Liberalism, Conservatism, Anarchism. In 13 words.

To generalize, the principle sentiments of liberalism and conservatism are:

Liberals distrust market solutions to problems.

Conservatives distrust government solutions.

Anarchists distrust both.

Contrary to many anarchists I have known, I tend to try to agree with people and find common ground. So to summarize my viewpoint, anarchists partially agree with both of these groups, though most would be loath to do so. In particular, agreeing with conservatives is particularly taboo among leftist culture, but that’s another story.
Simply put: Anarchists distrust market solutions as well as government solutions preferring instead community processes and structures that do not rely on good being done through hierarchical systems of the state or capitalism.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m not sure I would want to live in a world without markets, especially the dating market. Any other resource allocation method sounds pretty creepy.


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