Tag: vulgar libertarianism
John Tamny Hits the Trifecta of False Talking Points
At Real Clear Markets, John Tamny — FreedomWorks Vice President and Director of the FreedomWorks Center for Economic Freedom — manages to fit an impressive number of fallacious talking points into one column. FreedomWorks, as you might know, is the outfit founded by Dick Armey — the crook extraordinaire who (along with fellow dumpster fires…
Nessuno Pensa ai Poveri Latifondisti che Pagano le Tasse?
Di Kevin Carson. Titolo originale: Won’t Somebody Think of the Poor Taxpaying Landlords? del primo ottobre 2023. Traduzione italiana di Enrico Sanna. Su Reason, Liz Wolfe (“Did NYC Just Kneecap Airbnb?”), esce dal suo solito giustificazionismo delle piattaforme tecnologiche e invade il campo di Christian Britschgi, la voce dei latifondisti immobiliari. Confesso che l’idea di…
Won’t Somebody Think of the Poor Taxpaying Landlords?
At Reason (“Did NYC Just Kneecap Airbnb?”), Liz Wolfe seems to be diversifying beyond her normal focus on tech platform apologetics and crowding onto the turf of resident landlord whisperer Christian Britschgi. I confess my first reading of the title brought a smile to my face — probably not the effect Wolfe intended — as…
Straining at Trains and Swallowing Highways
According to Matthew’s gospel, Jesus used a colorful metaphor to condemn the scribes and Pharisees for scrupulously obsessing over minor points of the law like tithing their herbs, while ignoring weightier matters: “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” The same metaphor could describe right-libertarians’ approach to transportation policy. A…
Hidrolik Kırma* ve Ücretsiz Öğle Yemekleri Üzerine
Yazar: Kevin Carson. Orijinal makale: On Fracking and Free Lunches. Yayınlanma Tarihi: Tercüman: Zagreides. Grist’te yayınlanan bir makalesinde Amal Ahmed, Physicians for Social Responsibility’in (Sosyal Sorumluluk için Doktorlar) yayınladığı ve polifloroalkil maddelerin veya kısa adıyla PFA’ların petrol ve doğalgaz çıkarmak için yürütülen hidrolik kırma faaliyetlerinde yaygın olarak kullanıldığına dair yeni bir rapordan bahsediyor. PFA’lar sonsuza…
“Laurance Labadie y sus críticos” de Herbert C. Roseman
Eric Fleischmann. Título original: Herbert C. Roseman’s “Laurance Labadie and His Critics” del 1 de abril de 2023. Traducción al español por Camila Figueroa. Laurance Labadie, el último de los anarquistas individualistas, heredero de Warren, Spooner y Tucker, ha sido señalado en los últimos meses de verdadero fósil por un joven Wobbly (que considera que…
A Proposito di Trivelle e Pasti Gratis
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 22 maggio 2023 con il titolo On Fracking and Free Lunches. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Amal Ahmed, sul sito Grist, cita uno studio recente di Physicians for Social Responsibility secondo il quale gli impianti che estraggono gas e petrolio per fratturazione fanno largo uso di sostanze polifluoroalchiliche (pfa). Le…
On Fracking and Free Lunches
At Grist, Amal Ahmed quotes a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility to the effect that polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAs, are widely used in oil and natural gas fracking. PFAs are a forever chemical — meaning they persist indefinitely in soil and water, and wind up entering the food chain — linked to “birth…
Herbert C. Roseman’s “Laurance Labadie and His Critics”
Laurance Labadie and His Critics Laurance Labadie, the last of the individualist anarchists, heir of Warren, Spooner, and Tucker has in recent months been dismissed as a veritable fossil by a young Wobbly (who feels that individualist anarchism is hopelessly bourgeois), characterized by a disciple of Ludwig Von Mises as being “incapable of reasoned thought,”…
The Enragés: Embracing the Implications of Statelessness
For the fifth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Spooky to discuss two of their articles that are a part of an ongoing series. The first is titled “Vulgar Anarcho-Communism: Pacifying Anti- Statism” and the second, “Vulgar Anarcho-Communism: What Left Unity Conceals.” Spooky is a queer anarchist without adjectives, an egoist, former…
