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  Anarchism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Following classical socialist theory, many anarchists argue that the State is not a natural phenomenon and that many tribal societies were egalitarian and lacked division of labour, accumulated wealth, or decreed law, and had equal access to resources.
Anarchists argue that pursuit of these ends does not justify the establishment of a state; many argue that the state is incompatible with those goals and the cause of chaos, violence, and war.
Anarchist People of Color, (or APOC), was created as a forum for non-Caucasian anarchists to express their thoughts about racial issues within the anarchist movement, particularly within the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anarchism   (6569 words)

 Individualist anarchism - Libertarian Wiki
The most famous individualist anarchist, Benjamin Tucker refers to his philosophy as "unterrified Jeffersonianism." The individualists adhere to a labor theory of value and therefore find profit in trade to be exploitation that is made possible by coercive "monopolies," backed or created by the state, which reduce competition.
Individualist anarchists regard the most foundational differences between their economic philosophy (mutualism) and anarcho-communism to be the issue over the ownership of the produce of labor.
As economic theory advanced, the popularity of the labor theory of value of classical economics was superceded by much greater acceptance of the subjective theory of value of neo-classical economics.
libertarianwiki.org /Individualist_anarchism   (7493 words)

 Anarchist Theory FAQ Version 5.2
As might be expected, different groups of anarchists are constantly trying to define anarchists with different views out of existence, just as many Christians say that their sect is the only "true" Christianity and many socialists say that their socialism is the only "true" socialism.
Anarchists of all varieties would reject this argument; sometimes claiming that the critic misunderstands their position, other times that the critic's assumptions are too pessimistic.
The interpretation of "rulership," however, varies: left anarchists tend to see the employer-employee relationship as one of rulership, and anarcho-capitalists are often dubious of the claim that envisaged anarchists communes would be democratic and hence voluntary.
www.faqs.org /faqs/anarchy/theory/faq   (15291 words)

 Anarchy Watch
Participatory Economics (Parecon) has been described as an Anarchist Economy because of its principles of Self-Management and equity, which are intended to challenge hierarchy and other authoritarian apparatus.
One of the most common questions posed by anarchists looking at the parecon model concerns the existence, or nonexistence, of a state in a society with a functioning participatory economy.
Many Anarchists and thinkers in general, whilst recognising the immense advantages which Communism may offer to society, yet consider this form of social organisation a danger to the liberty and free development of the individual.
www.zmag.org /Awatch/anarchist_economics.htm   (398 words)

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What the anarchists needed was to base their economics less on moral arguments than on a positivist materialism.
Some sort of workable economic program had to be agreed upon by the labor movement, which had broad appeal to the various socialist and labor groupings that made up the International, without locking everyone into something they might regret later.
The Collectivist Legacy The main contribution of the collectivists to anarchist economics was their attempt to anticipate many of the problems which would be encountered during the revolutionary transition from capitalism to stateless communism, and their emphasis on the need for finding a balance between ultimate goals and day-to-day realities.
www.textfiles.com /politics/SPUNK/sp000359.txt   (3388 words)

 Participatory Economics - A Theoretical Alternative to Capitalism
Anarchist thought and practice has always criticized capitalism as a social and economic system.
Mostly anarchists and other agitators argue that a vision is not important at all, that no one can predict what the new world will look like and that having a vision is authoritarian.
Michael Albert notes that participatory economics should not be taken as a blueprint, but as a “broad understanding of new institutions to inform our dissent.”(7) Kropotkin similarly wrote that a “book is not a gospel to be taken in its entirety or to be left alone.
www.newformulation.org /4Dhondt2.htm   (3798 words)

 Anarchy Watch
At its most basic Anarchism is a belief that all living creatures have the right and the ability to run their own lives.
Anarchists or anti-authoritarians as they are often called fight oppression whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head.
- The Anarchist Federation is an organisation of class struggle anarchists which aims to abolish Capitalism and all oppression to create a free and equal society.
www.zmag.org /AWatch/awatch.htm   (1204 words)

 RAT: Archive: Summer 2004, 9/24-25
All of this points to anarchist economics being a living and dynamic tradition, but one that has perhaps moved in some directions that its "founders" could not have anticipated.
Anarchists are committed to workers' control and are usually proponents of workers' cooperatives as a revolutionary strategy.
The controversial anarchist trend known as primitivism is seen by many as a form of neo-Rousseauian radical ecology, but in fact it emerged out of the libertarian Marxism of the post-1960s' period, and it still retains many of the characteristics and philosophical categories of that style of thought.
homemadejam.org /renew/archive/2004/2004.html   (2895 words)

