Tag: minarchism
Constraining the Night-Watchman State
Many libertarians favor constraining the State to a limited set of powers, typically to the maintenance of police, courts, prisons, and security services designed to protect individual rights. This “protective state” or “Night-watchman” state is seen as the minarchist ideal. However, I think some libertarians forget that even a state only devoted to these protective…
Contra os Libertários Que Desejam Capturar o Estado Para Diminuí-lo
Alex Aragona. Título original: Against Libertarians Who Want to Shrink the State by Capturing It, 28 de outubro 2020. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. Existe um sentimento, entre muitos autointitulados libertários, com o qual eu simpatizo até certo ponto, mas que vejo como errôneo e, no final das contas, contraproducente. Ele é mais ou menos assim:…
Against Libertarians Who Want to Shrink the State by Capturing It
There is a sentiment among many self-described libertarians that I sympathize with to some degree, but ultimately view as misguided and completely unfavorable. It goes something like this: If we are to have a state, the lesser evil solution is to have only certain groups of people vote.   Net taxpayers are a popular go-to example….
Demistificare il Miniarchismo di Sinistra
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 3 giugno 2020 con il titolo Demystifying Left Minarchism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Quando si parla di libertarismo di destra, molti che gravitano in quell’area elencano le varie fazioni del movimento libertario. Le più note, semplificando, si riducono ad anarchismo e miniarchismo. Tra gli anarchici troviamo l’anarchismo giusnaturalista…
Demystifying Left Minarchism
When talking about right libertarianism, many associated with those circles are quick to point out the varying factions of the libertarian movement. The simplest and most well known division is that between the anarchists and minarchists. On the anarchist side, you have your natural rights ancaps, consequentialist ancaps, agorists, individualist anarchists, free market anarchists, geo-anarchists,…
Vedere la Differenza: Gli Errori del Miniarchismo
Di Roderick Long. Originale pubblicato il 13 settembre 2018 con il titolo Looking for Daylight: Minarchist Strategy’s Missteps. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Nick Gillespie e Katherine Mangu-Ward, redattori della rivista Reason, hanno recentemente discusso di minarchismo (governo minimo) opposto ad anarchismo di libero mercato. Comincio con Gillespie, che si mostra intollerante verso “noiose, stancanti e…
Looking for Daylight: Minarchist Strategy’s Missteps
Reason magazine editors Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward have recently debated the question of minarchism (i.e., minimal government) vs. free-market anarchism. As an anarchist, I’m obviously on Mangu-Ward’s side of the debate. But both writers make some assumptions about strategy that I find problematic. I’ll start with Gillespie, who expresses impatience with “boring, tedious, and…
Libertarianism Without the Magic
I had the pleasure of appearing before the Amherst Political Union (Amherst College) this week to discuss the election of Donald Trump as president and the future of liberty. What perhaps pleased me even more was meeting with a group of young libertarians eager to explore the nature and implications of natural-law free-market anarchism. The…
Political Authority With a Good Sense of Huemer (Part 2 of 2)
The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey, by Michael Huemer (Palgrave McMillan – 2012) Whether anarchy is good or not isn’t important. It’s whether it’s comparatively better than the alternatives. Or at least that’s what Michael Huemer begins arguing in chapter eight of The Problem…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 89
Steven Fake discusses what Israel could have taught Dixie. Lucy Steigerwald discusses U.S. sensitivity to civilian deaths. David S. D’Amato discusses anarchism and minarchism in American history. Sheldon Richman discusses Clarence Thomas. John Feffer discusses ISIS and the terrible twos. Franklin Lamb discusses Palestine and ISIS. Robert Parry discusses Libya and Hilary Clinton. Chris Toensing…
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