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How do anarcho-capitalists compare with other anarchists?

by Hogeye Bill

The main distinction between anarcho-capitalists and other anarchists is the support of capitalism. Other anarchists have problems with either private neo-Lockean property, profiting from other people's labour, or both. The 19th century individualist anarchists are mutualists; they opposed "usury" - profit from land or capital or wage-labour. "Cost is the limit of price" was their motto, summing up their interpretation of the LTV. Anarcho-socialists not only oppose profit, but also oppose private ownership of capital ("the means of production" in soc-speak.) Of the four basic economic divisions of anarchism, collectivists and mutualists are anti-capitalist, while geoanarchists and anarcho-capitalists are pro-capitalist.

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