Groves of Luxury and Idleness? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-28).
As is so often the case with right-wing critics of academia – even, or perhaps especially, those who are academics themselves (and so, perhaps, often brimming with resentment against their mostly left-wing colleagues?) – retiring sociology professor David Rubinstein, in his recent piece in The Weekly Standard, offers what I...(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
Imagine No Taxation. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-26).
The following letter appeared in today’s Opelika-Auburn News: To the Editor: Charlotte Ward asks us to imagine a world without taxes. (“Don’t like taxes? Imagine a world without these services,” Tuesday.) Okay, let’s try. What would it be like? True, the government wouldn’t be able to provide its services any...(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
The Atrocity of Hope, Part 15: Toward a New Radicalism. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-23).
Chris Hedges on corporate liberalism: The pillars of the liberal establishment – the press, the church, culture, the university, labor and the Democratic Party – all honor an unwritten quid pro quo with corporations and the power elite, as well as our masters of war, on whom they depend for...(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
The Manifesto of the Sixteen (1916) Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-05-25).
[Here is a translation of the controversial "Manifesto of the Sixteen," the document issued by Peter Kropotkin, Jean Grave and others, advocating support for the Allies and opposition to Germany in World War I. I had promised this to members of the Anarchist Task Force on Wikipedia quite awhile back,...(Linked Saturday 2011-05-28.)
*"Whoever does not affirm at some time the. Masha, Cyganeria (2011-05-23).
"Whoever does not affirm at some time the definite..terribleness of life, never takes possession of the unutterable powers of our existence; he merely walks at the edge; and when the decision is made eventually, he will have been neither one of the living nor one of the dead."~RilkeI know many...(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
The slow boil. admin, This Modern World (2011-05-26). (Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
Food Nullification: The Sequel. Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-05-29). The War on the Informal Sector (Cont'd). (Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
Revisionist History Day, 2011. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-05-29).
Today is Revisionist History Day, what others call Memorial Day. Americans are supposed to remember the country's war dead while being thankful that they protected our freedom and served our country. However, reading revisionist history (see a sampling below) or alternative news sites (start with Antiwar.com and don't forget to...(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
alternatively, why would i add you after only meeting you once? what sort of dark magic is this. Dinosaur Comics (2011-05-27).
archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousMay 27th, 2011nextMay 27th, 2011: This weekend I'm getting my first tattoo. Which tattoo? I'll give you a hint: it's one of the tattoos mentioned here. :0– Ryan(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
Columbia SWAT team kills dog during drug raid — again. Dr. Q, Gangsters in Blue (2011-05-28).
One of the most widely watched police brutality videos from last year showed members of the Columbia Police Department’s SWAT team breaking into a man’s home in the middle of the night, shooting his two dogs, terrorizing him and his family, and finally arresting him for a tiny amount of...(Linked Sunday 2011-05-29.)
D. McCarthy Stalks LibertyOnTour.com – Again. Ademo Freeman, Gangsters in Blue (2011-05-27).
Originally posted at LibertyOnTour.com On our last day in Greenfield Beau and I headed to the local gas station to pick up a few things. On our way there we witnessed Daniel McCarthy, a member of the Greenfield police, make an illegal U-turn and park near our location. As we...(Linked Monday 2011-05-30.)
When Police Interrogate Children. Wendy McElroy, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2011-03-28).
On its surface, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court may seem to be legally trivial; it’s about a juvenile who stole from neighborhood houses. But J.D.B. v. North Carolina could redefine both the law’s “reasonable person” standard and what it means to be in custody. The case is...(Linked Saturday 2011-04-23.)
Knowing the Real Enemy. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2011-04-23).
In an article in Tikkun last year, Rabbi Michael Lerner argued that “[f]rom the standpoint of the large corporate interests, nothing could be better than to de-fund government or dramatically downsize it, because then it can’t constrain their economic power.” (“After the Health Care Legislation,” April 5, 2010). And now...(Linked Saturday 2011-04-23.)
Georgia to Execute Troy Davis, Despite Gaping Holes In State’s Case. Francis L. Holland, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-22).
Troy Davis is about to be executed -- even though he may be innocent. Tell Georgia to spare Troy Davis' life. This is an emergency announcement from Color of Change: Dear Atty,In 1991, Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a white police officer. Though there's major evidence that Davis didn't...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Derek Colling – Most Dangerous Cop in America. Ademo Freeman, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-23).
Derek Colling might be the most dangerous (active) cop in the united states. In less than 5 years as a police office Colling has killed two, including one 15 year old boy, and was just caught on film beating a man for filming him – great write up and back...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
well, gene, i do refer to everyone from james madison to benito. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-24).
well, gene, i do refer to everyone from james madison to benito mussolini as a 'statist,' and to myself as an 'anti-statist.' this does not of course entail that madison and mussolini agree on everything, but it does pick out the fact that they agree on one big thing. (of course...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Help Christie Books publish Antonio Téllez Solà's "Facerías" Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-04-24).
