Tag: Laurance Labadie Archival Project
Laurance Labadie’s “Critical Comment on Social Credit” & “Extracts from Labadie”
Critical Comment on Social Credit I studied your article in “New Democracy” carefully and liked some things you said in it. Some things annoyed me tho. You speak of certain demands on the government. This surprises me. In my estimation, no one who understands liberty demands from government. For example, suppose we demand justice from…
Laurance Labadie’s “Liberty and the State”
Liberty and the State The anarchistic solution of the money problem is so simple as to cause amazement. It is to permit anyone and everyone to go into the banking system. Why not? No one objects to anyone going into the hat business or building business or any other non-invasive enterprise. Naturally those who furnish…
“El dinero y la política” de Laurance Labadie
Escrito por Eric Fleischmann. Título original: Laurance Labadie’s “Money and Politics”, 27 de enero del 2022. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. Dinero y política El dinero, especialmente el dinero a crédito, es sin duda uno de los mayores descubrimientos cooperativos. Sin él no parece posible una gran especialización del trabajo, excepto bajo un control…
Laurance Labadie, “Lettera a Mother Earth”
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 17 gennaio 2022 con il titolo Laurance Labadie’s “Letter to Mother Earth”. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Lettera a Mother Earth Credo che il tempo-lavoro come misura standard dell’unità monetaria sia un errore destinato al fallimento pratico. Faccio qualche domanda e qualche osservazione. Quale lavoro dovrebbe essere preso come standard,…
“Carta a la Madre Tierra” de Laurance Labadie
De Eric Fleischmann. Original: Laurance Labadie’s “Letter to Mother Earth”, del 17 de enero de 2022. Traducción de Camila Figueroa. Carta a la Madre Tierra Creyendo que el intento de hacer del tiempo de trabajo un estándar para una unidad monetaria es una falacia y está destinado a fracasar en la práctica, presento algunas preguntas…
Laurance Labadie’s “Money and Politics”
Money and Politics Money, especially credit money, is undoubtedly one of the greatest of cooperative discoveries. Without it no great specialization of labor seems possible, except under an all-inclusive state control of industry, and even here something of its nature would be necessary to maintain a check of and on consumption Money is inconceivable without…
“El dinero y tu libertad” de Laurance Labadie
De Eric Fleischmann. Artículo original: Laurance Labadie’s “Money and Your Freedom” 8 de enero de 2022. Traducción al español de Camila Figueroa. El dinero y tu libertad Queridos Ron y Laura: Don ha estado en el este por un tiempo y se pasó anoche. Entre otras cosas me puso al día sobre su pensamiento y…
Laurance Labadie’s “Letter to Mother Earth”
Letter to Mother Earth Believing that the attempt to make labor-time a standard for a monetary unit a fallacy and bound to fail in practice, I submit a few questions and observations. Whose labor is to be used as a standard, the efficient or the inefficient man’s? Take any product you may, say shoes. John…
“El problema del dinero a la luz de la libertad” de Laurance Labadie
De Eric Fleischmann. Artículo original: Laurance Labadie’s “The Money Problem In the Light of Liberty” del 12 de enero de 2022. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. El problema del dinero a la luz de la libertad Muchas personas reflexivas son cada vez más conscientes de que las depresiones industriales son causadas principalmente por un…
Laurance Labadie’s “The Money Problem In the Light of Liberty”
The Money Problem In the Light of Liberty Many thoughtful people are more and more aware that industrial depressions are caused chiefly by faulty control of money and credit. Most “reformers,” or those who recommend measures to remedy this, turn to government for issue and control of money. It is my purpose here to briefly…
Laurance Labadie’s “Money and Your Freedom”
Money and Your Freedom Dear Ron and Laura: Don has been East for a while and dropped in last night. Among other things he brought me up to date on your thinking and plants. I knew that my blast, when I was out to see you, would upset you. But I thought [it] worth while…
Laurance Labadie’s “Excerpts From a Letter to a Friend”
Excerpts From a Letter to a Friend Apropos your series of articles on Human Rights: There was a University of Chicago “professor” who wrote a book entitled Might is Right, under the pseudonym of “Ragnar Redbeard.” In it he maintained that life is essentially a battle in which “to the victor belonged the spoils,” and…
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…
Laurance Labadie’s “Reflections on Socio-Economic Evolution”
Reflections on Socio-Economic Evolution Aside from various forms of robbery, legal and illegal, there are three methods by which humans get sustenance in their relations with others—parasitism, benevolence, and reciprocity. Parasitism is the inescapable relation between mother and child which is absolutely essential for the prolongation of life. It is characterized by consuming what one…
Anarcho-Pessimism and Other Texts Available at the Anarchist Library!
For the main part of the Laurance Labadie Archival Project, I am going through pdf scans and old hardcopies of Labadie’s work in order to convert them to digital text form for the Center for a Stateless Society website in order to make them more widely and freely available. However, it was always my intention…
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…
Announcing: The Laurance Labadie Archival Project
Laurence Labadie (1898-1975)—son of anarchist, labor organizer, and Greenbacker Jo Labadie—was a grouchy and hermetic man of a tradition that he felt had been left behind by so-called ‘progress’ and who kept unusual and, at times, deplorable company (years after his death, his friend James J. Martin would even take justifying anti-war positions to the…
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