Essential Libertarianism IS Voluntaryism.
This podcast came from my reading of Neither Bullets Nor Ballots: Essays on Voluntaryism a few months ago. After talking with Carl Watner, founder of The Voluntaryist newsletter and Voluntaryist.com I was given permission to run with this very important project of taking content from Voluntaryist.com and packaging it in an easy-to-consume audio format for those who, like me, don’t always have the time to consume as much libertarian content as they would like to.
“If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.”
Statement of Purpose: Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political, non-violent strategies to achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory and in practice, as incompatible with libertarian principles. Governments must cloak their actions in an aura of moral legitimacy in order to sustain their power, and political methods invariably strengthen that legitimacy. Voluntaryists seek instead to delegitimize the State through education, and we advocate withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which State power ultimately depends.