Tag: markets
Gli Attuali Problemi Logistici Sono Colpa del Mercato?
Di Eric Fleishmann. Originale: Is the Market to Blame for Current Supply Chain Problems? del primo gennaio 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. È dal picco della pandemia ad oggi (e forse oltre, data la comparsa improvvisa di Omicron) che noi, gli Stati Uniti in particolare, vediamo un imponente sconvolgimento delle catene logistiche. A chi chiede…
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…
Recensione: Business as a System of Power
Di Alex Aragona. Originale pubblicato il 28 settembre 2021 con il titolo Review: Business as a System of Power. Tradotto da Enrico Sanna. Business as a System of Power (Il business come sistema di potere, ndt), del 1943, è non solo un’importante saggio di storia e economia comparata, ma anche un’indagine sulla filosofia economica del…
La “sociedad comercial” es un mito
De Gary Chartier. Artículo original: “Commercial Society” is a Myth, del 21 de junio 2018. Traducido al español por Antonio J. Ferrer. Los críticos tanto conservadores como progresistas de la migración abierta frecuentemente menosprecian las manifestaciones a favor de la libertad de movimiento como algo basado en simples consideraciones económicas. Los que abogan por la…
Review: Business as a System of Power
Business as a System of Power (1943) serves as both a great piece of economic history and comparative economics, and as an exploration of timeless principles and observations on the nature and political economy of business power. Robert A. Brady’s extremely informative study establishes how business communities from around the industrialized world began, and continued,…
La Concentrazione di Capitale
Di Bent Delbeke. Originale: The Concentration of Capital, pubblicato il 24 agosto 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La concentrazione di capitale: i vantaggi dei mercati non capitalisti Uno dei problemi inerenti il capitalismo, forse il più grande, è la concentrazione di capitale. Facciamo un esame critico. La concentrazione di capitale è il risultato diretto del…
A Concentração de Capital
Bent Delbeke. Artigo original: The Concentrtion of Capital, de 24 de agosto 2021. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. ​Um problema inerente ao capitalismo (talvez o seu maior) é a concentração de capital. Vejamos sob uma ótica crítica. A concentração de capital é um resultado da construção jurídica capitalista da propriedade: ao contrário da…
The Concentration of Capital
The Concentration of Capital: The Benefits of Non-Capitalist Markets An inherent problem of capitalism (and maybe its greatest) is the concentration of capital. Let us look at it in a critical light. The concentration of capital is a direct result of the capitalist construction of legal property: contrary to (for example) freedom of expression, which…
Imagining State-Capitalism
People from all ideological angles will agree that we don’t live with truly free markets in the West, or anything close to it. “Capitalist” societies, or ones regarded as driven by “markets” are actually mixed economies where sectors of industry and economic activity are either overtly planned and directed by the state, or at least…
Parole Oltre il Mercato e lo Stato, II
Di Diego Avila e Luis Ricardo Vera. 28 agosto 2020. Fonte: Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. II. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Intervista con Kevin Carson Presentiamo la seconda parte dell’intervista concessa da Kevin Carson a Diego Avila e Luis Ricardo Vera. Per accedere alla prima parte, cliccate qui. In questa seconda parte…
Palabras mas allá del Mercado y el Estado. (Parte 2)
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. II. Entrevista a Kevin Carson Aquí traemos la segunda parte de la entrevista realizada a Kevin Carson, hecha por Diego Avila y Luis R….
Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. II
An Interview With Kevin Carson Here we bring the second part of the interview with Kevin Carson, made by Diego Avila and Luis R. Vera. To access the first part click here. In this part, we finish with the questions related to the counter-economy and Venezuela as other parts of Latin America, as well as…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Aurora Apolito and William Gillis, Part II
This episode is Part II of a two-part interview with Aurora Apolito and William Gillis, two of the lead contributors to our summer symposium on Decentralization and Economic Coordination. Listen to Part I here, or on Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher. Aurora Apolito is a mathematician and theoretical physicist. She studied physics in Italy and mathematics in Chicago, and…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Aurora Apolito and William Gillis, Part I
This episode is Part I of a two-part interview with Aurora Apolito and William Gillis, two of the lead contributors to our summer symposium on Decentralization and Economic Coordination. Listen to Part II here.  Aurora Apolito is a mathematician and theoretical physicist. She studied physics in Italy and mathematics in Chicago, and later worked for various scientific institutions…
An Anarchist Take on Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities
Monopolies are pretty much universally bad. This perhaps one of the most 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 in a geographic area. Benjamin Tucker, the great U.S….
Response to Aurora Apolito
In “The Problem of Scale in Anarchism and the Case for Cybernetic Communism,” Aurora Apolito writes: I don’t believe that markets can be “liberated” from capitalism, nor that they can do anything good anyway, regardless of their liberated status. In essence, this is because I view the market mechanism as running on a steepest descent…
Complexity As a Fundamental Diseconomy of Scale
I want to begin by praising Apolito’s piece. It both tackles the strongest argument against anarchism, the problem of achieving coordination at scale, and models the problem using insights from the cluster of fields that lie at the base of complex systems. Whatever my disagreements with them over markets, this is a welcome addition to…
L’anarchismo Elude il Calcolo Economico?
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale: Does Anarchism Skirt the Calculation Problem? pubblicato il 13 luglio 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Qualcuno si sorprenderà, ma a differenza di molti anarchici del mercato liberato di C4SS, non sono un anarchico di mercato per via della questione del calcolo economico. Credo ovviamente che la questione del calcolo economico…
Centrifugal Tendencies in Information & Wealth
I’m a big fan of Aurora and hope that her contribution to this symposium helps encourage more anarchists to engage fearlessly with the mathematical dynamics of an anarchist society. But I must admit my disappointment, I was hoping her contribution would seriously engage with the arguments for markets and either present a novel alternative or…
The Implications of Institutional Limits in a Complex World
Let me begin by stating how happy I am that this exchange is happening. As information technology has come to saturate our lives over the last two decades we’ve seen the debate over non-market economies remerge. A recent essay published in The Economist1 both summarizes the discourse and speaks to its increasing prominence. In the…
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