“The Truth about Labor Day”, by Thaddeus Russell

(Nick’s Notes: Thaddeus has approvingly linked to this version of the essay as well) On Monday, millions of Americans will celebrate Labor Day in a time-honored way – by deliberately avoiding labor. They’ll attend barbecues and beach parties; they might even kick back in their hammocks and lawn chairs with a feeling of entitlement, secure…

The Libertarian Virtue of Slack – Now on Youtube!

This article can be found here on C4SS and (of course) here on this site. The common libertarian nowadays is of the same non-interventionist temperament as the Taoists. They endorse individual preference, spontaneity and self-interest. They loathe the State and central planners of all kinds. Most libertarians identify, also, as individualists — both methodologically and ethically. However, much…

The Libertarian Virtue of Slack

[Note from Nick: This article has also been published here] The tenets of the Tao Te Ching express the first anarchist or at least proto-anarchist political philosophy, to my knowledge. The Taoist opposition to government springs from a radical non-interventionist philosophy on all three major branches of philosophy. While Taoism rejects the normative, they recognize…