"That Show By Those Hipster Know-It-Alls Who Talk About How Fascinating Ordinary People Are" Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-25). “Most of those broadcasters enjoy support from the government in one form or another (though not all of them do: WFMU is subsidy-free as well as commercial-free). But they’re not a top-down project. They’re a decentralized set of shows that seek funds where they can find them, and they could survive if the CPB were fully privatized. They might even do better, if the new CPB decided to spend less of its money on actual stations (which haven’t always benefited when the corporation funds them) and more on independent producers.” (Linked Monday 2010-10-25.)
WikiLeaks Removes the Cloak. David D’Amato, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-10-25).
Late last week, major media outlets announced, to the bated breath of the world, the latest disclosures of classified materials on the war in Iraq from Wikileaks. The documents — almost 400,000 files comprised mostly of the U.S. military's daily field reports — detail a staggering civilian death toll and…(Linked Monday 2010-10-25.)
Mantid of the week. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-10-26).
Greetings from Spinster HQ, O ye commenters and readers of comments! The "Latest Blamer Invective" sidebar function upon which you have come to dote so warmly has experienced a warp core breach. Two female characters with names are discussing it, and should have it back online before the third act….(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-26.)
At the bottom of the 178 countries Somalia scored 1.1, just. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-10-26).
At the bottom of the 178 countries Somalia scored 1.1, just below Afghanistan and Myanmar (1.4) and Iraq (1.5). surely someone somewhere is actually worried about the fact that the countries we invaded and 'liberated' are two of the four most corrupt in the world. we said we brought you this…(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-26.)
Heartwarming Nature Crap
Fall Right, Swing Left. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-15).
"I don't try to make you believe something you don't believe, but to make you do something you won't do." — Ludwig Wittgenstein "Over and over, you're falling, and then catching yourself from falling. And this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time." — Laurie…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Stress, Labor & Play. rechelon, Human Iterations (2010-05-14).
There's a lot of talk in anarchist circles about abolishing work. Some of it in line with the dream of a high-technology path to post-scarcity. But a lot of it takes an alternative route and settles for simply building a ludic society — that is to say a culture that…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Heartwarming marsupial of the week. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-05-14).
What a darling fellow! This gentle furry woodland creature comes around every night at 8 o'clock to frolic amid the rotting kitchen waste in my compost bin, at which point our nightly staring contest commences. He growls at me, inch-long fangs dripping with disease, for as long as I care…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
You’re not giving me that option. An Act of State is an Act of War (2010-04-24).
In matters of state, when an agreement cannot be reached, often the other person will say, "lets agree to disagree". This is impossible. If the person you are talking to is in the same state as you (Phillipines, United States, etc.), and that person supports the state, then he is…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Ambivalent Sexism. experimentaltheology.blogspot.com (2010-05-15). This is useful: “Ambivalent Sexism Theory, as articulated by Peter Glick and Susan Fisk, suggests that while sexism is a form of prejudice it is marked by a deep ambivalence. That is, sexism is a unique and particular sort of prejudice. Generally, we think of prejudice as being characterized by strong negative feelings (and stereotypes) directed at a despised group. And, of course, many attitudes toward women are overtly derogatory. Glick and Fisk call this hostile sexism.” Which they distinguish from paternalistic or “benevolent” [sic] sexism. I’d just add that these are really two sides of the same coin, practiced by the same men towards different women, or the same woman in different contexts. The point is that the pedestal is always conditional, and the social carrot is very easily replaced with a social stick when a woman steps outside of the narrow requirements of the pedestalized role. (Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to. Jesse, The Perpetual Three-Dot Column (2010-05-07).
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to join the big epistemic closure debate, the points I'd want to make would be:1. Ideological in-groups have always been able to construct cocoons in which their own favorite sources take precedence over the mainstream media. The Internet may…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
The Myth of the Menacing Militias. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-05-05).
Flash back to the end of March, when the authorities hauled in nine members of the Hutaree, a Christian paramilitary group, and charged them with plotting a mass assassination of police officers. The media quickly added the arrests to the ongoing narrative of "rising right-wing violence," with the Michigan-based militants…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
On Enewetak (from The Distributive Passions) Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-05-15).
[This immediately follows the section I posted May 2. It originally appeared on the defunct Distributive Passions blog. Bradford Peck was the author of The World A Department Store, and prime mover, along with the Vroomans, in the cooperative movement in New England. Much of this has already taken another…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Amant ou mari? Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-04-24).
Proudhon (in)famously wrote, in What is Property?:On distingue dans la propriété : 1° la propriété pure et simple, le droit dominal, seigneurial sur la chose, ou, comme l’on dit, la nue propriété ; 2° la possession. « La possession, dit Duranton, est une chose de fait, et non de droit….(Linked Sunday 2010-05-16.)