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Economics is not a value free science, it's an ideologically laden cancer, that leads to the destruction of the lives of countless human beings as economists and governments shove people down economic flholes.
Anarchists believe that any society that is based on inequalities is a society that would quickly degenerate into chaos if the forces that maintained those inequalities were dismantled.
All material in the Anarchist Age Weekly Review can be used by anarchists, anarchist collectives and non-profit organisations as long as the source of the material is mentioned in the article.
www.spunk.org /texts/pubs/aawr/sp001812.txt   (4389 words)

The note shows the real relations between the main economical indicators, and demonstrates how Keynes and Say, neoclassical economics, Walras included, as well as monetarism, may be considered as special cases of ANARCHIST ECONOMICS, the mother-model of all real economics, based on practically always valid equations.
The NNP in anarchist economics should be corrected in several ways from the registrated market values of today's (2002) usual bureaucratical national accounting.
All of the anarchist principles should be taken into account in management and coordination, political/administrative as well as economical in private and public sectors.
www.anarchy.no /ny2002.html   (10753 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
NOTE: This rather lengthy posting is excerpted from part 2 of an article on Kropotkin's approach to economics (which originally ran in Libertarian Labor Review issues #11 and #12 as part of our ongoing series on anarchist economics), addressing issues such as labor vouchers and free distribution.
Instead, economics should be approached from the standpoint of consumption--of human needs.
But the fundamental point, for Kropotkin, was that people must seize control of their economic destiny--must be prepared to experiment with new processes and new methods of organization while taking advantage of the existing methods to meet immediate needs.
flag.blackened.net /liberty/spunk/Spunk065.txt   (1631 words)

 COMMENTARY, from Unknown News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It doesn't mean anarchists are in favor of murder and mayhem.
And of course, while the elders of each church preach to their choirs about the evils of the other, it goes without saying that actual capitalism, actual communism, and actual freedom will never actually be permitted anywhere outside the imagination.
Economics is utterly beside the point — the freedom is the point.
www.unknownnews.org /a0509.html   (7691 words)

 Spring 2005' Anarchist Classes at CCSF : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Anarchist Library at CCSF will be hosting two classes on anarchism durring the spring semester 2005'.
Anarchist Classes for the Spring Semester are as Follows:
sf.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=1709170   (496 words)

 Masood Mortazavi's Weblog
What is interesting is the casting of it in terms of transaction cost economics, an approach which becomes most interesting when authors like Douglass North apply it to the evolution of economic structures through history.
In fact, a large part of what we think of as economic activity is designed to accomplish what high transaction costs would otherwise prevent or to reduce transaction costs so that individuals can freely negotiate and we can take advantage of that diffused knowledge of which Hayek has told us.
I know of only one part of economics in which transaction costs have been used to explain a major feature of the economic system and that relates to the evolution and use of money.
blogs.sun.com /roller/page/MortazaviBlog?catname=/Economics   (5282 words)

 schedule for the Bay Area Anarchist Conference on Anarchist Economics : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The schedule for the Bay Area Anarchist Conference on Anarchist Economics has been finalized.
Bolo Bolo is unusual in anarchist propaganda in that
of economics to be a critical one, which has received
sf.indymedia.org /print.php?id=1592644   (487 words)

 Other Anarchist Web-pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Anarchist Archives Project was set up in 1982 for the purpose of collecting and preserving materials documenting the history of anarchism and, in turn, making them available to historians and interested individuals.
Classic introduction to anarchist ideas on a free society by the noted C.N.T. militant and activist who was shot by the fascists in 1936.
Sacco and Vanzetti were two Italian anarchists framed in the United States in the early 20s for a robbery and murder they did not commit.
flag.blackened.net /intanark/faq/links.html   (8735 words)

 Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
Now with MUTUALIST ECONOMICS you have given us a larger systematic approach – a dialectical critique and synthesis of marxist, marginalist, rothbardian and trad anarcho economics which used to examine and critique contemporary society.
No longer need anarchists look embarrassed when the subject of economics comes up and simply grasp at vulgar marxism or mumble about something written 150 years ago and has never been developed since.
There is something here for all anarchists to learn from, and not just mutualists and individualists.
www.mutualist.org /id47.html   (433 words)

