Tag: bureaucracy
Charter Schools and Other Right Libertarian False Gods on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kevin Carson‘s “Charter Schools and Other Right Libertarian False Gods” read by John Moore and edited by Tony Dreher. If you’re the kind of libertarian who objects to the public schools on those grounds, charter schools aren’t any kind of alternative at all. Students in New Orleans public schools — where…
Charter Schools, and Other Right-Libertarian False Gods
Charter schools, for the libertarian establishment, are what passes for “free market reform” in public education. They’re regularly pushed by mainstream libertarian think tanks, and at Reason they’re topped only by Uber, right-to-work laws and defined-contribution pensions on the list of libertarian shibboleths. But besides not being very effective they’re not very libertarian either (in…
Force Rules Everything Around Us
A little ways into The Utopia of Rules, an anarchist critique of state and corporate bureaucracy, author David Graeber asks, “Why are we so confused about what police really do?” It’s an important question, as the problem of police violence and impunity in America can no longer be ignored. For far too long, argues Graeber,…
Beyond the Hellish Choice of Process Documents or Social Capitalism
One of the best things about The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy is that David Graeber finally tackles issues directly relevant to anarchists. While his prior work has had value, it’s also largely been about rather obvious topics and punctuated with a need to apologize for or defend…
The Utopia of Rules
David Graeber. The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy (Brooklyn and London: Melville House, 2015). This book is, properly speaking, not a book at all, but a collection of essays loosely clustered around the common theme of bureaucracy. Of the material in the book, only the long introductory essay…
Romney’s November Non-Surprise: Why They Never Saw it Coming
Kevin Carson: The central function of a hierarchy is to filter the upward flow of information.
A Barata Sam Brownback Corre Para Debaixo da Geladeira
Mesmo que a história terminasse aqui, essa seria perfeita ilustração do narcisismo e senso de direito de posse das pessoas em posição de autoridade.
The Security State: An Ever Bigger and Dumber Dinosaur
Kevin Carson: It’s like Brazil (the movie, not the country).
Cockroach Sam Brownback Scuttles Under Fridge
Kevin Carson contrasts a weasel politician to a brave high school student.
The State Makes Serfs
Darian Worden on the politics of corporate control.
The Law Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On
Kevin Carson examines the mindset of those who put their faith in legislation — and finds it lacking!
The Anatomy of Escape
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Markets Not Capitalism
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist