Wednesday Lazy Linking
Is this "Libertarian?" (Hint: NO.) drunkenatheist, Drunkenatheist (2010-09-27).
Related links- Jaysays.com: Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Libertarian Party Board Member Says DADT Should Remain Update (with Norm Olsen's weaksauce "apology")- Norm Olsen: Still an idiot. Source: The private "LNC discussion" email list. No, I do not have access to the list; this email was publicized by a…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
Some Replies on Markets, Languages, and Law. James C. Scott, Cato Unbound (2010-09-27).
I have been struck by both the quality and breadth of the responses to my essay and, it's clear, to the argument in Seeing Like a State that lies behind it. In some cases, I am somewhat at a loss to reply inasmuch as I am not an economist, not…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
like you, i love the culture of standardized testing. like you, Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-09-07).
like you, i love the culture of standardized testing. like you, i believe in accountability, and i believe simultaneously that accountability is itself the only goal, so that there is nothing one should be accountable for other than accountability itself, in an endless loop in which all is assessment and…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
The Obama Age of No Federal DEA Raids on State Medical Marijuana Clinics Leads to More Federal Raids on Medical Marijuana Clinics in Las Vegas. Brian Doherty, Brian Doherty: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-09).
And why? The records are sealed, so, who knows, though the Feds have given themselves the loophole of being able to step in when medical marijuana distributors are also violating state law (though why the Feds should be so goddamn concerned with such state law violations in this age of…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
FBI Raiding Antiwar Activists in Terror Investigation. Brian Doherty, Brian Doherty: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-24).
Details from the Minneapolis St. Paul Pioneer Press: The FBI raided the homes of six political activists in Minneapolis this morning in connection to a terrorism investigation. The warrants were "seeking evidence related to an ongoing Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism," said…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
Unarmed Pregnant Woman Shot During Drug Raid. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-27).
In Spokane, Washington: A pregnant, unarmed woman was shot during a drug raid in Spokane on Friday morning and she remained hospitalized late last night as investigators pieced together what happened in the county's third officer-involved shooting in four weeks. A Washington State Patrol detective sergeant shot the woman, who…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
Maryland Judge Tosses the Felony Wiretapping Charges Against Anthony Graber. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-27).
Graber is the Maryland motorcyclist who had his home raided, was arrested, jailed, and charged with two felonies for recording his traffic stop and posting it to the Internet. Here's Harford County, Maryland Circuit Court Judge Emory A Pitt Jr.: "Those of us who are public officials and are entrusted…(Linked Monday 2010-09-27.)
The Desktop Revolution in Worker Protection. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-06-25).
Sometimes anarchists are asked, without a government, who will stop employers from treating their workers badly? The answer is, we will. Conventional unions have been in decline for years, and labor laws — such as they are — are generally notable for their lack of enforcement. But if employers laugh…(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-29.)