Passing along a note from the Kate Sharpley Library: "Christie Books is planning to publish Facerías: Urban Guerrilla Warfare (1939-1957) by Antonio Tellez Sola and translated by Paul Sharkey, but needs your help. Please check out the link and consider donating to the publication fund through the chipin link on...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Bakunin on Proudhon and Marx. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-04-24).
James Guillaume, in the "Biographical Notice" in his French edition of Bakunin's Works, includes part of an 1870 manuscript written by Bakunin on the subject of Proudhon and Marx:Proudhon, despite all his efforts to shake off the traditions of classical idealism, nonetheless remained all his life an incorrigible idealist, inspired,...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-24.)
Changing Incentives Creates Security Risks. schneier, Schneier on Security (2011-04-14).
One of the things I am writing about in my new book is how security equilibriums change. They often change because of technology, but they sometimes change because of incentives. An interesting example of this is the recent scandal in the Washington, DC, public school system over teachers changing their...(Linked Monday 2011-04-25.)
In Other Words, Just About Everyone. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-20).
CNN recently obtained a list of the "behavioral indicators" that could subject you to an enhanced security screeing by TSA. Included on the list: Passengers who display arrogance and verbally express contempt for security procedures. Because terrorists are known for drawing attention to themselves by irritating security screeners? Seems doubtful....(Linked Monday 2011-04-25.)
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.)
Why All Police Are Bad — for Society. Ademo Freeman, Cop Block (2010-12-30).
I’m often questioned about my stance on police which is fine — anyone who knows me is aware that I don’t mind sharing my thoughts. Oftentimes during the conversation I’m accused of being a “cop hater” or told that not all cops are bad. I understand the reasoning most people...(Linked Friday 2011-01-14.)
From the Downsize DC Foundation: The Dictator Fallacy. DownsizeDC.org (2011-01-13).
The Downsize DC Foundation's website, www.DownsizeDCFoundation.org, continues to grow. Today, we bring you one of those articles, from the Our Lexicon category . . . "The Dictator Fallacy" by Jim Babka fal·la·cy - * a misleading or unsound argument. * Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render...(Linked Saturday 2011-01-15.)
Nothing Natural about It. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-01-15).
The sharp historical division between labor and capital ownership is not a natural emergent feature of the market economy but largely the conscious result of government privilege.Atom(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Two Little Pigs: How Some Cops Get Jail While Others Go Free. Modesto Anarcho (2011-01-16). It's not that police "protect their own," exactly. It's that police protect their power. Rape your step daughter or get plastered and drive your car off the road, and you're well behind the blue wall. Do something that disrupts command and control within a prison, and the long knives come out. (Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Kiva Lending Team: Anarchists for Empowerment. tolstoyscat, things along the way (2011-01-11).
Join here: Anarchists for EmpowermentKiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.Anarchists for Empowerment: We loan...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Mistakes Were Made. Guns Were Pointed. A Family Was Terrorized. Pets Were Threatened. Radley Balko, Gangsters in Blue (2011-01-16).
The DEA has apologized for the wrong door raid in the Hudson Valley that I blogged about last week. Sort of. John P. Gilbride, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, issued a statement Friday clearing Spring Valley resident David McKay and his family of anything to do...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Why read about it when you can play? Shelley, MyTech (2011-01-16).
Earlier today I got into a friendly discussion and debate on Twitter about a new web site called W3Fools. The site bills itself as a "W3Schools intervention", and the purpose is to wake developers up to the fact that W3School tutorials can, and do, have errors. The problem with a...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
The state begins in robbery; some patterns of robb... Gary Chartier, Comments on Free Association: Take It to the Limit (2011-01-08).
The state begins in robbery; some patterns of robbery are doubtless spontaneously ordered, but surely others are planned by groups of robbers.Once the state has been established and mechanisms for obtaining power have been regularized, it will surely be unsurprising if people who do obtain power are people who like...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
The Semicolon Wars » American Scientist. www.americanscientist.org (2011-01-16).
I mock the pettiness of these squabbles—and I believe some of them deserve mocking—and yet I don't want to give the impression that only cosmetic issues are in dispute, or that programming languages are really all alike under the skin. On the contrary, what's most fascinating about programming languages is...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)
Let a million bookmarks bloom. l.m.orchard, 0xDECAFBAD (2010-12-19).
TL;DR: Don’t depend on Delicious; host your own, pay for it elsewhere, or hope for the best. Use real-time feeds to stitch the bookmarking diaspora back together into topical aggregate indexes. In the last entry, I wrote about why my use of Delicious has dropped over time, and what I’ve...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-16.)