The Dialethic Right. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-04-28).
Two things conservatives like to say: Our constitutional rights aren’t granted to us by government. Our rights come from God, and the Constitution simply recognises them. Illegal immigrants and terrorist suspects don’t have constitutional rights because they’re not American citizens.(Linked Wednesday 2010-04-28.)
Remembering Corporate Liberalism. rechelon, Invisible Molotov (2010-04-24).
“Remembering Corporate Liberalism” by Roderick T Long “During the first half of the 20th century, there was a widespread perception that big government and big business were fundamentally at odds. Free-market individualists generally regarded themselves as defenders of peaceful business interests against the rapacious state. Those on the left saw...(Linked Thursday 2010-04-29.)
XKCD "Hell" implemented in flash. Hacker News (2010-04-29).
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Anarchism 101. You, Anarchoblogs (2010-04-16).
I love how people who would barely pass an 11th-grade civics test like to taunt anarchists with the ever-so-damning, irrefutable line “But how would you prevent a warlord from rising to power, in Anarchy?” and then act as if that is such a complete and well-thought-out argument that it pre-empts...(Linked Thursday 2010-04-29.)
trying to find embeddable video, but rachel maddow - who, Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-04-15).
trying to find embeddable video, but rachel maddow - who, actually, i like to watch - is incessantly touting her show on timothy mcveigh: it's all about the dangers of "anti-government violence." i guess really they focus-grouped the phrase "anti-gov" and now use it as a synonym for insanity. but...(Linked Thursday 2010-04-29.)
Insert "Won't Get Fooled Again" Reference Here. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-04-29).
Charlie Savage reports: The Obama administration is seeking to compel a writer to testify about his confidential sources for a 2006 book about the Central Intelligence Agency, a rare step that was authorized by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. The author, James Risen, who is a reporter for The...(Linked Thursday 2010-04-29.)
this thought experiment just got way too awesome. Dinosaur Comics (2010-04-20).
archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - what happened - search - about← previousApril 20th, 2010nextApril 20th, 2010: I just found out that Stanford's marching band turned their tubas into Dinosaur Comics to help win a Battle of the Bands and this is what I have to say to...(Linked Wednesday 2010-04-21.)
Help Corvus help the Kate Sharpley Library. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-04-16).
I've got a lot to say, sometime soon, about mutual-aid economies and the power of small, periodic support for small projects, but, for once, let's get the practice out there in front of the theory. Despite my tendency to be into a bit of everything all the time, the heart...(Linked Thursday 2010-04-22.)
‘Infographic’, by Phil Gyford. John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-04-09).
Zing. ★(Linked Thursday 2010-04-22.)
Malfunction … Malfunction … Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-04-22).
Mary Matalin on CNN’s Campbell Brown show just now, on the subject of marijuana: My libertarian sense says let’s regulate it.(Linked Friday 2010-04-23.)
The Washington-Wall Street Kabuki Dance. The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-04-23). Excellent work in the latest from Sheldon Richman: "When I watch the public furor over the ruling party’s attempt to 'toughen' regulations on the financial industry, I get the same feeling I often have in a theater: Good show but it’s not real. ... If you have doubts about any of this, imagine some top Wall Street operator calling for elimination of the Federal Reserve System and the banking cartel it administers. Imagine him endorsing repeal of all federal and state banking regulations and their replacement with free banking and market-based money. Imagine him testifying on behalf of an end to all implicit guarantees, bailout promises, and the “too big to fail” doctrine. If you can’t imagine it you have begun to grasp the nature of the actual political economy in which we live." Sheldon's column has also been reprinted in this weekend's CounterPunch. (Congrats!) (Linked Friday 2010-04-23.)
The Palinites and the Paulians. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-04-20).
The biggest (though not the only) limit to last week's CBS/New York Times Tea Party survey is that it didn't distinguish the movement's armchair sympathizers from the people who actually go out and join the rallies. Politico and Edison Research have filled part of that gap by polling the participants...(Linked Friday 2010-04-23.)
- Hugo Mexicano. Austro-Athenian Empire (2009-10-11). in which Roderick reviews Juarez -- one of my stronger memories from high-school Spanish. (Linked Sunday 2009-10-11.)
- Dyer Lum on Mutualism, and a note on Proudhon. Shawn P. Wilbur, In the Libertarian Labyrinth (2009-10-02).
I'm working on gathering the pieces for a series of pamphlets documenting the mutualist tradition, and ran across this rather strange, but very interesting piece, but the frequently strange, but always interesting Dyer D. Lum. Tucker's translation of the first volume of The System of Economical Contradictions was published in...(Linked Sunday 2009-10-11.)
- diveintomark: "Dive Into Python" has now earned me over $10,000 in royalties, despite being Free and online for 8 years. Twitter / diveintomark (2009-10-11). But without Intellectual Protectionism laws, how would anyone ever make a living writing books? (Linked Sunday 2009-10-11.)
- Keene, the Peaceful Civil-Disobedience Apex. James B Schlessinger Jr, Fr33 Agents (2009-10-08).
Activists light up a marijuana cigarette in the Keene Police Station James B Schlessinger Jr. October 5th, 2009 Words on paper are not stopping activists and locals from living like free people in Keene, New Hampshire. Whether it is marijuana consumption on the Commons or a young woman going topless...(Linked Sunday 2009-10-11.)
- The Good Old Days. Jill, Feministe (2009-10-11).
This article will make you lose your lunch. The idea is that sex with children is more taboo today than it was in Roman Polanski’s era — thanks to victims’ rights groups and a family values revival. The evidence? Well, Polanski himself, and this one Woody Allen movie. The article...(Linked Sunday 2009-10-11.)
- Anarchist Elliot Madison wrongfully arrested, robbed. John, Blagnet.net (2009-10-06).
In a continuation of law-enforcement agencies’ general disdain for and dismissal of our civil liberties, Elliot Madison, a self-described anarchist, was arrested for using Twitter and a police scanner to help G20 protesters coordinate their efforts and avoid police officers. The charges on which he was held don’t indicate any...(Linked Monday 2009-10-12.)
- A Shocking Development. Daily Brickbats (2009-09-14).
Two Gwinnett County police sergeants have resigned and Cpl. Gary Miles has been arrested after Miles allegedly used a Taser on a Waffle House waiter as a joke. The sergeants reportedly saw the incident and did not report it. The department is investigating claims a fourth officer pointed a Taser...(Linked Monday 2009-10-12.)
- Ending the Cycle. Daily Brickbats (2009-10-12). Green Government in a nutshell. (Linked Monday 2009-10-12.)