Tag: benjamin tucker
Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities
An Anarchist Take on Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities (Updated & Expanded) Monopolies are pretty much universally bad. This is an uncontroversial position amongst anarchists, who principally define themselves in opposition to the state, which Max Weber, in “Politics as Vocation,” defines as the monopoly on force and the approval of the use of force…
Abolition: An Economist’s Perspective
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] 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…
Gamestop, Capitalismo y Libertad
David S. D’Amato. Artículo original: Gamestop, Capitalism, and Freedom. Traducido por Diego Avila. [Este artículo fue originalmente publicado en Febrero 12 del 2021 en Counterpunch.org] Estrategas de Wall Street lo han llamado uno de los más extremos “apretones cortos y bruscos” en recientes décadas: a finales de Enero, las acciones del minorista de videojuegos GameStop…
GameStop, Capitalismo e Liberdade
David S. D’Amato. Original: Gamestop, Capitalism, and Freedom. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Os estrategistas de Wall Street definiram-no como um dos mais perigosos short-squeezes em décadas: no final de janeiro, as ações da varejista de videogames GameStop, alvo de praticantes das vendas a descoberto e de muitos hedge funds, dispararam como resultado de…
GameStop, Capitalisme i llibertat
Per David S. D’Amato. Font: GameStop, Capitalism and Freedom. 15 de Febrer 2021. Traduït per Manel Finestres. Els experts de Wall Street l’han qualificat com un dels “short squeeze” més extrems de les últimes dècades: A finals de gener, les accions de la botiga de videojocs GameStop es van disparar degut a que els usuaris…
Gamestop, Capitalismo e Libertà
Di David S. D’Amato. Originale: Gamestop, Capitalism, and Freedom, pubblicato il 15 febbraio 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Articolo pubblicato originariamente il dodici febbraio 2021 su Counterpunch.org. Gli strateghi di Wall Street l’hanno definito uno degli “short squeeze” (ricopertura dello scoperto) più pericolosi degli ultimi decenni. Alla fine di gennaio le azioni del rivenditore di…
Gamestop, Capitalism, and Freedom
[This article was originally published February 12, 2021 at Counterpunch.org] Wall Street strategists have called it one of the most extreme of the “sharp short squeezes” in recent decades: at the end of January, shares of video game retailer GameStop skyrocketed, as users of Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum rallied around the stock, which had been a target of…
Virtual Reading Group: Individualist Anarchism in 19th Century America
Tuckered Out? Feeling Greene? Get a Spoonerful of de Cleyrification here! So says Roderick T. Long! Coming up in January, he’ll be hosting a virtual reading group together with Cory Massimino on individualist anarchism in 19th-century America. As you might guess from the tagline, they’ll be covering the big names in the American individualist tradition,…
An Anarchist Take on Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities
Monopolies are pretty much universally bad. This is an uncontroversial position amongst anarchists who principally define themselves in opposition to the state, which Max Weber, in “Politics as Vocation,” defines as the monopoly upon force and the approval of the use of force in a geographic area. Benjamin Tucker, the great American individualist anarchist, defines…
Defesa numa sociedade sem Estado
Uma semana antes de escrever este artigo, escrevi outro onde defendia que devíamos privatizar a polícia. Quando as pessoas ouviram isso, pensaram na ideia do anarcocapitalismo com o mesmo nome. A diferente entre essa e a minha é monumental. A ideia AnCap é que as comunidades ou, mais provavelmente, as empresas contratem uma força policial…
Defense in a Stateless Society
A week before the writing of this article, I wrote another that stated that we should privatize the police. When people hear that, they think of the anarcho-capitalist idea of the same name. The difference between that and mine is monumental. The AnCap idea is to have communities or, more likely, corporations hire a police…
Tucker, i Quattro Regimi di Proprietà e lo Spirito del Capitalismo
Di Asem. Originale pubblicato il 13 aprile 2020 con il titolo Benjamin Tucker’s Four Property Regimes and the Spirit of Capitalism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Molte discussioni sull’economia politica sono reazioni a problemi attuali: aumentare o abbassare le tasse, come imporre le leggi sul lavoro, e questioni simili di centrodestra o centrosinistra, con tutto un…
Benjamin Tucker’s Four Property Regimes and the Spirit of Capitalism
Most political economy discussions are about crafting contemporary policy responses, such as increasing or lowering tax rates, setting regulatory bodies to enforce labor laws, and other similar center-left and center-right electoral issues, with a class of think tank staffers and media pundits arguing back and forth. In this discussion almost all political fundamentals are agreed…
Time to Opt Out
This November, don’t vote. As difficult as it may be to accept, you don’t have to, and it isn’t somehow morally wrong not to. Sometimes the single most powerful political statement you can make, your best option for expressing your preferences for the future of our country, is simply to lodge a conscientious objection by…
Instead of a Book, by a Man too Lazy to Write One
I’ve been writing at my site Abolish Work for a few years now and I’m really encouraged by all of the support that’s come in so many different shapes in sizes. That support has given me the confidence to reach out to Little Black Cart, an anarchist publisher whose books C4SS has reviewed many times,…
Reason’s Cure for Flint: More of the Disease
In a Feb. 1 article at Reason, Adrian Moore outlines his solution for the poison water crisis in Flint. He states his proposal straightforwardly enough in the title: “Here’s How to Fix Flint’s Water System: Privatize It.” This strikes me as curing the disease with more of the same disease. Some right-libertarians are sure to…
Will Free Markets Recreate Corporate Capitalism? on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kevin Carson‘s “Will Free Markets Recreate Corporate Capitalism?” read and edited by Tony Dreher. And when I say “free markets,” I am not referring to a society in which the majority of economic functions are organized through money exchange (the “cash nexus”) or business firms. By “free market” I mean only…
Leviathan and Behemoth
Introduction The capitalist economy has gone through another shock, and the potential for another, larger one is on the horizon. While it’s seemingly in its death throes, capitalism continues to fuel growth. Under such a system we have seen a vast improvement in general living standards across the globe, despite rigged markets and the omnipresent…
The Attractions of Geo-Mutualism
The Attractions of Geo-Mutualism Appraisers Begone! I am neither a philosopher, nor an economist, nor a political scientist, and so I’ve found myself a bit out of my scholarly depth in this symposium. Prior to these exchanges, I had only slight understanding of Georgist land use proposals, and it had not occurred to me that…
The Moral Irrelevance of Rent
The Moral Irrelevance of Rent Jason Byas’s Response to Folvardy, Schnack and Kirchner In my initial response to Kevin Carson, I briefly asserted that rent from land is morally irrelevant in determining property norms. Three of the respondents in particular — Fred Foldvary, Robert Kirchner, and Will Schnack — clearly think differently. Thanks to their…
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