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Quotebag #94

“I’m willing to grant that right-wingers can libertarian (they are really radical liberals), even if I think that their focus on negative liberty promotes an incomplete picture of freedom.”—Dave Hummels “What I wonder: what the fuck is it about the … Continue reading

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Degree, not kind

The difference between the totalitarian nightmare of the nation state and the totalitarian nightmare of the business establishment is one of degree, not kind. OK, the latter is more voluntary than the former, making it a lesser of two evils. … Continue reading

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Quotebag #93

“The bottom line is this: project management is a game you can’t win. If you come in way under budget and time, it’s as if everybody is going to think you’re a sandbagger and won’t believe your estimates again.”—David Shirey … Continue reading

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Antilibertarian antistatism

The tag line of the present blog has been changed. It was: “Lack of marketing skills leads to agoraphobia, which leads to anagorism.” Now it says “antilibertarian antistatism.” The previous slogan was introspective and a little self-deprecating. It served a … Continue reading

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Quotebag #92

“If you accept that market economies have no tendency to full employment equilibrium, then it follows logically that large-scale automation is most likely to cause serious structural unemployment and a chronic aggregate demand shortfall.”—Lord Keynes “From my point of view, … Continue reading

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Quotebag #89

“As for the libertarians themselves, we must not be shocked that they re-iterate the Sumerian division between the elect and the debt-bound with the devotion appropriate to a middle born climber.”—Crow Falls Down “A hierarchy is a machine — basically … Continue reading

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Getting tired of the blowhards who say “I’m not against unions, just public sector unions”

I’m left first and libertarian second. Why? Quite simply, I consider that combination of priorities to be an under-served market. The opposite set of priorities has enough spokescritters and doesn’t need the addition of my voice to their choir. I’m … Continue reading

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Engagement with the anagorist(s?) on free markets

This is my take on Kevin Carson’s Engagement With the Left on Free Markets recently re-posted at C4SS. The left-styled libertarians seem to see themselves as the best of two worlds; those being “statist leftists” and “libertarian rightists,” which can … Continue reading

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Quotebag #86

“Values plus Socialism tends to oppression. Socialism plus Liberty without Values tends towards an aimless mediocrity, Liberty plus Values without Socialism leads to injustice.”—John Madziarczyk “I have long felt that one cannot be sure that a person has offered him- … Continue reading

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Quotebag #83

“Just take anarcho-capitalism, perhaps tweak a few premises, change your semantics, and apparently you’re a ‘left-libertarian’!”—Shenlong “Death to the mainstream!”—Summerspeaker “Most people who blog on political or social issues, probably, fear what might turn up if the Human Resources Gestapo … Continue reading

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