- Paperback: 440 pages
- Publisher: Minor Compositions; 1st edition (November 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570272425
- ISBN-13: 978-1570272424
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty Paperback – November 5, 2011
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The articles by the two editors Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson were excellent. Along with other authors Kevin Carson and Roderick T. Long you will find many outstanding essays. I liked the modern articles much better than the historical ones, but some of those were also good especially the ones by Murray Rothbard and Karl Hess.
There are some devastating critiques in this volume about how the government props up corporations and the well off and connected while at the same time harming the poor. This should be required reading for left-wing and progressives of every type.
I had given up on my youthful anarcho-capitalist ideas as unworkable, but this volume reignited them. I was unaware of these writers / bloggers. These guys are excellent and deep thinkers.
Extremely well done and highly recommended.
The central thesis is that state coercion violently enforces capitalist privileges to the detriment of the masses. The state cannot be effectively used to ameliorate the injustices of corporate monopoly and rent-seeking because the state will always favor the politically-connected elite.
If more people read this book, the world would be a far better place. Highly recommended for political economists, left libertarians and market anarchists. Five stars.
Essentially Chartier & Johnson have accomplished a difficult feat with this book - translating Anarcho-Capitalism into the language of the Left. This book will give any budding capitalist or individual curious about the meaning of anarchism a deeper understanding of the way the world really works, and how our social institutions can be arranged to increase opportunity and prosperity for everyone.
I wish there were a greater diversity of writers as I feel one of greatest weaknesses of the anarchist subculture is its consistency of mainly straight, white, older men, but the book itself can hardly be blamed for that when it's merely pulling from the available pool of writers.