Posts Tagged ‘anarcho-capitalism’

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Response to a criticism of left-libertarianism posted at The Libertarian Standard by Juan Fernando Carpio.

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A facebook friend, Andrew Taranto, posted:

Ayn Rand was, at least rhetorically speaking, a capitalist and an anti-libertarian. Shouldn’t we, libertarians, regard this as significant when considering the value of the term “capitalist”?

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2010 New Hampshire Liberty Forum hosted by the Free State Project: Consequentialist anarchist Professor Prof. David Friedman, author of most notably The Machinery of Freedom, discusses market failure—the real meanings of the commonly misunderstood terms ‘market failure’, ‘public goods’ and ‘externality’; why representative democracy ‘doesn’t work’ and ‘rational ignorance’ toward electoral politics is advantageous; the necessity of property rights for long-term planning and why it’s irrational for politicians to plan for the long-term; ‘market failure’ analysis in our daily lives.

Part One (10:15):

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In response to Professor Walter Block’s response to the ‘anti-capitalist’ proponents of free markets.

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Brad Spangler disscusses “the case for understanding free market anarchism as ‘socialism‘ and the status quo we oppose as ‘capitalism‘”. (more…)

The Isocracy Network interviews Mr. Carson on the theory and practice of mutualism, worker self-management, anarchist thinkers and his critics.

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At the 1990 Mises University at Stanford, Professor Murray Rothbard (1926-1995) spoke on the collapse of the Soviet Union and the future for freed markets in a lecture titled, “The Future of Austrian Economics.” Educational and always humorous, he shows the flaws of the U.S.S.R. weren’t practical blunders, but ideological and methodological flaws of “planning the modern industrial State” which made its demise inevitable from the start and why compromising radical philosophy with the irrational “doesn’t work”. (49:39):

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Thomas E. Woods, Jr. and Doug Casey discuss the question with Dennis McCuistion on McCuistion TV. The two scholars argue the inherent immorality behind the concept of government. Dr. Woods accurately calls limited government a “unicorn”, citing the late-Professor Murray Rothbard’s essay,”Anatomy of the State.” (28:39):

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The late-Prof. Murray Rothbard speaks at the 1989 Michigan Libertarian Party Convention with a Q&A session on politics, the savings and loan bailout of the 80’s, the criminal nature of the banking industry, insider trading, the corporate elite, and even swine flu (1:20:00):

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Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, debate the question ‘How Much Government is Necessary?’ (4:10:04):

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Is ‘socialism’ a word to be reserved for the voluntary society? (more…)