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Friedrich Posted: Fri, Oct 19 2012 2:49 AM

Just a question for all of you: in your opinion, what is the most comprehensive, ironclad defense of Anarcho-Capitalism that you know of? 

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Groucho replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 3:12 AM

AnCap's best defence against which attack?

In general I'd say the best defense is that it is basically anarcho-capitalism that enabled humans to develop wealth and prosperity before mafias and states arose to start siphoning off the largess.

If society actually needed a state to exist we'd have never made it down from the trees.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Loppu replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 4:04 AM

Are you asking for some sort of book suggestion, or did I misunderstand you?

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 5:14 PM

For a resource (like a collection of sources), I'm making LibertyHQ to serve that purpose:

tinyurl.com/libertyhq (The "issues" section is most developed)

For an argument about capitalism, perhaps a mix of the Mises's calculation problem and Hayek's thoughts on the role of information in society.

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Neodoxy replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 6:12 PM

For a New Liberty... No doubt yo.

At last those coming came and they never looked back With blinding stars in their eyes but all they saw was black...
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Loppu replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 6:55 PM

Assuming you were asking for a book recommendation or something like that, my vote would also go to For a New Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard.

Does anyone know if Volutary City (edited by David T. Beito) is worth of reading?

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 11:03 PM

I've seen the voluntary city referenced in literature.

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Friedrich replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 2:25 PM

I was indeed referring to a book. Thanks everyone!

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I've read the Voluntary City. It's dull to be honest, and has no new ideas that you don't find anywhere else. It's worth a read if its in front of you and you have nothing else to do, otherwise move on to something else.

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