Il Libero Mercato del Lavoro e Altre Fole Capitaliste
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato l’undici febbraio 2020 con il titolo The Free Labor Market and Other Capitalist Just-So Stories. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Alcuni anni fa coniai l’espressione “libertarismo volgare” per indicare quella forma particolare, singolarmente odiosa, di analisi fatta dai libertari di destra. Sul mio blog ormai perlopiù inattivo pubblicai una serie di…
The Free Labor Market and Other Capitalist Just-So Stories
Some years ago, I coined the term “vulgar libertarianism” to refer to a particular, egregiously bad form of right-libertarian analysis. I did a long series of posts (“Vulgar Libertarianism Watch”) at my now mostly inactive blog, in which I applied the concept to a considerable volume of absolutely wretched material from the right-libertarian commentariat. I…
“Libertari” per la Pulizia Etnica
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 29 marzo 2015 con il titolo “Libertarians” for Ethnic Cleansing. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Quando un libertario di destra difende la gentrificazione, lo fa di solito inquadrandola come fenomeno del tutto spontaneo proprio del libero mercato, e minimizzando o ignorando il ruolo dello stato nel promuoverla. Già questo è…
Jeffrey Tucker e l’elogio del Saccheggio
Di Tony Dreher. Originale pubblicato il 30 gennaio 2016 con il titolo Jeffrey Tucker’s Praise for Plunder. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. In un recente articolo, pubblicato su FEE con il titolo “Walmart, Pepsi Rescue Flint from Government Failure”, Jeffrey Tucker plaude ai 6,5 milioni di bottiglie d’acqua donati da Walmart, Coca Cola, Pepsi e Nestlé…
Osservatorio del Libertarismo Volgare
Prima parte Di Kevin Carson. Articolo pubblicato originariamente su Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism, 11 gennaio 2005. Pubblicato su C4SS il 17 dicembre 2012 con il titolo Vulgar Libertarianism Watch. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Non appena ho pensato di aprire un blog, mi è venuta l’idea di scrivere una rubrica chiamata “Osservatorio del Libertarismo Volgare”,…
Reason’s Ongoing Love Affair with Educational Cronyism
On the libertarian Right — including Reason, the magazine for “free minds and free markets” — you hear a lot of lip service to opposing something called “crony capitalism.” And they periodically trot out the Ex-Im Bank or federal insurance for beach homes as their standard throwaway examples. But for the most part they love…
Say the Words, Nick. SAY THE WORDS!!
At Reason, Nick Gillespie (“How to Build a Better Epi-Pen — or Something Totally Different That’s Much Better,” Sept. 4) argues — correctly — that Mylan’s EpiPen price-gouging is enabled by government regulations. He cites fellow Reason writer Scott Shackelford’s earlier article (“Want to Reduce the Price of Epipens? Approve Some Competition!” Aug. 25) showing…
Capitalism’s Just-So Stories
During one of the many civil wars between patricians and plebians that racked the early Roman Republic in Livy’s account, Menenius Agrippa — a spokesman for the oligarchy that had enclosed the common lands and reduced the Latin peasantry to tenant status and debt peonage — defended the privileges of the landed aristocracy with a…
Corporate “Free Trade” IS Zero-Sum
If right-libertarians have a “comparative advantage,” it’s in writing by-the-numbers puff pieces on “free trade” that borrow the language of Ricardo and Cobden to defend what amounts to a totalitarian corporate lockdown on the world economy. This time it’s Richard Ebeling of the Future of Freedom Foundation (“Free Trade Versus Political Fallacies,” June 15) doing…
What is Money for Nothing?
Michael Gibson tries to demonstrate the infeasibility of a universal basic income by showing that people actually like to work, as evidenced by the increase of hours relative to increased prosperity witnessed during the 20th and 21st centuries. According to him, a UBI would not work as major disincentives are created, which Gibson shows by…
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