Someone thinks "minarchist" is a useful or informative term.
There isn't a single definition of "minarchist", nor is what any of them want "minimal" ("minarchy" = minimum rule = 0 = anarchy). Essentially the term just means statist or sometimes "someone who wants smaller government than now". It's very vague, because there's no principle behind it, just feels. (DBR)
See also: ../LimitedGovernment