Tag: money
Anarchist Ends, Market Means
Zine form can be found here! Markets are not my end goal. My end goal is anarchism which will always look like something just beyond the horizon of my knowledge. Markets unleash the creative complexity that make the dynamic testing of a wide range of liberatory strategies more meaningfully possible. This very same complexity makes…
Money’s Perimeters of Freedom
To attribute to money a concept of bestowing freedom upon an individual owner may well exist as a theoretical possibility. Yet ownership is itself a contested concept. As is freedom. By bestowing freedom on the owner, it effectively prompts the dominance of certain types of power to come to the fore of monetary and economic…
Capitalism Depends on Artificial, State-Enforced Stability
Kevin Carson’s Rejoinder to Derek Wall. I appreciate the thoughtful tone of Derek’s response, and I’m certainly gratified by whatever role I may have played in inspiring him to take up brewing beer. And having been strongly influenced by the work of Elinor Ostrom myself, I was pleased to learn that an Ostrom scholar was…
Force Rules Everything Around Us
A little ways into The Utopia of Rules, an anarchist critique of state and corporate bureaucracy, author David Graeber asks, “Why are we so confused about what police really do?” It’s an important question, as the problem of police violence and impunity in America can no longer be ignored. For far too long, argues Graeber,…
Brief Introduction To Left-Wing Laissez Faire Economic Theory: Part One
In my last two blog posts, I responded to Lynn Stuart Parramore’s article titled How Piketty’s Bombshell Book Blew Up Libertarian Fantasies. At the end of the second one, I promised an explanation of the economic theory I used to critique her article. This post will be a brief introduction to said economic theory. Let’s…
Why They Really Fear Bitcoin
“[Bitcoin]’s a bubble,” asserts Alan Greenspan — who, as chair of the US Federal Reserve, oversaw a 77.5% inflation of the US dollar. Greenspan asserts that “you have to really stretch your imagination to infer what the intrinsic value of Bitcoin is. I haven’t been able to do it.” Somehow, however, he can stretch his…
Bitcoin Obliterates ‘The State Theory Of Money’
Matonis: Bitcoin is not a governmental instrument of legal tender that requires regulatory legitimacy and coercion by law in order to gain acceptance.
Bitcoin: Roller Coaster of Love
Knapp: Is Bitcoin the end of political government? No, but it’s part of the beginning of the end of political government.
In Defense of Mutual Banking
M. George van der Meer: Monopoly and inordinate accumulation naturally attend one another.
Bitcoin Prevents Monetary Tyranny
Jon Matonis: Bitcoin is not about making rapid global transactions with little or no fee. Bitcoin is about preventing monetary tyranny.
Romney, Banks, Regulations and “Garage Loans”
Carson: The state is the instrument of armed force by which an economic ruling class extracts rents from the producing majority of a society.
El Dinero Está Muy Caro y Muy Barato al Mismo Tiempo
Kevin Carson sienta las bases para una fusión entre los delirantes monetarios de izquierda y de derecha.
Alternative Currency: Coming to Stores Near You?
Darian Worden: Alternative economies may gain participants worldwide as the established economy fails to meet needs.
Is Money Too Cheap, or Too Dear? Both
Kevin Carson outlines a basis for left-right money crank fusion.
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Markets Not Capitalism
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist