Thursday, January 24, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotation 195
-- questions I consider essential to the project of human freedom: Do "family values" produce socially submissive, sexually frustrated people whose unconscious rage, mixed with guilt, surfaces as aggressive moralism? Do we glorify constant work and look with suspicion on idleness because we need to, even in a world where technology is increasingly severing the link between productivity and human labor? Or are we punishing ourselves for guilty desires -- and are we therefore less likely to question the conditions of our work, and whose purposes it serves?
Their Libertarianism and Ours
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations 193, 194
The provision of a constitutionally guaranteed right to an income is the only way to prevent the emergence of a technologically dehumanized consumer society. This proposal for a guaranteed income is not a solution to problems but rather a precondition for solutions: in some ways it is rather like the introduction of limited liability in the middle of the nineteenth century. Limited liability allowed the company to take risks; a guaranteed income will allow the individual to take risks in order to promote his [sic] self-development in the interest of himself and his society.
Free Men [sic] And Free Markets