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Anarcho-Capitalist Reference List

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General/Introductions to Anarcho-Capitalism

Antimarket Ethics: A Praxeological Critique by Murray Rothbard (Rothbard destroys many common criticisms against the market, absolutely a must read, for minarchists too.)
The State is Not Great by Jacob Spinney (best video intro in existence. VERY GOOD.)
Anarcho-Capitalist FAQ by Hogeye Bill
The Obviousness of Anarchy by John Hasnas
Evil Monopolies Are Fairy Tales In Free Markets by Jacob Spinney (great video)
Fear of Monopoly by Brad Edmonds
Monopolies by D.T. Armentano (In an economy free of governmental regulation, wouldn't a firm or group of firms obtain a monopoly over some vital resource or product?)
The Myth of Natural Monopoly by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Taxes are the price we pay to... by Mike P (taxation, self ownership, democracy)
What Is Anarchy? by Butler Shaffer
What Libertarianism Is by Stephan Kinsella
Disproving the State by Stefan Molyneux
The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism by Walter Block
The Death Wish of the Anarcho-Communists by Murray Rothbard
The Stateless Society: An Examination of Alternatives by Stefan Molyneux
Introduction to a Stateless Society Introduction list with multiple articles and authors
The Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard
Society Without a State by Murray Rothbard (Rothbard defines the State and Anarchy here)
Forget The Argument From Efficiency by Stefan Molyneux
War, Peace, and the State by Murray Rothbard (philosophy on nukes here)
Why We Couldn't Abolish Slavery Then and Can't Abolish Government Now by Robert Higgs
Anarchy and the 'Problem of the Commons' by Stefan Molyneux
Toward a Universal Libertarian Theory of Gun (Weapon) Control:a Spatial and Geographical Analysis by Walter Block (theory on nukes included)
Arguments Against Anarchy by Jarret B. Wollstein (warring defense agencies)
Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections by Roderick T. Long
Objectivism and The State: An Open Letter to Ayn Rand by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Anarchism and Minarchism; No Rapproachment Possible: Reply to Tibor Machan by Walter Block
Anarchy by Pete Leeson (very good video.)


Anarchy,Law, and Security

The Myth of the Rule of Law by John Hasnas
Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution by Murray Rothbard
Customary Law with Private Means of Resolving Disputes and Dispensing Justice: A Description of a Modern System of Law and Order without State Coercion by Bruce L. Benson
Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police by David Osterfeld
Justice Entrepreneurship In a Free Market by George H. Smith
The Production of Security by Gustave de Molinari
Defense Services on the Free Market by Murray Rothbard
How Would An Anarchist Society Handle Child Abuse? by Walter Block
But Wouldn't Warlords Take Over? by Robert P. Murphy
Criminal Private Courts by Murray Rothbard (awesome video, 10 mins)
Justice Without the State by Bruce Benson (short 3 min intro to private order)
How a Free Society Prevents the Re-emergence of a Government by Stefan Molyneux
The Stateless Society and the Protection of Children by Stefan Molyneux
Pollution by Murray Rothbard
Outlaw Protectors by Murray Rothbard (text of Criminal Private Courts)
Collective Defense by Stefan Molyneux

Social Contract

The Social Contract: Defined and Destroyed in under 5 mins by Stefan Molyneux
I'm Allowed to Rob You by Larken Rose (video)
Love it or Leave It by FearsEdge
The “social contract” is an empty concept by Mike P
If you don’t like it, leave — for a price by Geoffrey Allan Plauche
No Treason, The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner (video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYJTWa5v24I)
(downloadable audio http://mises.org/media/category/238/...f-No-Authority )

Historical Examples

Medieval Iceland and the Absence of Government by Thomas Whiston
The Mild, Mild West by John Tierney
An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West by Terry L. Anderson and P.J. Hill
Ireland's Success with the Free Market and Anarchism from For a New Liberty, I think.
Property Rights In Celtic Irish Law by Joseph R. Peden

