Here it comes: the annual crisis of party conscience

I had sat down to write a piece trying to respond to Jonathan Calder's call for a stronger Liberal Democrat "ideology".  But as, in the process, I was reading and rereading various ways in which people in the party had responded to last week's election results, I began once again to wonder whether I had…

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Justice and defence the anarchist way

Justice and defence the anarchist way

Even many who are relatively sympathetic to free market minarchist and mutualist ideals where as much as possible is done through voluntary rather than coercive statist mechanisms often have a problem envisaging a system in which no state apparatus exists.  Two of the most common objections are that we at least need a state to…

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Geo-mutualism and the contemporary political establishment

Okay, so it should now be clear and out in the open that my preferred society would not have a politically organized coercive state government of any kind. It should be equally clear that this is not because I don't care about the least well off in society, but precisely because I do. And because…

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Geo-mutualism: the explanation

Geo-mutualism: the explanation

[Apologies if you found this through a Facebook/Twitter/RSS feed - it's a repost of an old post from my previous blog and I forgot to turn off the feeds for it] "State intervention distinguishes capitalism from the free market." So writes Kevin Carson in the preface to his "Studies in Mutualist Political Economy" (2004). In…

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