Thursday, March 29, 2007

Market Anarchy Carnival Plug

Some of my readers may not know that I am a Market Anarchist, and that I write the occasional political essay at The Radical Libertarian. And some of my readers may not know that Francois Tremblay has put together the first ever Market Anarchist Carnival. There are ten entries in the carnival, which isn't bad for a first edition. There are lots of fine entries to tickle your brain, and make you see government in ways you've possibly never seen it before.

I'm plugging the carnival because one of my essays is in it. The essay describes the burden of proof argument as applied to the state, and how it led to my de-conversion to Market Anarchy.

If you like my writing, or like politics, you should check it out. Come to think of it, check it out even if you hate my writing, or hate politics. You don't get much more anti-political than Market Anarchy.


breakerslion said...

I'm a Markey Post fan mself. Sorry. You have a typo that struck me funny. I'll check that carnival out as soon as I get a chance. I'm interested, but skeptical.

Aaron Kinney said...

Thats funny, howd that typo get in there? I spell checked it. I suppose "Markey" is in the MSWord dictionary LOL

Gonna fix it now...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharring Aaron. The more and more I find out about what the government is really up to, the more anarchist I get. I know it's hard to believe that a military wife would be so anti-government, but I think I have become anti-government because of my involvment with the military. No if's and's or but's about it, our government if corupt and it doesn't even benefit the people that fight for it.


Aaron Kinney said...

Astute observations, SNTC, especially considering the fact that you are part of a military family.

Maybe it would behoove you if I pointed out that there is a distinction between "government" and "military" from an anarchist perspective.

Many people think that anarchy would get rid of the military aka a self defense force. But that is not so. Anarchy would only get rid of the monopolization of defense, courts, etc...

Basically, a military would exist in the form of a private company who protected those who bought a stake in their company (or stock or a policy or whatever).

What is does is make a very efficient defence force (or forces) while reducing the need and incentive for a "power projection" army, which coincidentally is exactly what the current US Military is.

Monopolized defense forces tend to turn into offensive forces, even to the point where the "projection of power" aspect is overemphasized and the "defense" aspect gets the short end of the stick.

America has been doing this since Vietnam. Thats why, since Vietnam, we have won every battle, but lost every war.

Anyway, my point is that the military (as a defense force) and anarchy are compatible. Government and the military do not necessitate each other.

If you have more questions about anarchy and how it would apply to the current system that we have, feel free to ask me. :)

Anonymous said...


I couldn't agree more. My husband and I feel that as long as there are rogue countries ruled by theocary out there, we need a military. But, our whole government and military need to be remodeled. And yes, I am very interested in anarchy and would like to know how it would apply to our current system. I am an anarchist feminist. I believe our whole government needs to be demolished and rebuilt by women who naturally would build a government that actually worked for the betterment of women and children.
The studies in matriarchal societies prove that women create societies with full automony.