Posts Tagged ‘politics’

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

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

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Kevin Carson on the density of conventional political discourse.

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Ezra Klein’s comment on types of policy arguments rubbed me the wrong way.

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Congressional Democrats exploit public outrage to enact a proposal ‘with which people are more comfortable’.

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Elinor Ostrom’s findings on behavioral theory’s relation to collective action are imperative to the formation and sustainability of a libertarian order.

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Kevin Carson on ‘liberal’ bloggers seeing the G.O.P.’s “small government” heart of darkness.

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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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2010 New Hampshire Liberty Forum hosted by the Free State Project: Consequentialist anarchist Professor Prof. David Friedman, author of most notably The Machinery of Freedom, discusses market failure—the real meanings of the commonly misunderstood terms ‘market failure’, ‘public goods’ and ‘externality’; why representative democracy ‘doesn’t work’ and ‘rational ignorance’ toward electoral politics is advantageous; the necessity of property rights for long-term planning and why it’s irrational for politicians to plan for the long-term; ‘market failure’ analysis in our daily lives.

Part One (10:15):

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Brother Malcolm lays out the game masters use to play their plantation against each other, form a system where the slaves fight each other for the masters’ approval, identify with the master who kills him slowly. If you still think politics is the avenue toward justice, if politicians will ever dismantle the ruling class, if becoming one with State will moralize its inherent antisocial nature, if politicians will ever really give a shit about you; if you still cling to the self-defeating belief that there’s an ounce of virtue in loving ‘your’ country, supporting ‘your’ president, exercising ‘your’ democratic opportunities by pulling a lever like a Pavlovian monkey every 2-4 years, Malcolm had something to say to you (8:32):

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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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Kevin Carson at the Center for a Stateless Society on the myths and prejudices of the status quo healthcare system, ‘government takeovers’ and the fake ‘options’ presented by the oligarchs.

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Kevin Carson at the Center for a Stateless Society on counter-institutional social action over irrelevant political action.

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The Isocracy Network interviews Mr. Carson on the theory and practice of mutualism, worker self-management, anarchist thinkers and his critics.

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Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. is a former pharmaceutical research scientist and Assistant Professor of Surgery. She has worked extensively with the disadvantaged in low-income housing and was a contender for the 1992 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nomination. Her scientific, political, and community activities have been profiled in several prestigious biographical works, including American Men and Women of Sciences, World’s Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders in Achievement, and Community Leaders of America (57:22):

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