For his talk “The 21st-century Medieval City,” Robert Neuwirth took an overflow audience to “the cities of tomorrow,” the developing-world shanty-towns where a billion people live now, and three billion (a third of humanity) are expected to be living by 2050. With vivid stories and slides (shown for the first time publicly), Neuwirth detailed how life [...]
Robert Neuwirth spent four years among the chaotic stalls of street markets, talking to pushcart hawkers and gray marketers, to study the remarkable “System D,” the world’s unlicensed economic network. Responsible for some 1.8 billion jobs, it’s an economy of underappreciated power and scope.
BY LOUIS AGUILAR THE DETROIT NEWS Detroit — As the broken city thinks big and radically about its future, a developer is stepping forward with a revolutionary idea: Sell the city’s Belle Isle park for $1 billion to private investors who will transform it into a free-market utopia. The 982-acre island would then be developed into a [...]
by James Tuttle, Center for a Stateless Society This lost classic was first published anonymously in 1902 by the Social Science Club of Philadelphia, whose members included Voltairine de Cleyre, Mary Hansen, Natasha Notkin, and other Mutualists, Individualists, and Communists from the Philadelphia social movement. The “Catechism,” drafted by Hansen and finished by the Club [...]
by M. D. Roe on Thu, 2012/04/19, Journal of Antistatist Studies I address the nation, alien to it. With much apprehension I do this for I question the very foundation of its singularity. I am not impressed by its guns, its agents of enforcement, its character, its “concern” for the “well-being” of its citizens, contortion of economic [...]
Obfuscation of intent in political objectives is a hallmark of statism and one of the primary methods by which statist politicians will push forward their own careers or the statist agenda, cogently or not. This occurs on both the left and the right of the statist political spectrum. These misunderstandings in intent also happen to [...]
Posted by Darian Worden on Apr 11, 2012 from the Center for a Stateless Society While today’s states are very powerful, cracks in their power can open as they adapt to a changing world. Recession is not the only force of change. Economic and social practices and pressures that develop through increasing global contact will have a [...]
So much fallacious logic in this piece I don’t even know where to begin. Anyone wanna help me get started? Hope you enjoy the read -AF: From the No More Sunsets blog, April 9, 2012 Can Agorism Eliminate the State? Many Ancaps and Mutualists have put forth a “revolutionary” tactic to end the state and create a free [...]
Below is an argument addressing “Wage Slavery” presented from a Social Anarchist’s perspective. Any An-Caps out there with a different spin on this argument? I’d love to see your comments below!!! Basically, I’m arguing that from an economics standpoint, Anarcho-capitalism can only exist if wage slavery exists, and that the two are dependent on each [...]
By Wendy McElroy Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) – the greatest libertarian theorist of the 20th century – expressed what he considered to be the central political issue confronting mankind. He wrote, “My own basic perspective on the history of man…is to place central importance on the great conflict which is eternally waged between Liberty and Power.”1 Liberty v. [...]
DECEMBER 13, 2011 by JUSTIN PTAK Walter Block is back with another controversial article this time questioning a four year old article by Wendy McElroy. Here is Wendy’s response to Walter from four years ago when he raised similar issues, but never replied. This is an ongoing debate that last reared its ugly head in a discussion between Walter Block and Stefan [...]
Posted by Skyler Collins As I’ve written before, it’s important that we as voluntaryists have character and integrity. Here’s a very good video along those lines from Jay Miles: Warning: a couple of F-bombs, very mellow otherwise.