One of the main arguments that large corporations would not pose a threat in minimal-government libertarian state is that the corporation theoretically has no monopoly on force.
In other words, "A corporation can not force you to submit to its monopoly".
However, this general theoretical statement (assuming it's true) fails to account for one specific scenario (somewhat closely mirroring the issue with "you're free to emigrate from USA if you don't ilke it" situation):
- You are raised in an area controlled by vertically integrated corporation
- You get indebted to that corporation by your basic survival needs.
- The indebtedness - while "voluntarily" entered in by your parents giving birth and raising you there - can not feasibly be escaped, even if you yourself aren't in debt when reaching the age of consent:
- The wages offered by MegaCorp are too low to pay for the living - OR leaving.
- They squeezed out all the competition from local area due to owning all the land or offering cheap services at cost so there are no other employers in the area.
So, while the corporation does not commit acts of aggression, you are essentially forced to work for them against your will, with the ONLY other feasible choice being to not pay your debt and get thrown in jail, or starve to death.
How do libertarians (classical liberals) address this case of "I sold my soul to the company store"?
I'll accept the answer based on any flavor of libertarianism (except left wing libertarians in the mold of Matt Zwolinski).
Ideally the answer should cover the approaches by all main strains, unless the answer is invariant to all of them.
I'm NOT interested in the the non-answer of "this flavor holds that such vertically integrated monopolist MegaCorp can not theoretically arise in a libertarian society". For one thing, it's possible if a bunch of people LIKE the idea and choose to form a commune in a form of such corporation voluntarily (ala Kapitalist Kibbutz, or Google :)
The answer should preferably be sourced/referenced from libertarian scholarship.
This is somewhat related to this Q but different.