Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Wheel of Politics
Utopia: A pacifist society with no laws. From Thomas More’s satirical piece (1516). From the Greek ou toppos “No Place” and the Old English Eu Topia “Good Place.”
Anarchism: Considers the State and property rights harmful, unnecessary and undesirable.
Objectivism: Postulated by Russian philospher Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982) where laissez faire capitalism is the most direct means of supporting the morality of individual rights.
Anarcho-Capitalism: Anarchy supporting property rights where laws and security are upheld by individual volunteers.
Minarchism: Minimal State function allowing for property protection and individual protection from aggression, breach of contract and fraud.
Capitalism: Economic system based on privately-owned means of production for profit.
Classical Liberalism: Committed to limited government, free speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religious practice, laissez faire economics.
Third Way / Dsitributism: Attempts to reconcile laissez faire economics with Socialist approaches to societal needs. Keynesian policies, FDR’s New Deal and Bill Clinton’s “technocracy” are examples.
Socialism: Advocates public ownership or property and resources under State control.
Trade Unionism: Anti-Capitalist. The proleteriat are held down by the capitalist function and seek power against capitalist powers through strength in numbers.
Statism: Sovereignty is vested in the State not the individual, for the good of the individual.
Fascism: Single Nationalist authoritarian rule by committee or party.
Totalitariansim: Ruling individual, party or committee recognizes no limits on its authority.
Communism: In theory a classless and property-free society where all are equal and production os for the good of the society. .
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