 Armchair Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I've always liked so-called "armchair economics" - marrying economics to common sense in order to understand the world.
The Economics of Non-State Legal Systems, Part II
Civilization and Economic Growth (won 1st prize in 1995 Davis essay contest)
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/bcaplan/econalt.htm   (173 words)

 ParEcon.org -- In-Depth Materials
The most recent and comprehensive presentation of participatory economics including the broad contours, daily life examples, and rebuttals of diverse concerns.
The Parecon book page includes many reviews and discussion related to the book, table of contents, etc. And the book itself is Online.
A book length online course on participatory economics and economic vision more generally, presented in manageable sections.
www.parecon.org /detail.htm   (207 words)

As an anarchist collective we strive for a world based around direct community control, worker self-management, cooperation, and mutual aid.
General anarchist theory, and info on local struggles.
Autonomous Self-Organization, and Anarchist Intervention: A tension in practice
www.myspace.com /modanarcho   (892 words)

 Slingshot!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The third annual BASTARD (Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory And Research & Development) Anarchist Conference will be Sunday, March 30, 2003, the day after the SF anarchist book fair.
This year BASTARD has decided to try a theme for the conference; anarchist economics.
An entire track will be dedicated to analysis of economics today, visions of future economics and theories of anarchist economics that differentiate it from market, utopian and Marxist theories of economics.
www.tao.ca /~slingshot/displaybi.php?0077007   (152 words)

 Anarchist Debate of Participatory Economics - North America / Mexico Economy - Anarkismo
Anarchist Debate of Participatory Economics - North America / Mexico Economy - Anarkismo
Some have described Participatory Economics (Parecon) an anarchist economy because of its principles of Self-Management and equity, which are intended to challenge hierarchy and other authoritarian apparatus.
The Northeastern Anarchist has hosted a debate among anarchists around Participatory Economics...
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=2103   (239 words)

 Catalog | Microcosm Publishing
Alfredo M Bonanno's thoughts on the ways that capitalism and structures of power are being transformed, anarchist structures that are no longer acceptable today, the ways that one can oppose one's self to the reality of power, and the benefits of an insurrectionary anarchist practice.
Despite seemingly contradictory ideas - socialism and individualism, terrorism and pacifism, philosophy and agitation - two things unite all anarchists: the absolute rejection of state authority and an unshakeable belief in the creative potential of free human beings.
A super primer and introduction to anarchist history, ideas, and action...all gloriously illustrated, of course, by Cliff Harper.
www.microcosmpublishing.com /catalog/zines/pg2   (3727 words)

The ABC's of the Revolutionary Anarchist and On Revolutionary Discipline
Anarchist Economics: An Alternative for a World in Crisis
Democratic and Equal: the Case For anarchist Organization
olymedia.mahost.org /zinelibrary.htm   (367 words)

 Anarchist Economics :: AK Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The economics/experience of the Spanish anarchist collectives 1936–39.
A rare—and welcome—look at economics from an anarchist perspective.
Models Of Revolution: Rural Women And Anarchist Collectivization In Civil War Spain
www.akpress.org /1996/items/anarchisteconomicsguillen   (57 words)

Course Description:    The aim of the course is to provide a survey of the ideas that constitute radical
economics, to show how they can be used to examine current economic and social problems, and to outline possible economic structures of utopian visions.
         Beard, C. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United
www.urpe.org /syllabus6.htm   (614 words)

 Molinari Institute
“The anarchist is the enemy of humanity, the enemy of all mankind, and his is a deeper degree of criminality than any other.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
Market Anarchism is the doctrine that the legislative, adjudicative, and protective functions unjustly and inefficiently monopolised by the coercive State should be entirely turned over to the voluntary, consensual forces of market society.
The idea was taken up by the individualist anarchists, particularly those associated with Benjamin Tucker’s journal Liberty.
praxeology.net /anarcres.htm   (3251 words)

 New from Zabalaza Books : IMC-SA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Updates to the website of the Zabalaba Books Anarchist Literature Project
* Anarchist Economics: An Alternative for a World in Crisis - by Abraham Guillen
* Democratic and Equal: The Case for Anarchist Organisation
southafrica.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=3537   (202 words)

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