rechelon on Do you find the word "Anarchist" as an antagonist to the movement? reddit: the voice of the internet -- news before it happens (2011-01-21).
An-Archia means Without Rulership, so regardless of whatever we identify as people will call us "anarchists" and our ideals "anarchy" and they will be correct. In a bit of Orwellian ridiculousness "Anarchy" today is largely accepted as BOTH violent chaos and without rulership. That is to say whenever someone uses...(Linked Friday 2011-01-21.)
Unfriending. ongoing by Tim Bray (2011-01-20).
I’ve never really got much out of Facebook. Quite likely because I’ve been Doing It Wrong; so I’m trying to fix that. What happened was, I got on Facebook back in 2007; in the early days I accepted friend requests from almost anyone and in particular anyone who worked at...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-23.)
Institutions, Organizations, and Anarchy. joshmccabe, The Sociological Imagination (2011-01-20).
One of the things I’ve been noticing as I delve deeper into the economic sociology literature is just how much sociologists take the existence of the state for granted. In most cases, the state is omnipresent in modern society because we could not have markets in its absence. Many Marxists,...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-23.)
Edison's Predictions for the Year 2011 (1911) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-01-18).
On June 23, 1911 the Miami Metropolis published predictions about the year 2011 from the one and only Tommy "Dumbo Killah" Edison. Edison makes some amazing predictions about a future of golden automobiles, the discontinuation of gold as currency, the rise of steel and the death of the steam engine. I'm especially...(Linked Sunday 2011-01-23.)
Forced to Be Free. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-08).
Across Europe, high-minded debates about terrorism, assimilation, and the social effects of Islam have been devolving into disputes over the clothes the government will let people wear, as countries from Switzerland to the U.K. ponder bans on burqas and head scarves. Curiously, legislators and pundits on both sides of the...(Linked Saturday 2010-10-09.)
09.23.10: Don't Forget the Motor City. David Byrne, David Byrne's Journal (2010-09-23).
I’m here in Detroit to participate in a film directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo). The other day we performed the song “This Must Be The Place” with band and string section while the camera made a complicated move and a living room set rose up and traveled over our...(Linked Saturday 2010-10-09.)
The Drug War Metaphor: Increasingly Literal. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-06).
A New Mexico narcotics task force sent a SWAT team and helicopter to raid a school where students "participate in farming as a context for learning mathematics and science." The raid was apparently part of a larger operation involving the task force, the state police, and the National Guard, in...(Linked Saturday 2010-10-09.)
Nazi Nudges. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-10-06).
Most of you have probably seen this on Marginal Revolution (from Dan Ariely), but the lesson is too good to pass up. When it suits them, Nazis use nudges, too… Nudge-style “choice architecture” techniques are ideologically neutral. We can’t count on the guys in charge to have benevolent motives. That’s...(Linked Sunday 2010-10-10.)
Military Keynesians Are the Worst Keynesians of All. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-10-07).
From the National Journal this week: Two wars are not enough. America's economic outlook is so grim, and political solutions are so utterly absent, that only another large-scale war might be enough to lift the nation out of chronic high unemployment and slow growth, two prominent economists, a conservative and...(Linked Sunday 2010-10-10.)
Feminism. Marja Erwin (2010-08-24).
When men consider how they should treat other men, it is moral philosophy. When womyn consider how we should treat other womyn, it is feminism. It has taken feminism to separate the were-centered moral philosophies from the human-centered ones. It will take feminism-in-practice to discover the full potential of feminism-in-theory.What...(Linked Monday 2010-10-11.)
American schools are killing children. Marja Erwin (2010-10-10).
Through bullying, through high workloads, and through indifference to the needs of different children. Classrooms may be a good teaching environment for some kids, mediocre for other, and downright destructive for some. Bullying was an epidemic when I was in school, and I understand it has grown worse yet. Calling...(Linked Monday 2010-10-11.)
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.)
- Photographer beaten, detained in London for being "cocky" to policeman who implies she is a terrorist. Boing Boing (2009-12-30). Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain, it's fallen to the Western nations to take up the banner of the War on Photography, formerly a stereotypically East German sort of preoccupation for the Securitate. Here, a gang of about ten cops in the London city government's police force beat up and arrest a photographer for taking pictures of a building and getting "cocky" (that is, for asserting some minimal dignity and individual liberty) when she refuses to turn her film over to agents of the State on their demand. (Linked Wednesday 2009-12-30.)
- Ostrom in Boston. joshmccabe, The Sociological Imagination (2009-12-21).
No, she’s not actually there, but a great illustration of her work takes place every winter in the city. On-street parking seems like it would be the mother of all tragedies of the commons. This is especially true after it snows. You spend all morning shoveling out your car (especially...(Linked Thursday 2009-12-31.)
- Why Kant Was Smarter Than Behavioral Economists. Mario Rizzo, ThinkMarkets (2009-12-18).
by Mario Rizzo Behavioral economists who like to indulge in normative pronouncements have decided that quasi-hyperbolic discounting violates rationality. In other words, suppose a person decides today that he will give up the hamburgers he loves beginning in 2010 (because of the high fat content). But then when 2010 arrives...(Linked Friday 2010-01-01.)