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This episode is hosted by C4SS’s Elinor Ostrom Chair in the Study of Self Governance, Nathan Goodman. Nathan is joined by Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall for a deep dive into the authors’ new book, How to Run Wars, A Confidential Playbook for the National Security Elite, available from June 18th on Amazon, or through…
Walter Block: Once Again Defending the Undefendable — Part II
In the previous installment of this column, I discussed Walter Block’s repeated defense of “voluntary slavery contracts” as one example of his long record of defending economic phenomena as “voluntary,” regardless of the role of background or systemic violence in making them possible. But it didn’t stop there. Consider his defenses, just within the past…
A Critique of Randy Barnett’s ‘Accommodating’ Libertarianism
Walter Block: Once Again Defending the Undefendable — Part I
Maybe We Should Legalize Child Labor After All
What’s In A Slogan? “KYLR” and Militant Anarcha-feminism
An anarchist walks out of a punk show to smoke. On her vest are anarchist patches with various standard slogans, “No Gods No Masters,” “Death To Transphobes,” “Kill Your Local Rapist,” “All Cops Are Bastards,” “Punch Nazis,” “From The River To The Sea Palestine Will Be Free,” “Make Total Destroy,” “The Only Good Cop Is…
Taxation is Theft: An Anarchist Guide to Taxation
The “Who” (not “What”)
Might Doesn’t Determine Right…
Therapy for Radicals
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals In 1971, American activist Saul Alinsky published a book called Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals. Alinsky bemoaned the fact that activists, with “no illusions about the system,” sought to “Burn the system down!” Many of these same activists had “plenty of illusions about the way to…
An Orientalist History of Transmisogyny
Book Review: It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism
Review: African Anarchism – The History of a Movement
The Rentier Economy, Vulture Capital, and Enshittification
  The Rentier Economy, Vulture Capital, and Enshittification   There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of…
Karl Hess: A Life on the (Right) Left (and Right)
Intellectual Property: A Libertarian Critique — 2nd Edition (2009, 2023)
The Undeclared Condominium: The USSR As Partner in a Conservative World Order