This site is dedicated to education and non-violent action (unless in self-defense) for the application of the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) as the single rule of law in governing all socio-economic and politically related interaction – both locally and globally.
Consistent application of the NAP results in a state of anarchy – the absence of government – and not the assumed disorder and violence thought to result without it.
Without government, there is only the free market based upon consensual exchange (again within the boundaries of the NAP).
How society would operate without government within a free market, is best described by a school of thought known as Anarcho-Capitalism (AC) or Free-Market Anarchism, or even more descriptively, Anarcho-Libertarianism (AL); all of which, are founded upon the principle of self-ownership and its inextricable extension to property rights and contract law.
These ideals are best understood and applied to modern events through the study of the Austrian School of Economics; the strict application of which provides for maximal choice in the free and peaceful creation and movement of ideas, communication, people, goods and services …subject to maximal accountability in accordance with the NAP as the fundamental rule of law (necessarily and equally applicable to all persons and entities of any type).
Although perfection is forever illusive, the logical application of these ideals organically creates a socioeconomic environment which more justly, quickly and efficiently self-corrects for abuse of power and all the ills which stem from it; thus, it ever trends toward greater and more sustainable justice, peace and prosperity for the broadest array of persons and cultures – all without the force, control and centralized planning of government – in any form. The key to creating this environment lies in achieving a critical mass of the population who understand the NAP and demand its unequivocal application.
Critics of AL contend that it is Utopian and idealistic. But to paraphrase Murray N. Rothbard, a central figure in the development of AC, what is Utopian and idealistic is believing that government can centrally plan and provide for even a fraction of the needs and desires of constituents in increasingly pluralistic or diversified societies. All government – not be be confused with the services of governance – is the single greatest impediment to the betterment of humanity – as individuals and collectively society.
In all forms, government has become vestigial in usefulness to the whole, if not prohibitive to the modern growth and development of humankind. As history has demonstrated in the rise and fall of past civilizations, government as a form of human organization, when based on force, has always been and will continue to be an unsustainable venture.
However now, we are physically, mentally and spiritually better poised to understand the detriments of centralized power and how the application of the NAP would result in a more decentralized and sustainable system of governance where both individual choice (power) and accountability are simultaneously maximized; and by extension, the well-being of society as a sum of its individuals.
S.C. Striebeck is an American lawyer and entrepreneur. After receiving a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in science and philosophy, he began his professional years as a union laborer and then later completed his graduate education in business and law while working with his father for nearly twenty years first as a real estate broker, then as a home-builder and small real estate developer where his interest in sustainability originated and evolved. He then applied this experience toward renewable energy-related technologies and services. He also volunteered through non-profit lobbying associations for distributed renewable energy legislation where an examination of the local and global energy markets sparked an interest in libertarianism, and ultimately its purest form, Anarcho-Capitalism or Anarcho-Libertarianism. Today, he expresses his interest in libertarianism and sustainability through the practice of law, entrepreneurialism and writing. He regularly analyzes current events from this perspective at absoluteanarc.wpengine.com and via twitter @scstriebeck.