Miscellaneous/Philosophy

Living in a State-Run World by Murray Rothbard
May a Libertarian Take Money From the Government? by Walter Block
Is there a Human Right to Medical Insurance by Walter Block
Hobbes, Minarchism, and Anarchy by Stephen Krogh (short audio, 12 mins)
Anarchy and Democracy by Stefan Molyneux (video)
Taking Care of the Poor in a Free Society by Stefan Molyneux (video)
Mises Panel Discussion Live FAQ with Roderick Long, Walter Block, Jacob Huebert, Yuri Maltsev and Doug French (video)
Wage Slavery by Stargazer5781 (video)
The Immaculate Conception of the State by Murray Rothbard (The most important attempt in this century to rebut anarchism and to justify the State fails totally and in each of its parts.-Rothbard)
Somalia by Pete Leeson (short video.)

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  1. ProIndividual's Avatar
    First let me say, that is great reading list.

    Secondly, I notice that you have only one 19th century individualist on your list. Now, I understand Spooner, Tucker, Warren, and Thoreau (among many others) were "socialists", and therefore might confuse the newcomer to the philosophy and economics of market anarchism (in this case anarcho-capitalism), but as advanced reading I'd highly recommend those authors. The legacy of individualism is something to be proud of in market anarchism, and shouldn't be disassociated because it happened to be under false socialist economic assumptions in that time period (not that I am accusing you of disassociation).

    I would say the pioneering works of Josiah Warren on individual sovereignty, Henry David Thoreau on individual nullification (aka civil disobedience), and Benjamin Tucker on voting, social contracts, and various philosophy (pre-egoism, unless you're an egoist or a utilitarian) would be essential advanced reading. I also don't see Spooner's treatise "The Unconstitutionality of Slavery", a seminole abolitionist work. The history of being correct for centuries is good to know, whether it was the faulire of democracy, or failure of republics, monopolized social contracts, social contracts in general, ballots, the rights of women, pornography, prostitution, abolition, central banking (even the socialists were against the monopoly on capital, hence they would support End The Fed), et cetera.

    Again, I understand not recommending this to someone new to the ideas, but surely must reads for those able to bridge the historical gap between 19th and early 20th century individualists and the market anarchist of today. Really the only difference was the past individualists' belief in the fallacious labor theory of value, and all the Marxist nonsense that came from it (dislike of property rights beyond possesion and use, belief that profit was theft and exploitative, etc.). Once later generations embraced the theory of marginal utility and subjective value, the issue resolved itself. So, I think for all the 99% points of agreement, they would be good reading.

    Lastly, let me just re-iterate...this list took a lot of time and is really good. I applaud you for it. Just thought I'd add a few classical works to the list

    Ps. Check out Thomas Paine's support for society without government as well. Some important works to be sure.
    Updated 06-10-2011 at 04:02 AM by ProIndividual
  2. Wesker1982's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you liked the list, hopefully it will be useful to many people.

    I kept the list to things I have had a chance to read and works that are available for free online. Also there are tons of free books on mises.org but I wanted to keep the list composed of short essays and other short works. I'll probably add a book section eventually but I my main intention was to make a list of good intro and FAQ material for people to share, hoping the works would spark people's interest enough to read a whole book.

    I will add The Unconstitutionality of Slavery and Civil Disobedience. I planned to read Civil Disobedience but my reading list is huge, I guess I will read it today For some reason I thought it was longer.

    What particular works by Josiah Warren and Benjamin Tucker do you suggest? I would really like to add to the Social Contract section. It is one of the most important myths to debunk and I feel like the subject is lacking concise material. Spooner's No Treason is awesome of course, I just wish there were more similar works.

    Here is a thread with the same list as this blog: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...Reference-List

    It is updated as much as possible, so if you have anything else you think that should be added just let me know. Thanks again for the feedback! Ⓐ
  3. ProIndividual's Avatar
    I'll try to keep in the vein of free online material...so I'll see what I can find for free, like articles and excerpts from books or interviews. These guys had debates too, of which I may be able to find free transcripts.

