And now Tom Knapp is in CounterPunch, explaining how the Casey Anthony trial was a failure of justice regardless of whether she was guilty or innocent.
You can also hear a clip from Kevin Carson being interviewed by Iranian Press TV here, on the role of big business in war. Those of us who have long suspected that Kevin Carson and Walter Block are the same person will find vindication in the graphic that Press TV chose to represent Kevins face.
In related news, Homer Simpson endorses Kevins Labor Struggle: A Free Market Model:
Lisa, if you dont like your job you dont strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. Thats the American way.
Carson’s analysis is strangely Keynesian. Yet he’s a market anarchist. That’s an odd combination.
Based on that video, it seems like he is only Keynesian when he looks at our current corporatist economy. How does his economic analysis differ from Keynes’ with regard to a freed market?
Kevin’s point is very similar to one made by some Austrians; see, e.g., Joseph Stromberg’s “Role of State Monopoly Capitalism in the American Empire.”
Kevin situates his position with regard to Keynesian, Austrian, and Marxist perspectives here.
Thanks for the links.
He is not a market anarchist, he is a syndicalist of Sorel/Kropotkin style.
I’m not sure what you mean. Kevin defends private ownership and market exchange; that’s not Kropotkin’s view. (I don’t know Sorel’s position well enough to comment.)
Errr… “Kropotkin’s view” in The Conquest of Bread, chapter IV, section II:
“Commerce seems an exception to this rule. ‘Such a man,’ we are told, ‘buys tea in China, brings it to France, and realizes a profit of thirty per cent. on his original outlay. He has exploited nobody.’
Nevertheless the case is quite similar. If our merchant had carried his bales on his back, well and good! In early medieval times that was exactly how foreign trade was conducted, and so no one reached such giddy heights of fortune as in our days. Very few and very hardly earned were the gold coins which the medieval merchant gained from a long and dangerous voyage. It was less the love of money than the thirst of travel and adventure that inspired his undertakings.”
The picture has changed. Looks closer to, well, you now.
They fixed the photo.
So Kevin Carson is the unholy result of combining your DNA with Walter Block’s in a test tube and then trained on Austrian Economics? At least that’s what the picture seems to look like to me.
Fun Fact: Walter Block claims he is Guido Hülsmann’s Jewish mother. So Roderick would be the father by default in any Block/Long DNA experiments.
But Walter claims to be the Jewish mother of the entire libertarian movement. So the whole project seems incestuous.