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Native soil

In Anarchism and Other Essays Emma Goldman addresses the common counterargument made to proponents of anarchism that anarchism is an unrealistic political goal because our flawed human nature cannot accommodate it: But what about human nature? Can it be changed? And if not, … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Youth

All the kids have always known / that the emperor wears no clothes / But they bow down to him anyway / It’s better than being alone – Arcade Fire in “Ready to Start” I remember a couple of years … Continue reading

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Frugality

“The easier that life has become in a consumers’…society, the more difficult it will be to remain aware of the urges of necessity by which it is driven, even when pain and effort, the outward manifestations of necessity, are hardly … Continue reading

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Community and money

Towards the end of his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts, in a section titled “The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society,” Marx writes about the corrupting influence of money on individual moral development. In capitalism money — or it’s lack — becomes the primary arbiter of social … Continue reading

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