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Anonymous asked: Hey, my names Derek I author the "mutualism and solutions to the social problem" blog. Any from on the website?
What Is Mutualism?
anarcho-baker: Mutualism Is Anarchist Strictly speaking, mutualism should be thought of as anarchist. While most of the core concepts of mutualism can be applied within a State framework, this socioeconomic model is frequently referred to as “distributism” instead. Proudhon and most other prominent mutualists have been anarchists (in fact, Proudhon coined both the terms “anarchist” and...
the presidential debates are bullshit -abby
But you should follow this blog if you're... →
perhaps more followers will motivate the admins to post more
Mutualism and "Market Anarchism" →
Let’s tackle a controversial question: Is mutualism a form of “market anarchism”? It’s a useful sort of question, even though the correct answer is probably “that depends….” Since mutualism has its roots in a world where the distinctions that make a label like “market anarchism” useful simply didn’t exist, distinctions which may...
More Thoughts on what Anonymous Wrote Earlier
To quote them verbatim: I do not think I totally understand the concept of profit from a mutualist point of view.I understand the LTV, saying that one should not be compensated more or less than the labour put into the product. Correct?If this is so, how does one provide for the necessities of living, like food and clothing? Would the cost of something be not only the cost of the materials, but...
Anonymous asked: I do not think I totally understand the concept of profit from a mutualist point of view.I understand the LTV, saying that one should not be compensated more or less than the labour put into the product. Correct?If this is so, how does one provide for the necessities of living, like food and clothing? Would the cost of something be not only the cost of the materials, but also the labour producing...
C4SSdotORG: Understanding Mutualism 101:... →
c4ss: Mutualism, in a nut shell, is best understood as follows: Mutualism is not a specific social, political or economic system. Mutualism as such is simply the assertion that every meaningfully social relation will have the form, at base, of an anarchic encounter between unique individuals—free absolutes—no matter what layers of convention we pile on it. To the extent that our conventions,...
Game Changing Eyeglasses for the Developing World... →
I’m really excited about things like this, 3D printers, the GiraDora washing machine, etc. THE FUTURE IS COMING EVERYONE OMG
Kevin Carson's "The Stigmergic Revolution"
But the basic idea remains, and someone will soon do it better — because that’s the way stigmergy works. All across America, there are vacant office buildings and homes owned by banks, and millions of homeless people who need a place to sleep. There aren’t enough police and sheriffs’ deputies in the world to stop them from moving in, if they get it into their heads to start moving in on their...
Someone is re-translating "The Ego and Its Own" by... →
The Evolution of Consent →
another mutualist blog, I haven’t really checked it out yet but it seems legit
Mutualism and Solutions to the Social Problem →
pretty cool mutualist blog if you haven’t checked it out already
Mike Gogluski reads "New Libertarian Manifesto." →
“Good morning, agorist.”
Shawn P. Wilbur’s new blog, check it out, if you haven’t already :) i need to blog in this more we should add more peeps too -thesepostsarenotcoercive
Taking sustained non-violent direct action to stop... →
thesepostsarenotcoercive: My friends made this website, we’re organizing trainings all over texas for this action. We are trying to get to 50K, if you could donate anything that would be awesome…check it out, the environment is pretty important and whatnot. NO BUT SERIOUSLY CAN PEOPLE REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS?!!? PLZ :D
The heart of Proudhon's thought
c4ss: For me, the response is simple. All ideas are false, that is to say contradictory and irrational, if one takes them in an exclusive and absolute sense, or if one allows oneself to be carried away by that sense; all are true, susceptible to realization and use, if one takes them together with others, or in evolution. Thus, whether you take for the dominant law of the Republic, either...
Kevin Carson's "The Iron Fist Behind the Invisible... →
Read by Mike Gogulski. It’s a torrent, for all of you agorist pirates out there :)
Hierarchy is the opposite of order.
sushigoat: or·der n. 1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group. - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/order “…the highest degree of order in society is expressed by the highest degree of individual liberty, in a word, by ANARCHY.” -P.J Proudhon Hobbes famously defended the hierarchy of the state by claiming that without it, people...
So long as competition is free, people respond to unequal exchange by seeking...– Kevin Carson, Inequality as a Revolt Against Nature (via anarcho-fabio)
…[T]he owning classes use less efficient forms of production precisely because...– Kevin Carson, Organizational Theory (via sushigoat)
Proudhon and Bakunin: Polar opposites?
sushigoat: Proudhon and Bakunin, traditionally, represent two different sides of the coin of anarchy: the Individualist and the Collectivist. While Proudhon believed that “Free Contract” is the goal of anarchy, Bakunin emphasized collective unity as the sole liberator of man. Bakunin is often quoted as saying the following: “How ridiculous are the ideas of the individualists of the Jean Jacques...
