AnCap Entrepreneur Network - Rough Plan

This is the start of my brainstorming, so I'll leave this as bulleted items with minimal explanation.

  • Social networking site - Members' contact info and business skills, member blogs, wiki, private conversations, shared documents. Partner with similar site to leverage hosting and development?
  • Research program for business models and background info - submit to Libertarian Papers?
  • Conferences - Piggy-back on existing conference. Session track at Austrian Scholar's Conference? Other conferences to get geographic/ideological/seasonal spread? Additional smaller, more frequent, less formal meetups?
  • Funding - What model to use: donations in kind (open source)/financial donation/subscription/advertising/pay-per services/paper topic "bounties" (perhaps awarded as prizes at conference and chosen by donors: $300 for best presentation on 'When to Change your Accounting Currency to Gold; a Breakeven Analysis', $100 2nd prize)
  • Expenses - Site hosting
  • Marketing - Associated projects: LvMI, Free State Project, Freedomain Radio, Seasteading Institute, Global Guerrillas (resilient communities and failed states), Factor e Farm (distributed manufacturing, response to unsustainable social institutions)
  • Progression as sector develops - e.g. "Rothbardian Contract Law"
    1. Theory presentation at conference
    2. Course on how to create compatible contracts
    3. Course for mediators/arbitrators (M/A)
    4. M/A network
    5. Advertising for M/A organizations
    6. Feedback from M/A on difficult issues develops theory further
    7. Contract boilerplate for purchase
    8. M/A Certification service
    9. Contract history rating service to certify parties' reputations in honoring contracts
Share this

Include examples of what is currently working

Maybe we don't want to look around and there might be some communities working today in the direction of an AnCap society.

Ask everyone if there are cases that they are aware of.

That can be not just illustrating, but can show us what is working, what has been proven.

There is a very interesting case in the history of Texas' independence from Mexico, with Lorenzo de Zavala.

Lorenzo de Zavala is considered a traitor in Mexico, but he was part of a liberal government in the State of Texas, Mexico being a Federal Republic at that time.

But an abusive dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna decided to turn Mexican government into a centralized administration and remove Texas' and all states in Mexico from many of their rights.

Lorenzo de Zavala opposed to a corrupt, military goverment administration.

The assault to The Alamo was the response from Santa Anna, where between 182 and 257 Texans died, as most eyewitness accounts reported.


AnCap Societies

Lorenzo de Zavala's story sounds interesting--I'll have to look for a good article, book, or movie about him.

Another example of a relatively free society is the Quaker community in late 17th century Pennsylvania. I recently read of it in Chapter 55 (p. 402 ff) of Murray Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty, Vol I (actually, I listened to it on the audio book version during a long drive).

It would be particularly interesting to look at the churches, markets, transportation systems, and other institutions that develop in situations where individuals treat each other with mutual respect.