Nicholas Vrousalis

Libertarian socialism: a better reconciliation between self ownership and equality - Nicholas Vrousalis

Libertarian Socialism - Political Compass

Socialists believe that equality, community and economic democracy can only be achieved by a system of joint ownership of the means of production. These property rights do not, as such, pass judgement as to what rights individuals have to their own person. Libertarians believe that individual liberty and autonomy are only coextensive with a set of stringent rights to the person and its powers. These property rights do not, as such, pass judgement as to what rights individuals have to the external world. Bringing libertarianism and socialism together is therefore, in principle, possible. This paper is an attempt to take this further step.