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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 ...

DROs and the dangers of the state: explaining market anarchism to a friend

Saturday, 21 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 26 Comments »

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours explaining some of the basics of anarchism to a friend. Let's call her "Jana", since that's a very common name in Slovakia. That conversation was face-to-face, so there's no record. Here, though, is the ...

The State in the Mind

Friday, 6 February 2009 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, philosophy | 4 Comments »

The State has guns and men to use them. [...][H]owever, it not only can fail to coerce a rebellious majority, it cannot even stop an enterprising minority of black marketeers and other Counter-Economists. The State must be defeated in each ...

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, ...

You are not the bank’s customer

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 18 Comments »

I walk into the nearest branch of Tatra banka, where I keep all of my accounts. I proceed to the cash window. I have two tasks: Exchange a quantity of Slovak koruna banknotes for euro notes Purchase a number of commemorative coins for ...

Educating for anarchism #4 — a reply to FSK

Tuesday, 13 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 18 Comments »

Fellow agorist blogger FSK late last year explored the question: "Is Participating in the State Economy Immoral?" The short answer, of course, is an emphatic "no", unless you're going to adopt the patently insane position that we're all criminals for doing ...

Identity theft

Thursday, 18 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, philosophy | Comments Off on Identity theft

This is an old draft post, which I was inspired to release based on Royce Christian's posting yesterday of "Souless? Not such a bad thing…", which in turn references my own recent loss of "identity" vis-a-vis institutions that rely upon ...

Interview – Radio Slovakia International

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 9 Comments »

Yesterday I did a studio interview with Christopher George of Radio Slovakia International. We spoke for maybe twenty minutes, and the interview was edited down to about eleven minutes. Audio, direct from Radio Slovakia International, unedited, 12.3MB, 26min 52sec (my segment ...

Gold bugs contra price manipulation, in the UAE

Monday, 17 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 5 Comments »

This is fascinating, from Gulfnews.com: A buyer who asked not to be named said: "The price of gold prompted me to visit the Gold Souq in Sharjah. However, most retailers claimed they were sold out. Outlets where gold was available were ...

Teleology is the enemy of liberty

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | Comments Off on Teleology is the enemy of liberty

A great post from Shiva of the Biodiverse Resistance blog, "The Revolution will not be Teleologised": In fact, any kind of teleology applied to human history is, by definition, a denial of human agency. If our ultimate fate is predestined by ...
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