Appendix - Is "anarcho"-capitalism a type of anarchism?

Appendix -- Is "anarcho"-capitalism a type of anarchism?

 

Introduction

 

1 Are "anarcho"-capitalists really anarchists?

    1.1 Why is the failure to renounce hierarchy the Achilles Heel of right-wing libertarianism?
    1.2 How libertarian is right-Libertarian theory?
    1.3 Is right-Libertarian theory scientific in nature?
    1.4 Is "anarcho"-capitalism a new form of individualist anarchism?

 

2 What do "anarcho"-capitalists mean by "freedom?"

2.1 What are the implications of defining liberty in terms of (property) rights?
2.2 How does private property affect freedom?
2.3 Can "anarcho"-capitalist theory justify the state?
2.4 But surely transactions on the market are voluntary?
2.5 But surely circumstances are the result of liberty and so cannot be objected to?
2.6 Do Libertarian-capitalists support slavery?
2.7 But surely abolishing capitalism would restrict liberty?
2.8 Why should we reject the "anarcho"-capitalist definitions of freedom and justice?

 

3 Why do "anarcho"-capitalists generally place little or no value on "equality"?

    3.1 Why is this disregard for equality important?
    3.2 But what about "anarcho"-capitalist support for charity?

4 What is the right-libertarian position on private property?

    4.1 What is wrong with a "homesteading" theory of property?
    4.2 Why is the "Lockean Proviso" important?
    4.3 How does private property affect individualism?
    4.4 How does private property affect relationships?
    4.5 Does private property co-ordinate without hierarchy?

 

5 Will privatising "the commons" increase liberty?

 

6 Is "anarcho" capitalism against the state?

 

    6.1 What's wrong with this "free market" justice?
    6.2 What are the social consequences of such a system?
    6.3 But surely Market Forces will stop abuse by the rich?
    6.4 Why are these "defence associations" states?
    6.5 What other effects would "free market" justice have?

 

7 How does the history of "anarcho"-capitalism show that it is not anarchist?

 

    7.1 Are competing governments anarchism?
    7.2 Is government compatible with anarchism?
    7.3 Can there be a "right-wing" anarchism?

 

8 What role did the state take in the creation of capitalism?

 

    8.1 What social forces lay behind the rise of capitalism?
    8.2 What was the social context of the statement "laissez-faire"?
    8.3 What other forms did state intervention in creating capitalism take?
    8.4 Aren't the enclosures a socialist myth?
    8.5 What about the lack of enclosures in the Americas?
    8.6 How did working people view the rise of capitalism?
    8.7 Why is the history of capitalism important?

9 Is Medieval Iceland an example of "anarcho"-capitalism working in practice?

 

10 Would laissez-faire capitalism be stable?

 

    10.1 Would privatising banking make capitalism stable?
    10.2 How does the labour market effect capitalism?
    10.3 Was laissez-faire capitalism stable?

 

11 What is the myth of "Natural Law"?

 

    11.1 Why "Natural Law" in the first place?
    11.2 But "Natural Law" provides protection for individual rights from violation by the State. Those against Natural Law desire total rule by the state.
    11.3 Why is "Natural Law" authoritarian?
    11.4 Does "Natural Law" actually provides protection for individual liberty?
    11.5 But Natural Law was discovered, not invented!
    11.6 Why is the notion of "discovery" contradictory?

 

  


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