Tag: socialism
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…
Historical Materialism: A Brief Overview and Left-Libertarian Reinterpretation
 View or download a PDF copy of Eric Fleischmann’s C4SS Study here: Historical Materialism: A Brief Overview and Left-Libertarian Reinterpretation Introduction One of the most famous theories forwarded by Karl Marx is that of historical materialism—although Marx himself apparently never used that exact term in his work [1]. To put it succinctly, Merriam-Webster defines…
Taking Collectivity Apart
There is an expression in Afrikaans, om die dam onder die eend uit te ruk. Translated literally, it means “to pluck the pond out from under the duck,” to take a thing so far that it begins to miss its own point. The expression springs to mind because an obsession with groups of people literally…
The Enragés: Credit As an Enclosed Commons with Kevin Carson
For the 15th installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson (@NalevoA3) met once again with Kevin Carson (@CPostcapitalism) to discuss Kevin’s two-part article series titled “Credit As an Enclosed Commons” (https://c4ss.org/content/52718) and “Credit As an Enclosed Commons, Part II” (https://c4ss.org/content/53425). Kevin Carson is a senior fellow of the Center for a Stateless Society (c4ss.org) and…
Decir la parte silenciosa en voz alta
Kevin Carson. Artículo original: Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud de 11 de agosto de 2021. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. Por lo general, los liberales de derecha no dicen directamente que un fuerte poder de negociación por parte de los trabajadores se opone directamente a los intereses capitalistas, y que la reducción del…
Admitindo o Obscurantismo em Voz Alta
Kevin Carson. Artigo original: Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud, 11 de agosto 2021. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. Normalmente, um libertário de direita tem o cuidado de não dizer abertamente que trabalhadores com forte poder de barganha vão contra os interesses do capitalismo, ou que sua fraqueza é boa para o sistema econômico vigente. Assim…
C’è chi Dice Quel che Pensa
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato l’undici agosto 2021 con il titolo Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Solitamente, un libertario di destra si guarda bene dal dire apertamente che i lavoratori con un forte potere contrattuale vanno contro gli interessi del capitalismo, o che, viceversa, la loro debolezza è un bene…
#redefinework
Di ZH. Originale: #redefinework, 29 luglio 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Sono il fondatore e direttore esecutivo della Automotive Free Clinic (AFC). La AFC è una libera autocarrozzeria a basso costo di Prattville, Alabama, una cittadina appena fuori Montgomery, progettata secondo i principi del mutuo aiuto e della teoria del valore lavoro di Marx. Nasciamo…
Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud
Usually right-libertarians don’t come right out and say that robust bargaining power on the part of labor is directly opposed to capitalist interests, and that reduced bargaining power of labor as such is good for capitalism. And they sure don’t admit that they consider bigotry a good thing when it’s a useful weapon against labor….
#redefinework
I am the founding Executive Director of The Automotive Free Clinic. The AFC is a free and low cost automotive repair shop in Prattville, Alabama, a small town outside of Montgomery, that was designed on the principles of mutual aid and Marx’s labor theory of value. We were founded in March of 2020 as a…
Una guía antiestatista para principiantes sobre (impuestos, presupuestos públicos, y) presupuestos participativos
De Eric Fleischmann. Artículo original: An Anti-Statist Beginner’s Guide to (Taxation, Public Budgets, and) Participatory Budgeting. Traducido en español por Diego Avila. La posición antiestatista más contundente y obvia en relación con los impuestos y, en consecuencia, con los presupuestos públicos (aunque los primeros no son la única fuente de los segundos) es su reducción…
Vulgar Anarcho-Communism: What Left Unity Conceals
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] If you work on any project — political or otherwise — you’re going to be collaborating with folks you don’t agree with. Marxists, democratic socialists, and left-leaning liberals might have your back on a picket line or protest, and…
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…
Manuale Antistato del Bilancio Partecipato (nonché Finanze Pubbliche e Tassazione)
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 28 luglio 2020 con il titolo An Anti-Statist Beginner’s Guide to (Taxation, Public Budgets, and) Participatory Budgeting. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. In materia di tassazione e conseguente finanza pubblica (anche se la prima non è l’unica fonte della seconda), l’atteggiamento più drastico e evidente, diffuso tra i centristi e…
O Inimigo Do Indivíduo
Ayn Rand escreveu que “Fascismo, Nazismo, Comunismo e Socialismo são apenas variações superficiais do mesmo tema monstruoso – o coletivismo”. No entanto, acho que isso deve ser mudado para refletir todas as formas que o coletivismo, o inimigo da liberdade, pode assumir. Essa nova máxima seria “Fascismo, Nazismo, Comunismo, Socialismo de Estado e Capitalismo são…
An Anti-Statist Beginner’s Guide to (Taxation, Public Budgets, and) Participatory Budgeting
The most blunt and obvious anti-statist position regarding taxation and consequently public budgets (although the former is not the sole source of the latter) is their reduction or complete abolition, and this is often how it is treated amongst centrist and right-wing libertarians. For example, Murray Rothbard writes that the principled approach should be “to…
De/centralization, Discretion, and the Anarchist Movement
Anarchists have long made decentralization a core demand for the structure of our organizations and have placed tremendous faith in the decentralization of our organizations as a means by which to prevent the generation of hierarchies and abuses of power, among other issues. However, this faith is based on very little, and anarchists can stand…
We Are All Degrowthers. We Are All Ecomodernists. Analysis of a Debate.
View or download a PDF copy of Kevin Carson’s full C4SS Study: We Are All Degrowthers. We Are All Ecomodernists. Analysis of a Debate. Introduction One of the biggest problems with the debate over “degrowth” is the term itself. In many ways, “degrowth” is an unfortunate choice for a label because it is so ambiguous. On…
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