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Shameless Self-promotion Sunday #60

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 14 years ago, in 2009, on the World Wide Web.

It’s Sunday. Everybody get Shameless.

What have you been up to this week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

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  1. Gary Chartier

    I’ve been writing too many replies to posts featuring silly comments about the Gates fiasco. I’ve been trying to interest agents in a book, while taking advantage of useful feedback on a draft version of the manuscript. And my wife and I have been trying to keep cool.

  2. Elinor

    Just a very brief comment on our latest local police scandal.

  3. Gary Chartier

    For the second time, I’ve had a problem with this site–this time with posting. Hmmm . . . .

    In any event, I’ve been spending way too much time writing about the Gates fiasco on multiple websites: police authoritarianism touches a very raw nerve, apparently. Otherwise, I’ve been trying to shop a book manuscript to agents while attempting to improve the manuscript in light of reader comments.

  4. Little Alex

    I started that BlogTalkRadio show this week and I’m very thankful to have interviewed Gary Chartier, Scott Horton, and Roderick Long

    All three were great conversations, but if you only listen to AntiWar Radio through the posts on AntiWar.com, you only get Scott Horton as an interviewer — which is pretty amazing — but the man’s an extremely candid, well-informed, fearless warrior for peace. I could listen to him just talk for hours and hours. Prof. Long and I are both traveleing, professionally, this week, but the plan is to talk again very soon on some deeper issues like counter-economics, Konkin’s follow-up to Rothbard, and ethical labor movements — three topics very close to my heart.

    I’m really diggin’ what the guys at Fr33 Agents are doing with the social networking, lately.

  5. Gary Chartier

    And a fine interview it was, too, Alex. Thanks for the chance to talk.

    I haven’t listened to the interview with Scott yet, but I’ve quite enjoyed the one with Roderick. Thanks for what you do.

  6. Roderick T. Long

    Prof. Long and I are both traveleing, professionally, this week

    Actually I’m not traveling, since the conference I’m speaking at is right here in Auburn.

  7. Gabriel

    I found a laughable debate on the nature of government on this website:


    I think Helsing’s list sums everything up nicely. Government should provide….

    a constituionally ordained police system that is made accountable via civilian review boards a military that is accountable to civilian control but capable of defending the state rovided with primary education and if possible secondary education, expansive healthcare (including dental, etc), and a mandatory social insurance scheme Economically the government needs to issue currency and create sensible fiscal and monetary policy The government should also control the financial sector more tightly than it does This is quite a laundry list, I know, but it boils down to a few basic principles: provide a minimum of security and health to everyone, make information widely available, and manage the economy so as to prevent peaks and valleys and to keep gains from productivity evenly distributed. The government should do this in a way that keeps it accountable to its citizens, though ideally this means that political leaders try to inspire the masses to follow their vision, rather than simply pandering to the masses fear and desire.

    This pretty much sums up the apparently delusional state of most of the posters, assuming they actually believe the current government satisfies these provisos.

  8. Little Alex

    @Prof. Long: I completely brain farted on the fact you live there. I haven’t slept much in days.

    @Gabriel: Wow. Just… WOW!

  9. John Markley

    At my blog, I wrote another post on potential forms of common ground between libertarians and parts of the left. It’s a follow up to this post.

  10. Gary Chartier

    John, I think you’re exactly right: genuinely radical lefties (apart from the dreary statists) are much more natural allies for libertarians than centrist Establishment liberals. (I’m much more sympathetic to the lefties, but I’d say the same thing was true of localist conservatives of the Bill Kauffman variety than of various sorts of Establishment cons and neo-cons.)

  11. Black Bloke

    While at the Whole Foods recently I saw the latest issue of Adbusters. While I didn’t get to read much of it as the checkout line just kept moving and moving, but the words I saw on the cover were intriguing enough to grab my attention: Thought Control in Economics.

    I could only guess what that meant. You can check out the articles from the issue here: https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/85

    I’d like to get your thoughts on this RG. And anyone else who wants to chime in. The commenters here are all pretty top notch when it comes to opinions.

  12. Marja Erwin

    I haven’t read all of them. Some, discussing growth and non-sustainability, seem pretty basic. “New Spirit of Economics” bugs me because of the massive non sequitur.

  13. Black Bloke

    I think I agree about “New Spirit of Economics” (I haven’t quite made up my mind about it, and my read was mostly a skim). But I do like the fact that there seems to be room to approach the editors there with an economic science not based on econometrics. An Austrian with sympathies like theirs (e.g. many of us) might be able to bridge a big gap with this closer “opening”.

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