Posts Tagged ‘libertarian socialism’

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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The presentation of Prof. Chartier’s argument that ‘freed markets are anti-capitalist’ posted here.

Part One (9:22):

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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…)

Professor Noam Chomsky answers the ‘top questions’ from reddit.com on cognitive science, the contemporary ‘anarchist movement’, objectives and strategies against tyranny, how the State is eliminating ‘public’ services and enhancing corporate welfare and asks the community a question in closing (31:54):

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“I will argue that, rightly understood, these demands are more intertwined than many contemporary libertarians realize: each contributes an essential element to a radical challenge to any form of coercive authority,” Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson wrote in this essay published in 2008, excerpted in this post. “Taken together, they undermine the legitimacy of any form of government authority, including the ‘limited government’ imagined by minarchists.”

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Sheldon Richman differentiates capitalism from a freed market followed by a Q&A session in an event sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation held at George Mason University. Mr. Richman said at his blog, the lecture deals “with the confusion about the word ‘capitalism’ and the historical reasons why what is known as capitalism has little to do with the free market” (79:12):

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Kevin Carson refutes the newest Copynazi of the intelligentsia, Chris Hedges.

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Kevin Carson breaks down the broken healthcare system in America in a rational manner that debunks the conventional wisdom of the so-called ‘left and right’.

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C4SS Advisory Panel member Prof. Gary Chartier will be giving the following presentation to the Association of Private Enterprise Education at the Free Market Anti-Capitalism session during their Annual Conference in April. A PDF version of this presentation is available for download.

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Brad Spangler: Direct action in the workplace does not have to mean sabotage that destroys property.

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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) played an integral role in further defining libertarian philosophy, but even more as an uncompromising activist against statist economics and the beginning of the warfare Empire. She laid the roots for a rational feminist movement when women were not accepted as capable of being anywhere near rational. Her writings and life show us that she never took an institution asserting authority as self-justifying. She was the person Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President William McKinley, said inspired him to do so.

Known as an ‘anarcha-feminist’ to many, an advocate for liberty, reason, individualism, mutual cooperation, homesteading, atheism, free speech, female emancipation, sexual freedom, birth control, morally just insurrection, against politics, politicians, and the conscription of the working class on behalf of the oligarchs. A Russian immigrant exiled from the U.S. after three decades of life for her opposition to U.S. involvement in World War I. With her flaws, she’s one of the relatively few true heroes (heroines) in a U.S. history full of villains.

Part One: “Arriving in America” (9:26):

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Professor Noam Chomsky discusses his coming book—Hopes and Prospects, to be released 1 January 2010—the military coup against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, his meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, mainstream media’s “narrow criticism” of state power, U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, and the meetings between world “leaders” and Iran with Matt Martin and listeners at KALW 91.7 FM in San Fransisco (52:11):

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

An interview with Prof. Chomsky in his office on a potpourri of subjects, centering on anarchism. (more…)