market anarchism

Anarchist Ends, Market Means

  • Posted on: 11 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Center for a Stateless Society

(This is a response to the "Socialist Ends, Market Means" zine of essays by Gary Chartier.)

Markets are not my end goal. My end goal is anarchism which will always look like something just beyond the horizon of my knowledge. Markets unleash the creative complexity that make the dynamic testing of a wide range of liberatory strategies more meaningfully possible. This very same complexity makes it harder for authoritarians to squash resistance or take root themselves.

Embracing the Antinomies

  • Posted on: 27 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From C4SS by Shawn P. Wilbur

It should be clear that one of the key conflicts in these debates about anarchy and democracy is a struggle over the nature of anarchism. And it is probably safe to say that nearly all anarchists wrestle with the difficulties of defining that term. Part of the difficulty is that anarchism is simultaneously a kind of system and a matter of tradition. It is at once a political—or anti-political—ideology, a social-scientific approach, and a body of practices that have emerged within—and sometimes against—a particular set of social movements. It is no surprise, then, when our discussions of anarchist theory and practice oscillate between, on the one hand, attempts to show logical consistency between given practices and established principles and, on the other, appeals to the practices of certain pioneers.

Highly Derivative: Accelerationism’s Inability to Make a Clean Break

  • Posted on: 8 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From C4SS - by William Gillis

Review of The Manifesto For Accelerationist Politics and The Accelerationist Reader

There’s an increasing sense of crisis in the far left today. Having lashed itself to an implicit primitivism over the course of the twentieth century now that that ship is sinking much of the left is desperately looking for a way off.

Interacting in a Common World: A Replay to Wolfi Landstreicher

  • Posted on: 12 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Wolfi Landstreicher. “Anarchy on the Market? A critical look at Kevin Carson’s Studies in Mutualist Political EconomyModern Slavery 2 (Fall-Winter 2012/2013). -by Kevin Carson

Landstreicher begins with a critique of my approach in defending the labor theory of value in terms of Ludwig von Mises’ a priorism: