Don’t Leave Me Alone. Steven Horwitz, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2011-04-20).
One sentiment commonly expressed by libertarians is the desire to just be “left alone.” This is often meant politically: “If people would just leave each other alone, the world would be a much better place,” or “I just want to be left alone to do what I want.” And in...(Linked Wednesday 2011-05-11.)
INTERESTING QUESTION. Robert Paul Wolff, The Philosopher's Stone (2011-04-18).
Marinus sent me a long, very interesting email message, criticizing my dismissive attitude toward the Prisoner's Dilemma in Part Five of my tutorial on Formal Methods in Political Philosophy. I am turning that over in my mind, and will reply in a bit. But out of curiosity, I Google'd him,...(Linked Wednesday 2011-05-11.)
Do the Nannies Get Nannies? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-05-11).
As incomprehensible as it is to shun both the Democratic and Republican parties, apparently it borders on incoherence to find fault with both pro- and anti-natalist arguments, or so it seems. This month Cato Unbound has a pretty good feature on the politics of family size–see in particular Matthew Connelly’s...(Linked Thursday 2011-05-12.)
The Opposite of a Nut-Punch. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-05-13).
Well, not the complete opposite -- the NYPD comes off looking pretty bad. Still, this is the feel-good crime story of the week.(Linked Friday 2011-05-13.)
Last Time In the City. email@example.com (Τζούλια Ρήμπερ Πιτ), Propaganda Lalaland (2011-05-07).
Saturday was probably my last time at Red Emma's in a long while. I thought I'd go down there since I'm leaving Maryland on Friday morning and may not be back again until January of next year (assuming my study abroad plans will work out). I remember the last time...(Linked Friday 2011-05-13.)
feministhulk: SO MUCH HEGEMONY TO SMASH, SO LITTLE TIME! HULK OFTEN RELY HEAVILY ON DAY PLANNER, THOUGH TRY TO STAY FLEXIBLE. Twitter / feministhulk (2010-09-01).
feministhulk: SO MUCH HEGEMONY TO SMASH, SO LITTLE TIME! HULK OFTEN RELY HEAVILY ON DAY PLANNER, THOUGH TRY TO STAY FLEXIBLE.(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-01.)
Concern About Police Secrecy = "Tilting at Windmills"? Radley Balko, Hit & Run (2010-09-01).
My column this week was about the continuing secrecy of Virginia's largest police departments and the way the state's law enforcement community is opposing efforts to make the departments even marginally more transparent. The journalist sounding the alarm about all of this is Michael Pope, who writes for Northern Virginia's...(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-01.)
Can Preschoolers Think? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2010-09-02).
As I’ve said before, the NYT often shows up The Onion in terms of laughs. This week, the NYT featured an unintentionally funny article about preschool depression accompanied by even funnier photos: Kiran didn’t seem like the type of kid parents should worry about. “He was the easy one,” his...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Social Individualism and Solidarity. Darian Worden, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-08-26).
A functional libertarian political order will rise the strongest from fertile ground. To maximize individual liberty it is necessary to promote the best kind of individualism at all levels. Controversy over the building of various mosques and the Park 51 Islamic cultural center shows the influence of anti-Muslim sentiment on...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
New Anarchist Platformist archive. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-24).
Anarchism and the Platformist Tradition is a new archive with a nice collection of platformist texts, starting, naturally, with the 1926 Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft), but including both prior and subsequent contributions to the platformist tradition. Whether or not you ultimately agree with the approaches...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Practical support for microenterprise. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-24).
I've been featuring the 500 Friends of Reading Frenzy! Kickstarter project in the sidebar here since it was launched. It's now in its last week for funding, and 75% on its way to a goal of $5000. Reading Frenzy is a remarkable operation: a tiny shop which has been able...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
E. Armand, "The Gulf" Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-08).
This short piece by Emile Armand appeared in Horace Traubel's The Conservator in 1910. It's an interesting piece to have appeared in a magazine dominated by the shadow of Walt Whitman—and an interesting example of Armand's thought.THE GULFAll the societies of the vanguard—Social Democrats, revolutionaries of all shades, various communists—say...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
What is David Brooks for? der Blaustrumpf » What is David Brooks for? (2010-09-02). Vulture Economics (Cont'd): every mushroom cloud has a silver lining. (Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Some Hard Facts on Copyright. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-09-02).
I’ve referred to Nina Paley quite a bit in recent columns. Her song “Copying is Not Theft” and her Mimi and Eunice cartoons skewer the moral pretensions of the Copyright Nazis more effectively than just about anything I’ve seen. In a more serious vein, I just ran onto her interview...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
The Ruling Class. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-02).
Few essays attracted as much attention from right-wing readers this summer as "America's Ruling Class—and the Perils of Revolution," an extended argument that an incestuous social set "rules uneasily over the majority of Americans." Written by Angelo Codevilla of the Claremont Institute and first published in The American Spectator, this...(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
Spinster aunt casts jaundiced eye at popular television show. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-08-04).