    This is what I found with the limited time I had this morning (mostly pulling from Wikipedia's "sources" sections):

    The Manifesto by Josiah Warren
    http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/manifesto.shtml

    True Civilization by Josiah Warren
    http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist...ruecivtoc.html

    Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual by Ann Caldwell Butler
    http://mises.org/journals/jls/4_4/4_4_8.pdf

    Josiah Warren: The First American Anarchist, by Jeff Riggenbach
    http://mises.org/daily/5067


    Instead Of A Book, By A Man Too Busy To Write One by Benjamin Tucker
    http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/

    Travelling in Liberty: a complete online archive of Tucker's journal Liberty (1881–1908)
    http://travellinginliberty.blogspot....erty-site.html



    Henry David Thoreau’s “Re*sis*tance to Civil Gov*ern*ment” or, “Civil Dis*o*be*di*ence” (1849)
    http://www.sniggle.net/Experiment/in...entry=rtcg#p03



    Mutual Banking by William Batchelder Greene (an early End the Fed sentiment, albeit from the "Left")
    http://libertarian-labyrinth.org/greene/wbg-1850.html



    Uncivil Liberty: An Essay to Show the Injustice and Impolicy of Ruling Woman Without Her Consent (1873) by Ezra Heywood (an early free love and feminist work)
    http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/heywood.html



    Vices Are Not Crimes: A Vindication Of Moral Liberty by Lysander Spooner
    http://www.lysanderspooner.org/VicesAreNotCrimes.htm

    THE LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; OR AN ESSAY ON THE RIGHT OF AUTHORS AND INVENTORS TO A PERPETUAL PROPERTY IN THEIR IDEAS. VOL. I. BY LYSANDER SPOONER. (1855)
    http://lysanderspooner.org/intellect/contents.htm

    A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard: CHALLENGING HIS RIGHT – AND THAT OF ALL THE OTHER
    SO-CALLED SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS – TO EXERCISE ANY LEGISLATIVE POWER WHATEVER OVER THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES (1882) by Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)
    http://praxeology.net/LS-LB.htm

    Natural Law; or The Science of Justice: A TREATISE ON NATURAL LAW, NATURAL JUSTICE, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LIBERTY, AND NATURAL SOCIETY; SHOWING THAT ALL LEGISLATION WHATSOEVER IS AN ABSURDITY, A USURPATION, AND A CRIME (1882) PART FIRST. [Online editor’s note: There was never a “Part Second.” – RTL] by Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)
    http://praxeology.net/LS-NL-1.htm

    Lysander Spooner, Address of the Free Constitutionalists to the People of the United States [1860]
    http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=c...2230&Itemid=27


    "Most early individualist anarchists, in the words of anarcho-communist writer L. Susan Brown, considered themselves "fervent anti-capitalists... [who saw] no contradiction between their individualist stance and their rejection of capitalism."'[36] These early individualist anarchists, however, defined "capitalism" as the state-maintained monopolization of capital.[37]" (in other words, End the Fed)

    I also recommend some newer authors and works that may clash with anarcho-capitalism in economics, but not necessarily in philosophy or ethics. Such works would be Konkin III's book(s) on Agorsim, which talks in detail about an alternative justice system based on anarchistic ethics and practical penalties designed to lessen harm, not seek retribution or revenge. He also describes a wonderful concept known as "counter economics", in which risk versus reward ratios are weighed logically to decide economically which laws are worth breaking. He is a left-libertarian, and I disagree with him in parts, but he is brilliant.

    In all these works, there will be economic conflicts, but the philosophical and ethical conflicts are few, if any.

