Important Distinctions re: "anarcho-capitalism"
'[W]hile there is a wide range of views among anarcho-capitalists, most tend to accept or outright promote some of the worst ills of capitalism as part of anarcho-capitalism. As a few examples: 1) anarcho-capitalism often encourages disproportionately business-centric rather than people-centric understandings of what economic freedom means and why it’s good; 2) it often constrains the imagination about what a free society might look like, to a really damaging extent; 3) it encourages some wildly false and blinding beliefs about the origins of statist control; 4) it systematically tends to recommend thinner rather than thicker conceptions of liberty, and so has been closely connected with a toxic cultural conservatism and defensiveness about many forms of status-quo social privilege; and 5) it has typically involved a dangerous and deliberate indifference to the effects that highly concentrated or class-stratified patterns of ownership, management, and access to social or economic capital, can have in damaging and deforming market dynamics.'
'But, all that said, I’m not at all interested in issuing dogmatic definitions to the effect that “anarcho-capitalists” cannot possibly count as genuine anarchists. I think that they are often wrong and inconsistent. I also think that many anti-capitalist anarchists are wrong and inconsistent. Moreover, I think that there are anarcho-capitalists who have done good and important work which it’s worthwhile for other anarchists to study — both work about anarchist history and work in contemporary anarchist theory. I think this work, even when it’s deeply mistaken, is worth taking the time to study with care and with a good-faith effort at charitable understanding.'