"There are very few who initiate a whole new philosophy, utilitarianism or libertarianism or anarcho-capitalism or whatever it is, with this book, 'Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person,'Wenzel is now one of them.
"The book also contains the best short introduction to why we need society and the best short critique of utilitarianism."
-Walter Block, the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at the J. A. Butt School of Business at Loyola University New Orleans
By Robert Wenzel
My new book, "Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person" is out.
In the book, I consider ideas on how a civilized anarchist society is currently justified and how such a society could develop. I reject much of the current thinking on the topic.
In my book, I reject natural rights theory and also utilitarianism. I use as a guide Hayek's observation that subjectivism is at the root of every important advance in economic theory and apply this type of extreme subjectivism in an attempt to understand how a private property society could develop.
I consider how culture would work in a PPS and how rules and laws could be developed without an overriding ruling body or legal theme that everyone must abide by.
I consider punishment in a PPS and reject the necessity and possibility of general rule guided proportional punishment.
I also consider how police-type security and "national" defense might develop in a PPS in a manner that is different from the insurance model advanced by Morris and Linda Tannahill and adopted by many libertarians.
I also reject the necessity of the labor mixed with land rule of homesteading promoted by many libertarians.
In short, there is a lot here that is very different from current libertarian thinking about anarchy.
A standard paperback edition of the book is available for $17.55.
It is available for order from local booksellers and also from Amazon.
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Barnes & Noble has copies in stock and here.
The book is also available from Lulu.