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Tag: Kevin Carson
  • Kevin Carson: The Founders Were Extremists

    And they were right.  Carson comments on the fact that questioning the government, a concept that is simply unbelievable to many in our day in age, is the very principle upon which our country was founded.  He writes: …Today I heard Bart Stupak, referring to Michelle Bachmann’s allusion to Jefferson (“it’s a good thing to …

  • The Delusion of Modern Liberals

    There’s an old saying about the definition of a liberal, as opposed to a radical:  a liberal is someone who thinks the system is broken and needs to be fixed, whereas a radical understands it’s working the way it’s supposed to … A liberal who doesn’t think the system is working, doesn’t understand what it’s supposed …

  • Revisiting Capitalism and Markets

    I made a post a few days ago questioning whether or not what we consider capitalism is actually the result of the free market.  In it I mentioned a political-theorist named Kevin Carson, who has done extensive work in this area.  The post has received over 50 comments, so I felt I should do a …

  • Capitalism vs. Free Markets

    Anyone who has seen any of my YAL posts on capitalism or economics probably knows that I’m a big fan of the left-libertarian/mutualist school of thought.  We of this mindset always try to ask the question:   Are capitalism and a free market necessarily the same thing? While I greatly appreciate the Austrian School of Economics, …

  • Statism ≠ Socialism

    More often than I can even remember, I have heard Barack Obama and his policies referred to as socialist.  This demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what we are up against in terms of attempting to reform our current government.  We do not live in a socialist country — we live in a statist one.  Obama …

  • Kevin Carson

    Many of you may have heard of Kevin Carson, a mutualist writer and researcher who has recently published several interesting books on political economy — such books as The Iron Fist Behind the Invisible Hand, Studies in Mutualist Political Economy, and Organization Theory.  Carson is an advocate of free markets who argues that modern capitalism is in …