I am Jack’s being-for-itself.
The market process makes entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs don’t only come from the elite.
When it comes to creating innovative new products and allocating resources for maintainence, there’s no reason to think central planners will outperform markets.
A few remarks on gains from trade, restrictions on economic freedom, and sugar-free grape gum.
Markets are overwhelmingly good, but the results of market processes aren’t always good for everyone, in every instance. Pretending otherwise isn’t persuasive.
Business needn’t involve setting aside all other concerns and purposes for the pursuit of profit.
Greed isn’t good.
Samuel Edward Konkin III created a theory of resistance to the state, agorism, that eschewed politics for peaceful but illegal market activity.
The market facilitates cooperation without regard to our political disagreements.
Not all market failures warrant state intervention.
Neera K. Badhwar explores how the distinction between fully voluntary actions and actions done under duress applies to market exchanges.
Can we ground a libertarian political philosophy in existentialist moral anti-realism?
Victoria Woodhull was a political radical in the free love movement and the first woman to run for president.
Moses Harman, publisher of Lucifer, the Light Bearer, was an important figure in the ninteenth century free love, anarchist, and feminist movements.
A radical individualist, Dora Marsden edited the political journals The Freewoman, The New Freewoman, and The Egoist.
Private property regimes incentivize good behavior—but some actors try to reap the benefits of the system without following the rules themselves.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with mixing our social lives with business. The devil’s in the details.