What is Anarchist Economics?

Anarchist economics is a set of theories and practices of economics. Anarchists are anti-capitalism which means they believe that capitalism promotes an oppressive system collecting rents and private property, taking profit in exchanges.

Historical items on anarchist economics

“The early English anarchist William Godwin’s views on economics could be summarized as follows: “he envisages the possibility of specialization in the various crafts, which would lead to a man’s following the task for which he had the greatest aptitude, and distributing his surplus products to whoever may need them, receiving what he himself needs other things from the surplus produced by his neighbours, but always on the basis of free distribution, not of exchange. It is evident that, despite his speculations on the future of machinery, Godwin’s ideal society is based on the economics of handcrafts and cultivation.

In Europe, an early anarchist communist was Joseph Déjacque, the first person to describe himself as “libertarian”. Unlike and against Proudhon, he argued that “it is not the product of his or her labor that the worker has a right to, but to the satisfaction of his or her needs, whatever may be their nature.”Returning to New York he was able to serialize his book in his periodical Le Libertaire, Journal du Mouvement social. Published in 27 issues from June 9, 1858, to February 4, 1861, Le Libertaire was the first anarcho-communist journal published in the United States. ” Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist_economics