Hollywood has long been recognized by the Global Cabal of Spinster Aunts as Ground Zero for American misogyny. Like everything that gurgles forth from that foul city, this Mad Men sensation that’s sweeping the nation has many sicko antifeminist repercussions. Never heard of Mad Men? It’s a “critically acclaimed” —...(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
Revolutionary Letter #4 by Diane di Prima. firstname.lastname@example.org, ARTHUR MAGAZINE (2010-08-29).
Revolutionary Letter #4 by Diane di Prima Left to themselves people grow their hair. Left to themselves they take off their shoes. Left to themselves they make love sleep easily share blankets, dope & children they are not lazy or afraid they plant seeds, they smile, they speak to one...(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
- Operation Revelation. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-03-05).
Here's the intro to a press release from the sheriff of Bossier Parish, Louisiana: Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen has unveiled a new emergency operations plan that will be a continuation of public safety in Bossier Parish should disaster ever strike here at home. The plan, known as Operation Exodus, will...(Linked Friday 2010-03-05.)
- apophenia » Blog Archive » ChatRoulette, from my perspective. www.zephoria.org (2010-03-06). " I love the way that it mixes things up. For most users of all ages – but especially teens – the Internet today is about socializing with people you already know. But I used to love the randomness of the Internet. I can’t tell you how formative it was for me to grow up talking to all sorts of random people online. So I feel pretty depressed every time I watch people flip out about the dangers of talking to strangers. Strangers helped me become who I was. Strangers taught me about a different world than what I knew in my small town. Strangers allowed me to see from a different perspective. Strangers introduced me to academia, gender theory, Ivy League colleges, the politics of war, etc. So I hate how we vilify all strangers as inherently bad. Did I meet some sketchballs on the Internet when I was a teen? DEFINITELY. They were weird; I moved on. And it used to be a lot harder to move on when everything was attached to an email that was paid for. So I actually think that the ChatRoulette version allows you to move on with greater ease, less guilt, and far more comfortably." (Linked Saturday 2010-03-06.)
- Two-Gun Mutualism and the Golden Rule - Part 3. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-03-03).
“TWO-GUN” MUTUALISMand theGOLDEN RULE[continued] ARMED AND DANGEROUS Perhaps this has all taken a strangely martial turn, given mutualism’s generally peaceful reputation. Isn’t the core of mutualism the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you?” Yes, indeed. But there’s nothing simple about fulfilling the Golden Rule. The...(Linked Saturday 2010-03-06.)
- Raspberry Cliché Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-03-07).
Last night Hollywood held its most rigidly predictable exercise in conventional wisdom: the Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. the Razzies, established to honor the worst films of the year. Sandra Bullock showed up to collect her Worst Actress and Worst Screen Couple prizes for All About Steve, then razzed the crowd...(Linked Sunday 2010-03-07.)
- Ex-New Orleans Cop Pleads Guilty To Massive Cover Up In Post-Katrina Shootings | TPMMuckraker. tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com (2010-02-26). "A veteran New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty yesterday to orchestrating an elaborate cover-up of a shooting in the days after Katrina in which police gunned down six unarmed city residents, killing two and seriously wounding four. ..." (Linked Friday 2010-02-26.)
- Cutting Up Your Credit Cards. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-02-25).
"The banks and credit card companies have spent 50 years building a proprietary, locked-down system that handles roughly $2 trillion in credit card transactions and another $1.3 trillion in debit card transactions every year," Daniel Roth writes in Wired. But now "an army of engineers and entrepreneurs is rushing in,...(Linked Friday 2010-02-26.)
- Health Care and Radical Monopoly | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty. Google Alerts - http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/scratching-by-how-government-creates-poverty-as-we-know-it/ (2010-02-24).
The Freeman Online. Published by the Foundation for Economic Education .... in “ Scratching By: How the Government Creates Poverty as We Know It” (The ...(Linked Saturday 2010-02-27.)
- "Two-Gun" Mutualism? - Part 1. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-02-27).
“TWO-GUN” MUTUALISMand theGOLDEN RULEThus one remains in perplexity and uncertainty, equally attracted and repulsed by two opposite attractors. Yes, the sympathies of our era are equally lively, equally energetic, whether it is a question of liberty or equality, of individuality or association. The faith in society is complete, but the...(Linked Saturday 2010-02-27.)
- Two-Gun Mutualism? - Part 2. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-02-27).
“TWO-GUN” MUTUALISMand theGOLDEN RULE[continued]INDIVIDUALISM vs SOCIALISMIt is clear that, in all of this writing, it is necessary to understand by socialism, socialism as we define it in this work itself, which is as the exaggeration of the idea of association, or of society. For a number of years, we have...(Linked Saturday 2010-02-27.)