When is Work Valuable?

  It gets tiring to always argue against people’s preconceptions or ideas about work. Lots of people in the world (not necessarily incorrectly) see work as “effort”. That makes sense given that this is how people often use it. But this is complicated by the fact that people also say things like, “I’m going to…

Fully Automated Luxury Individualist Anarchism, by Edmund Berger

(Nick’s Notes: Edmund was kind enough to let me republish this, please check out his original here) Revolutionary Luxury, Bureaucratic Administration Any politics that seeks an encompassing notion of liberation and freedom must, first and foremost, be oriented towards the future, and must pursue this horizon through goal-oriented actions. This effectively sets up a feedback…

Patreon Update for 4/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction The month of March was mostly dedicate to quality over quantity. I spent much more time writing an individual post than thinking of posts I could make. That was in large part due to the universal basic income FAQ responses I posted over the course of a few weeks in March. But I…

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.…