Future Timeline. xkcd.com (2011-04-17). (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
Big Media To Innovative App Maker: Stop Innovating Without Our Permission! | Techdirt. www.techdirt.com (2011-04-18). "And, honestly, if creating an app that makes it easier to read your content is a threat to your business, you're doing business wrong." (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
boardgames are to monopoly as comics are to garfield, THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT. Dinosaur Comics (2011-04-19). I blame the Georgists. (Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Austro-Californian Empire? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-04-18).
While in San Diego I’ll be meeting with the San Diego Austrians and the Café Libertalia folks on Thursday night. Details here (for the socially mediated).(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-19).
if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i would proceed by simulated terrorism. such a procedure is suggested by things like this, where i'm thinking the authorities evacuated a mall or at least closed in en masse to get a guy wandering around a mall with a rifle, when it...(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Birmingham officers who beat man while he was unconscious to be reinstated. Dr. Q, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-15).
On January 23, 2008 Birmingham police officers attempted to stop and question one Anthony Shannon Warren about suspected drug activity. Warren fled in his car. Because interrogating people about suspected involvement in activities that harm no one is much more important than public safety, the officers decided that the best...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
On Controlling Parents. der Blaustrumpf (2011-04-20). "Many of the comments, like the author herself, blame Rand for the father’s selfishness. What struck me is not the awfulness of Rand’s philosophy, though awful it is, but that a seemingly infinite number of options are available to parents who wish to justify abuse. A hardcore Objectivist parent is rare, thankfully, but it’d be easy to envision a Christian parent who would justify similar deprivation as a lesson in altruism and humility – the very opposite of Rand’s alleged ideals." - Cheryl Cline (Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Free Market Anti-Capitalism Paper Online. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-04-19).
My contribution to the 2011 APEE Topics in Free-Market Anti-Capitalism panel is now available for download from my archives page: Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries? The paper disentangles the concepts of capitalism, free enterprise, and progress in the context of the early Industrial Revolution. While a lot...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Digital Cash Sparks Digital Debate. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-20).
Writing in Time, of all places, Jerry Brito discusses Bitcoin, the latest alternative currency to capture the digerati's imagination: The web has also seen all-purpose digital currencies, from defunct dot-com bubble start-ups Flooz and Beenz, to the slightly more successful e-gold. Unlike cash, however, digital currencies to date have had a...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
- Libertariański Feminizm! Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2009-11-30).
I just received in the mail, kindly sent to me by Włodzimierz Gogłoza, a Polish libertarian magazine called MindFuck (pronounced, I assume, “Minndfootsk”) that includes translations into Polish of the libertarian feminist piece I wrote with Charles, Libertarian Feminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved?, as well as my blog post...(Linked Monday 2009-11-30.)
- 2 more narcs taken off the street in corruption probe - Philadelphia Inquirer. "Thomas Tolstoy" - Google News (2009-11-30). In which democratic government ensures that government police are accountable to the people, rather than to the powerful and well-connected. '"It doesn't mean that they will be terminated, arrested or face any disciplinary action," DiLacqua said. "As the investigation is ongoing, some may be returned to full duty."' (Linked Monday 2009-11-30.)
- so this morning in the tacoma cop-killer case, police were. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2009-11-30).
so this morning in the tacoma cop-killer case, police were reported to have surrounded a house, and to be trying to remove the suspect using "loudspeakers," "explosions," and "occasional gunshots." now he's on the loose? so what the hell were they blowing up and shooting at?(Linked Monday 2009-11-30.)
- Bad Boys. Daily Brickbats (2009-11-30). In which an "elite" "anti-gang" unit within the Chicago city government's police force turns out to be nothing more than the baddest gang on the block. Specially Operating government cops used their police powers to conduct repeated traffic stops without cause, steal their victims' keys, storm their homes without warrants, and rob their victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and drugs. Along the way they kidnapped several people, beat the hell out of them, and at one point even endangered the life of a diabetic victim by refusing to let him have insulin until he told them where his stash of money was hidden. Four of these out-of-control hyperviolent extortionist thugs, who made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars each, and who personally participated in kidnapping, torturing and nearly murdering those who stood in their racket's way, will have all but one of the lesser charges against each of them dropped, and will spend six months in jail. All thanks to a special deal they cut with their fellow government employees at the District Attorney's office. (Linked Monday 2009-11-30.)
- Easy Rider. Daily Brickbats (2009-11-30). All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. (Linked Monday 2009-11-30.)
- Bait and Switch. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2009-12-01). (Linked Wednesday 2009-12-02.)