On Wednesday October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 PM Central time, please join us for our monthly evening conference call. The informal agenda is simply open chat on the Center, current events and anarchism.
Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0600 Participant Access Code: 525118#
C4SS Research Associate Kevin Carson’s books are available in free PDF editions
Download: Studies in Mutualist Political Economy [PDF]
Download: Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective [PDF]
At the Alabama Philosophical Society’s Annual Conference on Friday October 3rd, 2009, Molinari Institute Board of Directors member Charles johnson (a.k.a. “Rad Geek”) and M.I. President Roderick Long will be presenting papers.
From Charles Johnson, “Can Anybody Ever Consent to the State?”
An earlier draft is available here.
“I defend a strong incompatibility claim that anything which could count as a state is conceptually incompatible with any possible consent of the governed. Not only do states necessarily operate without the unanimous consent of all the governed, but in fact, as territorial monopolies on the use of force, states preclude any subject from consenting – even those who want it, and actively try to give consent to government. If government authority is legitimate, it must derive from an account of legitimate command and subordination; any principled requirement for consent and political equality entails anarchism.”
Roderick Long will be presenting his paper, “Left-Libertarianism, Class Conflict, and Historical Theories of Distributive Justice“.
“A frequent objection to the ‘historical’ (in Nozick’s sense) approach to distributive justice is that it serves to legitimate existing massive inequalities of wealth. I argue that, on the contrary, the historical approach, thanks to its fit with the libertarian theory of class conflict, represents a far more effective tool for challenging these inequalities than do relatively end-oriented approaches such as utilitarianism and Rawlsianism.
Dear Supporters of the Center for a Stateless Society,
You did it! Our fourth quarter 2009 fundraising drive has ended as a remarkable success. You raised $4083 dollars to fund C4SS in October, November and December of 2009, exceeding our goal of $4,025. Additionally, I’ve learned that one or more donations are still en route via snail mail.
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