Waving the ‘Anarcho-Capitalism’ Flag
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
It’s a theory that seeks the removal of government oversight from any and all economic and social activity, which has been steadily adopted by legislators and policymakers on the right, and some on the left, for the past three decades, and tea partiers may actually be opposed to it.
The abolition of all government would not square well with many of our friends waving the Gadsden flag. Without the power of legislation, after all, who would be able to prevent gays from marrying and immigrants from entering the country? —ARK
... There is indeed a school of libertarian economic theory known as anarcho-capitalism. In fact, the son of Milton Friedman—the guru of the Reagan-era school of economics, which now seems liberal compared to the Cantor/Bachmann/Tea Party theories—is one of its foremost adherents. David Friedman believes in the primacy of the individual and property, without the interference of any governmental entity, including laws.
... The major area that anarcho-capitalists (and Ayn Rand adherents) would have a falling out with most Tea Party adherents is over social issues, in which anarcho-capitalists have no interest. For example, without a government of laws, it would be hard to legislate against gays, immigrants etc. In short, the government dreaded by the Tea Party could not be used by them to establish authoritarian, moralistic control over people.
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The economist Milton Friedman was one of the 20th century’s foremost proponents of libertarianism, the philosophical school from which anarcho-capitalism derives.