Politics/Economics

Argumentation Ethics: The Ultimate Proof For Libertarianism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8UE3QAV8JM [Originally published at The Libertarian Alliance Blog, 9 Oct. 2016. Version below edited to include links and notes.]1 I At repeated requests from many sides – and given my already advanced stage in life – I have deemed it appropriate to take this opportunity to speak a bit about myself. Not about my private life,… Continue reading Argumentation Ethics: The Ultimate Proof For Libertarianism

Politics/Economics

Kinsella Destroys Mutualism

In my contribution What Libertarianism Is in the Hoppe Festschrift, Property, Freedom and Society, I included a very long footnote (23) critiquing the mutualist “occupancy” view of property rights and, specifically, Kevin Carson’s contention that this is compatible with libertarianism. An edited excerpt from the article on this issue is provided below. Why is appropriation the relevant link… Continue reading Kinsella Destroys Mutualism

Politics/Economics

The Cancer of Left-Libertarian Economics

Originally published as "Kevin Carson and the Freed Market: Is His Left-Libertarian Vision Plausible?” by Tate Fegley in Libertarian Papers 8 (2): 273-292. ONLINE AT: libertarianpapers.org In recent years, the “free market anticapitalist” brand of left-libertarianism has received growing attention. Compared to other schools of libertarian thought, free market anticapitalists place greater emphasis on the… Continue reading The Cancer of Left-Libertarian Economics

Politics/Economics

Why “Motley Anarchism” Requires Overarching Anarcho-Capitalism

The proponents of Motley Anarchism (a.k.a Anarchism without adjectives) neglect the fact that such a society could only manifest and be maintained under an overarching Anarcho-Capitalist (AnCap) legal structure. That is to say, a legal structure grounded firmly in the Private Property Ethic. This ethic states that ownership over scarce goods may only be established… Continue reading Why “Motley Anarchism” Requires Overarching Anarcho-Capitalism