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.)
terror and war
no one who has ever been tempted toward a revolutionary. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-01-10).
no one who has ever been tempted toward a revolutionary politics or a radical political philosophy or envisioned a big transformation can be entirely comfortable with the the notion that "anti-government" rhetoric must be…controlled, lest it lead to violence. that sort of thing threw eugene debs in prison and deported emma goldman.(Linked Monday 2011-01-10.)
On Cable News | The Agitator. www.theagitator.com (2011-01-10).
Ta-Nehisi Coates: …it’s my impression that much of cable news is rigged. Complicated questions are forced into small spaces of time, and guests frequently(Linked Monday 2011-01-10.)
The Agony of Paul Krugman. Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-01-11). Paul Krugman is a Very Serious Thinker. His words are like the rain. If he did not say these things about purely political matters, who else possibly could? (Linked Tuesday 2011-01-11.)
Graceless Degradation: WordPress Uglification for Outmoded Browsers. drench.github.com (2011-01-12).
Graceless Degradation Graceless Degradation is a WordPress plugin that gives visitors still using Internet Explorer 6 an appropriate user experience.(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)
If suspect Jared Lee Loughner has schizophrenia, would that make him more likely to go on a shooting spree in Arizona? – By Vaughan Bell – Slate Magazine. www.slate.com (2011-01-12).
If you found evidence on the Web that Jared Lee Loughner or some other suspected killer was obsessed with soccer or football or hockey and suggested it might be an explanation for his crime, you’d be laughed at. But do the same with “schizophrenia” and people nod in solemn agreement….(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)
"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.)
i just want to express my support for what julian assange is. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2010-06-17).
i just want to express my support for what julian assange is doing with wikileaks. listening to the msm, you'd think it was obvious that videos of america's heroes slaughtering civilians should be kept secret. um, why exactly? i guess i could see how some information should be kept secret, though…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-19.)
There is no libertarian case for restricted immigration. Less, Anarchy Without Bombs (2010-06-19).
It is almost 30 years to the day since Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Ed Clark set off a firestorm of criticism within the party for indicating that he didn't think free immigration should be immediately adopted. One of the strongest criticisms came in a post-mortem of that campaign by Mr….(Linked Saturday 2010-06-19.)
Bobbing Along on the Beautiful Briny Sea. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-06-19).
From the "you can't make this stuff up" department: [BP CEO Tony] Hayward took a break from overseeing the energy giant's efforts to contain the undersea leak so he could watch his 52-foot yacht "Bob" participate in the J. P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. If you put…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-19.)
The Machinery of Freedom now online! Less, Anarchy Without Bombs (2010-06-18).
More than 30 years ago, the first edition of David Friedman's The Machinery of Freedom was the book that first made me comfortable calling myself an anarchist. The second edition, from 1989, has been out of print for a while, but David has just put online a complete copy of…(Linked Saturday 2010-06-19.)
Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto. Kevin Carson, Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism (2010-06-15).
The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto is now available in hard copy format. The eBook version is here.(Linked Saturday 2010-06-19.)
Three more officers fired – Burbank Leader. police excessive force – Google News (2010-06-18).
Three more officers fired / Burbank Leader / All of the officers were fired for allegedly acting improperly or using excessive force. While some of the alleged misconduct occurred during the robbery …(Linked Saturday 2010-06-19.)
Louis Armstrong death metal version of “What a Wonderful World” Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing (2010-06-16).
(Thanks, Adam!)(Linked Sunday 2010-06-20.)
What We Read When We Don't Read the Internet PRESENTS! Au Revoir, Pretty Horses; Or, Why I Don't Read Man Books Any More. Tiger Beatdown (2010-06-20). “Some more telling characteristics of Manfiction: … 2. Male characters cannot communicate with their sons, brothers, and fathers. Or anybody else, really; but they are particularly hampered in inter-man relationships (this is important to emphasize regularly, because the only men who are capable of talking in polysyllabic phrases to other men are gay, and the only thing less manly than writing thoughtfully about women is writing about gays. An inability to communicate is the literary equivalent of the empty seat between two dudes in a movie theater). Instead of communicating the men will drink a lot, commit random acts of violence, beat their sons or pets, and drive around in trucks without speaking. These men do not have daughters.” (Linked Sunday 2010-06-20.)