The Just-World Bias Gets Us All. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-28).
After reading about the horrific gang rapes of a Texan child, and the assault of Lara Logan in Egypt, I am starting to suspect that anti-rape activists and sympathizers are as caught up in the just-world bias as rape apologists. In this NYT “update” on its previous coverage of the...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
Julian Assange and Naomi Wolf. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-03-28).
Last year Naomi Wolf wrote some interesting essays on the international indifference to sexual violence; unfortunately, they were written to defend a rebellious and charismatic man, Julian Assange, who may very well be a rapist. I was very tempted to go easy on Wolf because she sometimes seems like the closest...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
C4SS Fundraiser: One More Day. Kevin Carson, Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism (2011-03-30).
Well, we've got one more day left in the C4SS fundraiser and still need a little less than $1800 to pay our writers and staff through December. As Director Brad Spangler says, if we don't raise enough money by the end of the First Quarter to pay our expenses through...(Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
Best General Strike Poster Ever. reddit: the voice of the internet -- news before it happens (2011-03-25).
submitted by rechelon to Anarchism [link] [4 comments](Linked Wednesday 2011-03-30.)
Monsanto Sued By Organic Farmers Who Don't Want To Be Accused Of Patent Infringement. Mike Masnick, Techdirt (2011-03-30).
Monsanto's incredibly overaggressive use of patents to corner the market on certain crops and to bully farmers has been well-documented over the years. Some of the really crazy stories involve Monsanto accusing farmers of patent infringement, because some of its "patented" seeds were used by neighboring farms, and the newly...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
You Say Anarchy Like It’s a Bad Thing. Thomas L. Knapp, Center for a Stateless Society (2011-03-30).
Writing in The American Conservative, William Lind bemoans the tendency revealed by current upheavals in the Middle East. “[T]he worst possible outcome … is the disintegration of states and their replacement either by statelessness — as we see in Somalia — or by fictional states, as in Iraq and Afghanistan.”...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
Unsorted Thoughts on Libya. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2011-03-26).
Jacob Sullum put it well when he wrote, “Obama claims 'we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.' Yes, we can, and we often do." I’d only add this: Some of “our” best friends have been tyrants (sometimes called prime ministers...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
i love our political culture. On Tuesday, Senator Charles. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-03-30).
i love our political culture. On Tuesday, Senator Charles Schumer convened a media conference call of Democratic senators, in order to talk about the budget negotiations. Moments before the call was to start, Schumer briefed the other senators on the talking points they should be using. But the phone line for the...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
+1 for knowing your history. Kellan, Laughing Meme (2011-03-30).
“+1″ is a convention that arose on the Apache Software Foundation mailing lists. The ASF still has the best, most functional process for mailing list based collaboration which has ever been evolved of which -1/0/+1 is only the thin wedge. (the whole vocabulary of lazy consensus, commit-then-review, etc is incredibly...(Linked Friday 2011-04-01.)
What I want from a restaurant website. Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal - Comics, Quizzes, & Stories (2011-02-08).
A list of things I'd like restaurant websites to provide.View(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Tesla Predicts the Portable TV (1926) Matt Novak, Paleofuture Blog (2011-02-07).
In 1926 Nicola Tesla gave an interview to Collier's Weekly in which he predicted something that sounds remarkably like portable television. Perhaps most interestingly, he mentions that this technology would be used to watch war unfold, "just as though we were present." NEW YORK, Jan 25 - (AP) - Application...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Kindlebility. Phil, philwilson.org (2011-02-05).
In my attempts to find better ways of getting long-form content onto my Kindle to read offline, I’ve mainly been using two tools: Instapaper and the Later On Kindle Chrome extension. Instapaper has great formatting, and repeated delivery works like a new issue of a periodical, but as far as...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
Breaking the Web with hash-bangs. Isofarro, isolani: weblog (2011-02-08).
Update 10 Feb 2011: Tim Bray has written a much shorter, clearer and less technical explanation of the broken use of hash-bangs URLs. I thoroughly recommend reading and referencing it. Update 11 Feb 2011: Another very insightful (and balanced) response, this from Ben Ward (Hash, Bang, Wallop.) , great job...(Linked Wednesday 2011-02-09.)
i'll tell you why the obama admin is shitting bricks right at. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-02-10).
i'll tell you why the obama admin is shitting bricks right at this moment. they were hoping to preserve the whole damn thing - the military and intelligence establishments, the basic control of the population - minus mubarak, as politicians the world over like to believe that swapping symbols or...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Which Government Employees Cause More Harm: Docs or Cops? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-02-08).
Robin Hanson’s post today, “How Med Harms,” prompts me to ask whether docs or cops cause more harm and death. Cops are a favorite target of liberals, anarchists, and some libertarians: they’re of moderate status, usually of average intelligence, and they’re heavily and conspicuously armed in a country that equates...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Chamber of Corporatism. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-02-07).
President Obama will be speaking today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tim Carney comments: This visit will spur a slew of articles on how Obama is "tacking to the center," becoming more "pro-business," and "mending relationships." This will mostly be bunk. The president is still selling the same Big...(Linked Thursday 2011-02-10.)
Stuck in the Middle. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2011-02-10). (Linked Friday 2011-02-11.)
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.)
A Tribute to Rudolf Rocker (1873–1958) Mises Institute Daily Articles (Full-text version) (2010-10-01).
Rocker was awful on economics, but his focus was not on that. He wrote about nationalism and culture, and here Rocker is fantastic. "States create no culture; indeed, they are often destroyed by higher forms of culture."(Linked Friday 2010-10-01.)
How to Record the Cops. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-20).
This summer the issue of recording on-duty police officers has received a great deal of media attention. Camera-wielding citizens were arrested in Maryland, Illinois, and Massachusetts under interpretations of state wiretapping laws, while others were arrested in New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Florida, and elsewhere based on vaguer charges related to...(Linked Saturday 2010-10-02.)
Blegging – The Oxford School of Ungovernment. Jock, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-03).
Last month saw the inauguration of the "Blavatnik School of Government" at Oxford University, described as "Europe's first major school of government". How on earth, one wonders, could we have done without all these centuries. And what does it say about our current crop of leaders here in the UK...(Linked Sunday 2010-10-03.)
Can we really blame Republicans for the wars? Charles Davis, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-03).
Michael Moore has a list of five things he says Democrats should do to avoid a disaster at the polls in November. His first recommendation? That the Democratic Party run ads reminding voters "Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We're In": People need to be reminded over and over that...(Linked Sunday 2010-10-03.)
15th August 1889 – The Meeting of Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman. Dorian, Dorian Cope presents On This Deity (2010-08-14).
Suffolk Street, NYC c. 1889 One hundred and twenty-one years ago today, a fateful and momentous meeting of two exceptional minds occurred in a café in New York City’s Lower East Side. Like Wordsworth and Coleridge, or John and Yoko, the reaction between the two was instant and...(Linked Monday 2010-08-16.)
Climb Every. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2010-08-16). (Linked Tuesday 2010-08-17.)
08/16/10 PHD comic: 'LolGrads' PHD Comics (2010-08-17).
Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com title: "LolGrads" - originally published 8/16/2010 For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-17.)
Taking Afghanistan seriously. admin, This Modern World (2010-08-17). (Linked Tuesday 2010-08-17.)
Bradley Manning’s Moral Clarity. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-08-16).
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s my latest column at The Week about Bradley Manning and Wikileaks. I’ve got to say that I’ve been pretty disappointed with the response to the Manning/Wikileaks affair from a pretty good number of libertarians. I think it’s obvious that Wikileaks screwed up pretty...(Linked Tuesday 2010-08-17.)