Should bleeding hearts be anarchists?

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July 14, 2011
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Gary Chartier  
Posted in Commentary

"People who favor markets, as I do, often defend anarchism by arguing that the state’s monopoly of force and law and its taxation of its subjects violate people’s rights. Without dismissing this sort of argument at all, I want to argue that principled people on the political left — the sort of people who could be expected to listen, at least, to arguments from bleeding heart libertarians — should find anarchism attractive precisely because the state unavoidably harms people on a vast scale through its attacks on the poor, its support for corporate privilege, its war making, and its assaults on personal freedom." (07/13/11)  

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