Markets Not Capitalism | Part 8: Freed-Market Regulation: Social Activism and Spontaneous Order
Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets, not capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the challenges of ending global capitalism and achieving social justice: eliminate the political privileges that prop up capitalists.Massive concentrations of wealth, rigid economic hierarchies, and unsustainable modes of production are not the results of the market form, but of markets deformed and rigged by a network of state-secured controls and privileges to the business class. This presentation explores the gap between radically freed markets and the capitalist-controlled markets that prevail today. It explains how liberating market exchange from state capitalist privilege can abolish structural poverty, help working people take control over the conditions of their labor, and redistribute wealth and social power.Featuring discussions of socialism, capitalism, markets, ownership, labor struggle, grassroots privatization, intellectual property, health care, racism, sexism, and environmental issues, this unique collection brings together classic essays by leading figures in the anarchist tradition, including Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Voltairine de Cleyre, and such contemporary innovators as Kevin Carson and Roderick Long. It introduces an eye-opening approach to radical social thought, rooted equally in libertarian socialism and market anarchism.Edited by Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson. Narrated by Stephanie Murphy.Video contents:0:00:10 - Regulation Red Herring: Why There’s No Such Thing as an Unregulated Market - by Sheldon Richman0:07:30 - We Are Market Forces - by Charles W. Johnson0:15:47 - Platonic Productivity - by Roderick T. Long0:26:55 - Libertarianism and Anti-Racism - by Sheldon Richman0:35:13 - Aggression and the Environment - by Mary Ruwart0:59:49 - The Clean Water Act versus Clean Water - by Charles W. Johnson1:09:59 - Context-Keeping and Community Organizing - by Sheldon Richman1:19:20 - Contributors1:28:34 - ConclusionPlaylist link for complete presentation: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKjJE86mQRtu-KHZjWC4QapPq2Z51sBprFull text of "Markets Not Capitalism" available online: http://radgeek.com/gt/2011/10/Markets-Not-Capitalism-2011-Chartier-and-Johnson.pdf* * * * *This channel is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Gary Chartier, Charles W. Johnson or any of the other (still living) contributors to this presentation.