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Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty

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'Markets Not Capitalism' explores the gap between radically freed markets and the capitalist-controlled markets that prevail today. The contributors argue that structural poverty can be abolished by liberating market exchange from state capitalist privilege, as well as helping working people to take control of their labour.
Paperback, 428 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Minor Compositions (first published 2011)
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Dave Burns
Jun 21, 2014 Dave Burns marked it as to-read
Shelves: polinomics

There is now an authorized free audiobook version online at
Either no one bothered to proofread the manuscript before sending it to print, or the proofreader had the reading level of a fourth grader. Seriously, I've never encountered so many blatant typos in a published piece of work probably in my entire life. It's embarrassing.

Also, William Gillis: "Whence" literally means "from where." So when you put "From Whence" in your title, you do not sound more erudite. You just sound idiotic.

Other than that, pretty solid collection of essays; a good primer for
“Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power and Strucutral Povery” edited by Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson (link to the text/audiobook at the bottom of this review) provides an introduction, overview and argument for market anarchism and a discussion of related topics. The book is a collection of 48 essays by writers ranging from 19th century French mutualist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and American feminist Voltarine de Cleyre to 20th and 21st ...more
Excellent presentation of freed-market and mutualistic economic and political theory. This series of short, clear essays from a variety of writers. dating from the late 1800s through the present day touches on everything from the development of the theories themselves to the solutions they propose to a number of problems. Eye-opening perspectives and a challenging and empathetic focus on non-coercive responses to often systemic non-equalities in a range of economic spheres.
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I tried, but it seems to be written primarily for people who are already on board with the philosophy being espoused. There's a lot of jargon and unconventional (though probably correct) use of political/economic terms that I couldn't get past.

I'm not rating it, since I didn't finish it.
Jordan Martin
This book is poorly edited, but don't let that deter you. It is fascinating. It could also be titled "Why liberal ends can only be achieved with market means without the state."
Interesting, original perspectives. Series of short essays/opinion pieces allows for lots of range, but found some arguments were not fully developed.
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