Students For Liberty leaders have organized countless Virtual Reading Groups where a handful of students meet online every week for a discussion of pre-assigned readings, facilitated by an expert in the field. Dozens and dozens of students around the globe have benefitted from these collaborative explorations into important literature. Now, more than ever, these open and tolerant spaces of discourse are needed for students to dive deep into the weeds and come out on the other side having reaped mutual intellectual rewards.
Market anarchists believe in market exchange, not in economic privilege. They believe in free markets, not in capitalism. Join us in a discussion of the past and future of the tradition of left-wing market anarchist thought, from the individualist anarchists of the 19th century to the left-libertarian conversation of the 21st, as we read through the anthology Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist anarchism against bosses, inequality, corporate power, and structural poverty (eds. Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson, 2011). Weekly readings and discussion topics will raise questions and provoke conversations about individual property rights, market exchange, the nature of capitalism and anti-capitalism, identities and alliances for libertarian political thought, the place of individualism within the history of anarchist movements, and the role of conscious social activism within a freed-market context.