On the Practicality of Market Anarchism

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dc.contributor.advisor Winter, S en
dc.contributor.advisor Ekins, R en
dc.contributor.author Jardine, Alastair en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-24T01:53:13Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/6426 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Market anarchism is an extension of libertarianism into anarchy. The market anarchists' moral case against the state is that it is wrong for the state's agents to claim moral powers that the state's subjects lack. In theory if this "double standard" were removed from the legal system it would operate like a conventional free market with unimpeded entry and competition between producers for consumers with the right to patronise any producer or none. The practicality of free market law is open to doubt, however, given the arguments made by Hobbes, Locke, and with the concept of the public-goods dilemma for practical necessity of the state. In this thesis a standard of practicality for market anarchy is developed from these arguments for the state. The market anarchist replies to Hobbes, Locke and the public-goods dilemma are explained and then evaluated according to the standard of practicality. The thesis argues that although market anarchism is practical in terms of being able to remedy the problems of anarchy set out by the public-goods dilemma and Locke, it is not practical in terms of being able to remedy the problem Hobbes sets out without ceasing to be an anarchy. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99212436114002091 en
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dc.title On the Practicality of Market Anarchism en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Political Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
pubs.elements-id 206479 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-02-24 en

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