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Tag: Minarchism
  • The ideal versus the real

    If there is one thing you can grant libertarians it is their dedication to very simple principles, namely one that is called the “Non-Aggression Principle.” This states that an individual is free to act how they see best fits them, as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others around them. This simple …

  • Practical Anarchy

    Libertarians often brusquely dismiss anarcho-capitalism as “impractical.” But what of the allegedly pragmatic minarchism? Is this system more desirable and achievable? The minarchist opposes aggression but favors the state. For argument‘s sake, we’ll yield that this pairing doesn’t necessarily contradict itself. If the state solely dedicates itself to protecting natural rights, (and strictly limits its …

  • Re: Making Anarchy Look Crazy(er)

    Bryan, that is why I advocate a politically radical and culturally mainstream libertarian movement. Anarchy (or even minarchy) sounds batsh*t crazy to average Americans. They will only hear us out if we are well-read, conservatively-dressed, and respectful of non-coercive bourgeois norms — even when we disagree. This doesn’t mean excluding any of the fringe types …

  • Hey An-Caps, I’ve got a question for you.

    Those who’ve been reading my posts here for the year and a half or so that I’ve been making them (an impressive feat which I don’t necessarily recommend) may have gleaned that I’m more of a minarchist libertarian than an anarcho-capitalist.  Yes, I very much appreciate Rothbard et al. — read and learn from their …