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.)
Class Dismissed? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-03-16).
David Friedman writes: Looking through your essay “Left-Libertarianism, Class Conflict, and Historical Theories of Distributive Justice,” I was struck by what seems to me to be a problem with what you describe as “libertarian class theory.” You write: “Recipients of tax-funded welfare won’t be assigned to the parasitic class either,...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-16.)
At the end of the day who the fuck cares if Intellectual Property encourages creativity or not? Censorship is censorship, full stop. You don't get to own my thoughts, experiences, memories or communications. reddit: the voice of the internet -- news before it happens (2011-03-15).
I'm so pissed at the rhetorical retreating we've done over the last decade. I'm sick of every argument over IP immediately turning into a debate over methods of remuneration. Is there anything on earth more infuriatingly privileged than a technocrat or bourgeois artist whining that no price is too small...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-16.)
Lane’s Forgotten Writings on Race. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-11-25).
Among libertarians, Rose Wilder Lane is best known as the author of the libertarian classics The Discovery of Freedom and Give Me Liberty. Outside of the libertarian movement, she is known – if at all – as the at least partial ghostwriter of her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular Little...(Linked Friday 2010-11-26.)
Protecting Your Home From Afar With a Robot. By PETER WAYNER, NYT > Personal Tech (2010-11-10).
Wi-Fi-equipped robots can be operated remotely to protect a home. Some can even be modified to detect fire and carry an extinguisher.(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
The Illegitimacy of the “Psychiatric Bible” Thomas S. Szasz M.D., The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-11-24).
“Mental health experts ask: Will anyone be normal?” So read the title of a July 27 Reuters report. The “experts” warned that the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), scheduled for publication in 2013, “could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal....(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Get The TSA By The Balls. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-11-25).
I participated in a WeWontFly pamphlet distribution event at Newark Airport last night. It was organized by NJ Libertarian Party activists. Although everything went smoothly the terminal we were at was not very busy at the time of the event. TSA is engaged in a massive propaganda campaign to discredit...(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Jay Stuart Snelson in OC at KHCTF. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2010-11-24).
A NEW Orange County, CA Supperclub! THE Karl Hess Community Technology Forum A PROJECT OF THE RESILIENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Resilient Community Foundation (“Rescomm.org”) is pleased to present Jay Stuart Snelson at the inaugural meeting of the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Mr. Snelson is a California native, UCLA graduate...(Linked Monday 2010-11-29.)
How Inequality Shapes Our Lives, Part 3. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-09-30).
Bryan Caplan has replied to my reply to his reply to my inequality post. Others have weighed in as well; see David Heinrich, Jason Sorens, and Libérale et libertaire. I plan to address those too; but let me focus on Bryan’s latest reply for now. In his first reply, Bryan...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-30.)
so msnbc is doing their little educational summit so that. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-09-28).
so msnbc is doing their little educational summit so that everyone can come and express their agreement with arne duncan, showing our commitment to america's future by uttering the same cliches in unison. colin and alma powell were on, and expressed the basic insight that the key to education in a...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-30.)
if i were going to see waiting for superman, i think i would. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-09-30).
if i were going to see waiting for superman, i think i would need to see it alone. my reaction is likely to be severe, and no one i know even vaguely agrees with any of my positions on these things. everyone operates from within the same set of assumptions. barack and bush's positions...(Linked Thursday 2010-09-30.)
How Inequality Shapes Our Lives. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-09-17).
Those of us who regard socioeconomic inequality as a serious problem are often accused of “envy,” as though such concerns were simply a matter of begrudging someone else’s having more cookies than we do. I think this reaction misses the point in a number of ways; let me say just...(Linked Monday 2010-09-20.)
Comment on Eppur Si Muove by Kevin Carson. Kevin Carson, Comments for Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-09-16).
If I can’t have petty fights, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.(Linked Monday 2010-09-20.)
THE IMPERIAL TWO-STEP. Robert Paul Wolff, The Philosopher's Stone (2010-08-26).
The NY TIMES today devotes its premier placement [Front Page, far right column, above the fold] to the revelation that, in the words of their headline, "Key Harzai Aide in Graft Inquiry Linked to C.I.A. Said to be on Payroll. Conflicting Goals Seen for U.S. in Its Call to Fight...(Linked Tuesday 2010-09-21.)