Daniel de Leon: Mediocrity
Paul Lafargue: The Right to Be Lazy
Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society; Energy and Equity
Emma Goldman: Anarchism; Patriotism
Emma Goldman archive
Scott Nearing: Seven Roadblocks to the Good Life
Out of Kirby Mountain
[ commentary on wind energy, animal rights, progressive politics, what you will ]
Brief summary of CBD (cannabidiol) effects
Pawns of fascism, or superficial diversity as a tool of conformist groupthink
The complexities of greenhouse gases
Why is choice desirable for health care, but not for K–12 education?
Dodd-Frank’s part in the destruction of the middle class
James Joyce Encounters Before and With the 1916 Uprising in Ireland
The thousand names of Greyhound
Climate science denial of environmentalism
Don’t Blame Third-Party Voters
The left and the right, the past and the future
Mediæval crusaders, modern jihadis
Are We Missing the Big Picture on Climate Change?
Evil masterminds behind citizen opposition to evil masterminds
Everyone Is a Worker!
The Oxen at the Intersection: Review
Why Not Wind: an open letter
More on science fetishization
How much does wind energy reduce carbon emissions?
Gullible for Wind Power
How to set a proper drop cap
Thoughts on the Tyranny of Consensus
Green Mountain College, Carnism, and the Embrace of Death
Post Cold War
Ridden by the Wind
Thoughts on Americanism and Freedom
Arbeit macht nicht frei
Capitalism versus individual freedom
A note about capitalism
Thought for the day: left vs. right
Rosenbloom's law of wind turbine output
Questions about wind energy
Exploitation and destruction: some things to know about industrial wind power
Green tags: breathtaking gall, deflating gullibility
The woolly world of green tags
Michael Pollan: The Pathology of Desire
Animal labs are anti-science
Meat in style
But I don't answer to inevitabilities, and neither do you. I don't answer to the economy. I don't answer to tradition and I don't answer to Everyone.
For me, it comes down to a question of whether I am a man or just a consumer. Whether to reason or just to rationalize.
Whether to heed my conscience or my every craving, to assert my free will or just my will.
Whether to side with the powerful and comfortable or with the weak, afflicted, and forgotten.
— Matthew Scully —
COMPETITION: An event in which there are more losers than winners.
Otherwise it's not a competition. A society based on competition
is therefore primarily a society based on losers.
— John Ralston Saul —
The rules of the marketplace recreate by artificial means the brutality,
unfairness, and helplessness that humans have sought to escape
for most of their evolution.
— Sam Smith —
The chief function of American presidents is to "break"
unruly working class resistance to American capital.
— Randy Shields —
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand.
It is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
— Wendell Berry —
The great are great only because we are on our knees.
— Max Stirner —
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
— Adlai Stevenson —