Rioting: NOT a Form of Protest or Activism

The thesis of this image is that doing the peaceful thing didn’t garner them the attention they wanted, so doing the violent thing is worth a try, and, lo!, it worked. It got them the attention they wanted/deserved. Mission accomplished! What a disgusting moral bankruptcy. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because someone hurts […]

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Roderick Long Rebuts Locke and Rand on Anarchy, Navigates Shrewd Path Thru Voluntaryist-Partyarch Debate

Over at C4SS’ Stateless U in ATP 102, I watched and critiqued Roderick Long’s talk “Foundations of Libertarian Ethics.” [See above.] In “Foundations of Libertarian Ethics,” Roderick Long deftly refutes Lockean and Randian critiques of anarchy, using these same critiques against themselves in support of market anarchy. Long also evaluates strategies for achieving the stateless […]

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Small Time Pennsylvania Dictators Declare War on Yard Sales

Hazle Township, Pennsylvania supervisors have declared war on yard sales. They say too many local residents are holding too many yard sales too often. So they’ve rolled out new limits for budding entrepreneurs who use their own property to freely associate and trade with their fellow human beings. Those wishing to hold a yard sale […]

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Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?

Over at C4SS’ Stateless U in ATP 102, I read and critiqued “Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy? [PDF]” In “Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?”, Alfred G. Cuzan argues that society is always in anarchy, and we don’t escape it just because a government is declared to be in existence. […]

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Was the Wild West an Anarcho-Capitalistic Society?

Over at C4SS’ Stateless U in ATP 102, I read and critiqued “An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West. [PDF]” Does America’s Wild West of the 19th century evidence elements of a successful anarcho-capitalist society? Is it possible to demonstrate the effectiveness of market-provided security services by applying anarcho-capitalist theory to […]

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The Free State Project is for Anarchists, Too

Are you a libertarian anarchist swept up in Free State Project hype? Can’t get your head around “Free State” being an oxymoron but still want in on all that FSP fun? Don’t sweat it. The FSP isn’t just for minarchists anymore. It’s also ripe for anarchist co-option. Fertile Ground Many, if not most, FSP members […]

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How to Run a Voluntaryist Meetup

After last night’s Delaware Valley Voluntaryists meetup – which was spectacular but not as goal-oriented as I wanted – I became aware of the need to explain my concept of how (I think) a voluntaryist society should function. So here goes, and keep in mind that it’s very simple. It’s a Marketplace It’s a marketplace. […]

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