Category: Economics/Class Relations

The Libertarian Moment That Never Was

I’ve always argue that the last thing libertarians who want to achieve political success should ever do is position themselves as just another branch of “free market conservatives” preaching bourgeois economics. The failure Rand Paul indicates that, for better or worse, I was probably right. Case in point: […]

Has Trump Killed the GOP?

Hopefully. Politico.Com Nothing like Donald Trump has ever hit a major American political party: A blow-dried celebrity gleefully smashing one modern Republican certainty after the other. As he defies his own party on tax orthodoxy, on healthcare and on bending a knee to Roger Ailes, he’s exposed the […]

Against Left-Libertarianism

A collection of article arguing for orthodox anarcho-capitalism against left-libertarianism. We the Individuals Scratch an egalitarian, and you will inevitably find a statist. -Murray Rothbard Sometime ago, this site published an article by the title of “Left-Libertarianism, A Love Story”. The article, in hindsight, was a disappointment. The […]

Anarcho-Communism vs. Individualist-Anarchism

This is an interesting critique of Kevin Carson’s individualist-anarchism/mutualism by former Trotskyist turned anarcho-communist Wayne Price. Carson’s reply to Price’s review can be found here. By Wayne Price Anarkismo.Net This is a review of Kevin Carson’s “Studies in Mutualist Political Economy”. Carson seeks to revive individualist anarchist economic […]

Why I’m Scared of Widows & Orphans

Islam, immigration, and interventionism. I’ll be incorporating a response to the Ann-xieties expressed here (and elsewhere) into a future Infernal episode. There’s a lot of raspberrying and dismissiveness in the debate over whether to let the wave of “Syrian” “refugees” wash up on U.S. shores. In the partisan […]

The Anarchist Post-Capitalist Vision

A talk from anarcho-communist Wayne Price. He’s half-way there. Add to Price’s statement this statement from a libertarian group: “Right/Left, small “L” and big “L” libertarians are welcome. Libertarian Socialists. Ancaps, Ancoms, and other anarchist types are welcome, as well. Objectivists, Agorists, Georgists… Constitutional and Conservative libertarians …As […]

The Magical Bottomless Labor Pool

The Princess of Pessimism, Ann Sterzinger, on labour and…er, labour. 1,950 words A few months back, publisher Chip Smith asked me to write a new intro for the upcoming second edition of my 2011 novel NVSQVAM. To write the essay I had to rethink my protagonist, Lester Reichartsen, […]

Halal & Hypocrisy XIII: Remove Kebab?

  New from the Inferno: A tyrannical tale of kebabs and killjoys. The south of France, and one man finds himself deeply disenchanted by the culinary delights on offer in his locale. So much so, in fact, that he took to the press, voicing his determination never to […]

France’s False Choice

Atlantic article from January. Thoughtful overview of Dar al-Islam in the land of the Gauls. Also, rather refreshing to see a mainstreamer who can tell the fucking difference between liberty and democracy! The impressive and inspiring show of solidarity at France’s unity march on January 11—which brought together […]

More Anarchistic Than Thou

A reply to “Anti-Fascist News“: An uninformed lay person reading the pathetically ignorant and barely literate bromide against Attack the System recently issued by “Anti-Fascist News” would hardly know anarchism is a vast tradition in modern political philosophy with roots in the radical Enlightenment more than two centuries […]

Panarchy Flourishes Under Geo-Mutualism

By William Schnack Center for a Stateless Society Panarchy Flourishes Under Geo-Mutualism William Schnack’s Response to Carson’s Arbitrary Occupancy-and-Use Doctrine My position on occupancy and use is a little different than Kevin’s, and I dare suggest that it is the position nearest Proudhon’s original intentions. Though I do […]

Cards Against Humanitarians

An end-of-September piece from Foreign Policy. By Ilya Lozovsky On Friday, heads of state — along with Nobel Prize winners, Pope Francis, and Beyoncé — convened at the United Nations in New York to inaugurate a grand new agenda to improve human welfare. Known as the Sustainable Development […]

In Praise of Margaret Thatcher

By Keir Martland Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 General Election after the vote of no confidence in Jim Callaghan’s government. Callaghan had not been particularly disastrous as Prime Minister until the winter of 1978/9, the so-called Winter of Discontent. Thatcher then proceeded to transform this country from a […]