An Anarcho-Capitalist ran for Congress in Virginia?

I guess better late than never but I have learned that an Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarian ran for Congress in the Virginia 1st district. His name is Nathan Larson and he got about 1.44% of the vote which was 4,802 votes. Impressive for an Anarcho-Capitalist, I would think. He is a former student at George Mason University. Here are some of his issues:

  • Transportation – Nathan supports auctioning off the interstate highway system to private investors. He supports doing the same with Amtrak and other government-owned rail systems. The new owners could fund further expansion of these systems and compete with one another to provide the best service at the lowest price. Congestion pricing of roads can encourage the use of car pools and transit and incentivize non-commuters to schedule their trips outside of rush hour.
  • Education – Separation of school and state can lead to better education at lower cost. Under a system in which schools compete on an even playing ground, teachers will have more employers to choose from, and parents will have a variety of possible schools to send their children to. The cost of education should be allocated to those who use it. Vouchers are not the best idea because they will compromise the independence of private schools from government funding (which typically carries with it government regulation). A better solution would be simply to privatize all schools and eliminate government funding for education. It is likely that arrangements would be made for children of poor families to receive an education, through sliding tuition scales, scholarships, etc. Meanwhile, it would free the rest of the population from the burden of supporting schools through taxes, which comprises a large percentage of most state budgets (45% in the case of Virginia, according to the Department of Planning and Budget.)
  • Taxation – All federal taxes should be repealed, and government services should be completely privatized. Taxation is inherently immoral, since it involves forcibly taking money from individuals without their permission.

Sounds good to me. He has other platforms issues. I am sorry I did not realize this until now.

~Marxsevelt

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  1. Why run for government office, if you don’t believe in it?

    • He’s attacking it from the inside.

  2. […] An Anarcho-Capitalist ran for Congress in Virginia? Transportation – Nathan supports auctioning off the interstate highway system to private investors. He supports doing the same with Amtrak and other government-owned rail systems. The new owners could fund further expansion of these … […]


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