Sheldon Richman shares his election day experience, one where he got to choose exactly the outcome he wanted and take home real products afterward—namely, he went to the grocery store. Richman contrasts the voting of the marketplace that we do every day with our dollars, with the political system that supposedly gives each citizen a vote but in reality provides only a pointless display of participation and consent without real effect. Richman’s latest article in the TGIF series explores real examples of how an anarchist society has and could work.
Discussed on the show:
- “TGIF: My Most Excellent Election Day Experience” (Libertarian Institute)
- Benjamin Constant
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.
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