Privatization is for neoliberals, right?
It definitely can be. Privatization has become a shorthand way of describing the process of selling public or state assets to corporate interests for pennies on the dollar. Legitimate privatization would mean returning control of those assets to those who were forced to pay for it (taxpayers) and/or to those who currently occupy it as workers. This isn’t an area of much dispute amongst the...
In fact, the theory of Mutualism is nothing less than cooperative labor based...– Rudolf Rocker, in a chapter on William B Greene, from Pioneers of American Freedom, which you should all be reading.
You can't Compete with Cooperation - Capitalism's...
sushigoat: Are humans competitive? It sure seems like it, and it’s not an impossibility. Other animals are too, like the male gorillas competing for leadership over the pack. But in what way are we competative? I don’t think we’re competitive in the capitalist sense at all. I don’t think, in a completely free society, that the capitalist idea of “competition” is going to be prevalent to any...
It is not competition, but monopoly, that deprives labor of its product. Wages,...– Benjamin Tucker, Why I am an Anarchist (via revolutionaryinterstices)
…But that is only telling half the story. In addition to withholding land...– Kevin Carson, Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
Private property in or commercial ownership of the land can give no valid title...– Joshua K. Ingalls
A charge for the time-use of this instrument, in defiance of the sentiments of...– Joshua K. Ingalls, Work and Wealth
Wisconsin: Death Throes of the Beast - Kevin...
sushigoat: Last Tuesday’s vote to recall (or not) Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is just the latest illustration of a positive feedback loop we’ve been in for some time. Capitalism — the 500-year-old historic system of political economy we actually live under — had heavily depended on the state since the beginning. It was founded on expropriation of peasant land and military conquest of free...
Labour Defended Against Claims Of Capital - Thomas... →
Greeks organising parallel economy →
All across southern Europe the whiff of revolution is in the air. From Spain to Italy, to Greece and beyond, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets. In Greece, the elections will play out, though whichever party forms the next government is to a large extent irrelevant as people have been organising for years via street committees, assemblies and similar groups, setting up a parallel...
The Property-State Antinomy & The Failures of... →
Due to the fact that state and private property are two territorial monopolies that overlap, there exists an antagonism that can only be resolved if those who control the institutions (via the hierarchies within the organizations that the institution has formed) concede each other a given amount of autonomy over what their institutions control, therefore legitimizing the institutions themselves...
Both state socialists and corporate welfare queens, for nearly identical...– Kevin Carson, Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
As a variety of the liberal regime I have mentioned anarchy — the government of...– Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, The principle of federation (via sushigoat)
Josiah Warren and Cost - The Limit Of Price
The more I read about Josiah Warren and his economic thought, it strikes me that most of the time, he is rejecting the profit motive rather than making a economic argument. He refers to the profit motive as “cannibalism”. Warren’s approach isn’t just to simple state that price based on cost rather than demand is going to create an harmonious economy - although he definitely...
Mutualism and Solutions to the Social Problem →
I just stumbled on this delightful new neo-Proudhonian blog via Shawn Wilbur.
At C4SS: Technological Progress: Cui Bono? →
feral-conviviality: “On a recent episode of PBS Newshour, economist Richard Freeman and futurist Ray Kurzweil argued the significance of technological progress. Freeman warned “We don’t want it to be that there’ll 20 or 30 billionaires controlling everything, and the rest of us struggling for the one or two jobs that are out there.” Kurzweil disagreed, arguing that the normal pattern has been...
Whoever says commerce, says exchange of equal values; for, if the values are no...– Proudhon (via feral-conviviality) And here Proudhon gives us a more meaningful understanding of free trade other than the skin deep definition of exchanges made without a gun to your head.
Josiah Warren's analogy of cooperative...
It is when the voice or an instrument sounds DIFFERENT notes, one after the other, that we obtain melody; and it is only when DIFFERENT notes are sounded together that we produce HARMONY. The key-note, its fifth, its octave, and its tenth, when sounded together, produce a delightful chord; but these are all DIFFERENT from each other, and they retain their separate Individualities, even while...
ECONOMICS OF DYER D. LUM. By VOLTAIRINE DE CLEYRE.
If Dyer D. Lum were living I doubt whether the articles of Mr. Black, recently copied by the TWENTIETH CENTURY from the “Australian Workman,” would elicit anything further from him than a hearty laugh. Mr. Lum had a very keen appreciation of the ludicrous and the richness of being classed in company with Victor Yarros as a Communist would have touched what he called his “Sense of ticklety”...
Anonymous asked: You all were probably going to do this anyway, but could you make a post presenting a mutualist critique of anarcho-communism? Not so much of the actions of an-coms or mutualists, but just the theory.