Posts Tagged ‘Corporations’

Why Is It Always A Corporate Dystopia?

Sunday, January 5th, 2014   Submitted by Christian Gruber

SnowCrashOf all the tropes thrown at market-anarchists by advocates of the State, “Who will build the roads?” is the most common with “What about Somalia?” close on its heels. But the relevant critique most commonly levelled by progressives, and one of the biggest hurdles in imagining a stateless society comes out in fears that Big Business will run the show. In some cases it is an outright accusation that anarcho-capitalists want Monsanto and BP and the Koch Brothers to run the world in a William Gibson-esque orgy of corporate domination. This view is partly attributable to neoconservatives and other actual Big Business advocates who use the language of free-market economics, while advocating a mercantilist system quite apart from a liberated market society. But what market-anarchists advocate is a world free of privilege – and to me, that is a world free of the corporation as we know it.

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Corporations: Incentive to Harm

Thursday, September 19th, 2013   Submitted by Sima Qian

CorpAs left-anarchists are often quick to point out, corporations have a bloody history. During the colonial era corporate structures were some of the most effective tools of conquest, and today that legacy lives on with “security” firms like G4s, or weapons manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman or BAE Systems. On the other hand, “corporation” can also refer to your corner bakery, a small manufacturer, or farm. Most businesses these days have some form of limited liability, and corporate “personhood.”

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