Tag: economies of scale
The Communard Manifesto
The Communard Manifesto (Las Indias, May 9, 2016). Translated by Level Translation. By way of background, the Communard Manifesto comes out of the Las Indias Cooperative Group, which is a real-world venture in establishing a phyle — a non-territorial networked economic support platform — of the kind that Las Indias’s David de Ugarte described theoretically…
Combating Vulgar Libertarianism
Kevin Carson’s Rejoinder to Steven Horwitz. As with Derek Wall, I’m gratified by the thoughtful tone of Steven Horwitz’s response to my lead essay. Where he agrees with me, he makes some good points of his own that add to what I was trying to say — particularly in regard to “free markets” not meaning the…
Economic Calculation in the Corporate Commonwealth on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents “Economic Calculation in the Corporate Commonwealth” from the book Markets Not Capitalism, written by Kevin Carson, read by Stephanie Murphy and edited by Nick Ford. Try as he might, Mises could not exempt the capitalist corporation from the problem of bureaucracy. One cannot define bureaucracy out of existence, or overcome the problem of distributed knowledge,…
Competition and the “Complexity Tax”
In a recent post on Linkedin, author and business consultant Tim Williams explains the “Complexity Tax,” contending that in many cases “growth actually produces diseconomies of scale.”
Manufacturing Scarcity
Dawie Coetzee: The way to create scarcity is to withhold output, but, in many cases, the creation of scarcity depends on a significant increase in output.
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.
Economic Calculation in the Corporate Commonwealth
This calculation argument can be applied not only to a state-planned economy, but also to the internal planning of the large corporation.
“Onto the Ocean or Death!”
Ross Kenyon encounters what he terms “the nationalistic geoist argument” and discusses the consequences it has for the Free State Project, the Seasteading Institute, and all secessionists.
The Anatomy of Escape
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist