Seems the blogspot address of that blog has been taken over by a spamblog. A similar thing happened to “Polycentric Order.”
“That’s why I’m concerned over the irony of the net generation, which has spawned a number of anti-Wall-Street movements and sentiments, to see people in this generation intuitively picking up trading practices that carry on every bit of foul legacy that offline traders have practiced before the net generation. It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same.”—Rick Falkvinge
“The invisible hand, in markets or in cultures, is way overblown. Its more of an invisible pinky finger.”—Poor Richard
“Productivity is the Achilles heel of capitalism because it forces ever more destructive competition; enrichment of the ‘winners’ and impoverishment of the ‘losers.’ Productivity does not lift all boats.”—susan the other
“One can also imagine ‘Marketplaces’ for public education, police protection, etc. The possibilities — and the rents — are limitless!”—Lambert Strether
“Just because they do not do so in the contemporary fashion of entrepreneurs it does not mean they are stuck in their ways or useless.”—Gianpiero Petriglieri
“the prevalence of financial services firms in the U.S. has an adverse effect on youngsters, offering a ‘gateway drug’ into more pernicious pathological states of materialism, obsessive greed, financial status anxiety and moral degeneration, which in turn can lead to criminal behavior and outright pathological pyschosis.”—craazyman
Bluehost.com has suspended the websites of c4ss.org and s4ss.org . The takedown was perpetuated by the request of a self prescribed cyber bully expert. The man's lawyer sent a request after his client copyrighted his own racial slurs. S4ss.org reports the content of his copyright from the open group on facebook refered to Muslim as "parasites" and "breeders." Repeated attempts to resolve the take down were refused all day today.
“Just keep in mind that, as an individual, you won’t know what they really think they know about you, but as a corporation you can buy complete information about anyone who hasn’t opted out.”—Cathy O’Neil
“Anarcho-capitalism is like running an MMORPG, finding a game-breaking exploit, and being all ‘Well nobody would do that to all the other players because nonaggression principle.’ And then not fixing the bug.”—Zacqary Adam Green
“During the time discussed, the government’s crusade against PGP suddenly stopped. Why? At the time, it was widely assumed that a crack had been found, and it sounds like there is evidence one way or another backing this article.”—John
“Regarding Taskrabbit? To riff on Hanns Johst: ‘Whenever I see the word “outsourcing,” I reach for my Browning.’ Outsourcing is anything but progressive, as a word.”—SocraticGadfly
“So, the sharing economy is a temp agency crossed with a Zynga game. Wonderful.”—Zacqary Adam Green
This acronym comes to us courtesy of Antoine Williams, an aspiring criminologist educated at Carleton University, who appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin in the first installment of the “Dude, where’s my future?” series. It describes social interactions between the marginally employed (precarious) and the gainfully employed (Antoine’s term: “stable,” meaning full time permanently employed, and not having experienced sudden job loss). The letters in the acronym are intended as follows:
- Understanding—The stable person doesn’t understand that the labor market is in a state of crisis.
- Suggestions—The stable person suggests all the courses of action that the precarious person has already tried. Williams didn’t bring up transactional analysis terminology, but I would say this is the opening gambit of a game of “why don’t you—yes, but”
- Ignorance—Stable people are ignorant of the issues facing precarious people.
- Gaffe-ing—After a certain number of rounds of this game, the precarious person commits gaffes, or faux pas, or “lose their cool.”
- Hibernation, Hiding and becoming a Hermit—Social isolation sets in.
The entire process just makes you sigh…
“The sharing economy is not an alternative to capitalism, it’s the ultimate end point of capitalism in which we are all reduced to temporary labourers and expected to smile about it because we are interested in the experience not the money. Jobs become ‘extra money’ just like women’s jobs used to be ‘extra money’, and like those jobs they don’t come with things like insurance protection, job security, benefits — none of that old economy stuff. But hey, you’re not an employee, you’re a micro-entrepreneur. And you’re not doing it for the money, you’re doing it for the experience. We just assume you’re making a living some other way.”—Tom Slee
“Things that require a network effect, after they get it, are in a super leveraged position that they can cash in.”—octaveguin
“We should consider it a point of pride that we are no longer all forced to live under the permanent supervision of our families. That the current Great Recession has made independence unobtainable for many of the current generation should be regarded with horror by anyone concerned with feminism and individual freedom, and yet another reason to demand immediate economic justice.”—Alice Raizel
“And to the extent that those power imbalances are an inevitable result of free competition iterated over generations from moderately unequal beginnings, there can be no freedom under an ideology of absolute freedom. Freedom must be tempered with active rebalancing of economic and political power, in order to preserve enough equality for any freedom to exist at all.”—Tiercelet