Tag: collective action
Nessun Complotto Capitalista Dietro i Problemi dell’azione Collettiva
Di Frank Miroslav. Originale pubblicato il 2 aprile 2022 con il titolo Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Perché dalla ragione individuale a quella collettiva non è un passo Un vecchio chiodo fisso dell’estrema sinistra è che l’assenza di attività radicali è colpa di qualche soggetto collettivo che,…
Pourquoi les problèmes d’action collective ne sont pas des complots capitalistes
Frank Miroslav. Article original: Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot. Traduction française par anonyme. Sur l’importance de passer de la rationalité individuelle à la rationalité collective Un incontournable de la gauche radicale est de blâmer l’absence d’activité radicale, par un sujet collectif particulier perçu comme ayant un potentiel, sur quelques subterfuges capitalistes….
Por qué los problemas de acción colectiva no son un complot capitalista
Frank Miroslav. Artículo original: Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot, del 2 de abril de 2022. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. Sobre la no trivialidad de pasar de la racionalidad individual a la colectiva Ha sido un pilar de la izquierda radical durante mucho tiempo culpar de la falta de actividad…
Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot
On the Non-Triviality of Going from Individual to Collective Rationality It’s been a mainstay of the radical left for a long time to blame the lack of radical activity by whatever particular collective subject they believe to have potential on some sort of capitalist subterfuge. The various arguments for what exactly happened range considerably, but…
Relitigating Decentralization: Response to M Black
I must confess no small horror on reading M Black’s contribution to this Mutual Exchange. A self-professed anarchist, defending centralization? I would normally let such arguments fall on their face alone, but if we are to platform them in this exchange I feel a moral obligation to reiterate basic reality. My response will be divided…
Bad People: Irredeemable Individuals & Structural Incentives
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] Contrary to the assertions of some leftists there are in fact thoroughly monstrous people who are not just victims of their social conditions. Humans vary. We each follow somewhat random paths in the development of our values and instincts,…
Sotto il Capitalismo?
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato l’undici settembre 2019 con il titolo “Under Capitalism”? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Con due recenti articoli di altrettanti autori di C4SS, Frank Miroslav e Black Cat sostenevano, il primo, che dire “non c’è consumo etico nel capitalismo” è qualcosa che “spegne la mente”, mentre il secondo ribatteva che non esiste…
“Under Capitalism”?
In a couple of earlier pieces, C4SS writers Frank Miroslav and Black Cat argued, respectively, that the frequently stated principle “there is no ethical consumption under capitalism” is a “thought-stopping cliche,” and — in response — that “there really is no ethical (individual) consumption under capitalism.” As I read it, the disagreement between them is…
Nessun Vero Consumo Etico (Individuale) nel Capitalismo
Di Black Cat. Originale pubblicato il 17 luglio 2019 con il titolo There Really Is No Ethical (Individual) Consumption Under Capitalism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Questo articolo risponde in parte a questo e questo articolo. Gli anarchici, soprattutto gli anarco-comunisti, rispondendo a chi, per ragioni etiche, sprona ad un cambiamento delle abitudini consumistiche, amano ribattere…
There Really Is No Ethical (Individual) Consumption Under Capitalism
This piece is partially written as a rebuttal to “No Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism” is a Thought-Stopping Cliche and Only Anarchists Are Pretty: An Anarchist Guide to Fashion.  Anarchists, particularly AnComs, are fond of saying that ‘there is no ethical consumption under capitalism’ in response to any and all calls to change our consumption choices…
The many
The following is part of the 2019 May Poetry Feature at C4SS.   Sometimes things need fixing; The cogs are all mucked up, Founded on an outdated design, Money thrown to keep ’em spinning. Flaws get lost in rhetoric, and — Distracted by chauvinist conflict — We don’t realize that it just keeps breaking, Gears ground…
Democracy Is Awful and We Need It for a Ton of Stuff
Democracy1, a sluggish and painful example of attempted cooperation, is often a heap of flaming garbage. Obviously, the “democracy” of the Zapatistas or Rojava are far different than that of the US, but self-styled democracies also elected Bolsonaro, Trump, and Hitler. Aside from things like democracy’s potential for corruption and inherent efficiency throttles, it forces…
Contro il Voto
Di William Gillis. Originale pubblicato il 20 novembre 2018 con il titolo The Case Against Voting. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Un’altra elezione è passata, con gli inevitabili socialisti libertari come Chomsky che sgridano noi anarchici perché non votiamo. Detto francamente, che il risultato delle elezioni conti è vero. A meno che non crediate in un…
The Case Against Voting
So we’ve survived another election cycle and the inevitable surge of libertarian socialists like Chomsky lecturing anarchists about our abstention from voting. I want to be clear: it is certainly true that the results of elections can matter. Unless you’re gonna roll the very long odds on a type of accelerationism, a bumbling centrist would…
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