An all-private system can be oppressive, just as an all-public one can be.
The availability of public space may be a moral precondition for the right to freedom from trespassers.
“Contract Feudalism”: A Response to Paul Marks was originally published in the 2008 issue of Economic Notes No. 105 by the Libertarian Alliance, written by Kevin Carson.
This calculation argument can be applied not only to a state-planned economy, but also to the internal planning of the large corporation.
Proudhon, by piling up his contradictions this way, was not merely being French.
THE STATE: That institution which interferes with the Free Market through the direct exercise of coercion or the granting of privileges (backed by coercion).
Using the “socialist” label provides the occasion for a clear distinction between the genus “socialism” and the species “state-socialism.”
State socialism has attempted to realize socialism through the power of the state. Not surprisingly, given everything we know about states, state socialism has proven in most respects to be a disaster.
Gary Chartier: An authentically leftist position, I suggest, is marked by opposition to subordination,exclusion, and deprivation.
Left libertarianism is authentically leftist because it seeks to challenge privilege, hierarchy, exclusion, deprivation, and domination–both ideologically and practically.
Roderick T. Long: The Case for Libertarian Anarchism
Carson: Rather than negotiating on the bosses’ terms under the Wagner rules, we should be using network resistance and asymmetric warfare techniques to make the bosses beg us for a contract.
Claire Wolfe: It’s not what you do; it’s how you do it. It’s an attitude — from which actions always follow. It’s a do-it-yourself occupation. And a lifetime vocation.
Charles Johnson: The one thing that the government and its managerial aid workers will never do is just get out of the way.
Suzanne La Follette: Political government offers privilege every facility for circumventing the popular will whenever it becomes inimical to the interests of privilege, as it is the business of political government to do.
Away with the parent of monopoly — government — and all other monopolies will vanish like fog before the morning sun.
The capital and land of the rich is worthless to them without a supply of labor to produce surplus value.
Kevin Carson: History can’t be done a priori.
Ken MacLeod: A society of conscious and voluntary co-operation can’t be established unconsciously or unwillingly.
Less Antman: Anarchy is not a system. It is an attitude of respect for other people, and a rejection of master-slave relationships (with no exception for government officials).