Future Timeline. xkcd.com (2011-04-17). (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
Big Media To Innovative App Maker: Stop Innovating Without Our Permission! | Techdirt. www.techdirt.com (2011-04-18). “And, honestly, if creating an app that makes it easier to read your content is a threat to your business, you’re doing business wrong.” (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
boardgames are to monopoly as comics are to garfield, THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT. Dinosaur Comics (2011-04-19). I blame the Georgists. (Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Austro-Californian Empire? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-04-18).
While in San Diego I'll be meeting with the San Diego Austrians and the Café Libertalia folks on Thursday night. Details here (for the socially mediated).(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
if i was interested in starting a…resistance movement, i. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-19).
if i was interested in starting a…resistance movement, i would proceed by simulated terrorism. such a procedure is suggested by things like this, where i'm thinking the authorities evacuated a mall or at least closed in en masse to get a guy wandering around a mall with a rifle, when it…(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Birmingham officers who beat man while he was unconscious to be reinstated. Dr. Q, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-15).
On January 23, 2008 Birmingham police officers attempted to stop and question one Anthony Shannon Warren about suspected drug activity. Warren fled in his car. Because interrogating people about suspected involvement in activities that harm no one is much more important than public safety, the officers decided that the best…(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
On Controlling Parents. der Blaustrumpf (2011-04-20). “Many of the comments, like the author herself, blame Rand for the father's selfishness. What struck me is not the awfulness of Rand's philosophy, though awful it is, but that a seemingly infinite number of options are available to parents who wish to justify abuse. A hardcore Objectivist parent is rare, thankfully, but it'd be easy to envision a Christian parent who would justify similar deprivation as a lesson in altruism and humility – the very opposite of Rand's alleged ideals.” – Cheryl Cline (Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Free Market Anti-Capitalism Paper Online. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-04-19).
My contribution to the 2011 APEE Topics in Free-Market Anti-Capitalism panel is now available for download from my archives page: Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries? The paper disentangles the concepts of capitalism, free enterprise, and progress in the context of the early Industrial Revolution. While a lot…(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Digital Cash Sparks Digital Debate. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-20).
Writing in Time, of all places, Jerry Brito discusses Bitcoin, the latest alternative currency to capture the digerati's imagination: The web has also seen all-purpose digital currencies, from defunct dot-com bubble start-ups Flooz and Beenz, to the slightly more successful e-gold. Unlike cash, however, digital currencies to date have had a…(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Squatting in a 28-Story Walkup. Stephen J. Smith, Hit & Run (2011-03-02).
The New York Times calls the squatter-filled skyscraper in Caracas a 45-story walkup (there’s no working elevator), but as of yet, only the first 28 floors are occupied. Some floors don’t even have walls, but satellite dishes abound: "That building is a symbol of Venezuela's decline," said Benedicto Vera, 55, an activist in…(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Forced Consent & Our Present Attitude. rechelon, Invisible Molotov (2011-02-20).
"Forced Consent" by Lysander Spooner "The idea that, although government should rest on the consent of the governed, yet so much force may nevertheless be employed as may be necessary to produce that consent, embodies everything that was ever exhibited in the shape of usurpation and tyranny in any country…(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Waiting for Mubarak. Neverfox, Instead of a Blog (2011-02-10).
Egyptians, There is no need to wait for Mubarak to "step down." If you have decided that your government is illegitimate (as all states invariably are) then, in the words of Charles Johnson, "you have already completed the revolution: no government on earth has any legitimate authority to bind you…(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
feministhulk: HULK HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL ANYONE ELSE’S BODY. HULK SMASH LATEST ROUNDS OF ANTI-CHOICE + RAPE-APOLOGIST LEGISLATION! Twitter / feministhulk (2011-03-06).
feministhulk: HULK HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL ANYONE ELSE’S BODY. HULK SMASH LATEST ROUNDS OF ANTI-CHOICE + RAPE-APOLOGIST LEGISLATION!(Linked Monday 2011-03-07.)
Travelin' Man. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-03-08).
This semester is shaping up to be the most conference-intensive I've had. In January I had a double conference in La Jolla (a Liberty Fund on contemporary classical liberal thought, followed by a workshop on John Tomasi's forthcoming book Free Market Fairness) and an IHS conference in Fredericksburg. Then this…(Linked Tuesday 2011-03-08.)
