The Private Property Society Essays of Robert Wenzel


It's Out: "Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person"

"There are very few who initiate a whole new philosophy, utilitarianism or libertarianism or anarcho-capitalism or whatever it is, with this book, "Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person," Wenzel is now one of them.
"The book also contains the best short introduction to why we need society and the best short critique of utilitarianism."
-Walter Block, the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at the J. A. Butt School of Business at Loyola University New Orleans

By Robert Wenzel

My new book, "Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person" is out.

In the book, I consider ideas on how a civilized anarchist society is currently justified and how such a society could develop. I reject much of the current thinking on the topic.

In my book, I reject natural rights theory and also utilitarianism. I use as a guide Hayek's observation that subjectivism is at the root of every important advance in economic theory and apply this type of extreme subjectivism in an attempt to understand how a private property society could develop.

I consider how culture would work in a PPS and how rules and laws could be developed without an overriding ruling body or legal theme that everyone must abide by.

I consider punishment in a PPS and reject the necessity and possibility of general rule guided proportional punishment.

I also consider how police-type security and "national" defense might develop in a PPS in a manner that is different from the insurance model advanced by Morris and Linda Tannahill and adopted by many libertarians.

I also reject the necessity of the labor mixed with land rule of homesteading promoted by many libertarians.

In short, there is a lot here that is very different from current libertarian thinking about anarchy.


A standard paperback edition of the book is available for $17.55.

It is available for order from local booksellers and also from Amazon.

To order from Amazon click here.




 Barnes & Noble has copies in stock and here.

The book is also available from Lulu.

Private Property Society Theory Explained

PPS Uncovers the Statists; What Are We Battling For? (TL: May 9, 2017)

Property Rights and the Shower Question (Continued) (TL: May 8, 2017)

Walter Block on the Differing Views of Wenzel and Block on Libertarianism (TL: May 7, 2017)

My Response to Walter Block's Non-Response Response  (TL:May 7, 2017)

The Privacy Rights of a Girl in Shower: The Private Property Society to the Rescue (TL: May 3, 2017)

How Would Disputes Be Resolved in a Private Property Society? (TL April 22, 2017)

Further Comments on Private Property Society Theory  (TL: April 21, 2017)

The Private Property Society and the Outliers  (TL: April 20, 2017)

Fraud in a Private Property Society (TL: April 19, 2017)

WHOA: A Private Property Society Like Solution: Delta to Offer Up to $10,000 to Passengers on Overbooked Flights (TL: April 14, 2017)

On Promoting a Private Property Society (TL: April 13, 2017)

United Airlines and Its Private Property Society Type Reaction (TL: April 12, 2017)

A Note on a Private Property Society and the United Airlines Passenger Forcibly Removed (TL: April 12, 2017)

Private Property Society and Kids Suing Parents (March 9,2016)

A Comment on Walter Block's Punishment Theory (February 24, 2016)

The Latest in the Private Property Society Debate (February 12, 2016)

Progress in the Debate over Anarcho-Capitalism vs. Limited Government (February 11, 2016)

Walter Block Responds to My Anarcho-Capitalist Post (February 9, 2016)

A Reply to Walter Block on Anarcho-Capitalism (February 8, 2016)

Response to Comments on a Private Property Society (February 4, 2016)

Has Walter Block Left the World of Anarcho-Capitalist Advocacy? (February 1, 2016)

Bionic Mosquito: Anarcho-Capitalism Could Never Survive In Practice (January 20, 2016)

The Current State of Anarcho-Capitalist Theory (Part 1) (January 19, 2016)

Additional Comments on Penalties for Violators of the Non-Aggression Principle (January 16, 2016)

From a Libertarian Perspective Was Donald Trump Justified in Demanding That a Protester's Coat Be Taken Away From Him? (January 11, 2016)

The Nature of a Private Property Society (January 25, 2016)