Re: Libertarian or "Dynamic" Socialism (fixed)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 11:30:20 -0800 (PST)

> Libertarian socialism assumes people own their own bodies, unlike
> "anarcho-capitalism" where the individual is "owned" by the corporation
> they work for. In "anarcho-" capitalist society human behavior is regulated
> by the imposition of regulatory patents, copyright laws, and so on.

Copyrights and patents are /not/ a fundamental part of anarcho-capitalist
philosophy, and in fact I find them completely counter to it (though I
have had much difficulty convincing others of that point of view). The
statement that anarcho-capitalism does not respect self-ownership is
willfully slanderous--you know better, we all know better. If you want
to to express opposition to an idea, have the integrity to argue with
the real idea as it is, not with your own rhetorical creations.

The current standard of anarcho-capitalist thought in probably David
Friedman's work. It is true that he does argue in favor of copyrights
and patents. I think his analysis is flawed, as was Rand's, but that
doesn't mean you throw out the whole system. That's like creationists
who argue that Darwin wasn't 100% correct, therefore God created man.