Why I Am an Anarcho-Capitalist

Mises DailyDecember 4, 2013
Nearly all of us passed through a limited-government — or “minarchist” — period, and it simply never occurred to us to examine our premises closely.

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Against the State_An Anarcho-capitalist Manifesto

Further Reading for Lew Rockwell's 'Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto'

BlogJune 12, 2014

[] by Lew Rockwell

Anyone wanting to learn more about anarcho-capitalism could do no better than to begin with two books by Murray Rothbard, ...

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Role of Personal Justice in Anarcho-capitalism, The

A criticism with which an anarcho-capitalist is usually assailed concerns the operation of free-market courts. How can the free market guard the interests of justice? Will not there be an incentive for a person to hire a relative (family bias) or to bribe a judge so as to receive a favorable...

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Lew Rockwell Announces New Book on Anarcho-Capitalism

BlogApril 21, 2014

Today at LRC, Lew announced that a new book is in the works:

Never, ever, has there been so much interest in a truly libertarian society. Young people in this country and all over the world are...

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Freedom, Society, and the State

BooksMay 6, 2009
This study focuses on the anarchist branch of libertarianism: anarcho-capitalism.

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States, Cartels, and the Anarcho-Capitalist Opposition

Mises DailyAugust 28, 2014
If, for good reason, we generally distrust the concentrated power wielded by coercive monopolies, we ought to avoid at all costs placing more power in the state, the ultimate embodiment of monopoly.

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Hoppean Anarcho-Capitalism in Slate

BlogMarch 8, 2007

Timothy Noah's Would You Privatize Defense?The case for socialized medicine, Part 1, in the March 6, 2007 Slate unwittingly shows the danger of minarchism and the idea of public goods. Once you accept the notion that...

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Responses to some Objectivist Argument Against Anarcho-Capitalism

BlogJanuary 5, 2005

In response to my blog defending the Ayn Rand Institute against slander, one Objectivist curiously asked me (and others) about how anarcho-capitalism would work. It is refreshing when someone new to the concept of anarcho-...

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A-Team Stands for Anarcho-Capitalism

BlogJuly 17, 2006


"The A-team" supports the idea of natural law, rejects the nominalist tradition, rejects relativism both on ethical and epistemological grounds, supports entrepreneurship and free market, praises division of labor and monetary economy, builds its morality on the...

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Anarcho-Capitalists Against Ayn Rand

Mises DailyMay 16, 2014
Genuine competition can serve as the only real “limit” on state power...

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Michael Oliver: Rothbard vs. Rand—Can Anarcho-Capitalism and Objectivism Be Reconciled?

Audio/VideoDecember 5, 2014
If you like debating Rothbard vs. Rand — or anarcho-capitalism vs. limited government — you’ll enjoy this interview with Michael Oliver...

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The Anarcho-Capitalism of Harry Potter's World

BlogJuly 18, 2004

All magic aside, a striking aspect of the Harry Potter books is just how completely normal and bourgeois are all the settings and experiences of the characters, how they live in a world very much like our own and confront all the usual scarcities of time and resources, which is another way of...

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Can Anarcho-Capitalism Work?

Mises DailyNovember 14, 2014
The term “anarcho-capitalism” has, we might say, rather an arresting quality. But while the term itself may jolt the newcomer, the ideas it embodies are compelling and attractive, and represent the culmination of a long development of thought...

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In 1954, after a lifetime of serious theoretical work in economic science, Mises turned his attention to one of the great puzzles of all time: discovering why the intellectuals hate capitalism.

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Common Property in Anarcho-Capitalism

The existence of common property in anarcho-capitalism naturally points to the interesting policy question of how this common property would be controlled and maintained. While one might speculate on the issue, this paper stops short of any hard-and-fast conclusions on this point, focusing instead...

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Contra Anarcho-Capitalism

Mixing economics and government is a dangerous idea, nearly as dangerous as mixing church and government. With the latter, you get a theocracy, and with the former, the unwieldy behemoth of the American political-economic system—both very undesirable. After the trauma of the Great Depression...

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American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West

The growth of government during this century has attracted the attention of many scholars interested in explaining that growth and in proposing ways to limit it. As a result of this attention, the public choice literature has experienced an upsurge in the interest in anarchy and its implications...

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Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time

BooksMarch 2, 2007
In this treatise, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn argues that "democratic equality" is not based upon liberty — as is commonly believed — but the total state.

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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