Economics/Class Relations

Ben Burgis vs. David Friedman on Capitalism vs. Socialism

It seems that the principal differences between libertarian capitalists and libertarian socialists amount to five basic considerations: 1) how should legitimate ownership be defined and 2) what is the most optimal form of economic organization? 3) the desirability/optimality of “democracy” 4) whether social democracy is an improvement over conventional “free market” economies 5) the definition of freedom (positive vs. negative rights, the criteria for “voluntaryism”). The two main things I would probably interject into the debate between these two would be the issue of scale (Kirkpatrick Sale), and the criteria for a “free market” in the first place (Kevin Carson).

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