D’Amato explores the history of individualist anarchism and “voluntary socialism.”By the close of the nineteenth century, individualist anarchism had coalesced into a distinct, recognizable variety of radical thought, largely owing to the stature of Benjamin R. Tucker and his anarchist periodical, Liberty, published more or less frequently from 1881 to 1908. As an MIT undergraduate, already sampling a number of radical notions, Tucker was intoxicated by the ideas presented during a spring meeting of the New England Labor Reform League. There he met William B. Greene and Josiah Warren, whose work would become part of the foundation of the distinctive libertarian position presented for almost thirty years in Liberty. Warren had been a devotee of the socialist Robert Owen, who emigrated from Wales at the beginning of the nineteenth century and undertook to establish utopian communities based upon his unique brand of thought.3 From his association with Owen, Warren inherited a number of the economic ideas that would come to characterize his own philosophy. He abandoned, however, Owen’s determinist rejection of individual responsibility and volition as real and important factors in community and economic life, eventually concluding that the Owenite settlements were foredoomed due to their “submergence of the individual within the confines of the community.”4 His formative experiences with and reactions to the particular socialist framework of Owen led to the extreme dissociative and decentralist tendencies that are core features of Warren’s own work — both his writings and his own practical experimentations.
At the (probably considerable) risk of muddying the waters by adding a few too many –isms, market anarchists see legitimate free markets as a kind of decentralist-distributism. Distributism is a Catholic economic and social position, a criticism of both capitalism and socialism popularized and developed by thinkers like G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc. The fundamental proposition of distributist thinking is that a widespread distribution of land and what we might consider “capital goods” would topple the system of compelled dependence we labor under today.”
I want to submit this:
"I am a libertarian because fuck you, that’s why"
But I don’t think they would post it :(
Matt Drudge: “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian.”
And somehow the Libertarian party is better?????? It’s our only option???
Excuse me while I laugh for eternity at the sheer stupidity, self-importance, and irony of this statement. Actually, don’t even worry about excusing me, I don’t need anyone’s permission.
Who said anything about the Libertarian Party? There are millions of us that are libertarians that despise the party. And no one’s asking anyone for permission. I’m a libertarian that’s part of the Bacon Party. So you go laugh at the sheer stupidity, and know I’ll be doing the same at you ;)
LOL as if the Libertarian Party is actually a libertarian party.
Going through Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Artists and adding artists to my spotify
That is a good Spotify playlist. One of my favorites.
… Judge Jones’s ruling is here, with selected paragraphs after the jump. In short, it reiterates what we’ve beensaying for many months: That they weren’t there on May Day, that their confinement is looking awfully punitive even though it’s not legally supposed to be, that they have shown their resolve to not testify, and that the feds are asking them for testimony that would be tangential at best. (Who are these people and what are their political beliefs? instead of who threw a brick through a window?) …