Archive for the ‘Left-libertarian’ Category

Thick libertarianism and bigotry and public shaming

Monday, May 5th, 2014

This is an email I sent to Sheldon Richman on May 3: Dear Mr. Richman, I had a few thoughts about your recent TGIF column "Libertarianism Rightly Conceived" and how thick and thin libertarianism might be applied to some recent news stories, and I hoped you could share your perspective. I don't ...

Red Hat’s open-source, democratic work culture

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

I was really intrigued by this article about the culture that Red Hat, a Linux-based open-source software company, fosters in its work environment. Because Red Hat is a pure open source company, its culture is something between a democracy and a commune. This comes from the nature of open source, where ...

Hierarchy, authority, authoritarianism, left-libertarianism

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

I liked Kinsella's blag post Hierarchy, Authority, Authoritarianism, Left-Libertarianism and, especially, the comments therein. Reprinting his responses to a Facebook thread, Kinsella said: This use of “hierarchy” and “command” to cover both coercive (the state) and voluntary, non-coercive institutions (church, family, corporation) is equivocation. We libertarians do not oppose hierarchy or ...