Proudhon's critics. Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2011-06-01).
As I've mentioned, I'm working on assembling—and in some cases, translating—responses to Proudhon's work, with particular emphasis on those responses that really help to contextualize and illuminate that work. In some cases that means tackling head-on some of the thorniest problems posed by Proudhon's method, the sheer bulk of his...(Linked Wednesday 2011-06-01.)
Intellectual Property: Silly or Sinister? David K. Levine, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-12-22).
Imagine a land recently seized from a foreign power where there is little law and a lot of gold. Since nature abhors a vacuum, prospectors quickly adopt the conventions of private property: Whoever is first to put four stakes in the ground is the proud owner of the land and...(Linked Friday 2010-12-24.)
How to Record the Cops. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-21).
What’s the best way to record the cops? Here’s a quick run-down of the choices. Cameras without wireless networking capabilities are the least attractive option. If they are destroyed or confiscated in the field, you probably have lost the damning video you just recorded, including any footage documenting how your...(Linked Saturday 2010-12-25.)
Joseph Déjacque - The Humanisphere (Preface) Shawn P. Wilbur, Two-Gun Mutualism & the Golden Rule (2010-12-26).
The Humanisphere:Anarchic UtopiaJoseph DéjacqueUTOPIA: "A dream not realized, but not unrealizable." ANARCHY: "Absence of government." Revolutions are conservations. (P. J. PROUDHON)The only true revolutions are the revolutions of ideas. (JOUFFROY) Let us make customs, and no longer make laws. (EMILE DE GIRARDIN) So speak ye, and so do, as they...(Linked Sunday 2010-12-26.)
That Screwy, Ballyhooey Nollywood. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-21).
Recommended reading: a great article in The Economist on Nigeria's film industry, a.k.a. Nollywood, which "churns out about 50 full-length features a week, making it the world's second most prolific film industry after India's Bollywood." The report covers everything from the way movies are produced and consumed in a country...(Linked Sunday 2010-12-26.)
Sheriff Joe's War: Now More War-ry! Radley Balko, Hit & Run (2010-07-16).
The Arizona Republic: In a stretch of barren desert alongside Interstate 8 near Gila Bend that has become a corridor for human and drug smuggling, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and about 100 men staged a crime-suppression operation Thursday. Arpaio brought with him a belt-fed .50-caliber machine gun that can...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
Cory Doctorow: Technology Can Be a Force for Liberation. Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation (2010-07-15).
Introduction to the Persian edition of the science fiction novel Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, London, June 2008 Available for free download via http://www.archive.org/details/LilBroPersian, under the “Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0″ Creative Commons license. Cory Doctorow: I wrote this book because I believe that technology can be a force for liberation. Not...(Linked Friday 2010-07-16.)
“Free Market Capitalism” is an Oxymoron. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-07-17).
It’s pretty much standard for the chattering classes — both liberal and conservative — to refer to something called “our free market system,” also known as “free market capitalism.” To the extent that the right-wingers at Fox and CNBC or on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal advocate...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements. inciteblog, INCITE! Blog (2010-07-15).
Originally published in make/shift magazine Some people may have seen this article already, which has been making its rounds on Facebook and the blogosphere, but INCITE! blog editors loved it so much that we wanted to share it here. The piece was originally published in make/shift magazine’s Spring/Summer 2010 issue...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
“The New Abortion Providers” and the Old Political Dilemmas. Christine C., Our Bodies Our Blog (2010-07-16).
The New York Times has published online an extensive article about “The New Abortion Providers” (it will appear in print in Sunday’s Magazine), which I highly recommend reading. Such detailed reporting from a mainstream publication on the struggles of individual medical students and doctors to make abortion an accepted, integrated...(Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Matt Buchanan on the Droid X. Daring Fireball (2010-07-17). I linked this article because it contained the best slashing-review line I've read all day: "The software — a discordant melange of the not-so-fresh Android 2.1 and various bits of the Blur 'social networking' interface from Motorola’s lower-end Android phones — is the shudder-inducing poster child for the horrors that can occur when most hardware companies try to make software. It’s ugly, scattershot, and confusing. It feels almost malicious." (Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Joseph Déjacque and "The Circulus in Universality" Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-07-17). "Now then the absence of orders is the true order. The law and the sword is only the order of bandits, the code of theft and murder that presides at the division of the spoils, at the massacre of the victims. It is on that bloody pivot that the civilized world turns. Anarchy is its antipode, and that antipode is the axis of the humanispherean world." (Linked Saturday 2010-07-17.)
Take me to the river... Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-07-18).
Let's say we gather the usual suspects, down by the river, in the State of Nature, or thereabouts, for some a bit of property theory and a few "good draughts." John Locke says everybody can appropriate some river-water, as long as what they make their own "property" leaves "a whole...(Linked Sunday 2010-07-18.)
1996. xkcd.com (2010-07-18). Oh, TI-85, how I remember our time together, coding blackjack games in an indecipherable "programming language" when I was supposed to be paying attention in class... (Linked Sunday 2010-07-18.)
Seattle's Finest. Daily Brickbats (2010-07-19).
Seattle prosecutors are reportedly looking at criminal charges against two local police officers. The two were caught on videotape kicking and stomping a Latino man as other officers watched. They'd stopped the man as a potential robbery suspect but left him go a sort time later after determining he was...(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)
New Zealand becomes a game-changer. Software patents no longer allowed « Icrontic Tech. tech.icrontic.com (2010-07-19).
Brian Ambrozy (primesuspect) Today a New Zealand government minister announced that software should not be patentable. July 15, 2010 4:55 PM ET in News, intellectual property, law, patents, software Today the New Zealand government’s office announced that Commerce Minister Simon Power instructed the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) to...(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)
feministhulk: HULK TRY TO WRITE POETRY ABOUT LOVE FOR SMASHING PATRIARCHY. WHAT RHYME WITH "HEGEMONY?" Twitter / feministhulk (2010-07-19).
feministhulk: HULK TRY TO WRITE POETRY ABOUT LOVE FOR SMASHING PATRIARCHY. WHAT RHYME WITH "HEGEMONY?"(Linked Monday 2010-07-19.)