Posts Tagged ‘labor’

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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What’s a labor union when the boss is the government? Young Chinese workers are acting to find out.

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Benjamin Tucker on the source of capital, first published in an 1881 issue of Liberty, and later in his classic, Instead of a Book, by a Man Too Busy to Write One.

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Response to a criticism of left-libertarianism posted at The Libertarian Standard by Juan Fernando Carpio.

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Kevin Carson on the cooperative economy of the Ecuadorean Andes.

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Carl Finamore’s report from S.E.I.U.’s civil trial against a California break-away union.

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The Service Employees International Union (S.E.I.U.) have spent a “an estimated $10 million to sue 26 individuals who are former officers, organizers and staffers of S.E.I.U.’s third-largest chapter, the California-based United Healthcare Workers West (U.H.W.)”—whose board voted to break away soon after the Big Labor giant seized control.

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A facebook friend, Andrew Taranto, posted:

Ayn Rand was, at least rhetorically speaking, a capitalist and an anti-libertarian. Shouldn’t we, libertarians, regard this as significant when considering the value of the term “capitalist”?

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The presentation of Prof. Chartier’s argument that ‘freed markets are anti-capitalist’ posted here.

Part One (9:22):

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“I will argue that, rightly understood, these demands are more intertwined than many contemporary libertarians realize: each contributes an essential element to a radical challenge to any form of coercive authority,” Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson wrote in this essay published in 2008, excerpted in this post. “Taken together, they undermine the legitimacy of any form of government authority, including the ‘limited government’ imagined by minarchists.”

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C4SS Advisory Panel member Prof. Gary Chartier will be giving the following presentation to the Association of Private Enterprise Education at the Free Market Anti-Capitalism session during their Annual Conference in April. A PDF version of this presentation is available for download.

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Brad Spangler: Direct action in the workplace does not have to mean sabotage that destroys property.

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Kevin Carson breaks down the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party ‘philosophy’.

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‘Plan is recycled Bush/Paulson. We need steps towards democratization.’ (more…)

al Jazeera’s “Witness Special: Red Oil” takes a look inside the financial engine behind Chavez’s socialist government. (more…)