    I'll attempt to find more free works, especially short excerpts or articles...but in the end, buying such great works as the Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner may be necessary; BUT well worth it.
    Updated 06-11-2011 at 08:08 AM by ProIndividual
  4. Instead of Politics's Avatar
    You may also want to include my book "Instead of Politics: (Civilization 101)" in your list. This book, which is available through major distributors such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books a Million, smashes every form of politics by simple logic and elementary economics (and is interspersed with hundreds of hilarious cartoons by the famous cartoonist Rex F. May - AKA Baloo).
    Updated 06-14-2011 at 11:10 PM by Instead of Politics (important addition to reference list)
  5. Wesker1982's Avatar
    Updated List


    Mises.org media page. FREE BOOKS! added 7/27/11


    General/Introductions to Anarcho-Capitalism

    Antimarket Ethics: A Praxeological Critique by Murray Rothbard (Rothbard destroys many common criticisms against the market, absolutely a must read, for minarchists too.)
    The State is Not Great by Jacob Spinney (best video intro in existence. VERY GOOD.)
    Anarcho-Capitalist FAQ by Hogeye Bill
    The Obviousness of Anarchy by John Hasnas
    Evil Monopolies Are Fairy Tales In Free Markets by Jacob Spinney (great video)
    Fear of Monopoly by Brad Edmonds
    Monopolies by D.T. Armentano (In an economy free of governmental regulation, wouldn't a firm or group of firms obtain a monopoly over some vital resource or product?)
    The Myth of Natural Monopoly by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    Taxes are the price we pay to... by Mike P (taxation, self ownership, democracy)
    What Is Anarchy? by Butler Shaffer
    What Libertarianism Is by Stephan Kinsella
    Disproving the State by Stefan Molyneux
    The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism by Walter Block
    The Death Wish of the Anarcho-Communists by Murray Rothbard
    The Stateless Society: An Examination of Alternatives by Stefan Molyneux
    Introduction to a Stateless Society Introduction list with multiple articles and authors
    The Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard
    Society Without a State by Murray Rothbard (Rothbard defines the State and Anarchy here)
    Forget The Argument From Efficiency by Stefan Molyneux
    War, Peace, and the State by Murray Rothbard (philosophy on nukes here)
    Why We Couldn't Abolish Slavery Then and Can't Abolish Government Now by Robert Higgs
    Anarchy and the 'Problem of the Commons' by Stefan Molyneux
    Toward a Universal Libertarian Theory of Gun (Weapon) Control:a Spatial and Geographical Analysis by Walter Block (theory on nukes included)
    Arguments Against Anarchy by Jarret B. Wollstein (warring defense agencies)
    Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections by Roderick T. Long
    Objectivism and The State: An Open Letter to Ayn Rand by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
    Anarchism and Minarchism; No Rapproachment Possible: Reply to Tibor Machan by Walter Block
    Anarchy by Pete Leeson (very good video.)
    Introduction: The Six Questions, and FAQ by Stefan Molyneux, added 6/04/11
    Are Libertarians "Anarchists"? by Murray Rothbard added 6/15/11
    What Are You Calling 'Anarchy'? by Robert P. Murphy added 6/15/11
    What It Means To Be an Anarcho-Capitalist by Stephan Kinsella added 6/16/11
    Market Anarchism: Are You Guys Crazy, or Just Nuts? by Stefan Molyneux added 6/16/11
    Anarchy, Government, and the State by Sentient Void added 6/28/11
    Privatize the Highways — and All Roads for That Matter by by Zachary Slayback added 8/03/11

