11 Responses to Cato Institute Publishes Leftist Screed!, Pars Septima

  1. Kevin Carson December 8, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    Thanks, Roderick. I’ve been digesting the material for a long time while I was preoccupied with other stuff, so I hope it’s still topical.

  2. Mike December 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    Stephan’s about to break, I can feel it.

    Join us, Stephan! Give in to the ALL!

  3. Stephan Kinsella December 9, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    So–what you guys are saying… is that Wal-Mart is not perfectly efficient.

    Got it.

  4. Mike December 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm #

    Hayek saw that central planning was not “perfectly efficient,” but was not content to merely leave it at that. Like anyone with intellectual curiosity, he asked “Why is this so?”

  5. Gabriel December 9, 2008 at 5:58 pm #

    Found an interesting essay Roderick; the writer clearly thinks free-markets are good, but feels the “ultimate task” now is to continually tweak and alter it until it “works correctly”:


    I especially like the assumption that the only alternatives to the present system are Marxist-Leninist states like Soviet Russia.

  6. Mike December 9, 2008 at 9:58 pm #

    “More from me L8R. ”

    You promised more l8r. It is l8r. Make with the more.

  7. Administrator December 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm #

    It is L8R now. But it will also be L8R L8R.

  8. Mike December 9, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    No. Then it will be now.

  9. Gabriel December 9, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    Now for something completely different….


    This story features an article of “righteous fury” of a communist-anarchist against “anarcho-capitalists”, but the comments section are the fun read. Some claim “capitalism is as natural as breathing”, while others claim this to be nerdy white insanity. Definitely not a Walter Block-friendly place.

  10. Administrator December 10, 2008 at 2:58 am #

    “No. Then it will be now.”

    Not when “now” is a rigid designator.

    Oh, by the way, my “Pars Septa” above shoulda been “Pars Septima.” That’s what I get for tryin’ to talk all fancy like.


  1. www.mutualismo.org » Noticias varias - December 10, 2008

    […] En la blogosfera norteamericana, la polémica alrededor del artículo de Long continúa. No solo Kevin Carson ha publicado su respuesta a Peter Klein, J. H. Huebert, Walter Block, Stephan Kinsella y Bryan Caplan; el blog de polycentric order informa de la noticia bajo un título perfectamente sintético, “la controversia entre los libertarios de izquierda y de derecha”, Stephan Kinsella replica el artículo de Carson y Roderick Long agradece a este sus esfuerzos. […]

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