Should we Abolish Work to be More Productive?

There’s an essay by an anarchist named Charles Johnson entitled Libertarianism Though Thick and Thin which discusses different complimentary features of the ideology. Should libertarians care about anti-racist struggles? Or is property rights and non-aggression the only things that matter? This is a great discussion and I encourage everyone who thinks that libertarians can’t be…

Amitai Etzioni’s Methods of Control for Work Compliance

The second thing I wanted to note about Abe Walker’s essay on Google was a section where Walker mentions a social scientist named Amitai Etzioni. Etzioni identifies three prominent methods that organizations use to achieve work compliance in 1975 in his work A Comparative Analysis of Complex Organizations (1975): Coercive compliance involves the implicit threat…

“Balthazar. The Discrete Charm of Economic Growth” by Kevin Carson

Nick’s Notes: Kevin gave me full permission to repost this a while ago but I totally forgot. Thanks, Kevin! Robert Balthazar. The Discrete Charm of Economic Growth. Part I: The Bilinguals; Part II: The Making of an Overriding Collective Preference (2016). At the outset Balthazar briefly summarizes his own intellectual journey as an economist, looking…

Government Isn’t the Mother of Invention – Especially Not for Jobs

I don’t think the government is good at many of things. Which isn’t to say it’s not good at anything, I mean, it’s great at bombing the shit out of children and people of color. It’s great at declaring war on drugs, poor people, marginalized communities, surveying domestic populations, indoctrinating children and destroying the economy.…