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A more complex simple question

Sunday, 11 April 2010 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy, police, war | 1 Comment »

About seven months ago, I posed a question: You see Donald Rumsfeld on the street. A man with a gun jumps Rumsfeld, apparently bent on killing him. Who will you defend? The responses I found in the comments were... interesting. Let's take it up ...

The agorist/statist spectrum in business, per SEK3

Thursday, 31 December 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 6 Comments »

Let's draw a line and make a spectrum. On the Far Left is pure agorist; on the Far Right is pure statism (I'll leave it to the theologians to discuss as to whether statism is so Evil that it cannot ...

Post-agorism? — A dialogue

Sunday, 10 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 3 Comments »

Reaction and discussion on Black Bloke's Facebook posting of an antiwar.com article, "Jon Stewart: Wimp, Wuss, Moral Coward by Justin Raimondo" leads to Anna O Morgenstern saying: Anna: Killing a mafia boss's family to get him to surrender is still murder. Mike: Assuming their ...

Agorism’s axioms, per SEK3

Thursday, 29 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 2 Comments »

The closest approach to a free society is an uncorrupted agora (open marketplace). The agora self-corrects for small perturbations of corruption. The moral system of any agora is compatible with pure libertarianism. Agora in part is agora in whole; to a workable approximation, ...

Market Anarchist Carnival no. 20

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
people, philosophy | 3 Comments »

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Market Anarchist Blog Carnival! It is my great pleasure to host it this month. David Gross of The Picket Line submits an exploration of ethical reductionism in the context of political theory: Does political ...

Tsujigiri and the error of moral relativism

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 8 Comments »

During the first and only philosophy course of my ill-fated university career, I and my fellow students were presented with an assignment to read about an ancient Japanese samurai practice called tsujigiri and to comment upon it with an eye ...

My muddy anti-corporate anarchist ethics

Sunday, 17 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 5 Comments »

I've made a couple of posts here so far illustrating how I've taken to refusing work which supports government. To the most recent, Francois Tremblay offered both praise and a question of consistency: I also applaud you, however do you also do ...

Educating for anarchism #2

Thursday, 14 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, philosophy | 7 Comments »

Got a call from a potential new client today, looking for a translator to work with on a regular basis. However, they do quite a bit of government work and sent me a job to quote on for a state-owned ...

Mocking teh vote, courtesy of CNN

Saturday, 2 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
politics | Comments Off on Mocking teh vote, courtesy of CNN

Aaron Kinney of The Radical Libertarian has gone and done a splendid thing by posting a justification for not voting at CNN's iReport website. Since the site allows anyone to register and comment, I added my bit: Voting for representative government ...

To Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and the 9/11 Truth Movement

Saturday, 12 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
crime, history, people | 3 Comments »

Dear Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and the 9/11 Truth Movement: First of all, and let me be very clear, I love you guys (and girls). Around 8:30am Pacific Time on September 11, 2001, after my girlfriend and I had watched -- shocked, ...