Hey gang, check me out at Anarchy and Culture with Ray Mangum, Jason Gillham, and Joe Mangum. In this podcast, we discuss two essays: Terry J. Anderson and P.J. Hill’s An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West and Paul Cantor’s Order Out of the Mud: “Deadwood” and the State of Nature.
We’re a few weeks into this blog, and I feel we’re headed in the right direction. I want to continue to provide folks with a quality news product, so I need your input on what may or may not work for you with Nightwatchman News. How am I doing? As always you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll be back with another news roundup on Friday night. It’s been a crazy, messed up week as ever, so this broadcast will be especially important. Stay tuned.
Some of you might be saying, “hey, if you think things are so messed up, what’s your big idea to change society? What are you doing to change things in a positive way?” First, I think it’s important for us to identify what are the attributes of an ideal society. I believe the ideal society is one where peaceful people are allowed to become prosperous and pursue happiness with as little restriction as possible. I believe that the State is an enterprise that feeds off of the prosperity that good people create and can only work to impede some people while it claims to help others. Most of all, the State is concerned with pursuing it’s own interests under the guise of supporting the community that it claims to represent. I believe the way forward for humanity is to rollback the State and build a new society based on free-market cooperation and non-coercion. This system, or lack of a system, has been called free-market anarchism. What are the particulars of this? How do we make this work? We don’t have the space to discuss that here, but if you’re interested in the way the American economy really works, and what is a viable alternative to our current system, check out Kevin Carson’s masterful book, The Homebrew Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto. The whole book can be read and printed for free online. In August, we’re planning a podcast on this book at Anarchy and Culture, so check that out.
Have a great couple of days, Patriots, and I’ll see you back here on Friday. Who watches the watchmen? WE DO!