December 20th, 2011 by Edward Miller

Rainforest | Igor Mazic Markets are about efficiency, right? It doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, even from an economic perspective, why there is so much sprawl or why people are destroying remote habitats instead of sustainably cultivating habitats closer to them. That is, until you understand how power functions given our entrenched […]

October 25th, 2011 by Edward Miller

As anyone familiar with classical political economy knows, true property rights are rooted in self-ownership. You own yourself, and by extension you own what you make through labor or voluntary transactions thereof. Land, however, is not a fruit of labor. One might reasonably suppose that land, being unlike other things that are called property, would […]

March 21st, 2012 by Edward Miller

Sharing | Toban Black Technological progress is accelerating faster than ever before. Are robots going to “take our jobs?” Do we require a Basic Income to solve this? Let’s examine some basic principles. Wages are determined by the margin of production. What this means is that a laborer’s bargaining power in the market is determined […]

August 1st, 2011 by Edward Miller

House of Cards | Esther Gibbons The world is a complex place, or so we are told here in the USA. The pundits and journalists will tell you that there are no simple remedies to our problems, with an air of authority reserved only for those serious few with the courage to offer up this […]

November 23rd, 2008 by Edward Miller

Obama and the Democrats have come sweeping in. Now what? All those fundamental liberal democratic rights which we have been fighting to maintain throughout these past dark years of GOP dominance now suddenly seem in much less danger. A good portion of the disastrous policies of the Bush Administration have already been promised to be […]

February 27th, 2011 by Edward Miller

I haven’t found much cogent criticism of Henry George, and I’m always open to reading any serious critiques. In the discussion page of the wikipedia article on Georgism there was a link to a mutualist critique located within W. H. Van Ornum’s book “Why Government at All?” The focus of this blog post will be […]