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101 Reasons Why I am not an Anarcho-Capitalist.
The charges laid out and listed with particular reference to thoseof the Mises Institute and Lew Rockwell.com1. Anarchism has been defined in ahistorical terms of a thin voluntaryism.Anarchism is justvoluntarism in their minds.2. Conflation of property and ownership without understand the historic usage of the former.This conflation leads to the fallacious argument that opposition to property meansopposition to ownership.3. Knee Jerk anti-socialism/anti- leftism. By this I do not mean opposition to statismbut I mean to things such as workplace democracy, syndicalism, co-operatives,anti-corporate theory etc. (For example one Mises forum member said of leftlibertarianism:
Basically communism without the marching bands and statues
. orthere was "
The stuff that Scott posted in his manifesto, is basically the same posthoc, ergo propter hoc rationale for socialism that Communists use.
)4. False dichotomy of individual ownership or state ‘ownership’.5. Failure to consider critically the tragedy of commons and engage with the work and ideasof Elinor Ostrome(though as a concession, I heard Hoppe is re-thinking this issue)6. Uncritical reliance of the big figures such as Mises7. Tendency towards cultural conservatism8. A reactionary tendency to defend the status quo (excepting statism) especiallycorporations against the state.9. Tendency to downplay if not deny social issues making it irrelevant to the poor and nonwhite.10. While claiming to not concern themselves with social issues, a tendency to defendculturally conservative positions such as defending discrimination or classism11. Classism especially against those on welfare with dismissal of other causes for poverty
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