Tag: Kevin Carson
LIVE on Thursday: Coup de Gras Carnival Kickoff Livestream
As some may have heard, the Center for a Stateless Society has joined Krewe de Main as a co-host of this year’s upcoming Coup de Gras festival. Coup de Gras is an annual radical Mardi Gras festival launched in 2020 by Krewe de Main, an anarchist Carnival krewe based around the former Coup de Main…
NFT, la Fregatura per il Lavoratore
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 16 novembre 2021 con il titolo NFT Suck for Labor. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Dico subito che non sono un tecnofilo. Sono solo un tifoso dell’open-source e delle tecnologie eque, paritarie e decentrate; per il resto, sono a livello di Playstation.[1] Ci sono però certi aspetti del mondo tecnologico…
Is the Market to Blame for Current Supply Chain Problems?
From the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to today (and likely to continue with the sudden rise of Omicron), we—speaking particularly of the U.S.—have seen a massive disruption in global supply chains. The obvious (and correct) answer to ‘why?’  is that labor is the basis of society, and when it—particularly that part involved in moving…
Laurance Labadie’s “Economics of Liberty”
Economics of Liberty The following purports to be a clear and concise outline of libertarian economic theory. Liberty means to be free from as well as free to do. To be free means to be independent—not forced interdependence. Independence implies exclusion, hence a libertarian economy will involve property rights. Free exchange may be made by…
NFTs Suck for Labor
It’s best to start this piece off by admitting that I am not particularly tech-savvy. I am a cheerleader for open-source, peer-to-peer, decentralized, appropriate, etc. technology, but, otherwise, I am only about as knowledgeable about this stuff as your average zoomer [1]. However, some things in the technological and digital world appear quite obvious to…
Recensione: Eric Laursen, The Operating System
Di Kevin Carson. Articolo originale: Review: The Operating System by Eric Laursen, pubblicato il primo settembre 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Eric Laursen. The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State. Foreword by Maia Ramnath (AK Press, 2021). Molti degli argomenti trattati da Laursen in questo suo libro sono già noti a molti…
Cómo NO argumentar contra la existencia de los monopolios
Kevin Carson. Artículo original: How NOT to Argue Against the Existence of Monopoly, de 3 de agosto 2021. Traducido al español por Antonio J. Ferrer. Liz Wolfe parece haber reemplazado, en las últimas semanas, a Elizabeth Nolan Brown como la apologista en jefe de las plataformas tecnológicas en Reason. En su artículo más reciente sobre…
Sobre o Embargo a Cuba e Livre Mercado
​De Kevin Carson. Artigo original: On the Cuba Embargo, and Free Trade — Real and Imagined, de 26 de julho 2021. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. A extensão dos danos econômicos causados pelo embargo a Cuba tem sido objeto de debate nos últimos tempos. Não estou interessado especificamente em Cuba, mas no que…
Même merde, autre fête du travail
Kevin Carson. Article original : Same Shit Different Labor Day, 30 septembre 2021 Traduction Française par Guadalupe Lopes. Les apologistes de droite du capitalisme semblent avoir pour habitude d’utiliser les fêtes pour véhiculer leurs arguments. À chaque Thanksgiving, Reason ressort le buncombe ahistorique de John Stossel sur la façon dont le communisme a presque tué…
Altra Festa del Lavoro, Stesse Idiozie
Kevin Carson. Originale: Same Shit, Different Labor Day, del 13 settembre 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. I libertari di destra apologeti del capitalismo usano le festività come pretesto per promuovere le loro teorie. Ogni anno per la Festa del Ringraziamento Reason riesuma l’antistorica bufala di John Stossel sui padri pellegrini, prima costretti alla fame dal…
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…
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…
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