Dedicated to "the mutualists of the world" Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-05-17).
Charles T. Sprading’s 1930 Mutual Service and Cooperation is available for download from Google Books.(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)
Watch Out, Facebook. Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-05-26). “The business press may be filled with rhetoric about ‘participatory media’ and ‘user-generated content,’ but the country’s most prominent Web 2.0 company treats its participants like a bunch of CompuServe subscribers circa 1994. …” (Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)
Oh No! Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-05-23).
Conservatives won’t want to hear it, but the libertarian alternative to antidiscrimination laws is: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING!Atom(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)
The Welfare State. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-05-23).
Despite what you may read at other libertarian sites, the welfare state is not the result of efforts by lazy poor people to enslave and live off the productive classes. Rather, it is the result of efforts by the political-social-corporate elite to subordinate and control the poor for a variety…(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)
Free George Donnelly Handbill. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-05-24).
Thanks to ALLy James Tuttle for creating a solid handout in support of George Donnelly. Download the .pdf at LibertyActivism.info.(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-26.)
here's a sortof interesting piece of political/cultural. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-05-13).
here's a sortof interesting piece of political/cultural commentary by mark lilla. he frames the whole thing in terms of "radical individualism"="the libertarian mob," as against…well, what? obviously the basic contrast of individualism is to collectivism, but it's hard to sit there and squarely endorse that term: there are too many…(Linked Thursday 2010-05-27.)
Arrivals Lounge. Dorothy, Cat and Girl (2010-05-27). (Linked Thursday 2010-05-27.)
Gimme Your Best Just-World Play. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2010-05-27).
Come on. I need it after reading this: Jiang Chun Geng is one of 15 elderly Chinese men and women whom Zhu is treating in his simple village clinic for what locals label "rotten leg disease." A definitive diagnosis is no longer possible so many decades after the initial exposure…(Linked Thursday 2010-05-27.)
Bye-Bye for IP. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-20).
Another blast from the past, out of the same box: I believe this letter to the Durham-based Independent Weekly was published, in some form at any rate. 3 February 1995 To the Editor: The copyright hassles of Blaise Faint (Independent Weekly 2/1/95) [2010 note: alas, I no longer recall what…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-22.)
Uncle Grady Still Has a Gun. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-22).
The following letter appeared in today's Opelika-Auburn News; it's a rejoinder to a recent reply to my "Uncle Grady" letter. To the Editor: Carol Robicheaux (May 15) accuses me of hubris, hypocrisy, and naivety for my preference for voluntary modes of social organization over coercive ones – as though personal…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-22.)
How Walter Williams Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the State. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-22).
Walter Williams asks (CHT LRC): There are close to 7 billion people on our planet. I'd like to know how the libertarians answer this question: Does each individual on the planet have a natural or God-given right to live in the U.S.? ... I believe most people, even my open-borders…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-22.)
05/21/10 PHD comic: ‘If only’ PHD Comics (2010-05-23).
Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com title: "If only" – originally published 5/21/2010 For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!(Linked Sunday 2010-05-23.)
Infrastructures. xkcd.com (2010-05-20). (Linked Sunday 2010-05-23.)
I’m a criminal and so are you. Tennyson McCalla, Tennyson McCalla's Facebook Links (2010-05-21).
I’m a criminal and so are youSource: www.cnn.comWho am I? How do I identify? Â Â [H/T Jo Hastings. This is good stuff.]”Lately, I’ve been telling people that I’m a criminal. This shocks most people, since I don’t ‘look like’ one. I’m a fairly clean-cut, light-skinned black woman with fancy degrees from Vanderbilt…(Linked Sunday 2010-05-23.)
Julian Heicklen's 2010-05-14 Progress Report. bile, blog of bile (2010-05-15).
FIJA DISTRIBUTIONS MAY 10–14, 2010 1. FIJA Demonstration in Trenton, NJ, 5/10/10 Jim Babb, George Donnelly, and I arrived at the U. S. District Courthouse at 402 E. State Street in Trenton, NJ, at 11:40 am on Monday, May 10, 2010. It was a sunny, but chilly and mildly windy…(Linked Sunday 2010-05-23.)
And they moved to Stars Hollow and lived happily ever after. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-05-16).
This post would have appeared earlier, but I only just now got the gore and debris cleaned up. I allude to the obstreperal lobe tissue dripping from the bunkhouse rafters. That's right, I blew another lobe, and no doubt you did, too, when you heard about the insane bill that…(Linked Sunday 2010-05-23.)
Counter Culture. Neverfox, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-05-23).
Allison Kilkenny writes: The free market can't provide solutions to many social problems. As Oliver Willis (sarcastically) put it, "instead of boycotting [the] bus, rosa parks should have been an entrepreneur and started her own bus service. let the market decide." Therein lies the problem with Libertarian [sic] philosophy. Social…(Linked Monday 2010-05-24.)
ALL At NYC Anarchist Book Fair. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-04-20).
Alliance of the Libertarian Left folks from New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire converged at the 2010 NYC Anarchist Book Fair. This is the first time ALL had a table at the event. We had a good mix of cheap and free literature: The table got more organized as…(Linked Tuesday 2010-04-27.)
*"It is the responsibility of writers to listen to gossip and. Masha, Cyganeria (2010-04-26).
“It is the responsibility of writers to listen to gossip and pass it on. It is the way all storytellers learn about life.” ~Grace PaleyOne of the benefits of working a side job as a writer is the constant exposure to people and their stories. My co-workers are people I’m…(Linked Tuesday 2010-04-27.)
The Big Anarchist Survey. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2010-04-21).
I hope lots of anarchists fill out The Big Anarchist Survey. It won't take long, and the survey writers provided space to write in answers and comment on the survey itself.(Linked Tuesday 2010-04-27.)
A (comparatively) cheerful post, for once: Naomi Wolf and the Tea Parties. John Markley, The Superfluous Man (2010-04-21).
My feelings towards the Tea Party movement, and the public protests against the current administration’s policies in general, have generally been favorable but pessimistic: It’s nice to see a popular movement opposing the galloping statism of the bailouts, the stimulus, and health care “reforms,” but my expectation has been that…(Linked Tuesday 2010-04-27.)
Apple IIe Twitter Terminal. Daring Fireball (2010-04-28). Awesome. (Linked Wednesday 2010-04-28.)