Tag: economics
Abolition: An Economist’s Perspective
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 not zero. In other words, while we want to reduce the amount of murder, assault, and…
Uma Compreensão Estranha de Enxuto
Gary Chartier. Original: A Strange Understanding of Small de 15 de Janeiro 2016. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. A comentarista conservadora Laura Ingraham tem uma estranha compreensão a respeito do que vem a ser um governo enxuto. E, infelizmente, ela não é a única. Quando Nikki Haley — em resposta ao recente discurso de Barack Obama…
Anarquismo Social y Computación Económica Paralela
De Emmi Bevensee. Artículo original: Social-Anarchism and Parallel Economic Computation de 22 de junio 2020. Traducido en español por Kathiana Thomas. Nota: He tratado de minimizar la teoría matemática y computacional para hacer esto más legible en general, pero donde se pone más complicado sólo escribí (párrafo matemático) antes del párrafo, pudiendo entender la pieza…
The Enragés: Infinite Possible Vectors of Progress
For the third installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson interviews Rai Ling, an Anarchist Without Adjectives interested in economics and markets. This episode explores their article, “Scarcity and Abundance Under Anarchism” which was originally published at the Center for a Stateless Society on May 24th, 2020. The piece is an exploration of how anarchic,…
Quello Strano Concetto di Leggerezza
Di Gary Chartier. Originale pubblicato il 15 gennaio 2016 con il titolo A Strange Understanding of Small. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La commentatrice conservatrice Laura Ingraham ha uno strano concetto di governo leggero. E purtroppo non è l’unica. Quando Nikki Haley, rispondendo al recente stato dell’unione di Barack Obama, ha espresso preoccupazione riguardo la crescita…
Review: Bourgeois Dignity
Bourgeois Dignity‘s line of inquiry — at least as stated — is into the causes of what Deirdre McCloskey calls “the Fact” — the tenfold or more increase in the average person’s standard of living in a couple centuries’ time. Her thesis that “the Fact” owed its origins to a culture of innovation, of openness…
De/centralization, Discretion, and the Anarchist Movement
Anarchists have long made decentralization a core demand for the structure of our organizations and have placed tremendous faith in the decentralization of our organizations as a means by which to prevent the generation of hierarchies and abuses of power, among other issues. However, this faith is based on very little, and anarchists can stand…
È Proprio il Caso di Riavviare l’economia?
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 20 giugno 2020 con il titolo Is It Time to Reopen the Economy? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. C’è chi scende in strada armato per protestare contro le esagerazioni di stato… dimostrando un’ignoranza spettacolare. Sono solidale con chi lotta per vivere e non ha un lavoro, con chi aspetta…
The Problem of Scale in Anarchism and the Case for Cybernetic Communism
Note: In order to properly display some of the mathematics in this piece, it’s hosted here as a .pdf. Or, click the image below the introduction. The problem of scale is perhaps the most fundamental problem of anarchism. We all know by direct experience that anarchism works well on a local scale. Most people who…
Social-Anarchism and Parallel Economic Computation
Note: I’ve tried to minimize the math and computation theory to make this more generally readable but where it gets more complex I just wrote (math paragraph) before the paragraph and you can read or skip it and still understand the piece. I’ll open with a potentially contentious take. Most of the decentralized and left-leaning…
Is It Time to Reopen the Economy?
People are taking to the streets with arms to protest government overreach…in a most spectacular display of ignorance.  While I am extremely sympathetic to those out of work and struggling, who expected relief money that never came, and are now worried about not being able to feed their family or even losing their house and…
The Economics of the Black Bloc
The black bloc, at least as I have experienced it, is a very extreme departure from everyday economic life.  No one buys or sells anything — in fact, you shouldn’t even bring your wallet to something like this. They’ll use it to ID you. Instead, everyone gives everyone else things — if you need anything…
“Calcolo Economico”, “Diritti di Proprietà” e Bugie Varie dei Libertari Pagati dai Fratelli Koch
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 3 agosto 2019 con il titolo “Economic Calculation,” “Strong Property Rights,” and Other Lies Koch-Funded Libertarian Commentators Told Me. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Secondo un cliché diffuso tra i conservatori e i libertari di destra, un “solido diritto di proprietà” è una spinta alla creazione di ricchezza ed è…
“Economic Calculation,” “Strong Property Rights,” and Other Lies Koch-Funded Libertarian Commentators Told Me
A common cliche among conservatives and those on the libertarian Right is that “strong property rights” are an incentive to create wealth and are necessary for progress. Closely related is Ludwig von Mises’ critique of the Oskar Lange model of market socialism, namely that it would result in irrationality because factor input pricing by non-market…
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…
Il Male della Disuguaglianza
Di Gary Chartier. Originale pubblicato il 22 gennaio 2016 con il titolo What’s Wrong with Inequality? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. A credere ai cosiddetti esperti, sembra quasi che tutto quest’odio verso la disuguaglianza sia frutto dell’invidia e di una certa ignoranza sul funzionamento dell’economia. Una ragione in più per non credere ai cosiddetti esperti. Il…
Il Tiranno Torna a Casa
Il Destino Domestico del Militarismo Americano Di Kelly Wright. Originale pubblicato il 12 giugno 2018 con il titolo Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. “Il grande Randolph Burne capì che ‘la guerra è la salvezza dello stato’. È nella guerra che lo stato si realizza: amplia il suo…
Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism
“The great Randolph Bourne realized that ‘war is the health of the State.’ It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.” — Murray Rothbard In Tyranny Comes Home professors Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall methodically…
Review: Omnia Sunt Communia, by Massimo De Angelis
Massimo De Angelis. Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism (London: Zed Books, 2017). Massimo De Angelis is a thinker very much in the autonomist tradition; he mentions being a student of Harry Cleaver. This comes through loud and clear in his focus on the self-activity of ordinary people, and on…
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