Tomasz Kaye, Pt. 2: Mechanics of Market Anarchism | Who Shaves the Barber? #19

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David Friedman

Last week, Tomasz laid his metaethical foundations for political philosophy. This week, we dive into his preferred political system proper. What are the necessary conditions for a political system to be considered “market anarchist”? Just how might a market anarchist society operate? How would disputes be resolved? Who deals with people in the society who simply refuse to cooperate? And how restrictive is market anarchism? Would it be possible to have a “market anarchism” that operates on socialist principles?



Next week: Tomasz Kaye, Pt. 3: Omniveillance
Special thanks to Jackie Blum for the podcast art, and The Tin Box for the theme music.

Topics discussed

1:00 – Broad picture of market anarchism
5:39 – Dealing w/ disagreements and violators
10:43 – Violators and common spaces
17:15 – Tolerance and theory v. outcome
22:45 – Simplicity and thick v. thin commitments
28:09 – Libertarian socialism?


The Machinery of Freedom by David Friedman
The Machinery of Freedom: Illustrated Summary” by Tomasz Kaye (video)
The Most Dangerous Monopoly: When Caution Kills” by Tomasz Kaye (video)

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