I've heard the argument for privatizing law enforcement, but what would take the place of Department of Justice and district courts, if the state monopoly on justice is abolished? What is to prevent profit from being the priority over justice?"Profit over justice" is *EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS RIGHT NOW*.
With free market courts, if a court had a reputation for making bad decisions, they would lose customers.
If I have the ability to force you to use my biased corrupt court, then I'm the government. With market competition, courts will be forced to be as fair as possible.
In the present, if insiders buy judges and Congressmen, then people are SOL.
Consider other examples:
Without government, there would be pollution! The Oil Pollution Act explicitly exempts oil drillers from liability. The "Halliburton Loophole" explicitly exempts fracking from liability. The polluter can declare bankruptcy and default on their responsibility. (There's no limited liability incorporation in a really free market.) It is very hard to sue a polluter and hold them accountable, in a State court.
Without government, corrupt bankers would rob and steal and cheat depositors! You're an idiot if you really believe this.
Without government, a bunch of thugs would go around extorting from people! This is how tax collectors behave.
Without government, a bunch of thugs would assault business owners! Have you seen the various "raw milk" raids?
Without government, a bunch of thugs might murder people! Have you heard any of the stories of people murdered by police?
Without government, it's be hard to collect from someone who injured you! The legal system is incredibly inefficient, denying many people justice.
This is a VERY COMMON MISUNDERSTANDING. A pro-State troll says "Without government, abuse X would occur.", when the reality is that abuse X occurs right now, PRECISELY BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT.