Fugitive Writings,
Peter Kropotkin

Posted at 04:30 PM

These essays, which either have not been previously published or have been out of print, embrace Kropotkin's philosophy at a time when he first gave it expression. This collection contains selected essays by Peter Kropotkin who was, unquestionably, the most...

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The Fever,
Wallace Shawn

This little play, Wallace Shawn's monologue of 112 pages, rocked me when I first encountered it at the Vancouver Fringe Festival sometime in the mid '90s. Perhaps I'll add some commentary later, but for now, try these links: A reading...

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The Ultimate O'Jays,
The O'Jays

Posted at 10:27 PM

This is an album chock full of gems such as Backstabbers and Love Train, but what's got me posting it here is the use of For the Love of Money as theme for Donald Trump's television show, The Apprentice. America...

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Reading Capital Politically,

Posted at 11:54 PM

Recommended in my Critical Forums @ http://synaptic.bc.ca/Contact/viewtopic.php?p=1367#1367...

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Development as Freedom,
Amartya Sen

According to reviews I've read, be prepared to question your understanding of "freedom." Consider which freedom is the most valuable: to speak freely or to feed your family. For example, in dealing with enemies (say, Pol Pot, or Maoist China),...

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The Humbled Anthropologist: Tales from the Pacific,
Philip R. Devita

I found the following in a ZNet newsgroup: This is an excellent book for anyone who would like to understand economics from the anthropological perspective, that is, that the market principle isn't operative in many cultures. In today's capitalist economy...

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Rudolf Rocker

Recall that Parecon (Participatory Economics) represents one option to Capitalism now that Communism is dead. Anarcho-Syndicalism is a second option. The full text of this book is available online, here....

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The Ecology of Commerce,
Paul Hawken

This book features prominently in the documentary film, The Corporation, being the text which begins the redemption of CEO Ray Anderson from corporate ecological rapist to good corporate citizen. Quite a transformation and, as it turns out, a sustainable and...

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