Gitlin describes contemporary anarchism accurately (if generally) as “a theory of self-organization,” one opposed to a plutocracy of elites who have “artfully arranged a mutual back-scratching society to enrich themselves.
For most libertarians the thought of democracy is silly, as we understand that the majority are either ignorant of the negative effects of malum prohibitum legislation and importance of the protection of individual rights or that most people are moreRead Letter
Jeff Jacoby exposes the flawed presumptions and conclusions in Elizabeth Warren’s insistence that wealthy Americans are morally obliged to pay more taxes because each individual’s success in the market requires the efforts and cooperation of millions
One of the biggest divides between anarchists is whether or not property, or “ownership” is a legitimate concept. This post seeks to define and disassemble those differences in order to help each side gain a better understanding of the issue, my tho
"I'm impressed that that many people would get involved, especially where there's fire involved, the possibility of explosions and everything else." –Jeff Curtis, Assistant Logan Police Chief
This is a fantasy. I know that. So please don't write in telling me "it will never happen" or "the Egyptians aren't anarchists", etc. I know it's probably not going to happen. I'm not saying it's going to happen. I'm saying I'd like it to.
This is a message for all those conservative Republicans upset with what the Obama administration is doing.
[Talk delivered at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, November 20, 2000.] I want to take a very basic look at one of the traditions that underlies modern libertarianism — namely, 19th-century individualist anarchism in America.
Tthe City of Westminster published a warning to the general public, urging them to report persons with anarchist views. "Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary and harmful, and instead promotes a statel
A favorite pastime of mine is reading heated debates between statists, usually of the minarchist type, and anarcho-capitalists.
My video expressing my opinion of Walter Block's 8-19-2011 article "Ron Paul and the Self-Hating 'Libertarians' " published at http://lewrockwell.com/block/block180.html
Many believe that the meanings of these two words are synonymous, but actually the facts prove this to be incorrect. As you will come to know there are two different definitions of Anarchy and one is incorrect. It is Government that causes chaos andRead Letter
I invite you to listen. A great interview with me today - was live with host Joe Cristiano of Liberty Talk Radio (with audience questions). Here is the link to the audio archive of the show with me.
Why is it that so many people who vehemently complain about the actions of the monster in one breath, will turn around and defend the existence of the monster in the next? Simple: freedom scares them.
It's 2011 and the true patriot is still a scarce figure. Brave, hated, scorned. In America today, the patriot is a traitor to a government that has demonstrated itself to be an enemy of freedom.
We won't stand for this! We demand you stop this!" How often have people zealously made such proclamations at those in positions of power?
Imagine you’re in prison for a victimless crime. You didn’t hurt anyone. You just broke one of the government’s rules. Maybe you drove after drinking alchohol, violated parole or got caught with cannabis. Now imagine you are in Phoenix, Arizona, theEntered By: Christopher Broughton
While the anarcho-capitalist and voluntaryist movement has certainly been growing *significantly* (at the extreme disdain of 'left' anarchists) - I don't think we make certain *very* important distinctions clear enough.
The goal of activism is to persuade - to encourage others not just to think about a specific issue or idea in a different way but to be motivated to act accordingly.
Last weekend, a group of libertarians and anarchists gathered in the woods of northern New Hampshire for the annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, aka PorcFest. I went up for breakfast.
Rerun - Ernest Hancock and Friends in New Hampshire at Porcfest 2011
On today's Planet Money, we travel to a place where people are trying to live without government interference. A place where you can use bits of silver to buy uninspected bacon. A place where a 9-year-old will sell you alcohol.
On capitalism, the necessity of government and why anarcho-capitalism is un-libertarian.
Ernest Hancock and Friends in New Hampshire at Porcfest 2011
The anarchists, have taken to the streets in the tradition of their radical forbearers demanding equality and justice. It’s heartening to see, all those young people, however it’s easy to imagine those same agencies spying on us 45 years ago are hard
Ernest Hancock and Friends in New Hampshire at Porcfest 2011 - Day 3
LIVE 3-5pm EST - Ernest Hancock and Friends in New Hampshire at Porcfest 2011 - Day 5
Noted and highly influential individualist anarchists Lysander Spooner and Murray Rothbard weep at the 'logic' of the non-voting anarchist population...
LIVE 3-5pm EST - Ernest Hancock and Friends in New Hampshire at Porcfest 2011 - Day 4
Pictures from Porcfest 2011 - Ernest Hancock and Freedom's Phoenix Crew