Anarcho-Capitalism: A PrimerSubmitted by MarcMadness on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:49
Over the last couple months, I've taken on the task of writing a series of articles exploring the basic ideas of anarcho-captitalism. This is the idea of a completely stateless society ownership of all capital is private. Essentially, anarcho-capitalism takes the concepts of libertarianism and the non-aggression principle to their logical and consistent philosophical conclusion.
The basic design of my initial articles were based around the first few lectures of a course at the Mises Academy taught by economist and author of Chaos Theory: Two Essays On Market Anarchy, Robert Murphy.
To fully embrace the ideas of anarcho-capitalism can be a giant leap for many people. Our society has been cultivated to believe that government should provide everything from roads to education to quality control of food products. It can be difficult enough to convince the average person to even consider that the free market could provide these things, let alone convince them that the State should cease to exist all together! Even many passionate libertarians have a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea that the free market could effectively provide things like courts and military defense.
I plan to explore these concepts further in the coming weeks and months, but for newer readers or those that just need a refresher, here are my initial posts on anarcho-capitalism, submitted for your review.
I explained why I think it is important to explore the concepts of anarcho-capitalism in my initial post, Why Anarcho-Capitalism?