What Kind of Anti-Market are You? (You’re some kind, I promise)


What kind of anti-market activity do you prefer?

Fascism: anti-market for politics, commons, norms, and limited market for goods, services, and information
Libertarianism: anti-market for commons, politics, but market for norms, goods, services, information.
Libertinism: anti-market for norms,politics, but market for goods, services and information.
Classical Liberalism: markets for good services and information, with limited-market for commons.
Aristocracy: markets for everything except law and politics.
– Democratic socialism: minimum markets for politics, commons, and private property.
Socialism: anti market for goods, services, and information
Communism: anti market for politics, commons, norms, goods, services, and information.

CONSERVATIVE (MALE) Social Conservatives limit the market for goods, services, information, norms, commons, politics, to that which is EVIDENTIARY, and imposes no costs, requiring individuals develop agency and discipline – however they do so in archaic moral (childlike) language with a touch of economics thrown in.

PROGRESSIVE (FEMALE) Social Progressives limit the market for goods services, information, norms, commons, and politics to that which is HYPOTHETICAL, and imposes any possible costs, therefore NOT requiring individuals to develop agency and discipline – however they do so in modern moral and pseudoscientific language.

The Frankfurt School modernized female discourse, but we have had no aristocratic school equivalent (until now) to modernize male language. Why? Uncomfortable Truths that ask us to pay the costs of discipline in pursuit of agency is harder (more expensive in the short term) than Comforting Lies that tell us to forgo the costs of discipline and agency in the short term in favor of consumption (indiscipline) in the short term.

Curt Doolittle
The Philosophy of Aristocracy
The Propertarian Institute, Kiev, Ukraine.

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