uspol, conspiracy fact 

If you've ever suspected that a devious cabal is behind a lot of the bad shit that's been happening in the US over the last half-century, you're correct.

The cabal you should be learning about is the Mont Pelerin Society, an anarchocapitalist think tank whose ideas you might find surprisingly familiar; they claim a dedication to liberty but seek the privatization of tyranny.

For more details, I suggest DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS by Nancy MacLean.

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uspol, conspiracy fact 

@starbreaker i think they're more generally liberals, not exclusively ancap.

uspol, conspiracy fact 

@policeinchains They claim to be liberals (in the European or classical) sense, but I regard them as reactionaries who care only for ensuring that the rich get to lord it over the rest.

As I said: they seek the privatization of tyranny.

uspol, conspiracy fact 

@starbreaker This is an accurate description as far as i can see. But one of its founders was Popper, while a reactionary and a liberal, was not a ancap or minarchist. I think they are united in their support of free market economics, not necessarily anti-statism.

@starbreaker I like how they have a massive contradiction in just the second paragraph of their homepage:

they see danger in the expansion of government, not least in state welfare, in the power of trade unions and business monopoly

And how are you supposed to fight business monopolies without a strong government and/or trade unions?

Secondly, claiming to follow

the fundamental principles of economic society as expressed by those classical economists

even though they have been disproven time and again, even in the countries that have historically been the closest to those principles, even if only in words, is rather bold.

What a massive circle jerk waste.

@hypolite They probably think they're very rational and logical, too. šŸ˜¼

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