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.)
Toronto activists take back the slut. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2011-03-31).
SlutWalkers say it loud and proud on April 3 Canadian blamers have just hipped me to SlutWalk. Thanks, Canadian blamers! On April 3rd, Toronto anti-rape activists will be protesting the reification by law enforcement of the bogus cultural construct “slut.” The protest march was ignited by this remark, recently uttered...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-03.)
Reshaping. ongoing by Tim Bray (2011-04-01).
For the first time in years, I’m working on changing the look of this here blog. I’ve been bored with it in recent years, then Blaine Cook’s Beautiful Lines pushed me over the edge. As of today, if you’re reading this at tbray.org rather than in one feed reader or...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-03.)
Reasoning in Midstream. Jad Davis, The jVerse (2011-03-26).
“Reasoning in midstream” is a common phenomenon in public discourse that typically starts right around the time that bombs start dropping or legislation starts being penned in response to a “crisis”. It is the monotonous focus on the present state of a problem–a pending genocide, a health or financial emergency,...(Linked Sunday 2011-04-03.)
feministhulk: HULK BELIEVE IN EMOTIONAL RISK TAKING. HULK ASK SELF, "WHAT CAN HULK DO TODAY TO HELP MORE PEOPLE FEEL SAFE AND LOVED?" Twitter / feministhulk (2011-03-29).
feministhulk: HULK BELIEVE IN EMOTIONAL RISK TAKING. HULK ASK SELF, "WHAT CAN HULK DO TODAY TO HELP MORE PEOPLE FEEL SAFE AND LOVED?"(Linked Sunday 2011-04-03.)
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.)