Ferguson residents return for another day of protesting to find that overnight the police had ripped up their signs and threw them in the dumpster.
The healthcare industry is a textbook example of what Ivan Illich (in Tools for Conviviality)called a “radical monopoly.” The central function of the government’s “safety” and “consumer protection” regulations, in most cases, is either to exclude competing providers of a good or service from the market, to circumscribe the areas of competition between them, or to set a floor on the capitalization required for doing business and thus impose a mandatory minimum overhead. The overall effect, as Paul Goodman put it in People or Personnel, is to create a 300% or 400% markup in the cost of doing anything, and render us all dependent on institutional providers with bureaucratic cultures and high overhead costs. By mandating centralized, high-tech, and skill-intensive ways of doing things, the state makes it harder for ordinary people to translate their own skills and knowledge into use-value. Tollgates are erected between effort and consumption, so that it becomes harder to meet our subsistence needs through our own direct labor or through barter with other small producers outside the wage system. As a result, “decent poverty becomes impossible.” …
cool thread with commentary from a lot of ex-anarchists
ha. yeah A+ commentary.
This lot was as anarchist as a couch cushion
haha wow no great loss to the movement here
"anarchism does not really have the proper methods for governing a large population of people"
well shit, they’ve got us there alright
St. Louis Captain Johnson confirmed it a moment ago during a press conference.
what’s really strange about all of this register to vote stuff is that the flag next to the tumblr logo is moving, even though there’s no wind in the Internet, which makes me think this whole thing is a phony.