Tag: Lysander Spooner
Derretendo Montanhas de Gelo
Jason Lee Byas. Artígo original: Melting Mountains of Ice. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Uma Doutrina de Não-Governo para o Século XXI Hoje, quase todos aceitam pelo menos uma ideia utópica: de que a escravidão é tão moralmente inaceitável que tal prática deve ser erradicada onde quer que se encontre; e quaisquer instituições…
Derritiendo Montañas de Hielo
De Jason Lee Byas. Título original: Melting Mountains of Ice, de 14 de abril 2021. Traducido al español por Kathiana Thomas. Una Doctrina de No-Gobierno para el Siglo 21 En la actualidad, casi todos aceptan al menos una idea utópica: que la esclavitud es tan inaceptable desde la moral que esta práctica debe ser erradicada…
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…
Melting Mountains of Ice
A No-Government Doctrine for the 21st Century Almost everyone today accepts at least one utopian idea: that slavery is so morally unacceptable that the practice must be stomped out wherever found, and any institution that depends upon it must immediately crumble. It’s probably even an understatement to just say people accept that idea. It’s the…
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Sheldon Richman (Part 2)
In episode no. 14 of Agoric Cafe and in Part 2 of this 2-part interview, Roderick Long chats with Sheldon Richman about the Israeli occupation of Palestine; u.s. intervention in the Middle East; the meaning of Jewish identity; the relation between libertarian individualism and social cooperation; the communistic theories of Frédéric Bastiat; the theologico-political merits…
Virtual Reading Group: Individualist Anarchism in 19th Century America
Tuckered Out? Feeling Greene? Get a Spoonerful of de Cleyrification here! So says Roderick T. Long! Coming up in January, he’ll be hosting a virtual reading group together with Cory Massimino on individualist anarchism in 19th-century America. As you might guess from the tagline, they’ll be covering the big names in the American individualist tradition,…
Defesa numa sociedade sem Estado
Uma semana antes de escrever este artigo, escrevi outro onde defendia que devíamos privatizar a polícia. Quando as pessoas ouviram isso, pensaram na ideia do anarcocapitalismo com o mesmo nome. A diferente entre essa e a minha é monumental. A ideia AnCap é que as comunidades ou, mais provavelmente, as empresas contratem uma força policial…
Defense in a Stateless Society
A week before the writing of this article, I wrote another that stated that we should privatize the police. When people hear that, they think of the anarcho-capitalist idea of the same name. The difference between that and mine is monumental. The AnCap idea is to have communities or, more likely, corporations hire a police…
Istituzioni come False Promesse
Di Travis Rodgers. Originale pubblicato il 24 giugno 2018 con il titolo Institutions as Corrupted Promises. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La promessa, ovvero la decisione di dedicare a qualcuno la propria opera o le proprie risorse, rappresenta il punto più alto dell’impegno morale. Ma la promessa rivela con la massima chiarezza il nostro impegno profondo…
Institutions as Corrupted Promises
Promises, as a pledge of one’s efforts and other resources for another, represent the pinnacle of humans’ moral commitments. Yet a promise reveals our deep commitments most clearly when uncoerced and freely discharged. Thinking of social institutions as standing promises simultaneously highlights the desirable aspects of institutions and yet provides the grounds for their criticism….
America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited
“America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited” by Sheldon Richman. 2016.   The American abolitionist, and pioneering individualist anarchist Lysander Spooner once wrote of the US Constitution “…this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit…
The Sun, March 04, 1894 – An Interview with Voltairine de Cleyre
VOLTAIRINE DE CLEYRE PHILADELPHIA’S WOMAN ANARCHIST; HER THEORIES AND VERSES Offspring of a French communist and a New England Puritan Woman, She Was Born to Enthusiasm and Hobbies-Rabid in her Anarchism, and Believes in Unhappiness as Part of the Highest Ideal Life Picture to yourself a tall woman – her age may be 26 years-with…
The Libertarian Road to Egalitarianism on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents David S. D’Amato‘s “The Libertarian Road to Egalitarianism” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. But we needn’t regard inequality as a weak point in our arguments for economic freedom, or as an issue on which we simply cannot win. Existing economic relations are not the product of freedom…
The Constitution Revisited
I am mystified that so many libertarians still see the U.S. Constitution as a landmark achievement in the struggle for liberty. On principle alone, they should have become wary in time. A document that is adored at virtually every position in the political firmament should arouse suspicion among libertarians. Moreover a smattering of historical knowledge…
Black Jurors Need Not Apply on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Roderick Long‘s “Black Jurors Need Not Apply” read by Moses Sayre Sukin and edited by Tony Dreher. The way in which jurors are chosen in the United States is intended to ensure an unbiased jury; and part of that process is the right of “peremptory challenge,” by which the prosecution and…
La Vera Alternativa a Banche e Poste
Un articolo pubblicato il 29 ottobre sul Washington Post prende in esame il piano “rivoluzionario” di Bernie Sander su come cambiare in un solo colpo il sistema bancario e quello postale. L’autore cita il fatto che “dal 1911 al 1967, le poste assunsero anche funzioni bancarie”, permettendo così ai clienti di depositare denaro in un…
Real Alternatives to Banking and Postage
An article published on October 29th by the Washington Post discusses Bernie Sanders’s “revolutionary” plan to change the banking system and Postal Service in one fell swoop. The author mentions that “from 1911 until 1967, the Postal Service also served as a bank,” where customers could deposit money into a savings account. Sanders, recognizing that low income…
Black Jurors Need Not Apply
If you’re black, you may have trouble getting on to a jury. The way in which jurors are chosen in the United States is intended to ensure an unbiased jury; and part of that process is the right of “peremptory challenge,” by which the prosecution and the defense are each allowed to reject a certain…
The Boston Marathon Two Years Later – A Policeman’s Delight on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Chad Nelson‘s “The Boston Marathon Two Years Later – A Policeman’s Delight” read by Joey Clark and edited by Nick Ford. For Constitution-worshippers it is one more tear in the Fourth Amendment, which purportedly guarantees Americans protection from random and baseless searches by the state. But the Fourth Amendment is regularly…
Illuminating Discord: An Interview with Robert Anton Wilson
Illuminating Discord: An interview with Robert Anton Wilson By Jane Talisman and Eric Geislinger (Columbia Region New Libertarian Alliance) (Originally published in New Libertarian Notes/Weekly 39, September 5, 1976; reprinted at RAWillumination.net) CRNLA: Tell us a little about your background. RAW: I was born into a working class Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn 44 years…