Debate Over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-06-16).
I will be participating in an online discussion about the appropriate libertarian position on the 1964 Civil Rights Act as part of the Cato Unbound series. David Bernstein of George Mason University Law School has kicked it off with his essay here. My response will be posted Friday, followed by…(Linked Wednesday 2010-06-16.)
i very much like the current phrase "sovereign debt," which. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-05-21).
i very much like the current phrase "sovereign debt," which appears simply to mean government debt. but it's hard not to hear it as "the debt which exercises complete, legitimate power over each of us." and hard in turn not to see this as a kind of summary of human…(Linked Friday 2010-05-28.)
Should Whites-Only Lunch Counters Be Allowed? Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-05-28).
Okay, let’s get right down to it. Our side is asked, incredulously, “Do you mean that someone should be allowed to have a whites-only lunch counter?”The standard libertarian answer is, “Yes, although I don’t approve of the racist policy.”I say, “No. He shouldn’t be allowed.”What?! Heresy!Chill out.He shouldn’t be allowed,…(Linked Friday 2010-05-28.)
Update on Julian Heicklen's 2010-05-25 arrest. bile, blog of bile (2010-05-27).
http://a072-web.nyc.gov/inmatelookup/inmateDetailAction.do?bookcasenumber=7001000078 Julian_Heicklen_inmate_details_-_2010-05-27-1232.pdf Inmate Details: Julian Heicklen NYSID: 02569223L Age: 78 Sex: Male Race: White Height: 5 ft 10 inches Weight: 195 lbs Hair Color: White Eye Color: Brown Nativity: Unknown Booking Information: Book & Case Number: 7001000078 Facility: Anna M. Kross Center Arrest Date: 2010-05-25 Arrest Number: WARRANT Next Court…(Linked Friday 2010-05-28.)
State Backs Off. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-29).
Good news – as far as it goes – for civil liberties in Malawi, as their president has (reluctantly) pardoned a same-sex couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who'd been sentenced to 14 years of prison for their role in the country's "first recorded public activity for homosexuals." The pressure…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-29.)
Sustainable Food and Privilege: Why is Green Always White (and Male and Upper-Class) Guest Contributor, Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture (2010-05-20).
by Guest Contributor Janani Balasubramanian When asked to name the heroes of food reform and sustainable agriculture, who comes to mind? Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, Eric Schlosser, Peter Singer, Alice Waters maybe? Notice any patterns? The food reform movement is predicated on rather shaky foundations with regards to how it…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-29.)
Getting it Backward. Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-05-27).
You can learn a lot about people's unstated assumptions just by looking at the way they frame their questions. Take the debate over genetically modified foods, for example. It's generally presented as a controversy over whether the government should "allow" GM foods to be sold without proper labeling. But that's…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-29.)
Rand Paul and Positive Law in a Stateless Society. Brad Spangler, BradSpangler.com (2010-05-20).
I've previously mentioned one of the biggest drawbacks of a reformist approach to implementing libertarian ethics is that politics makes you stupid — because by looking at things in terms of government policy, you tend to lose the ability to explain and advocate something very important. Now Rand Paul is…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-29.)
- This Is the Modern World. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2009-11-06).
This month's edition of Cato Unbound tackles one of the most interesting questions historians have: Where did modernity come from? Stephen Davies leads off with a revision and synthesis of several classical liberal theories about the issue; his essay has attracted a friendly critique from Jack Goldstone, one of the…(Linked Friday 2009-11-13.)
- Queer Victorians. Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2009-11-13). It turns out that there was far more public discussion of same-sex conduct in the early Victorian period than previously thought. Perhaps not surprising that so much was missed: the earlier studies were based on press indexes and keyword searches. But most of the words that we use to describe homosexuality (among them, “homosexuality”) date from the medicalizing discourse in the late Victorian period. It’s not that it wasn’t being talked about; it’s that researchers were searching in the wrong language. (Linked Friday 2009-11-13.)
- Uncle Sam Goddamn by Brother Ali. Kelly W. Patterson, Las Vegas Anarchoblogs (2009-11-12).
This might just be the most kick ass song ever recorded. It’s a show tune, but the show ain’t been written for it yet. Hopefully, a team of writers somewhere is working on that.(Linked Friday 2009-11-13.)
- Re: Daddy Issues. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2009-11-02).
In "Daddy Issues," Dennis Perrin wonders why we offer our presidents not merely obedience but also filial piety: What is it that makes Americans feel a family connection to the presidency? Yes, we are indoctrinated from birth about our unique goodness, our special qualities; and yes, the president is viewed…(Linked Friday 2009-11-13.)