is a German-Australian libertarian
Libertarianism, in the strictest sense, is the political philosophy that holds individual liberty as the basic moral principle of society. In the broadest sense, it is any political philosophy which approximates this view...
activist and founder of the Libertarian Microfiche Publishing
Born in Germany, Zube was introduced to libertarianism by his father, Kurt Zube, a prominent individualist anarchist persecuted under the Nazis
Nazi Germany , also known as the Third Reich , but officially called German Reich from 1933 to 1943 and Greater German Reich from 26 June 1943 onward, is the name commonly used to refer to the state of Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by...
. During the 1950s, Zube was radicalized by his interaction with Ulrich von Beckerath, leading him to begin assembly of an archive in 1952.
Zube, who identifies as an individualist anarchist, free-market libertarian, voluntaryist
Voluntarism, or voluntaryism, is a philosophy according to which all forms of human association should be voluntary. This moral principle is called the non-aggression principle, which prohibits the initiation of aggressive force or coercion...
Mutualism is an anarchist school of thought that originates in the writings of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, who envisioned a society where each person might possess a means of production, either individually or collectively, with trade representing equivalent amounts of labor in the free market...
, is well known for his advocacy of panarchism
Panarchism is a political philosophy emphasizing each individual's right to freely join and leave the jurisdiction of any governments they choose, without being forced to move from their current locale. The word "panarchy" was invented and the concept proposed by a Belgian political economist, Paul...
, a political philosophy originating with Paul Émile de Puydt
Paul Émile de Puydt , a writer whose contributions included work in botany and economics, was born and died in Mons, Belgium.As a botanist, he notably wrote on orchids...
which emphasizes each individual's right to freely join and leave the jurisdiction of any governments they choose, without being forced to move from their current locale.
Libertarian Microfiche Publishing
Zube founded the Libertarian Microfiche Publishing (LMP) in 1978 with the goal of collecting and cheaply reproducing libertarian materials. As of 2005, the project had scanned over 500,000 pages onto microfiche, making slides available for $1 apiece. Zube claims to have published and circulated more libertarian literature than any other person in the world during the 20th century.
In 2007, Shawn P. Wilbur used microfiche obtained from Zube to release the first full-text digital archive of Liberty
, the prominent individualist periodical published by Benjamin R. Tucker between 1881 and 1908.
- ReinventingMoney.com - a site hosting the work of Thomas Greco, E.C. Riegel
Edwin Clarence Riegel , generally known as E.C. Riegel, was an independent scholar, author and consumer advocate who campaigned against restrictions on free markets that harmed consumers and promoted an alternative monetary theory and an early private enterprise currency alternative.Best selling...
, John Zube and others.