Social Justice, Left-libertarianism

Celebrate Another iRadvent!

Warning: shameless puffery ensues (on a quarterly basis).

The third issue of the Molinari Institute’s left-libertarian market-anarchist magazine The Industrial Radical has been published, featuring articles by Less Antman, Jason Lee Byas, Kevin Carson, Nathan Goodman, Anthony Gregory, Trevor Hultner, Charles Johnson, Joshua Katz, Thomas L. Knapp, Abby Martin, Chad Nelson, Sheldon Richman, Jeremy Weiland, and your humble correspondent, on topics ranging from NSA surveillance and whistleblowing, the Turkish revolt, the Boston lockdown, the Keystone XL pipeline, intellectual property, and the futility of gun control in an age of 3-D printing, to compulsory schooling, American militarism, conscription, worker exploitation, property rights, prison ethics, rape culture, the pros and cons of communism, and the dubious legacy of Margaret Thatcher.

Consequently, the second issue, on Chávez, Chomsky, and Chewbacca, has been made available as a free download.

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Author: Roderick Long
  • ieiunus

    I find it very strange that little is made of the fundamental difference, in definition really, between libertarianism and anarchism. The latter is defined more simply as the absence of government in society or as (not) part of an association; the former, something like minimal government interference in society or against an association. (Perhaps that’s too simplistic, or worse, incorrect). But, doesn’t that seem to be the case, that the two are indeed different. How different are the two state of affairs may be of a vanishing degree, but when does the difference vanish?

    I haven’t read all of the periodical, pamphlet, and I felt particularly naughty having read what little I did. You mean, we can take down the mega, monstrous superstructure as it is today simply by “entering into other relationships” (p10.)? No, that wouldn’t be enough. You’d have to convince most of the population, including the embedded interests. Bah, mental plaything is what this is: anarchism. Yes, it would be nice, but it’s also nowhere island; utopia.

    The title of the collection should be Sigh, Chagrin, or Melancholy.

    I’m going back to watch “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and paying taxes for things I have no idea about.

    • Mattheus von Guttenberg

      Anarchism is the end result of consistently applying libertarian principles.

      Joining the counter-economy and practicing agorism “entering into other relationships” is the most effective way to undermine the state because it deprives them of tax revenue and citizen cooperation they normally receive from people.

      Can’t wait to see the summer edition, Dr. Long!