In the spring of 1888, the great American anarchist and publisher Benjamin R. Tucker wrote of the “till lately undisputed” idea “that the permanent tendency of progress in the production and distribution of wealth is in the direction of more and more complicated and costly processes, requiring greater and greater concentration of capital and labor.” By Tucker’s day, the processes of globalization were already well underway, and with them the growth of the precursors of today’s giant multinational corporations. The decentralist impulse was, as it remains, regarded as quixotic or retrograde. But as in so many other ways, Tucker was a man ahead of his time, predicting that “advances of which we know not” could actually undercut the trends of largeness and centralized power, if we allow them to. Today, the crises of out-of-proportion institutions all around us, we hardly have a choice but to rediscover ways of life that “
I like your work. Its refreshing.
You reject left/right. I get your point. These are very vague terms. Stalin was left? Or right? Libertarians are right? They sometimes sound pretty lefty. Its all mixed up. It doesnt matter, if we call it left or right. What matters, is if it works.
But than later on you call yourself a 'left libertarian'. So, you say: left/right doesnt work, but im left.
Anyway. I get why you would like to dissociate from the right. But here we are again, using left/right.
i have a question. What is the difference between individualist anarchism/mutualism, and libertarianism? The usufruct ideas, isn't it? And how would usufruct be a thing, in this current society?
How is usufruct even possible, in this era?