The Freeport Model of Libertarian Activism

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. An important question for any political movement that is in the minority position is: How do we interact with the majority? Among libertarians, this is a profound question because libertarians are a small minority.Continue reading “The Freeport Model of Libertarian Activism”

Twice, Colin Powell Refused to Walk into History

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. Colin Powell, US soldier and politician, died today. By all accounts, he seemed to be a genuinely nice person, so I feel for his family. In this post, however, I will focus on twoContinue reading “Twice, Colin Powell Refused to Walk into History”

Review of The New Huey P. Newton Reader (2019, Seven Stories Press)

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. For about thirty years after the founding of the Black Panthers, it was generally hard to get original materials about Panther leaders aside from autobiographical works like Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Bobby Seale’sContinue reading “Review of The New Huey P. Newton Reader (2019, Seven Stories Press)”

The Presence of Racist Practices in the Market

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. Last week, I discussed the “weak Racism-Capitalism” hypothesis, which is that competitive markets do not completely eliminate taste based discrimination. This is in comparison with the optimistic view that competition makes racism too costlyContinue reading “The Presence of Racist Practices in the Market”

Comments on the Weak Racism-Capitalism Hypothesis

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. Last week, I discussed the idea that capitalism and racism are mutually constitutive. In other words, does having a market economy mean that your society must be racist? I provided two pieces of evidenceContinue reading “Comments on the Weak Racism-Capitalism Hypothesis”

On the Hypothesis that Racism and Capitalism are the Same Thing

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. A popular hypothesis among many academics, including sociologists, is that capitalism and racism are mutually supportive social institutions. Ibram X. Kendi’s best seller has a well known passage saying that an anti-racists must alsoContinue reading “On the Hypothesis that Racism and Capitalism are the Same Thing”

Is the sociology of organizations merging with stratification research?

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. In 2019, Victor Ray published an incredibly influential article called “A Theory of Racialized Organizations” in the American Sociological Review. This article offered a very straight forward, but important, argument. Since race is aContinue reading “Is the sociology of organizations merging with stratification research?”

The Plague Dissident #4

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. The Plague Dissident #1, #2, #3 I’m a plague dissident. I take COVID seriously, but I very often disagree with the policies developed to mitigate COVID. I’m against society wide lockdowns, school closures, and border closures.Continue reading “The Plague Dissident #4”

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