Tag: economic freedom
Why the Pope is Less Wrong Than Keith Farrell
Pope Francis’s remarks on poverty, inequality and capitalism — most recently at his open air mass in Seoul — don’t sit well with many conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. The Pope’s remarks include criticism of growing economic inequality and a call to “hear the voice of the poor.” Among those who take issue with the Pope’s statement is…
Hector Berlioz the Libertarian
About a week ago, a friend and fellow classical music aficionado posted the following on Facebook: I’ve waited my whole life to come to realize, through some dawning revelation, why precisely I’m supposed to like the Symphonie Fantastique. Today, right now where I sit, I’m fully prepared to say what I’ve put off saying for…
Which Side are You on? on C4SS Media
C4SS Media presents Grant Mincy‘s “Which Side Are You On?” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. “The challenges that face Appalachia are indeed great. To solve them, one must question why our “national interest” still lies in an “above all” energy policy. One must question how so much wealth has been extracted from the…
Which Side Are You On?
On Thursday, January 9 a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its way from the 40,000-gallon tank into the river. It’s unclear how much actually entered the public water supply. The busted tank is…
Some Thoughts on the Distinction Between “Economic Freedom” and “Social Freedom”
After watching a couple of people I know argue about whether “economic freedom” or “social freedom” was more important, I had the typical libertarian reaction: That’s a meaningless question, they’re the same thing. All transactions are “economic” in an important sense, and all relationships between people are “social.” To violently repress any non-invasive action is…
Vulgar Libertarianism from Mercatus
Mercatus: The rights of marginalized individuals are trivial and “them pore ol’ bosses need all the help they can get.”
The Mind of the Market by Michael Shermer
Kevin Carson: If you can get past the flaws in Shermer’s book (things others might prefer to think of as my fixations, hangups, and dead horses), it’s quite an enjoyable read.
Occupy the Motor Industry
The main thing is to end dependence on motor vehicles.
“Freedom” by List, Index, and Report
Fox News bewails the fall of the United States in the 2012 Economic Freedom of the World report.
Workshop on Anarchist Economics
The Center for a Stateless Society, Kevin Carson and Shawn Wilbur all get honorable mentions in this overview of Anarchist Economic theory and practice.
The Accumulation of Freedom
David D’Amato reviews AK Press’s collection of anarchist writing on economics
True Economic Liberty: Not a Conservative Idea
Darian Worden: Don’t confuse a free market with privilege.
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory