Tag: authority
Jerarquías de Estatus: consentimiento tácito y expectativas de desempeño
De Cayce Jamil. Artículo original: Status Hierarchies: Tacit Consent and Performance Expectations. Traducido por Diego Avila. Lo que mantiene unidos a todos los diferentes tipos de socialistas libertarios es la creencia de que minimizar la jerarquía genera más libertad e igualdad. Sin embargo, la jerarquía es una palabra grabada en la ambigüedad. Los términos “poder”…
Entra l’anarquisme en conflicte amb la naturalesa humana?
Per Nathan Goodman. Font: Does Anarchism Conflict With Human Nature? 24 octubre 2020. Traduït per Manel Finestres. “Sé prou sobre la naturalesa humana per saber que ell [l’anarquisme] és un concepte ingènuament defectuós.” “L’anarquia és una bella idea, però entra en conflicte amb la naturalesa humana”. Els anarquistes estan acostumats a escoltar objeccions com aquestes…
Há Conflitos Entre o Anarquismo e a Natureza Humana?
De Nathan Goodman. Original: Does Anarchism Conflict With Human Nature? 24 de outubro 2013. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Sei o suficiente sobre a natureza humana para saber que isso [o anarquismo] é um conceito ingenuamente falho. A anarquia é uma bela ideia, mas entra em conflito com a natureza humana. Os anarquistas…
¿El Anarquismo entra en Conflicto con la Naturaleza Humana?
Por Nathan Goodman. Fuente: Does Anarchism Conflict With Human Nature? 24 octubre 2020. Traducido por Diego Avila. “Sé lo suficiente sobre la naturaleza humana para saber que él [anarquismo] es un concepto ingenuamente defectuoso.” “La anarquía es una hermosa idea, pero entra en conflicto con la naturaleza humana”. Los anarquistas están acostumbrados a escuchar objeciones…
La Pandemia e la Minaccia degli Adulti
Di James Tuttle. Originale pubblicato il 18 agosto 2020 con il titolo Pandemics and the Threat from Adults. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Autodifesa è parola riverita. Nel contesto politico, è considerata una dura conquista rivoluzionaria, con la sua sacralità e i suoi strumenti scritti nei codici e sulle t-shirt. Voi avete il diritto di difendervi….
Pandemics and the Threat From Adults
Self-defense is one of those terms that is revered. In a political context, it is regarded as a hard-won revolution with its sacredness and instruments enshrined in amendments and on t-shirts.  You have the right to defend yourself. This month (August 2020), politicians must decide if schools are going to reopen during an active pandemic….
Aspettative di Prestazione e Presupposti Taciti
Di Cayce Jamil. Originale pubblicato il 14 novembre 2019 con il titolo Tacit Consent and Performance Expectations. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. A tenere assieme tutte le varianti del socialismo libertario è il fatto di credere che un indebolimento delle gerarchie significhi più libertà ed eguaglianza. Ma gerarchia è una parola carica di ambiguità. Aggiungiamo a…
Status Hierarchies: Tacit Consent and Performance Expectations
What keeps all different types of libertarian socialists together is the belief that minimizing hierarchy generates more freedom and equality. Nonetheless, hierarchy is a word etched in ambiguity. The terms power and status are used carelessly. Historically, libertarian socialists, with some notable exceptions, have tended to only be critical of power hierarchies. Feminists and race…
The Regime of Liberty
The relationship between democracy and anarchism is undoubtedly a contentious one. In his work The Principle of Federation1, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon makes it clear that democracy has an important legacy to respect. Because Proudhon declared that Universal Suffrage was above The Republic, he had to evaluate the character of democracy in ideal terms. Proudhon categorized democracy…
Abolish Work: A Lazy Review of a Lazy Exposition of Philosophical Ergophobia
Abolish Work: A Lazy Exposition of Philosophical Ergophobia (LBC Books 2016), by Nick Ford It’s “no class but the leisure class” in Nick Ford’s new book: Abolish Work: A Lazy Exposition of Philosophical Ergophobia. Before continuing, I must acknowledge that this book includes two essays written by yours truly, which are credited to “Mr. Wilson”. Both…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Public Good or Public Bad?
If you ask an economist to suggest areas where the state should be involved, one answer you’re likely to hear is that states should provide “public goods.” A public good is a good that is both non-excludable and non-rival. By non-excludable, economists mean that once the good is produced individuals cannot be excluded from consuming…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Prisons and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs, or people who are alert to profit opportunities and act in order to obtain profits for themselves, exist in all societies. But the profit opportunities they seek will vary. Some entrepreneurs may seek to profit by providing consumers with goods they value, such as pizza or beer. Others may attempt to profit by seeking…
Father Daniel Berrigan’s Legacy of Resistance
On April 30th, Father Daniel Berrigan, an anti-war activist, Jesuit priest, author, and poet, passed away at the age of 94. Since the Vietnam War, Father Berrigan spoke bravely against American imperialism. But his opposition to US military interventions abroad went beyond speech. Father Berrigan bravely and repeatedly engaged in direct action to resist America’s…
America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited
America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited Authored by Sheldon Richman Foreword by Jeffrey A. Tucker This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing…
Equitable Commerce
Josiah Warren, “A Brief Outline of Equitable Commerce,” The Boston Investigator, XXI, 50 (April 14, 1852), 3. Mr. Editor: — Believing that the suggestions contained in the following article will be of service to those persons who interest themselves in the subject of Social Reform, and whose desire is to find a method of securing…
Hawaii’s War on Personal Freedom
Hawaii is ushering in the new year with the introduction of a law making it illegal for people between the ages of 18 and 20 to obtain tobacco products. Fines will be imposed on those selling tobacco to individuals in this age range as well as those purchasing it, following a three month grace period….
Taylorismo, Progressismo e Governo degli Esperti
Questo articolo è stato pubblicato originariamente su The Freeman il 24 agosto 2011 con lo stesso titolo. Il movimento progressista sorto a cavallo tra Ottocento e Novecento, dottrina da cui nasce la moderna sinistra americana, viene talvolta visto erroneamente come una filosofia “anti-aziendale”. Certo era contro il mercato, ma questo non significa che fosse necessariamente…
Markets Not Capitalism — Introduction
The individualist anarchist tendency is alive and well. Markets Not Capitalism offers a window onto this tendency’s history and highlights its potential contribution to the global anticapitalist movement. We seek in this book to stimulate a thriving conversation among libertarians of all varieties, as well as those with other political commitments, about the most fruitful path toward human…
Anarchism and American Traditions
“The revolution is the sudden and unified consciousness of these traditions, their loud assertion, the blow dealt by their indomitable will against the counter force of tyranny. … We, the Anarchists, point to them and say: If the believers in liberty wish the principles of liberty taught, let them never entrust that instruction to any government; for the nature of…
Why I Am an Anarchist
by Voltairine de Cleyre It was suggested to me by those who were the means of securing me this opportunity of addressing you, that probably the most easy and natural way for me to explain Anarchism would be for me to give the reasons why I myself am an Anarchist. I am not sure that they…
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory