A Critical Review of “Should Libertarians Support a Universal Basic Income?”

Introduction This is another one of my “debate reviews”, I’ve done one before for Bryan Caplan debating Robin Hanson on automation. If you’re curious about that, check it out here. Basically, I’m going to offer some critical comments on both Bryan Caplan and Will Wilkinson’s points about a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Caplan is arguing…

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…

A Socialism that Universalizes Work is a Socialism not worth Having

Recently I mused on Twitter and elsewhere that I wasn’t sure what was worse: Socialists who wanted to universalize the suffering of meetings or capitalists who want to privatize the most important meetings to themselves. In the latter, at least only a handful of the population is (theoretically) suffering from meetings and how boring, long,…

Robert Anton’s Wilson’s RICH Economy: Excerpts from the Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy

In the second book of Robert Anton Wilson’s Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy, the author incorporates a proposal for creating a post-scarcity, post-work society into a fictional narrative.Wilson is a well known figure in individualist anarchist and anti-work communities and his work often featured ideas associated with both, in addition to heaping helpings of Discordian chaos. R.…