Know-how pages

How you get to order is up to you. There are many visions of how. Some say they know how, some say “no-way-no-how.” Why yes, why no, and when to compromise? I don’t have answers, but below are some ideas. While the ideas slant to “no” as posted, this isn’t to say they are The Answer(s). Anarchy Works.

Fields, Factories and Workshops Tomorrow (PDF)

No Land Monopoly

For millions of years land was free. We were free. If you occupied a space, you owned it...or just occupied it, no tribute asked. Some people settled, some people roamed. The earth was ours, so were its natural resources. Kings and queens, later states, as well as the church, began asking people for tribute/taxes on...

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No Human Rental

What is a human rental? by David Ellerman and Mike Leung Human rentals describes how most people earn a living, they rent themselves in exchange for a salary or wage. The self rental typically describes the state of being employed by a firm. Human rentals involves two key features. The first aspect is the agreement to follow...

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No Market approach

Although I think markets have a place in society, and are a natural outcome of community, I think it is worth examining the ideas in this work: The case against markets by Robin Hahnel Markets are an efficient way of producing and distributing a very large number of mundane items. Market incentives are a dependable...

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No Money Monopoly

"In a genuinely free banking market, any voluntary grouping of individuals could form a cooperative bank and issue mutual bank notes against any form of collateral they chose, with acceptance of these notes as tender being a condition of membership. Abundant cheap credit would drastically alter the balance of power between capital and labor, and...

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No Patents

see: Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It’s a Seductive Mirage Stephan Kinsella on Intellectual Property The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Intellectual Property is Murder Benjamin Tucker: "...the patent monopoly, which consists in protecting inventors and authors against competition for a period long enough to enable them to extort from the people a reward enormously in...

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No Rights

No rights: link 1: Rights Are Santa Claus | link 2: Natural Law, or Don’t Put a Rubber on Your Willy "There may be an indefinite number of potential reasons that speak against an act you wish to perform. Some may be sufficient, valid, others (perhaps all) insufficient, false. You may falsify them one by one. But...

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No Slavery

This article was published in the Winter 1994-95 issue of Formulations formerly a publication of the Free Nation Foundation, now published by the Libertarian Nation Foundation Slavery Contracts and Inalienable Rights: A Formulation by Roderick Long Liberty vs. Self-Ownership? Libertarianism stands for maximum individual liberty — and thus against any kind of slavery. Yet libertarianism also...

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No State

The consent theory of government is "The universal demolisher of all governments, but not the builder of any." Josiah Tucker "...no man is good enough to govern another man, without the other's consent." Abraham Lincoln Abe didn't get it, unless he agrees with Robert Nozick and the idea that you can sell yourself into slavery-- meaning...

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No Tariffs

Free trade, not fee trade...get your hands out of my pockets. Benjamin Tucker: "the tariff monopoly, which consists in fostering production at high prices and under unfavorable conditions by visiting with the penalty of taxation those who patronize production at low prices and under favorable conditions. The evil to which this monopoly gives rise might...

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No Theft

"Here the road forked. They found that they must turn either to the right or to the left,—follow either the path of Authority or the path of Liberty. Marx went one way; Warren and Proudhon the other. Thus were born State Socialism and Anarchism" -- socialism sans-State. Benjamin Tucker "For capitalism as we know it...

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No Usury

Francois Tremblay and Noor Mehta source 1. What constitutes usury, and why is it wrong? Usury is the process by which an owner receives a constant sum of money or percentage of revenues from another person using their capital. Depending on the nature of the property that is loaned out, the name of the sum of...

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No Vote

This isn't entirely true, as there would be some "voting," but its typically a situation to be avoided when possible. "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." Emma Goldman Anarchist perspectives on voting Voluntaryist: Non-voting Enemies of What State? The Apostasy of the Anarchist Vote Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: With suffrage, or the universal vote, it is evident that...

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No War

On a simpleton note, acts of aggression violate NAP and the self-ownership principle, but as cited, both of these 'principles' have issues.. below is Major General Smedley Darlington Butler's "War is a Racket" "I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I...

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No Self-Sale

Self-sale and Self-rental source Cette page sera traduite. Patience ! Are the self-sale and self-rental contracts on the same moral footing? David Ellerman Was historical slavery wrong because it was involuntary or because it treated persons as things? The usual answer is that slavery was wrong because it was involuntary. And since the current system...

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No Property

Is there a difference between a possession and property? Some will say property can be used/abused to exploit, while possessions cannot. And there are many other explanations. Proudhon coined the infamous "property is theft" (here). To which Marx asked how could there be theft if there is no property? But I'm not so sure he meant it that way... Is...

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No Animal Products

excepts from: To Akilah: On Intersectionality in Feminism and Veganism The position that non-human animals occupy in our cultural imagination is proof for how easy it is to accept the lower status of some beings without even a second thought...   Please understand this—incorporating animal bodies into your activism isn’t a distraction from anti-racism or...

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