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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Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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