Get On The Right Track. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-12-22).
I am an anarchist. I am not trying to make government function more efficiently. I am trying to dismantle government while minimizing the harm to people caught in its machinery.(Linked Friday 2010-12-31.)
Lane's Forgotten Writings on Race. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-11-25).
Among libertarians, Rose Wilder Lane is best known as the author of the libertarian classics The Discovery of Freedom and Give Me Liberty. Outside of the libertarian movement, she is known – if at all – as the at least partial ghostwriter of her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular Little…(Linked Friday 2010-11-26.)
Protecting Your Home From Afar With a Robot. By PETER WAYNER, NYT > Personal Tech (2010-11-10).
Wi-Fi-equipped robots can be operated remotely to protect a home. Some can even be modified to detect fire and carry an extinguisher.(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
The Illegitimacy of the "Psychiatric Bible" Thomas S. Szasz M.D., The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-11-24).
"Mental health experts ask: Will anyone be normal?" So read the title of a July 27 Reuters report. The "experts" warned that the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), scheduled for publication in 2013, "could mean that soon no-one will be classed as normal….(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Get The TSA By The Balls. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-11-25).
I participated in a WeWontFly pamphlet distribution event at Newark Airport last night. It was organized by NJ Libertarian Party activists. Although everything went smoothly the terminal we were at was not very busy at the time of the event. TSA is engaged in a massive propaganda campaign to discredit…(Linked Sunday 2010-11-28.)
Jay Stuart Snelson in OC at KHCTF. PermaKent, PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings (2010-11-24).
A NEW Orange County, CA Supperclub! THE Karl Hess Community Technology Forum A PROJECT OF THE RESILIENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Resilient Community Foundation ("Rescomm.org") is pleased to present Jay Stuart Snelson at the inaugural meeting of the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum. Mr. Snelson is a California native, UCLA graduate…(Linked Monday 2010-11-29.)
feministhulk: SO MUCH HEGEMONY TO SMASH, SO LITTLE TIME! HULK OFTEN RELY HEAVILY ON DAY PLANNER, THOUGH TRY TO STAY FLEXIBLE. Twitter / feministhulk (2010-09-01).
feministhulk: SO MUCH HEGEMONY TO SMASH, SO LITTLE TIME! HULK OFTEN RELY HEAVILY ON DAY PLANNER, THOUGH TRY TO STAY FLEXIBLE.(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-01.)
Concern About Police Secrecy = “Tilting at Windmills”? Radley Balko, Hit & Run (2010-09-01).
My column this week was about the continuing secrecy of Virginia’s largest police departments and the way the state’s law enforcement community is opposing efforts to make the departments even marginally more transparent. The journalist sounding the alarm about all of this is Michael Pope, who writes for Northern Virginia’s…(Linked Wednesday 2010-09-01.)
Can Preschoolers Think? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2010-09-02).
As I've said before, the NYT often shows up The Onion in terms of laughs. This week, the NYT featured an unintentionally funny article about preschool depression accompanied by even funnier photos: Kiran didn't seem like the type of kid parents should worry about. "He was the easy one," his…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Social Individualism and Solidarity. Darian Worden, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-08-26).
A functional libertarian political order will rise the strongest from fertile ground. To maximize individual liberty it is necessary to promote the best kind of individualism at all levels. Controversy over the building of various mosques and the Park 51 Islamic cultural center shows the influence of anti-Muslim sentiment on…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
New Anarchist Platformist archive. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-24).
Anarchism and the Platformist Tradition is a new archive with a nice collection of platformist texts, starting, naturally, with the 1926 Organisational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft), but including both prior and subsequent contributions to the platformist tradition. Whether or not you ultimately agree with the approaches…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Practical support for microenterprise. Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-24).
I’ve been featuring the 500 Friends of Reading Frenzy! Kickstarter project in the sidebar here since it was launched. It’s now in its last week for funding, and 75% on its way to a goal of $5000. Reading Frenzy is a remarkable operation: a tiny shop which has been able…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
E. Armand, "The Gulf" Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-08-08).
This short piece by Emile Armand appeared in Horace Traubel’s The Conservator in 1910. It’s an interesting piece to have appeared in a magazine dominated by the shadow of Walt Whitman—and an interesting example of Armand’s thought.THE GULFAll the societies of the vanguard—Social Democrats, revolutionaries of all shades, various communists—say…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
What is David Brooks for? der Blaustrumpf » What is David Brooks for? (2010-09-02). Vulture Economics (Cont’d): every mushroom cloud has a silver lining. (Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
Some Hard Facts on Copyright. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-09-02).
I've referred to Nina Paley quite a bit in recent columns. Her song "Copying is Not Theft" and her Mimi and Eunice cartoons skewer the moral pretensions of the Copyright Nazis more effectively than just about anything I've seen. In a more serious vein, I just ran onto her interview…(Linked Thursday 2010-09-02.)
The Ruling Class. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-09-02).
Few essays attracted as much attention from right-wing readers this summer as "America's Ruling Class—and the Perils of Revolution," an extended argument that an incestuous social set "rules uneasily over the majority of Americans." Written by Angelo Codevilla of the Claremont Institute and first published in The American Spectator, this…(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
Spinster aunt casts jaundiced eye at popular television show. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-08-04).
Hollywood has long been recognized by the Global Cabal of Spinster Aunts as Ground Zero for American misogyny. Like everything that gurgles forth from that foul city, this Mad Men sensation that's sweeping the nation has many sicko antifeminist repercussions. Never heard of Mad Men? It's a "critically acclaimed" —…(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
Revolutionary Letter #4 by Diane di Prima. firstname.lastname@example.org, ARTHUR MAGAZINE (2010-08-29).
Revolutionary Letter #4 by Diane di Prima Left to themselves people grow their hair. Left to themselves they take off their shoes. Left to themselves they make love sleep easily share blankets, dope & children they are not lazy or afraid they plant seeds, they smile, they speak to one…(Linked Friday 2010-09-03.)
"Eminent Domain Through the Back Door" – Reason Magazine. reason.com (2010-08-28). In which the city government’s Bulldozer Brigade in Montgomery, Alabama attacks “blight” — by which they mean black people’s houses. (Linked Saturday 2010-08-28.)
C4SS Appeal. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-08-28).
Guest Blogs by Brad Spangler and Kevin Carson PLAN B: Okay, It's Time to Panic by Brad Spangler Dear Supporters of the Center for a Stateless Society, I blame myself. When we launched the month-plus long fundraising drive for combined July and August expenses two weeks ago, I tried to…(Linked Saturday 2010-08-28.)
Gandhi on the State. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-08-27).
“The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.” –Gandhi(HT: Shikha Dalmia)Atom(Linked Sunday 2010-08-29.)
True Economic Liberty: Not a Conservative Idea. Darian Worden, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-08-04).
Alexander McCobin ("Considering a Conservative Plea for Libertarian Support," Students for Liberty, 08/04/10) makes an excellent rebuttal to the claim that libertarians are just a faction of conservatism. The label "libertarian" indicates someone who consistently supports the liberty of the individual — a standard that most conservatives just don't reach….(Linked Sunday 2010-08-29.)
Unpaving is Progressive. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-08-17).
Rachel Maddow and Paul Krugman, among others, have been in a tizzy recently about the unpaving of roads. One result of Congress's refusal to renew counter-cyclical stimulus grants to state and local government is that fiscally strapped governments are cutting back on highway maintenance. Specifically, dozens of counties in several…(Linked Sunday 2010-08-29.)
Raucous Radio. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-07-20).
If you haven't tuned into Thinking Liberty, you're missing a live anarcho-podcast that keeps getting better and better. In May we moved to a new location with our own equipment, and the quality of the production improved dramatically. The improvement in production quality made us more enthusiastic and confident in…(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
The Vault of Legislators. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-07-22).
Bryan Alexander describes one gothic remnant of the Cold War: a set of underground chambers that were supposed to serve as "an emergency shelter for the entire United States Congress, a hideout and bolt hole in case of nuclear war, hidden away beneath a benign-looking hotel." Built in 1958, the…(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
More protection for military faculty, or less? Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications @ Duke (2010-07-20).
Section 105 of the U.S. Copyright Law tells us that there can be no copyright in works of the federal government. Almost uniquely among the nations of the world, the US government does not get to exclude others (including taxpayers) from using works created by government employees as part of…(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper. Eric Reasons, Eric Reasons (2010-07-20).
I’ve written before about the compromise we tacitly agree to when amateurs take over the roles formerly held by professionsals. The Internet promotes this takeover by lowering the cost of production and transmission to near zero for nearly every user, for everything from words (blogs) to pictures (Flickr) to video…(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
Libertarianism on the Road. Matthew Yglesias (2010-07-22). Vulgar libertarianism is making yourself into a Toole of state capitalism. (Via Kevin Carson.) (Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)
Internet Archive sets goal to digitize more books – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "library" – Google News (2010-07-20).
Internet Archive sets goal to digitize more booksRochester Democrat and ChronicleBrewster Kahle, a digital librarian and founder of a virtual library called the Internet Archive, www.archive.org, has launched a campaign to double the …Google preps projects to test digital librarySalt Lake Tribuneall 8 news articles Â»(Linked Thursday 2010-07-22.)