Tag: New York City
Floating Through New York’s Underground Economy on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents James C. Wilson‘s “Floating Through New York’s Underground Economy,” — a review of Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy, by Sudhir Venkatesh. It is read by Athena Roberts and edited by Tony Dreher. Readers with libertarian, voluntarist or anti-prohibitionist leanings will be simultaneously pleased…
Floating through New York’s Underground Economy
Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy, by Sudhir Venkatesh Penguin Press (2013) Sudhir Venkatesh’s Floating City documents the author’s time in 21st century New York among the city’s “hustlers, strivers, dealers (and) call girls,” as one of the book’s alternate subtitles describes it. The book is largely a…
C4SS at NYC (A) Book Fair!
Tomorrow, C4SS and ALL will be teaming up to provide good quality but still dirt cheap literature for ALL to enjoy at the anarchist book fair in New York City. Darian Worden of C4SS, myself and others will be under the NJ Alliance of Libertarian Left banner as per usual so look for us under…
NYPD Strike Exposes Empty Narrative on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Ryan Calhoun‘s “NYPD Strike Exposes Empty Narrative” read by Thomas J Webb and edited by Nick Ford. Ismaaiyl Brinsley was by all accounts a loose cannon, armed not to preserve justice but to hurt the most opportune targets. However, that will not be his legacy. The consequence of his actions that day may have…
Sciopero della Polizia e Parole Vuote
Buone notizie per tutti! La polizia di New York è in sciopero. La settimana scorsa, gli arresti sono crollati del 66% rispetto alle previsioni annuali, mentre le multe per gli automobilisti sono giù del 94%. Risultato: New York non è finita nel caos. Non c’è stato lo spara spara per le strade. Non c’è stato…
NYPD Strike Exposes Empty Narratives
Good news, everyone! The police of New York City are on strike. Over the past week, arrests rate have dropped by 66% versus annual expectations, with traffic enforcement down 94%. As a result, New York did not rip itself apart in a wave of disorder. People were not executed on the street. Society did not collapse. This poses a…
Thoughts on September 11th
September 11th is the anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. This terrorist attack was carried out by Al-Qaeda. An organization that has long waged war on the U.S. And whose head, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed. This hasn’t stopped the American government from pointing to its remnants…
Two Tales Of Two Cities
Bill de Blasio’s mayoralty of New York City is shaping up as a textbook example of Roderick T. Long’s account of how electoral politics works in practice: “… via a façade of opposition between a purportedly progressive statocracy and a purportedly pro-market plutocracy. The con operates by co-opting potential opponents of the establishment; those who…
Cultural Center Silliness
Ross Kenyon explains that politicians like Newt Gingrich are ironically driving simultaneously boring and distracting issues into public discourse to get us to think of each other as members of groups and not as individuals.
The Anatomy of Escape
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist