Tag: economics
L’oppressione è un Gioco a Somma Negativa
Di Dawie Coetzee. Originale: Oppression is a Negative-Sum Proposition, del 30 maggio 2022. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Giusto una cosetta da nulla, un’inezia. Si era rotto il flessibile della vasca da bagno. L’attacco era ad angolo. Per aggiustarla bastava un gomito tra l’attacco a muro e il tubo flessibile, una di quelle cosa che si…
Laurance Labadie’s “Comments on S.E. Parker”
Comments on S.E. Parker Re article by Sid Parker Mr. Parker totally misapprehends the meaning of the economics of liberty or anarchy. He can hardly evade the charge of being remiss, nor gloss over what may be his own ignorance, by attributing the words “panacea” and “system” to the insistence of individualist anarchists that equitable…
Oppression is a Negative-Sum Proposition
It was really the silliest thing; a trifle in the scheme of things. The hose to the hand-shower in our bathtub broke, because the way it was installed required the hose to make a sharp bend. Fixing it so that it would last required the installation of a right-angle elbow between the wall spout and…
The Enragés: Credit As an Enclosed Commons with Kevin Carson
For the 15th installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson (@NalevoA3) met once again with Kevin Carson (@CPostcapitalism) to discuss Kevin’s two-part article series titled “Credit As an Enclosed Commons” (https://c4ss.org/content/52718) and “Credit As an Enclosed Commons, Part II” (https://c4ss.org/content/53425). Kevin Carson is a senior fellow of the Center for a Stateless Society (c4ss.org) and…
Prison Labor: Capitalism Without Markets, Understanding the Economics of Totalitarian Institutions
 View or download a PDF copy of Joseph Parampathu’s C4SS Study here: Prison Labor: Capitalism Without Markets, Understanding the Economics of Totalitarian Institutions Abstract Prison labor remains a paradox in many ways. Simultaneously sparsely studied or recorded, and ubiquitous; derided by labor unions and free workers as unfair competition and lauded by businesses as…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Sarah Skwire on What We Can Learn from Literature
In this month’s episode, Alex McHugh interviews Sarah Skwire, Senior Fellow and Director of Communications at Liberty Fund about the importance of studying literature and language, and why social scientists should pay attention to works of fiction and literary history. We got into quite a few interesting topics, including Shakespeare, early modern debates on economics,…
¿Cuál es el problema con la desigualdad?
De Gary Chartier. Artículo original: What’s Wrong with Inequality? del 22 de enero 2021. Traducido al español por Antonio J. Ferrer. Si se les cree a los parlanchines, se podría pensar que la preocupación con la desigualdad en nuestra sociedad es solo un producto de la envidia y la ignorancia económica. Esa es otra razón…
Laurance Labadie’s “Anarchism Applied to Economics”
Anarchism Applied to Economics Value is the exchange equivalency of something measured in terms of another thing. The fundamental quality upon which value depends is utility in satisfying desire. In economics, utility doesn’t mean the ‘real’ or ‘actual’ ability of a thing to accomplish or assist in accomplishing a result, but means the human estimate…
Una extraña noción de “pequeño”
Gary Chartier. Título original: A Strange Understanding of Small, del 15 de enero 2016. Traducido al español por Antonio J. Ferrer. La vocera conservadora Laura Ingraham tiene una noción muy extraña de lo que es un gobierno pequeño. Desafortunadamente, no está sola. Cuando Nikki Haley presentó la respuesta republicana al último discurso de la Unión…
Cómo las consideraciones de costo-beneficio produjeron una gobernanza “progresiva” en las sociedades piratas
De Emile Phaneuf. Artículo original: How Cost-Benefit Considerations Produced “Progressive” Governance in Pirate Societies, de 2 de julio de 2021. Traducido al español por Diego Avila. El libro de Peter Leeson, El Garfio Invisible: la economía oculta de los piratas explora otro fascinante relato sobre cómo es posible la gobernanza1 en la anarquía. Leeson distingue…
The Enragés: The Pursuit of Abolition with Nathan Goodman
For the seventh installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Nathan Goodman to discuss their article titled Abolition: An Economist’s Perspective. This article is a contribution to an upcoming C4SS anthology called Total Abolition: Police, Prisons, Borders, Empire. Tune in to learn how economics can contribute to the pursuit of abolition, and how…
How Cost-Benefit Considerations Produced “Progressive” Governance in Pirate Societies
Peter Leeson’s book The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates explores yet another fascinating account of how governance is possible under anarchy. Leeson distinguishes between the invisible hand (the “hidden order” present in metaphorical market anarchy) and the invisible hook (the “hidden order” in the literal anarchy of pirate societies). The main argument being…
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…
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…
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