Tag: abolition
We are our own liberators
Much is being made in England and throughout the English speaking or so-called anglophone world about the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British empire and its breakaway colony, the United States of America. Hollywood and the monopoly sector of entertainment capital have marked this anniversary with a major feature…
Abolition: An Economist’s Perspective
It may seem strange for an economist to write about abolition. After all, economists focus on choices at the margin. Even when we talk about violent crimes or pollution, we argue that the optimal quantity of these “bads” is not zero. In other words, while we want to reduce the amount of murder, assault, and…
L’inizio è la Fine: Abolizionismo Anarchico come Dialogo Creativo
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 26 aprile 2021 con il titolo The End Is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism as Communicative Creation. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Thomas Malthus, nel suo tristemente famoso Saggio sul principio della popolazione dedica alcuni capitoli alla critica di quello che probabilmente fu il primo pensatore anarchico moderno, William Godwin. Ad…
The End Is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism as Communicative Creation
Thomas Malthus, in his infamous work An Essay on the Principle of Population, takes several sections to critique the ideas of arguably the first modern anarchist thinker William Godwin. In one, Malthus writes, The great error under which [Mr.] Godwin labours throughout his whole work [Enquiry Concerning Political Justice] is the attributing almost all the…
Melting Mountains of Ice
A No-Government Doctrine for the 21st Century Almost everyone today accepts at least one utopian idea: that slavery is so morally unacceptable that the practice must be stomped out wherever found, and any institution that depends upon it must immediately crumble. It’s probably even an understatement to just say people accept that idea. It’s the…
The Enragés: Dragons to Slay
In the second episode of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson discusses with Eric Fleischmann their recent piece for C4SS “The End Is the Beginning: Abolition as Communicative Creation.” The conversation spans from the juxtaposition of violence and communication to the influence of violent institutions upon people to the importance of the dialectical method to the existing and…
Advice for Surviving and Thriving in Lock Up
Since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a number of protesters and rioters of the dumpster-fire and ski-mask variety have found themselves detained for noble acts that change the world– like toppling statues of racists or torching cop cars or inflicting necessary violence. No good deed, it seems, goes unpunished. But, many of these…
The End Is the Beginning: Abolition as Communicative Creation
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] Thomas Malthus, in his infamous work An Essay on the Principle of Population, takes several sections to critique the ideas of arguably the first modern anarchist thinker William Godwin. In one, Malthus writes, The great error under which [Mr.]…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, IV: Liberi Tutti
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale pubblicato il 7 dicembre 2020 con il titolo Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. IV: Free All Prisoners. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 6 febbraio 2015 Gli ultimi tre articoli di questa serie riguardavano l’ingiustizia della pena e del diritto penale, e la giustizia di…
Contra o Sistema Penal, Parte III: Por Uma Justiça Efetiva
De Jason Lee Byas. Original: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. III: For Actual Justice, 30 de novembro 2020. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Nas últimas duas partes desta série, eu defendi que a prática punitiva e a instituição do Direito Penal são inerentemente injustas. Como alternativa, propus que nós as substituíssemos por…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, III: Per una Giustizia Vera
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. III: For Actual Justice, pubblicato il 30 novembre 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 30 gennaio 2015. Nei due precedenti articoli della serie, ho spiegato come la pratica punitiva e la giustizia penale siano inerentemente ingiuste. In…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, II: La Criminalità del Diritto Penale
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt II: The Criminality of Criminal Law, 23 novembre 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 25 novembre 2015. Nel primo articolo di questa serie ho spiegato perché un libertario dovrebbe respingere la pratica penale. In alternativa, credo che…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, I: Niente Pena Mai
Di Jason Lee Byas. Pubblicato il 16 novembre 2020 con il titolo Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. I: No One Should Ever Be Punished. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 25 agosto 2015. Mentre dolore, sofferenza, costi della giustizia penale statunitense vanno alle stelle, crescono le richieste di…
Contra o Sistema Penal, Parte II: O Direito Criminal É Um Crime
Jason Lee Byas. Título original: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. II: The Criminality of Criminal Law. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. ​Na primeira parte desta série, apresentei razões para os libertários rejeitarem as práticas punitivistas. Como alternativa, sugeri que o papel adequado do Direito é a busca pela resolução de conflitos, e…
Contra o Sistema Penal, Parte I: Ninguém Jamais Deveria Ser Punido
​Jason Lee Byas. Título original: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. I: No One Should Ever Be Punished. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. Enquanto toda dor, todo o sofrimento e todos os custos elevados, ocasionados pela justiça criminal, se agravam e fogem do nosso controle, mais e mais pessoas se posicionam em favor de uma reforma…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. IV: Free All Prisoners
The last three posts of this series have been focused on the injustice of punishment and criminal law, and the justice of a tort-based pure restitution system. Even if punishment itself were legitimate, however, we would still have reason to reject the main form of punishment that exists today.Prisons– especially as they exist in the United States–…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. III: For Actual Justice
In the previous couple of posts of this series, I argued that the practice of punishment and the institution of criminal law are inherently unjust. As an alternative, I proposed that we replaced them with a purely civil system, with no law but tort law. All cases would then be cases of dispute resolution, where…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. II: The Criminality of Criminal Law
In the first post of this series, I gave some reasons why libertarians ought to reject the practice of punishment. As an alternative, I suggested that the only proper role of law is dispute resolution, and that law’s violence can only be used in either direct defense or the collection of restitution. In effect, this…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. I: No One Should Ever Be Punished
As the pain, suffering, and sheer cost incurred by the criminal justice system in America spirals further and further out of control, more and more people have come to push for reform. Even Texas Governor Rick Perry, who once proudly declared to have never struggled with issues like the death penalty, has begun to advocate…
Education: Guaranteeing Access Isn’t Enough
In a recent email, a professor of sociology expressed some skepticism about what she regarded as over-enthusiastic treatment of the possibilities for new education models in a stateless society. Among other things, she questioned the apparent claim that new media, online courses and free lectures would “save the education system” or provide access to education….
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