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The Sociology of Economics – Post 2007 Apocalypse Edition.

The following graph means absolutely nothing; yet it means a lot:

The latest addition of “income inequality is bad” in economics comes from the Washington Post… 356 more words

Economics

WIKIs by GITIT and DARCSIT: new printing-presses for the cryptographic age

In the years to come, I will be thinking about how to transpose Jefferson’s ideas of journalism and written communication into an era of microprocessors and cryptography.

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Nock 4/8: the actual inwardness of what is known as the Puritan movement in England

Our colonial period coincided with the period of revolution and readjustment in England, referred to in the preceding chapter, when the British merchant-State was displacing the feudal State, consolidating its own position, and shifting the incidence of economic exploitation.

Political Economy

Stop professionalizing state service! It attracts Crow T. Robot style psychopaths!

Crow T. Robot was famous because he wanted to decide who lives and who dies.

Everyone knows I hate Moldbug’s ideas, right?

Good. Let’s criticize his ideas. 350 more words

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Dampier opens the discussion - but what about the banksters?

But the state prefers to reward the 40-hour-a-week format for standardization, ease of taxation, and in a vain attempt to create a worker’s paradise on Earth.

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Piracy and Counter-piracy

There is a kind of romance around piracy.  It is the romance of anti-authority figures and of a life lived not just in the margins but outside the boundaries.   746 more words

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Nock 3/8: The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.

Aristotle, confusing the idea of the State with the idea of government, thought the State originated out of the natural grouping of the family. Other Greek philosophers, labouring under the same confusion, somewhat anticipated Rousseau in finding its origin in the social nature and disposition of the individual; while an opposing school, which held that the individual is naturally anti-social, more or less anticipated Hobbes by finding it in an enforced compromise among the anti-social tendencies of individuals. 1,235 more words

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