Month: January 2021

Kick the Puppy S2: E4

Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]

War is Not a Queer Right

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Even a bitter Queer curmudgeon like myself has to begrudgingly admit that we’ve come a long way, baby. I don’t know if I can join the chorus of pretty pink-washed celebrities in singing “It gets better!” After all, […]

Fallout From Insurrection 2021

Ken Klippenstein, investigative reporter at The Intercept, Post, joins Emma Vigeland to discuss the fallout from the failed Capitol insurrection in terms of our national security and law enforcement agencies, as well as a potential expansion of indiscriminate terrorism laws to domestic terrorists, and why that’s problematic.

The Myth of the Private Sector, Part I: Why Big-Small and Vertical-Horizontal Trumps “Public-Private”

I generally agree with the framework Carson outlines in this. It is for these reasons that I abstain from the mainstream “capitalism vs socialism” or “big government vs private sector” debate, although Carson himself usually ends up taking the positions of a functional social democrat/anarcho-Democrat like the right-libertarians […]

Capitalism’s Just-So Stories

An interesting essay on economic history from Kevin Carson. I’ve found that it’s possible to make interesting comparisons and find interesting parallels between different public intellectuals. I’ve said before that Noam Chomsky is the Bertrand Russell of our time, the elder left-liberal icon whose ideas range from the […]

Why Does the F-Word Matter So Much?

A somewhat interesting discussion of different perspectives on both Trump and historic fascism from a hard-left perspective. The debate still churns among scholars and political commentators: “is this fascism?” Trump has ignited public interest in the decades-long and unresolved historical debate about the specific characteristics of fascism as […]

Your candidate isn’t Jesus

As I have said before, political ideologies are the new religions and political interest groups and subcultures are the new ethno-cultural/linguistic tribes. By Devin Foley, Intellectual Takeout If you’ve ever spent any time in politics, especially during caucus or primary season, you will quickly learn that there are […]

Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism: Anti-Authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-Organizing Societies

By Damian Finbar White and Gideon Kossoff Few intellectual currents have played as influential a role in the development and shaping of modern environmentalism as the anarchist and libertarian tradition of social and political thought. Generalizations about common ideological roots to a politics as diverse and internally divided […]

Suck It, Wall Street

By Matt Taibbi In the fall of 2008, America’s wealthiest companies were in a pickle. Short-selling hedge funds, smelling blood as the global economy cratered, loaded up with bets against finance stocks, pouring downward pressure on teetering, hyper-leveraged firms like Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. The free-market purists at […]