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Political theory that rejects governmental authority and advocates laissez-faire capitalism

Reference

Anarcho-capitalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Anarcho-capitalism (aka free market anarchism) is a philosophy based on the idea of individual sovereignty, and a prohibition against initiatory coercion and fraud. It sees the only just basis for law as arising from private property norms and an unlimited right of contract between sovereign individuals. From this basis, anarcho-capitalism rejects the state as an unjustified monopolist and systematic aggressor against sovereign individuals, and embraces anti-statist laissez-faire capitalism. ..."

Articles

Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, 31 Dec 2001
"... essential reading on anarcho-capitalism, which might also be called the natural order, private-property anarchy, ordered anarchy, radical capitalism, the private-law society, or society without a state. ... Rothbard and Austro-Libertarianism ... Alternative Approaches ... Precursors ... Congenial Writings"
Market Anarchism: Are You Guys Crazy, or Just Nuts?, by Stefan Molyneux, 12 Jun 2006
"'Market anarchism' is a broad term referring to the theory that voluntary free market relationships can - and should - replace all existing coercive state relationships. It is derived from taking the principle of the non-initiation of force to its ultimate conclusion, and accepting that if using violence is wrong for one person, then it is wrong for every person."
Do You Consider Yourself a Libertarian?, by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., 25 May 2007
Related Topics: Libertarianism, Constitution of the United States, Murray N. Rothbard, Taxation
Interview by Kenny Johnsson for "The Liberal Post" blog
"It was the great insight of Murray Rothbard that ... private ownership and the law that support it are natural, while the state is artificial. So he was an anarchist in this sense but to avoid confusion he used the term anarcho-capitalist. This doesn't mean that he favored somehow establishing a capitalist system in place of the state. What he said is that capitalism is the de facto result in a civilized society without a state."
Mafia Movies, by Murray N. Rothbard, The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, Nov 1990
Related Topics: The Godfather
"Organized crime is essentially anarcho-capitalist, a productive industry struggling to govern itself; apart from attempts to monopolize and injure competitors, it is productive and non-aggressive. ... street violence embodies the ideal of left-anarchism: since it constitutes an assault on the rights of person and property ..."

Books

The Machinery of Freedom: A Guide to Radical Capitalism
    by David D. Friedman, 1973

Podcasts

Walter Block Is an Anarchist, by Walter Block, The Lew Rockwell Show, 28 Jul 2009
Lew asks Block whether he is an anarchist and they discuss various books and articles that cover the topic