Tag: New Tech
Nothing to Fear from New Technologies if the Market is Free
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (W.W. Norton & Company 2014), 320 pages. The subject of this book is the “second machine age,” in which “computers and other digital advances are doing for mental power — the ability to use our…
The Right Didn’t Steal Our Future — We Gave It Away
A persistent theme in popular culture, when it comes to issues of technological progress and the future, is that the super-rich will be the main beneficiaries of new technology. Billionaires with artificially augmented lifespans will retreat into their gated communities and anarcho-capitalist enclaves; the rest of us will live lives nasty, brutish and short, subject…
Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Grant A. Mincy‘s “Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. The market anarchist seeks differing and competing modes of social organization. Market anarchism maintains replacing the state with a decentralized society is desirable because of the feasibility of, and the liberating principles innate to, left-wing free market…
Support C4SS with William Gillis’ “15 Anti-Primitivist Theses”
C4SS has teamed up with the Distro of the Libertarian Left. The Distro produces and distribute zines and booklets on anarchism, market anarchist theory, counter-economics, and other movements for liberation. For every copy of William Gillis‘ “15 Anti-Primitivist Theses” that you purchase through the Distro, C4SS will receive a percentage. Support C4SS with William Gillis’ “15 Anti-Primitivist Theses“. $2.00 for the first copy….
Market Anarchism for Network Mutualism
Human communication systems offer incredible insight to the creative nature of human beings, spontaneous social order and emerging markets within our societies. For the first time in human history we are sharing ideas from the local to the global in scale. With the advent of the Internet, social media and growing social networks, communication costs are at…
The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
“The Fourth Estate,” as a nickname for the press, is anecdotally attributed to Edmund Burke, when the House of Commons was opened up to press reporting in the 18th century. The idea is that the press is another branch of government without official recognition, representing the interests of civil society as a whole, and acting…
Karl Hess on Appropriate/Community Technology
From the Oscar winning documentary “Toward Liberty”.
The Smart Phone as Civil Rights Swiss Army Knife
“The cops aren’t protecting us so we have to figure out ways to protect ourselves.”
Design in the Service of Empire
Dawie Coetzee: How Innovation is Used to Advance the Interests of the State-Industrial Machine.
Swadeshi de Alta Tecnología
Kevin Carson acerca de la futilidad de la acción política en comparación con la acción productiva directa.
Technological Progress: Cui Bono?
It depends, writes Kevin Carson.
High-Tech Swadeshi
Kevin Carson on the futility of political action in comparison to productive direct action.
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Markets Not Capitalism
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist