Tag: privilege
L’oppressione è un Gioco a Somma Negativa
Di Dawie Coetzee. Originale: Oppression is a Negative-Sum Proposition, del 30 maggio 2022. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Giusto una cosetta da nulla, un’inezia. Si era rotto il flessibile della vasca da bagno. L’attacco era ad angolo. Per aggiustarla bastava un gomito tra l’attacco a muro e il tubo flessibile, una di quelle cosa che si…
Oppression is a Negative-Sum Proposition
It was really the silliest thing; a trifle in the scheme of things. The hose to the hand-shower in our bathtub broke, because the way it was installed required the hose to make a sharp bend. Fixing it so that it would last required the installation of a right-angle elbow between the wall spout and…
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…
¿Cuál es el problema con la desigualdad?
De Gary Chartier. Artículo original: What’s Wrong with Inequality? del 22 de enero 2021. Traducido al español por Antonio J. Ferrer. Si se les cree a los parlanchines, se podría pensar que la preocupación con la desigualdad en nuestra sociedad es solo un producto de la envidia y la ignorancia económica. Esa es otra razón…
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,…
Права, привилегии и власть
О чем мы говорим, когда обсуждаем концепцию прав? Существует философская концепция, идея о том, что все люди обладают определенными неотъемлемыми правах, просто вследствие того, что они являются людьми. Это понятие относится к правам человека, как они обычно понимаются. Есть же еще и понимание прав связанное с законами, которые гарантируют их существование или, более конкретно, национальным…
Diritti, Privilegi e Potere
Di Aaron Koek. Originale pubblicato il 16 ottobre 2019 con il titolo Rights, Privilege, and Power. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Di cosa parliamo quando parliamo del concetto di diritto? C’è il concetto filosofico, l’idea che tutti gli esseri umani abbiano certi inalienabili diritti semplicemente in quanto esseri umani. È un concetto che si riferisce ai…
Rights, Privilege, and Power
What do we speak of when we discuss the concept of rights? There exists the philosophical concept, the notion that all human beings are embodied with certain inalienable rights, simply by consequence of their being human. This notion refers to human rights as they are commonly understood. Then there exists the legalistic understanding, that of…
Il Male della Disuguaglianza
Di Gary Chartier. Originale pubblicato il 22 gennaio 2016 con il titolo What’s Wrong with Inequality? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. A credere ai cosiddetti esperti, sembra quasi che tutto quest’odio verso la disuguaglianza sia frutto dell’invidia e di una certa ignoranza sul funzionamento dell’economia. Una ragione in più per non credere ai cosiddetti esperti. Il…
Libertarianism and the Varieties of Virtue
In Reason, William Ruger and Jason Sorens seek to offer an alternative to the sort of thick libertarianism to which many of those associated with the Center for a Stateless Society are committed. They seek to defend what they call “virtue libertarianism.” Sometimes, they seem to be concerned with virtues in the narrow sense of…
What’s Wrong with Inequality?
If you believed the talking heads, you might think concern with inequality in our society was just a product of envy and economic ignorance. That’s another reason not to believe the talking heads. The fact that someone has more wealth than I do doesn’t injure me or make me worse off. And the economy isn’t…
The Untenability of Libertarian Transphobia on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Meg Arnold and Alex McHugh’s “The Untenability of Libertarian Transphobia” read by Athena Roberts and edited by Tony Dreher. “Trans people are not calling for the feds to come sweeping in and arrest every person who’s had a transphobic thought. Rather, we have a truly classical liberal intention; we just want…
The State, Big Business and Economic Privilege (2 of 7) on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Gary Chartier‘s “The State, Big Business and Economic Privilege” (Part 2 of 7), read by Christopher B. King and edited by Nick Ford. …excerpted from Gary Chartier’s The Conscience of an Anarchist, available for purchase here. Feed 44: http://www.c4ss.org/ http://www.youtube.com/user/c4ssvideos https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/c4ss-media/id872405202?mt=2 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/smash-walls-radio/c4ss-media?refid=stpr https://twitter.com/C4SSmedia Bitcoin tips welcome: 1N1pF6fLKAGg4nH7XuqYQbKYXNxCnHBWLB
Leviathan and Behemoth
Introduction The capitalist economy has gone through another shock, and the potential for another, larger one is on the horizon. While it’s seemingly in its death throes, capitalism continues to fuel growth. Under such a system we have seen a vast improvement in general living standards across the globe, despite rigged markets and the omnipresent…
The Untenability of Libertarian Transphobia
Transgender people and issues are receiving more attention in media and policy spaces, but there seems to be some uncertainty from libertarians on how to go about approaching them in both personal and political contexts. This is odd from a group that boasted acceptance of same-sex unions long before the mainstream left or right and…
The State, Big Business, and Economic Privilege (1 of 6) on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Gary Chartier‘s “The State, Big Business, and Economic Privilege” (Part 1 of 6), read by Christopher B. King and edited by Nick Ford. …excerpted from Gary Chartier’s The Conscience of an Anarchist, available for purchase here. Feed 44: http://www.c4ss.org/ http://www.youtube.com/user/c4ssvideos https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/c4ss-media/id872405202?mt=2 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/smash-walls-radio/c4ss-media?refid=stpr https://twitter.com/C4SSmedia Bitcoin tips welcome: 1N1pF6fLKAGg4nH7XuqYQbKYXNxCnHBWLB
Individualism, Anti-Essentialism and Intersectionality
Social justice is, in large part, based in the concept of identity politics, or politics based on oppression, privilege, and group identity. Identity politics is important because of social and historical context. Understanding group interactions and their effect on the individuals in these groups is essential to fighting oppression. While many libertarians and individualist anarchists…
Il Problema Conoscitivo delle Prerogative
Nel suo saggio classico, “The Use of Knowledge in Society” (L’Uso della Conoscenza nella Società, es), F. A. Hayek parla del concetto di conoscenza distribuita. Ogni individuo ha una conoscenza unica che deriva dalle sue esperienze e dalle sue preferenze, conoscenza a cui altri, per quanto informati, non possono accedere. Scrive Hayek: Dire che la…
On the Value of Privilege Theory: A Summary
Mutual Exchange is the Center’s goal in two senses — we favor a society rooted in peaceful, voluntary cooperation, and we seek to foster understanding through ongoing dialogue. Mutual Exchange will provide opportunities for conversation about issues that matter to the Center’s audience. A lead essay, deliberately provocative, will be followed by responses from inside and…
Intersectionality in Action Renders Privilege in Theory Obsolete
Mutual Exchange is the Center’s goal in two senses — we favor a society rooted in peaceful, voluntary cooperation, and we seek to foster understanding through ongoing dialogue. Mutual Exchange will provide opportunities for conversation about issues that matter to the Center’s audience. A lead essay, deliberately provocative, will be followed by responses from inside and…
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