Chris Matthew Sciabarra

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A Crisis of Political Economy

We Need Structural Change to Overcome Record Budget Deficits and Boom-and-Bust Cycles

APRIL 24, 2009 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA

The current state and the current banking sector require each other. They are so reciprocally intertwined that each is an extension of the other. Remember this the next time somebody tells you, as New York Times columnist Bob Herbert did, that "free market madmen" caused the current financial crisis that is threatening to undermine the global economy. There is no free market. There is no "laissez-faire capitalism." The government has been deeply involved in setting the parameters for market relations for eons; in fact, genuine "laissez-faire capitalism" has never existed. Yes, trade may have been less regulated in the nineteenth century, but not even the so-called Gilded Age featured "unfettered" markets.

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Dialectics and Liberty

A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA

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Ayn Rand: A Centennial Appreciation

Rand's Was a Comprehensive Revolution That Encompassed All Levels of Social Relations

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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