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In the second episode of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson discusses with Eric Fleischmann their recent piece for C4SS “The End Is the Beginning: Abolition as Communicative Creation.” The conversation spans from the juxtaposition of violence and communication to the influence of violent institutions upon people to the importance of the dialectical method to the existing and…
Gamestop, Capitalism, and Freedom
[This article was originally published February 12, 2021 at Counterpunch.org] Wall Street strategists have called it one of the most extreme of the “sharp short squeezes” in recent decades: at the end of January, shares of video game retailer GameStop skyrocketed, as users of Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum rallied around the stock, which had been a target of…
Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. II
Words Beyond the Market and the State, Pt. I
Some Thoughts on Private Censorship, Power, and Control of Speech
Radicalizing Mondragon: Size, Polycentricity, and the Obsol...
First, most producers are employees of firms, not owners. Viewed from the vantage point of classical theory, they have no reason to maximize the profits of firms, except to the extent that they can be controlled by owners. Moreover, profit-making firms, nonprofit organizations, and bureaucratic organizations all have exactly the same problem of inducing their…
Advice for Surviving and Thriving in Lock Up
Deplatforming Parler will have consequences for which we must immediately prepare
Make the Future Anti-Fascist
Book Review: Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements
DisCO Coop (primary authors Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel). Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements. Introduction by Ela Kagel and Afterword by Ann Marie Utratel (2020).  As the Introduction explains, the first installment of the DisCO Trilogy — The DisCO Manifesto — was about ” the reasons behind DisCO, its roots and…
Board Game Review: Bloc by Bloc
Escaping the Armed Madhouse: Review of Robert Anton Wilson’s “The Starseed Signals”
Book Review: Ruth Kinna and Clifford Harper. Great Anarchists (London: Dog Section Press, 2020)
The Methodenstreit Revisited: Marginalism and the Lost Powe...
View or download a PDF copy of Kevin Carson’s C4SS Study: The Methodenstreit Revisited: Marginalism and the Lost Power Context The Methodenstreit was a long-running and fairly acrimonious debate over the methodology of economic science, between Carl Menger (posthumously regarded as the founder of Austrian economics) and Gustav Schmoller of the German Historical School, which eventually…
Hayek’s Fatal Conceit
Capitalist Nursery Fables: The Tragedy of Private Property, and the Farce of Its Defense
Historical Materialism: A Brief Overview and Left-Libertarian Reinterpretation