Kevin Carson

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Kevin Carson is an American political writer and blogger. While he originally identified as a mutualist,[1][2] he now describes himself as an anarchist without adjectives.[3] He works as a Senior Fellow and Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory at the Center for a Stateless Society.[4] Carson coined the pejorative term "vulgar libertarianism" to describe the use of free market rhetoric in defense of corporate capitalism and economic inequality.[5][2]

Selected works[edit]

  • Studies in Mutualist Political Economy (2007)[4]
  • Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective (2008)[4]
  • The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto (2010)[4]
  • The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Individuals and Networks (2016)
  • Capitalist Nursery Fables (2020)[6]
  • Exodus: General Idea of the Revolution in the XXI Century (2021)
  • The State: Theory and Praxis (2022)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shannon, Deric; Nocella II, Anthony; Asimakopoulos, John (2012). The Accumulation of Freedom. Oakland, Edinburgh, Baltimore: AK Press. ISBN 978-1849350945.
  2. ^ a b Richman, Sheldon (February 3, 2011) "Libertarian Left: Free-market anti-capitalism, the unknown ideal", The American Conservative.
  3. ^ "Kevin Carson". Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Nathan J. Jun, ed. (2017). Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy. Brill. p. 20. ISBN 978-90-04-35689-4.
  5. ^ Long, Roderick (2012). "Left-Libertarianism, Market Anarchism, Class Conflict and Historical Theories of Distributive Justice". Griffith Law Review. 21 (2): 422. doi:10.1080/10383441.2012.10854747. S2CID 143550988.
  6. ^ Carson, Kevin. "Capitalist Nursery Fables: The Tragedy of Private Property, and the Farce of Its Defense". Center for a Stateless Society. Retrieved 2020-09-02.

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