Robert Higgs | Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 9:59 AM PDT | Comments Off on A Reconsideration of “The Personal Is Political”
“The personal is political” is a slogan that has been around for a long time, used especially though not exclusively by radical feminists. In practice it has served as an exhortation that people make ideology the sole dimension of their personal identity, that they set aside all other bases on which to evaluate their...
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Tags: community, Family, feminism, ideology, Politics
Lawrence J. McQuillan | Monday September 11, 2017 at 11:38 AM PDT | Comments Off on Transcending Government — Consensual Governance and New Technology
“Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.” –Jim Dator Humans are three-dimensional animals. They require physical space to live, work, and play. Over thousands of years, humans built physical communities of different shapes, sizes, and compositions to accommodate their three-dimensional existence. But increasingly, humans are also building virtual communities that...
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Tags: community, consensual governance, decentralization, governance, government, smart technology, social networks, Technology, transcending government, virtual communities
Lawrence J. McQuillan | Friday May 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM PDT | Comments Off on Pope Francis’s Failure to See Entrepreneurs as Good Samaritans Undercuts the Poor
On April 25, a videotaped talk by Pope Francis was released at the international TED conference in Vancouver, Canada. The 18-minute talk, titled “Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone,” can be viewed here. Francis highlighted three themes, beginning with the observation that community is central to human existence: [L]ife flows through our...
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