How Inequality Shapes Our Lives, Part 3. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-09-30).
Bryan Caplan has replied to my reply to his reply to my inequality post. Others have weighed in as well; see David Heinrich, Jason Sorens, and Libérale et libertaire. I plan to address those too; but let me focus on Bryan’s latest reply for now. In his first reply, Bryan...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-30.)
so msnbc is doing their little educational summit so that. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-09-28).
so msnbc is doing their little educational summit so that everyone can come and express their agreement with arne duncan, showing our commitment to america's future by uttering the same cliches in unison. colin and alma powell were on, and expressed the basic insight that the key to education in a...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-30.)
if i were going to see waiting for superman, i think i would. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-09-30).
if i were going to see waiting for superman, i think i would need to see it alone. my reaction is likely to be severe, and no one i know even vaguely agrees with any of my positions on these things. everyone operates from within the same set of assumptions. barack and bush's positions...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-30.)
How Inequality Shapes Our Lives. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-09-17).
Those of us who regard socioeconomic inequality as a serious problem are often accused of “envy,” as though such concerns were simply a matter of begrudging someone else’s having more cookies than we do. I think this reaction misses the point in a number of ways; let me say just...(Linked Monday 2010-09-20.)
Comment on Eppur Si Muove by Kevin Carson. Kevin Carson, Comments for Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-09-16).
If I can’t have petty fights, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.(Linked Monday 2010-09-20.)
THE IMPERIAL TWO-STEP. Robert Paul Wolff, The Philosopher's Stone (2010-08-26).
The NY TIMES today devotes its premier placement [Front Page, far right column, above the fold] to the revelation that, in the words of their headline, "Key Harzai Aide in Graft Inquiry Linked to C.I.A. Said to be on Payroll. Conflicting Goals Seen for U.S. in Its Call to Fight...(Linked Tuesday 2010-09-21.)
Three Shalt Thou Count. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-08-30).
The debates in the comments section of my Koch post have gotten me thinking about the different ways in which vulgar libertarianism operates. I think there are three. 1) First, there’s the use of libertarian slogans as mere rhetorical covering for corporatist policies. This kind of vulgar libertarianism is standard...(Linked Monday 2010-08-30.)
C4SS in the MSM. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-08-30).
Congratulations to Ross Kenyon, whose latest C4SS piece has been picked up by the Christian Science Monitor!(Linked Monday 2010-08-30.)
The Cold, Crisp Taste of Koch. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-08-31).
From Frank Rich's rehash of Jane Mayer's recent hit piece on the philanthropizin' oilmen Charles and David Koch: When David Koch ran to the right of Reagan as vice president on the 1980 Libertarian ticket (it polled 1 percent), his campaign called for the abolition not just of Social Security,...(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-31.)
Why does the Infrastructurist hate libertarians so much? rationalitate, Market Urbanism (2010-08-25).
by Stephen Smith Among urban planners, libertarianism gets a pretty bad rap. Melissa Lafsky at the Infrastructurist goes so far as to call libertarianism “an enemy of infrastructure,” and dismisses entirely the idea that private industry can build infrastructure with a single hyperlink – to a poorly-written article on New Zealand’s...(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-31.)
Argumentum ad un-Americanum. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-08-27).
This Forbes column by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins arguing that the government should stop subsidizing homeownership was skipping along predictably but just fine until… When the government encourages homeownership, the story goes, it strengthens individuals and communities and thereby fosters the American Dream. They’re wrong. A government crusade to...(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-31.)
Why Do Futurists Get So Much Wrong? Steven Horwitz, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-08-25).
The Austrian economist Ludwig Lachmann once walked into the colloquium room at New York University, where the blackboard displayed this quotation: “When it comes to the future, one word says it all: You never know. – Y. Berra.” Having built much of his economics on the unknowability of the future,...(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-31.)
Scary scary news scary! admin, This Modern World (2010-08-31).
Scary scary news scary!(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-31.)
Roundup on BP. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-06-08).
The next time someone tells you that the BP oil spill shows the dangers of a free market and/or the necessity of government intervention, send them to: Darian Worden here, Sheldon Richman here, Gary Chartier here, Alex Knight here, and Kevin Carson here, here, and here. Please let me know...(Linked Tuesday 2010-06-08.)
Fall Right, Swing Left. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-15).
“I don’t try to make you believe something you don’t believe, but to make you do something you won’t do.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein “Over and over, you’re falling, and then catching yourself from falling. And this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time.” — Laurie...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Stress, Labor & Play. rechelon, Human Iterations (2010-05-14).
There’s a lot of talk in anarchist circles about abolishing work. Some of it in line with the dream of a high-technology path to post-scarcity. But a lot of it takes an alternative route and settles for simply building a ludic society — that is to say a culture that...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Heartwarming marsupial of the week. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-05-14).
What a darling fellow! This gentle furry woodland creature comes around every night at 8 o’clock to frolic amid the rotting kitchen waste in my compost bin, at which point our nightly staring contest commences. He growls at me, inch-long fangs dripping with disease, for as long as I care...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
You're not giving me that option. An Act of State is an Act of War (2010-04-24).
In matters of state, when an agreement cannot be reached, often the other person will say, “lets agree to disagree”. This is impossible. If the person you are talking to is in the same state as you (Phillipines, United States, etc.), and that person supports the state, then he is...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Ambivalent Sexism. experimentaltheology.blogspot.com (2010-05-15). This is useful: "Ambivalent Sexism Theory, as articulated by Peter Glick and Susan Fisk, suggests that while sexism is a form of prejudice it is marked by a deep ambivalence. That is, sexism is a unique and particular sort of prejudice. Generally, we think of prejudice as being characterized by strong negative feelings (and stereotypes) directed at a despised group. And, of course, many attitudes toward women are overtly derogatory. Glick and Fisk call this hostile sexism." Which they distinguish from paternalistic or "benevolent" [sic] sexism. I'd just add that these are really two sides of the same coin, practiced by the same men towards different women, or the same woman in different contexts. The point is that the pedestal is always conditional, and the social carrot is very easily replaced with a social stick when a woman steps outside of the narrow requirements of the pedestalized role. (Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to. Jesse, The Perpetual Three-Dot Column (2010-05-07).
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to join the big epistemic closure debate, the points I'd want to make would be:1. Ideological in-groups have always been able to construct cocoons in which their own favorite sources take precedence over the mainstream media. The Internet may...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
The Myth of the Menacing Militias. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-05-05).
Flash back to the end of March, when the authorities hauled in nine members of the Hutaree, a Christian paramilitary group, and charged them with plotting a mass assassination of police officers. The media quickly added the arrests to the ongoing narrative of "rising right-wing violence," with the Michigan-based militants...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
On Enewetak (from The Distributive Passions) Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-05-15).
[This immediately follows the section I posted May 2. It originally appeared on the defunct Distributive Passions blog. Bradford Peck was the author of The World A Department Store, and prime mover, along with the Vroomans, in the cooperative movement in New England. Much of this has already taken another...(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Amant ou mari? Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-04-24).
Proudhon (in)famously wrote, in What is Property?:On distingue dans la propriété : 1° la propriété pure et simple, le droit dominal, seigneurial sur la chose, ou, comme l'on dit, la nue propriété ; 2° la possession. « La possession, dit Duranton, est une chose de fait, et non de droit....(Linked Sunday 2010-05-16.)