Tag: state capitalism
In the farcical, technocratic future society of Vonnegut’s Player Piano, you have to have at least a bachelor’s degree to do even the most menial service jobs — of which there aren’t a lot left. The great majority of jobs have been automated out of existence, and the ranks of the still employed are dominated…
Every time I write a commentary on one of John Stossel’s godawful columns, I tell myself I’ll lay off him for a while. But good lord, this latest wretched little piece of pro-corporate apologetics (“Corporations Have Become Hollywood’s Go-To Villains,” Reason, July 1) is about the worst thing he’s ever done. The biggest challenge any…
In Why the Rich Tolerate Being Looted Jeffrey Tucker argues the rich today act differently than they used to. They wear common clothing, avoid luxurious houses and cars, and even call for higher taxes on themselves. Tucker explains this new phenomenon by drawing upon an essay by Peter Leeson and says, “Property rights are weak today… The…
Speaking at the United Nations in 2006, Hugo Chávez excoriated ex- US President George W. Bush as “the devil.” Chávez waved a copy of Noam Chomsky’s Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, catapulting the book onto Amazon’s best-seller list. For his part, Chomsky has repeatedly stated that Chávez ushered a revolutionary break with Venezuela’s political…
In a recent article, Allison Benedikt makes her case that, as the title says, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person” (Slate, August 29). She clarifies: “Not bad like murderer bad — but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad.” The proper course of action, she argues, is to take one for…
Kevin Carson: In their equation of progress and productivity with the sheer quantitative mass of capital invested, are stuck in the paleotechnic age.
El estado trabaja para los capitalistas. No trabaja para usted.
Kevin Carson: The state works for the capitalists, not for you.
A Critique of a Critique: An Examination of Kevin Carson’s Contract Feudalism was originally published in the 2006 issue of Economic Notes No. 108 by the Libertarian Alliance, written by Paul Marks.
Carson: Whatever corporate copyright lockdown Disney puts the franchise under couldn’t possibly exceed George Lucas’s worst. The Disney acquisition actually offers to breathe new life into the Star Wars universe.
The government has a bit too much invested in the financial sector for, well, the financial sector’s own good.
Carson: It’s just a greenwashed version of mid-20th century, mass-production capitalism.
Carson: So now when you hear Mittens talk about “free enterprise,” you know what he means by it.
Carson: The rentiers’ last-ditch plan can’t work.
Carson: Who depends on whom?
Carson: The regulators don’t work for you.
Carson: Yet another reminder that corporate capitalism has nothing to do with a free market. It’s a system of state-assisted robbery by the rich and powerful.
Carson: They’re trying to enclose emerging tech!
Carson: E o Oscar vai para o capitalista que consegue manter a cara séria sem piscar.
Carson: And the Oscar goes to the Capitalist with a straight face.