utterly wasted south.
Where pirates go, libertarians may follow. Or vice versa. It has seemed to me that one thing missing in the libertarian argument is any sensitivity to the level of civility and order you need to make