Obama Speech Emphasizes Competition Among Nations. Foundation for Economic Education, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2011-01-26).
"President Obama challenged Americans on Tuesday night to unleash their creative spirit, set aside their partisan differences and come together around a common goal of outcompeting other nations in a rapidly shifting global economy." (New York Times) The idea that nations compete with one another leads inexorably to government-business management…(Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)
Boston Anarchist Thinking Brigade, Part 4. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-01-28).
The Molinari Society panels that were cancelled in Boston owing to weather have been resurrected! The spontaneous order panel is moving to the Austrian Scholars Conference (March 10-12 in Auburn), while the session on Gary Chartier's book is moving to the Pacific APA (April 20-23 in San Diego). Thanks to…(Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)
Revolution on the Nile: Rebellious Cops, Lethal Aid, and Off Switch Envy. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-28).
The most hopeful news to come out of Egypt today are the reports of officers fraternizing with protesters, removing their uniforms, refusing to fire their weapons. That's when a popular revolt succeeds: when the storm troopers won't follow orders. The question is how widespread that is — how many cops…(Linked Friday 2011-01-28.)
is there anything more obnoxious than davos? nowhere in human. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-01-29).
is there anything more obnoxious than davos? nowhere in human history has such a gaggle of egomaniacs, oppressors, exploiters been gathered, and they do it every year. they congratulate each other on the brilliance of their mechanical rehashing of the commonplace, ride around in limousines pretending not to be particular human…(Linked Sunday 2011-01-30.)
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.)
I can't count on anybody to understand. (Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010) amandaw, three rivers fog (2010-05-01).
(Cross-posted to FWD/Forward. See more BADD 2010 at Goldfish's blog.) I'm pretty open about my health issues. To be honest, I don't know any other way to be. I know how to strategically hide my disabilities from strangers in passing interactions, but from the people with whom I interact on…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Prison Rape. myglesias, Matthew Yglesias (2010-04-22).
(cc photo by amandabhslater) Excellent post by Liliana Segura: In 1994 in the case Farmer v. Brennan, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prison official's "deliberate indifference" to the risk that a trans woman prisoner named Dee Farmer would be raped when placed within the general population of a…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Welcome: Japan Council Against A&H Bombs. mom_in_las_vegas, Las Vegas Anarchoblogs (2010-05-07).
Welcome: Japan Council Against A&H Bombshttp://pjep.org/actions/?id=4618&t=1273035600The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) was established in September 1955. Since then it has waged various kinds of campaigns for: the prevention of nuclear war; the total ban on and the elimination of nuclear weapons; and support and solidarity with Hibakusha…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
It's just like the time I got confused and accidentally went on an interstate bank-robbing spree. John Markley, The Superfluous Man (2010-05-03).
You know, the frequent attempts I see to excuse flagrant police misbehavior as honest mistakes are seldom very convincing, but at least the excuse is usually applied to acts committed in the field. It’s still usually a weak and often absurd excuse, and often applied to situations where the officer’s…(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
A Statement from SubRosa concerning May Day. JC, SubRosa – a community space (2010-05-06).
SubRosa was not involved in the events in downtown Santa Cruz on May Day. SubRosa is a community space that offers literature, art, coffee and performances. Like many businesses downtown, SubRosa provides a public bulletin board for people to post fliers. Jimi Haynes is not and has never been a volunteer…(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
NYT: @@e2;20ac;2dc;Attorney General Eric Holder Backs Miranda Limit for Terror Suspects' John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-05-10).
Disregard for the Bill of Rights is not limited to Republicans: Mr. Holder proposed carving out a broad new exception to the Miranda rights established in a landmark 1966 Supreme Court ruling. It generally forbids prosecutors from using as evidence statements made before suspects have been warned that they have…(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
Theories as Maps. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-05-11).
David Schmidtz says theories are like maps; they help us get where we're trying to go. John Rawls' theory of justice posits a closed society as a simplifying assumption. If theories are like maps, as Schmidtz says, a simplifying assumption in a theory is like leaving current patterns of traffic…(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-12.)