Seeing Like a State. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-07-03).
I was just watching part of a Congressional presentation on C-Span honouring the slaves who built the u.s. capitol â€“ not by making restitution to their heirs, of course, but by setting up some sort of plaque. What especially bugged me was the speakersâ€™ continual references to expressing â€œthanksâ€ and…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
July 4 thoughts. Thoreau, Unqualified Offerings (2010-07-03).
By Thoreau First, I should preface this by saying that I just went through a DUI checkpoint.Â A dozen cops standing around at a low-traffic intersection, and Iâ€™ll bet that a lot of them are collecting overtime for this.Â Interestingly, he didnâ€™t ask me â€œHaveÂ you had anything to drink…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
The America John Boehner Grew Up In. Matthew Yglesias (2010-07-04). Conservatism Vs. The Past (Cont’d.) (Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
Homeland Security Works For Disney Now? Announces Shut Down Of Movie Sites At Disney. Mike Masnick, Techdirt (2010-06-30).
Well, here we go. Remember how, a few months back, we noted how odd it was that the Justice Department (which, of course, employs many former RIAA/MPAA/BSA lawyers) was designating a special task force to fight copyright infringement? After all, copyright infringement is mostly a civil issue, between two private…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
Sumner Time Blues. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-07-04).
William Graham Sumner said lots of things I like. (See, for example, his â€œConquest of the United States by Spain.â€) The following (which I apparently transcribed a couple of decades ago and just came across today) isnâ€™t one of them: [H]ow are we to appreciate the work of the Constitution-makers?…(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
feministhulk: HULK NOT DOWN WITH COMPLACENCY IN THE FACE OF HEGEMONY. IF THAT’S “JUST THE WAY IT IS,” LET’S FUCK IT UP! Twitter / feministhulk (2010-07-04).
feministhulk: HULK NOT DOWN WITH COMPLACENCY IN THE FACE OF HEGEMONY. IF THAT’S “JUST THE WAY IT IS,” LET’S FUCK IT UP!(Linked Sunday 2010-07-04.)
On Celebrating Your Freedomâ€¦ Radley Balko, The Agitator (2010-07-04).
Libertarian activists Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller have been arrested for filming police in Greenfield, Massachusetts.(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
More on Immigration. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-07-03).
I’m sick of all the pro-immigration articles showing how good immigrants can be for us. It’s not that the arguments are wrong. They’re just not terribly relevant to the essential issue — the freedom of people to move without permission, unmolested by governments or private individuals. Emphasizing how good immigration…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
The Political Animal. Cafe Hayek (2010-07-05).
Hereâ€™s a letter to DC news-radio station WTOP: In this morningâ€™s 6 am hour, your Capitol Hill reporter, Dave McConnell, excused Sen. Robert Byrdâ€™s long-ago active membership in the KKK as simply being â€œsomething that had to be done in West Virginia back then to get ahead in politics.â€ No…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
Blogs and peer review. Eric Crampton, Offsetting Behaviour (2010-06-30).
I had coffee with Bryce Edwards over the weekend. His two year old is a week younger than ours; good times were had by all. But we both pondered what the New Zealand academic evaluation mechanism – the Performance Based Research Fund – will make of our blogging when we’re…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)
Let 560 Nations Bloom â€“ Within the Boundaries of the U.S. flowidealism, Let A Thousand Nations Bloom (2010-07-02).
This post by Michael Strong is part ofÂ Secession Week 2010: Federalism and Secession Arguably the simplist and most immediate path for â€œLetting a Thousand Nations Bloomâ€ is to support tribal sovereignty movements around the world, especially in the Common Law nations of the Anglosphere like the U.S. Â Other colonialist European…(Linked Monday 2010-07-05.)