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 anarcho-capitalism  Wikipedia: Anarcho-capitalism is a political philosophy that advocates the elimination of the state in favor of individual sovereignty, private property, and free markets. Anarcho-capitalists believe that, in the absence of statute (law by decree or legislation), society would improve itself through the discipline of the free market (or what its proponents describe as a "voluntary society").

 libertarianism  Wikipedia: Libertarianism is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association, and the primacy of individual judgment.

 Non-Aggression Principle  Wikipedia: The non-aggression principle (NAP) is an ethical and moral principle that aims to avoid conflict between individuals by prohibiting crimes like theft and murder. The crimes prohibited by the NAP are behaviors that are malum in se as opposed to behaviors that are prohibited due to laws, social norms, or moral systems. The principle asserts aggression is always an illegitimate encroachment upon another individual's life, liberty, or property...

 voluntaryism  Wikipedia: Voluntaryism is a philosophy which holds that all forms of human association should be voluntary, a term coined in this usage by Auberon Herbert in the 19th century, and gaining renewed use since the late 20th century, especially among libertarians.

{Modern:} Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political strategies to achieve a free society. They reject electoral politics "in theory and practice as incompatible with Libertarian goals," and argue that political methods invariably strengthen the legitimacy of coercive governments. In concluding their "Statement of Purpose" they wrote: "Voluntaryists seek instead to delegitimize the State through education, and we advocate the withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which state power ultimately depends."

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 voluntaryist.com  Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political, non-violent strategies to achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory and in practice, as incompatible with libertarian principles. Governments must cloak their actions in an aura of moral legitimacy in order to sustain their power, and political methods invariably strengthen that legitimacy. Voluntaryists seek instead to delegitimize the State through education, and we advocate withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which State power ultimately depends.

 Everything-voluntary.com  EVC is dedicated to promoting several philosophies consistent with the voluntary principle, that all human relations should happen voluntarily, or not at all. These philosophies cover politics, economics, education, and parenting.

 The Mises Institute  The worldwide epicenter of the Austrian economics movement is an educational institution devoted to advancing Austrian economics, freedom, and peace in the classical-liberal tradition.

 The Atlas Society  The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom. By making the moral case for individual rights, limited government, and capitalism, The Atlas Society plays a vital role in the freedom movement, providing a much-needed foundation for the work of other organizations that focus on economic and policy issues.

 The Objective Standard  The Objective Standard is the source for commentary from a closed Objectivist perspective, Objectivism being Ayn Rand's philosophy of reason, egoism, capitalism.

 LewRockwell.com  The daily news and opinion site by anarcho-capitalists Lew Rockwell and Burt Blumert was founded to help carry on the anti-war, anti-state, pro-market work of Murray N. Rothbard.

Resource Books:

 The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism 
(J. Michael Oliver)   Ayn Rand's Objectivism had shaken mainstream philosophy with its core ideas. But Rand was a staunch advocate of limited government, a stance which distanced her from many of her own admirers and students, who saw the State not as the protector but the enemy of human society. At the same time, the political and economic thoughts of Dr. Murray Rothbard clarified the route libertarianism must take. Rand and Rothbard, two forces seemingly at odds, personally and ideologically.

Oliver, then editor of the nationally circulated objectivist-libertarian journal, "The New Banner," argued that it was a false division. Written in 1972 as an academic work but not published until recently. This book inexorably links objectivist principles with anarcho-capitalism, and argues that libertarianism, both then and now, must be founded upon the bedrock of Rand's philosophy if it is to remain vital.

 The Virtue of Selfishness  (Ayn Rand) A collection of essays that sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's controversial, groundbreaking philosophy. Her divisive philosophy holds human life - the life proper to a rational being - as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature. In this series of essays, Rand asks why man needs morality in the first place, and arrives at an answer that redefines a new code of ethics based on the virtue of selfishness.

 FOR A NEW LIBERTY  The Libertarian Manifesto
(Murray N. Rothbard)   Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people. Libertarianism is Rothbard's radical alternative that says state power is unworkable and immoral and ought to be curbed and finally abolished.  pdf 

 THE ETHICS OF LIBERTY  (Murray N. Rothbard) A master-piece of argumentation, and shockingly radical in its conclusions. Rothbard says that the very existence of the state - the entity with a monopoly privilege to invade private property - is contrary to the ethics of liberty. A society without a state is not only viable; it is the only one consistent with natural rights.

In this volume, Rothbard first familiarizes the reader with Natural Law theory. After this ethical introduction, he goes on to address numerous ethical issues, showing how liberty is in the right in every case. In the final two sections, Rothbard enumerates the state's role in society as inherently anti-liberty, and details the structure of alternate theories of liberty.  pdf 

 ANATOMY OF THE STATE  (Murray N. Rothbard) This gives a succinct account of Rothbard's view of the state. Following Franz Oppenheimer and Albert Jay Nock, Rothbard regards the state as a predatory entity. It does not produce anything but rather steals resources from those engaged in production. In applying this view to American history, Rothbard makes use of the work of John C. Calhoun.

How can an organization of this type sustain itself? It must engage in propaganda to induce popular support for its policies. Court intellectuals play a key role here, and Rothbard cites as an example of ideological mystification the work of the influential legal theorist Charles Black, Jr., on the way the Supreme Court has become a revered institution.  pdf 

 EVERYTHING VOLUNTARY  From Politics to Parenting    Skyler J Collins
From large-scale social organization and maintenance to the small-scale family unit, it is the position of this editor that peace and prosperity are most likely achieved through relations based on mutual consent. This book should prime the reader to develop an understanding and commitment to the political, social, and life philosophy called "voluntaryism."  pdf 

 AN AGORIST PRIMER  by Samuel Edward Konkin III
A primer on all the important aspects of Agorism and Counter-Economics: how they work together to enable you to free yourself and expand freedom to your friends, family, and the world!  pdf 

 HUMAN ACTION  by Ludwig von Mises
Mises's book is the best defense of capitalism ever written. It covers basic economics through the most advanced material. Reading this book is the best way you could ever dream up to learn economics. Every attempt to study economics should include a thorough examination of this book.  pdf 


 Classical Liberalism versus Anarchocapitalism 


 What Anarcho-Capitalism Is 


 What Voluntaryism Means 


 What is Objectivism 


 Ayn Rand's Theory of Rights 


  Constitutional Rights  


 It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is 


 Government Meddling in the American Marketplace 


 Government Regulations Made Healthcare Expensive 


 How Government Ruined Healthcare 


 Single-Payer Health Care 


 How Government Killed the Medical Profession 


 The Illegal Quasi-Government in Washington D.C. 


 FDR Worsened the Great Depression 


 NAFTA & GATT Crashed The Economy 


 NYPD Proving Most Police Work is Unnecessary 


 San Francisco's Private Police Force 


 Privatize the Police 


 But Who Will Build the Roads? 


 Has a libertarian society ever existed? 


 Ancient Civilizations Thrived Without Ruling Elite 


 Stateless Societies: Ancient Ireland 


 The Epistemology Of Perception 


 Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses 




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