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2016-10-06

Why Working Has To Be Voluntary

I argue that a system of compulsory labour contributions is not only immoral but replete with technical hurdles and political dangers, whilst voluntary labour is in fact more efficient and more practical. That's probably not obvious to most people, which is why we have to think about this for a few thousand words.

2016-08-14

Freedom and Abundance

Critiquing a section from Srnicek and Williams *Inventing the Future*.

2016-08-14

There is no working class, there are only capitalists

An argument against the Marxist traditional two-class analysis of capitalism.

2014-09-22

Economics in Three Dimensions

Expanding the left-right spectrum into a 3-dimensional model of different economic systems.

2014-08-28

Changing the World: Frequently Raised Objections and Misconceptions about Anarchism and Communism

I respond to some myths and questions about these oft misunderstood concepts.

2014-08-17

Anarchism is Off the Scale

Why anarchism is neither left-wing nor right-wing, but potentially both.

2014-06-26

The Revolution isn't Coming: Why the Left Should Forget about Class

A criticism of the Left's approach to revolution and a suggestion that 'class' is not the right rallying point anymore.

2014-01-19

My Perspective

A short introduction to my 'political' views.

2013-08-20

Eternal Discontent: the Psychology of Capitalism and Resistance

With a little help from Buddhist philosophy, I examine the different kinds of suffering in the world.

2013-05-02

Nothing Costs Money

What are the goals of society? And does money really have a role?

2013-05-02

Rights, Responsibilities, Rhetoric

Politicians try to convince us that freedom and human rights are at the foundation of our society; in fact, this is an insidious lie. RRR is a small political article about what it means, and what it should mean, for humans to have rights.

2007-09-20

Denying Individual Efficacy

The claim of personal causal efficacy in humans and other living things is not falsifiable, but has considerable counter-evidence from studies of consciousness. Still, there are benefits to rethinking the problem entirely. By considering the problem of assigning things identity, both in philosophical terms and in light of theories of quantum mechanics, we can establish that the 'person' in personal volition does not rightly exist; if generally accepted, this view would prompt a complete overhaul in our perception of ourselves.