Friday, June 20, 2014

Imaginary construction of the anarchist utopia

As we have seen, anarchists do not even realize that any attempt to implement their own proposals will involve coercion and politics, and perhaps just as much as in the current society. (That is an empirical matter, and we'd have to see it running to decide it.)

Nevertheless, their idea of how they would like their society to function is useful to contemplate. Over the past couple of years, I have come to treat it much as Mises used the evenly rotating economy: an impossible state of affairs, but useful as a foil in thinking about the real world.

1 comment:

  1. Have anarchists ever explained their ideas to a Mafia don? They could get a lot of funding from the organised crime sector. (Predicted anarchist response: "the biggest organised crime syndicate is the State".)


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