Tag: Kevin Carson
Same Shit, Different Labor Day
Right-libertarian apologists for capitalism seem to have a thing about using holidays as vehicles for their talking points. Every Thanksgiving, Reason trots out John Stossel’s ahistorical buncombe about how communism almost killed the Pilgrims before private property saved them from starvation (despite my debunking it every year). On Christmas, we get apologetics for Ebenezer Scrooge,…
Come NON Criticare i Monopoli
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 3 agosto 2021 con il titolo How NOT to Argue Against the Existence of Monopoly. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pare che da qualche settimana Liz Wolfe abbia usurpato il ruolo che era di Elizabeth Nolan di difensore capo delle piattaforme tecnologiche su Reason. Nel suo ultimo articolo sul tema,…
Cuba: Embargo e Libero Commercio, Vero e Presunto
Di Kevin Carson. Originale: On the Cuba Embargo, and Free Trade – Real and Imagined, pubblicato il 26 luglio 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’entità del danno economico causato dall’embargo contro Cuba è stato ultimamente oggetto di dibattito. Qui non m’interessa parlare specificamente di Cuba, ma di quello che l’ideologia neoliberale chiama genericamente “libero commercio”,…
Review: The Operating System by Eric Laursen
Eric Laursen. The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State. Foreword by Maia Ramnath (AK Press, 2021). Much of the ground Laursen covers in this book is already familiar to most anarchists. He does an adequate job, or better, at all of it. His treatment of the ideological hegemony of the state is…
Um Lembrete sobre o Sindicalismo
De Kevin Carson. Artígo original: A Reminder on Unionism, 6 de agosto 2021. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Um Lembrete sobre o Sindicalismo para os Analfabetos em Economia e História Recentemente, o ex-candidato presidencial do Partido Libertário, Vermin Supreme, postou no Facebook um apoio à greve da Pepsico. E recebeu o tipo de…
Un Recordatorio sobre el Sindicalismo
De Kevin Carson. Título original: A Reminder on Unionism, de 6 de agosto de 2020. Traducido al español por Diego Avila. Un recordatorio sobre el sindicalismo, para los analfabetos económicos e históricos Recientemente, el ex-aspirante a la presidencia del Partido Libertario, Vermin Supreme, publicó en Facebook un mensaje de apoyo a la huelga de PepsiCo….
A Reminder on Unionism
A Reminder on Unionism, for the Economically and Historically Illiterate  Recently, former Libertarian Party presidential contender Vermin Supreme posted in support of the Pepsico strike on Facebook. It got the sort of response I expected, given the prevailing culture in the Libertarian Party. Some right-winger commented in the replies:    Being able to strike IS a…
Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities
An Anarchist Take on Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities (Updated & Expanded) Monopolies are pretty much universally bad. This is an uncontroversial position amongst anarchists, who principally define themselves in opposition to the state, which Max Weber, in “Politics as Vocation,” defines as the monopoly on force and the approval of the use of force…
How NOT to Argue Against the Existence of Monopoly
Liz Wolfe, in recent weeks, seems to have displaced Elizabeth Nolan Brown as the chief tech platform apologist at Reason. In her most recent article on this theme, “Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Right: Companies That Dominate Today May Be Gone Tomorrow” (July 26), the general lines of her argument are simple: “Today’s Big Tech…
On the Cuba Embargo, and Free Trade — Real and Imagined
The degree to which the US trade embargo on Cuba has affected the economy of that country has been a matter of recent debate. I’m not concerned directly with Cuba here, but with the nature of what neoliberal ideology calls “free trade” more generally — of which an interesting discussion erupted as an offshoot of…
Una guía antiestatista para principiantes sobre (impuestos, presupuestos públicos, y) presupuestos participativos
De Eric Fleischmann. Artículo original: An Anti-Statist Beginner’s Guide to (Taxation, Public Budgets, and) Participatory Budgeting. Traducido en español por Diego Avila. La posición antiestatista más contundente y obvia en relación con los impuestos y, en consecuencia, con los presupuestos públicos (aunque los primeros no son la única fuente de los segundos) es su reducción…
L’inizio è la Fine: Abolizionismo Anarchico come Dialogo Creativo
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 26 aprile 2021 con il titolo The End Is the Beginning: Anarchist Abolitionism as Communicative Creation. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Thomas Malthus, nel suo tristemente famoso Saggio sul principio della popolazione dedica alcuni capitoli alla critica di quello che probabilmente fu il primo pensatore anarchico moderno, William Godwin. Ad…
Parole Oltre il Mercato e lo Stato, I
Di Diego Avila e Luis Ricardo Vera. 28 agosto 2020. Fonte: Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. I. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Intervista con Kevin Carson Come si capisce dal titolo, questa è la prima di due parti di un’intervista con Kevin Carson, membro anziano del C4SS con una cattedra Karl Hess in…
Palabras más allá del mercado y del Estado (Parte 1)
Esta entrevista fue realizada por: Diego Avila y Luis Ricardo Vera. Culminación de la entrevista: 28 de agosto de 2020. Original en inglés: Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. I. Entrevista a Kevin Carson El día de hoy, como pueden apreciar en el título, les traemos la primera de dos partes de una…
Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. I
​An Interview With Kevin Carson Today, as you can see from the title, we bring you the first of two parts of an interview with Kevin Carson, a senior fellow at C4SS who holds the Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory. Recently there has been a translation of both his first book into Spanish, Studies…
The Enragés: No Bosses, No Landlords, No Bureaucrats!
In this first episode of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson sits down with Kevin Carson to discuss Kevin’s recent piece on the Center for a Stateless Society website “The Myth of the Private Sector, Part I: Why Big-Small and Vertical-Horizontal Trumps ‘Public-Private’”—a conversion that spans from the role of government interference in the scale and structure…
New C4SS Podcast: The Enragés
Center for a Stateless Society is proud to announce the beginning of a brand new podcast christened The Enragés, which will feature questions and casual conversations with authors about recent pieces they’ve published on the C4SS site. In comparison to Mutual Exchange Radio, this podcast will focus exclusively on the specific works of authors on…
Book Review: Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements
DisCO Coop (primary authors Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel). Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements. Introduction by Ela Kagel and Afterword by Ann Marie Utratel (2020).  As the Introduction explains, the first installment of the DisCO Trilogy — The DisCO Manifesto — was about ” the reasons behind DisCO, its roots and…
Hayek’s Fatal Conceit
View or download a PDF copy of Kevin Carson’s C4SS Study: Hayek’s Fatal Conceit Oskar Lange famously said, against the background of the debates over Ludwig von Mises’ economic calculation argument, that a statue of Mises should be erected in the planning ministry of a future socialist society, in honor of the service he performed…
Interview with Kevin Carson on Hermitix Podcast
Kevin Carson was recently featured on the Hermitix podcast to discuss anarchism, post-capitalism, and organization. Hermitix is a podcast focusing on one-on-one interviews relating to fringe philosophy, obscure theory, weird lit, underappreciated thinkers and movements, and that which historically finds itself ‘outside’ the academic canon. The aim of the podcast is to allow autodidactic thinkers,…
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