I recently translated a chronicle of the recent violent crackdown on the Alberdi Hall artists collective in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s a perfect case study of statist attack on public property, on an autonomous initiative that produced a highly valued cultural offering for the community with a clear potential of standing on its own financial
The following article was written by Roderick T. Long and published on Austro-Athenian Empire, May 15th, 2010. “I don’t try to make you believe something you don’t believe, but to make you do something you won’t do.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein “Over and over, you’re falling, and then catching yourself from falling. And this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time.” — Laurie
One more bit of evidence in support of something we’ve been saying for quite a while…
Thomas L. Knapp: O problema da “propriedade intelectual” é que, em nossos dias — graças ao progresso tecnológico — quase toda escassez de produtos de informação TEM de ser artificial, isto é, criada pelo governo.
Knapp: Spamhaus looks, well, dangerous to a free and open Internet. And as we dig into the details of its dust-up with Cyberbunker, even more so.
Kevin Carson: The current educational system is essentially a Taylorist-Fordist mass production system.
Knapp: Monopolists don’t like living in the real world, and politicians traffic in telling them they don’t have to.
C4SS Media would like to present Kevin Carson‘s “Unequal Contracts, Unequal Power”, read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford.
Carson: Dealing with other human beings — all other human beings — as equals, confident and unafraid, is the right way to live. It’s the only right way to live.
Sebastian: The Draft, now with deluxe appeals to community service! Democrats have been pushing the Universal National Service Act since 2003 — it’s only a matter of time before you will need to burn your draft card.
Embora os políticos prometam repetidamente proteger a saúde pública, de há muito eles usam poder coercitivo para aumentar os custos médicos, sacrificando a saúde pública em benefício de lucros privados.
Nathan Goodman: While politicians repeatedly promise to protect public health, they have long used coercive power to raise medical costs, sacrificing public health for private profits.
D’Amato: Government doesn’t protect us from monopolists; it empowers them to eat us alive.
Кевином Карсоном: В любом случае, это государство выступает на стороне капиталистов, арендо- и работодателей и дает им полную власть в деле заключения контрактов, с помощью которых они в свою очередь могут диктовать условия работникам и потребителям.
D’Amato: [The state] intercedes in economic affairs not to aid ordinary, working people … but to restrict their opportunities and options so that dominant corporate actors (today’s feudal lords) may prey upon them.
Kevin Carson: Demasiados libertarios de la Derecha política y cultural se identifican instintivamente con empleadores, propietarios inmobiliarios, y proveedores de servicios cuando se trata de estos temas. Y comenten un error fundamental al hacerlo.
Kevin Carson: Too many libertarians on the political and cultural Right instinctively identify with employers, landlords, and service providers on this issue. They are fundamentally wrong-headed to do so.
Kevin Carson: In every case, it is the state which intervenes on the side of capitalists, landlords and employers, and puts them in a position of superior bargaining power from which they can dictate the terms of contract with workers and consumers.
For every copy of Benjamin Tucker’s “Market Anarchy Vs. Corporate Power” that you purchase through the Distro, C4SS will receive a percentage.
So it seems that any attempt by the anti-corporatist free market movement to engage with the mainstream Left will focus, of necessity, on a few issues.