“From the individualist point of view, competition is synonymous with emulation, or stimulation. . . For individualists, then, the expression ‘freedom of competition’ means the complete possibility for individual affirmation in all fields. In other words, full opportunity for every … Continue reading
This booklet collects five essays from the individualist anarchist Benjamin R. Tucker on the nature of competition, labor, pay, stateless markets and the ideal of socialism. Included are: (1) “Socialism: What It Is,” (2) “Armies That Overlap,” (3) “Should Labor … Continue reading
The classic Market Anarchist take on corporate power and the political privileges that prop it up — Tucker’s talk at the Conference on Trusts by the Chicago Civic Federation in September 1899. The trusts, instead of growing out of competition as generally supposed have been made possible only by the absence of competition, by the obstacles placed in the way of competition by the denial of liberty, the suppression or restriction of competition, the legal creation of monopolies.
Copying is not theft. Monopoly is. Intellectual property creates artificial scarcity that does not naturally exist. Corporations rely on authoritarian legislation to capture value from proprietary information…
A follow-up to de Cleyre and Rosa Slobodinsky’s classic
The Individualist and the Communist (Market Anarchy Zine Series #2,
), in which de Cleyre looks at the egalitarianism of competition, and the invasiveness and domination involved in Communist attempts to control economic life according to anti-competitive blueprints.
A dialogue between an individualist anarchist and a communist anarchist on freedom, competition, equality, and a world without rulers.