The Problem of Economic Autor-ity

I’ll never apologize for tasteless puns. But for the record, even I thought this pun was a bad one. It’s a mix of Michael Huemer’s The Problem of Political Authority (a wonderful book I’ve reviewed on C4SS here and here) and the subject of today’s article: economist Michael Autor. More specifically, Autor’s recent thoughts from a TED talk he did…

Patreon Update for 2/8/17

Person Update(s)/Introduction Well, I’d like to blame how hectic of a month January was in the world of politics, my mental health or any number of innumerable variables, but in point of fact I simply forgot! I didn’t think to do my Patreon update even when I got my monthly donation of around $30 (thanks…

Patreon Update for 12/3/16

Personal Update(s)/Introduction Wow, so, a lot can change in a month, huh? The last time I wrote one of these things the election hadn’t happened, my hard drive hadn’t crashed, I had one more roommate to help pay the rent and I had just gotten back from my book tour a week or so ago.…

Are Jobs Inherently Exploitative?

  Getting back on my Abolish Work to-do list I read Freedom From Jobs by Elliot Sperber and was intrigued by much of it. I’ll start with those parts I find intriguing and convincing before I move into the parts I thought were questionable. Early on in the article Sperber makes this remark which I…

Patreon Update for 10/3/16

Personal Update(s) / Introduction I don’t know when I’ll have spare time in my tour for sure and especially not this much of it. Right now I’m in an ice cream cafe (yeah, I know) and I’ve got an hour or so to spare. I figure while we’re still in the early part(s) of October,…