Private Property: Where Does It Come From?

One of the most interesting things about free market capitalism in general and libertarian thought specifically is it has no way of coherently justifying the initial acquisition of property.   by Matt Bruenig edited by O Society September 7, 2019 How does something that was once unowned become owned without nonconsensually destroying others’ liberty? It is impossible. … Continue reading Private Property: Where Does It Come From?

The Scale of What We’re Up Against

A giant amount of money is spent trying to convince you to disbelieve obvious truths… by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society September 7, 2019 It can be exhausting to realize just how much money is being spent trying to make the world a worse place to live in. The Koch Brothers are often mentioned … Continue reading The Scale of What We’re Up Against

What is Freedom?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs edited by O Society April 19, 2019  Today I gave a talk to Alabama college students on the subject of “freedom.” They were a delightful group with excellent questions and I really enjoyed hanging out with them. Below is the prepared text of this speech: I am asked to talk … Continue reading What is Freedom?

What Does “Freedom” Mean?

America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.   by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute edited by O Society March 21, 2019 The Oregonian reported fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population … Continue reading What Does “Freedom” Mean?

Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant

Rutger Bregman heckles Fox News host Tucker Carlson in this audio/video of their interview. Obviously upset, Carlson tells Bregman: ‘Go fuck yourself’ by  Sam Wolfson Guardian Feb 21, 2019 The interview began cordially, but became tense. Photograph: YouTube/World Economic Forum, Fox NewsRutger Bregman, author of the book Utopia for Realists, is the Dutch historian who became a … Continue reading Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant

What is Anarcho-Capitalism?

Anarcho-Capitalism, American Libertarianism, and Free Market Fundamentalism are All Basically the Same Thing: Fancy Sounding Words for Legalizing Global Theft and Authoritarian Thuggery "Anarcho-capitalism, in my opinion, is a doctrinal system which, if ever implemented, would lead to forms of tyranny and oppression that have few counterparts in human history. There isn't the slightest possibility … Continue reading What is Anarcho-Capitalism?

How a failing capitalist system is allowing Amazon to cripple America

Capitalism is failing in America, and Amazon is both the cause and beneficiary of much of the breakdown. Jeff Bezos said, “We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.” He might have added three capitalist practices … Continue reading How a failing capitalist system is allowing Amazon to cripple America