    Anarchy,Law, and Security

    Chaos Theory (Private Law and Defense) by Bob Murphy added 6/09/11
    The Myth of the Rule of Law by John Hasnas
    Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution by Murray Rothbard
    Customary Law with Private Means of Resolving Disputes and Dispensing Justice: A Description of a Modern System of Law and Order without State Coercion by Bruce L. Benson
    Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police by David Osterfeld
    Justice Entrepreneurship In a Free Market by George H. Smith
    The Production of Security by Gustave de Molinari
    Defense Services on the Free Market by Murray Rothbard
    How Would An Anarchist Society Handle Child Abuse? by Walter Block
    But Wouldn't Warlords Take Over? by Robert P. Murphy
    Criminal Private Courts by Murray Rothbard (awesome video, 10 mins)
    Justice Without the State by Bruce L. Benson (short 3 min intro to private order)
    How a Free Society Prevents the Re-emergence of a Government by Stefan Molyneux
    The Stateless Society and the Protection of Children by Stefan Molyneux
    Pollution by Murray Rothbard
    Outlaw Protectors by Murray Rothbard (text of Criminal Private Courts)
    Collective Defense by Stefan Molyneux
    Against Intellectual Property by Stephan Kinsella ( Audio Book ) added 6/15/11
    Polycentric Governance by Bruce L. Benson added 6/15/11
    Anarchy Unbound, Or: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think by Pete Leeson added 6/15/11
    The Possibility of Private Law by Robert P. Murphy added 6/15/11
    Law and Appeals in a Free Society by Robert P. Murphy added 6/15/11
    Warring Defense Agencies and Organized Crime by Morris and Linda Tannehill added 6/15/11
    Private Defense Is No Laughing Matter By Robert P. Murphy added 6/15/11
    Legislation and Law in a Free Society by Stephan Kinsella added 6/21/11
    Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society by Stephan Kinsella added 6/21/11
    State or Private Law Society? by Hans-Hermann Hoppe added 6/21/11 (video)
    Answering the Warring Defense Agencies Objection by Murray Rothbard added 7/22/11
    Legislation and Objective Law by Morris and Linda Tannehill added 8/02/11
    The Market for Security by Robert Murphy (video) added 8/12/11
  6. Wesker1982's Avatar
    Updated List Continued

    Social Contract Debate: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3445947 + http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3447710 + http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3449042 + http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3452382 added 8/14/11

    Historical Examples

    Medieval Iceland and the Absence of Government by Thomas Whiston
    The Mild, Mild West by John Tierney
    An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West by Terry L. Anderson and P.J. Hill
    Ireland's Success with the Free Market and Anarchism from For a New Liberty, I think.
    Property Rights In Celtic Irish Law by Joseph R. Peden
    Pennsylvania's Anarchist Experiment: 1681-1690 by Murray Rothbard added 6/16/11

    Miscellaneous/Philosophy

    Living in a State-Run World by Murray Rothbard
    May a Libertarian Take Money From the Government? by Walter Block
    Is there a Human Right to Medical Insurance by Walter Block
    Hobbes, Minarchism, and Anarchy by Stephen Krogh (short audio, 12 mins)
    Anarchy and Democracy by Stefan Molyneux (video)
    Taking Care of the Poor in a Free Society by Stefan Molyneux (video)
    Mises Panel Discussion Live FAQ with Roderick Long, Walter Block, Jacob Huebert, Yuri Maltsev and Doug French (video)
    Wage Slavery by Stargazer5781 (video)
    The Immaculate Conception of the State by Murray Rothbard (The most important attempt in this century to rebut anarchism and to justify the State fails totally and in each of its parts.-Rothbard)
    Somalia by Pete Leeson (short video.)
    The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner added 6/10/11
    Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau added 6/10/11
    Vices Are Not Crimes by Lysander Spooner added 6/15/11
    Anarchy in Somalia by Bob P. Murphy added 6/30/11
    Understanding Somalia and Anarchy (1:10:00 to 1:32:00) by Peter Leeson (The whole presentation is great, highly recommended.) added 6/30/11
    The Tale of the Slave by Robert Nozick added 7/05/11
    The Inner Contradictions of the State by Murray Rothbard (video) added 8/10/11

    Various Informative Forum Discussions and Posts

    How might child abuse be handled in a stateless society? http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/...px?PageIndex=1
    Minarchists or Anarchists? http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/...px?PageIndex=1
    Some problematic scenarios (for anarchy) http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/23271.aspx
    Two reputable courts producing different decisions http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/...px?PageIndex=1
    Short FAQ (funding,children,roads) http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3188946
    Dispute Resolution System in a Libertarian Society http://mises.org/Community/forums/t/21460.aspx
    Somalia, Criminal Courts, Anarchic Ireland http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3247815
    Help me understand anarcho-capitalism... (basically a FAQ thread) http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...cho-capitalism...
    Voluntary Law Society Questions Answered http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3425413 and http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3430302 and http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...=1#post3431569 added 8/06/11
    Law Without Government http://mises.org/Community/forums/p/...19.aspx#427619 and http://mises.org/Community/forums/p/...46.aspx#427646 added 8/06/11
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