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The aynarchism list is intended as a vehicle for comparing, contrasting and critizicing/extending Randian philosophy and social theory with anarchist thinkers, and as a forum for discussing the whole wide range of concepts and beliefs about stateless societies. In particular, it is hoped that positions that are widely held to be incompatible with and opposed to each other, and thus rarely discussed in the same forum, can be discussed here. In other words, both anarchosocialists and anarcho-capitalists are welcome, and it is hoped that these two ideological traditions can communicate with each other here.

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