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L. Neil Smith on his Work, the Prometheus Award and his Influences
by L. Neil Smith
Reprinted with permission of Prometheus Blog by Tom Jackson, for the Libertarian Futurist Society
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I See Dead Idiots
by Sarah A. Hoyt
There are moments—how can I deny it?—when my Roman ancestors get up and march through my mind, sandal-shod feet echoing off newly built roads and pointing everywhere going “Ist, ist, ist” (the indicative pronoun for something foreign and disgusting, and incidentally close to the Portuguese for “this” “isto”. Which tells you everything you need to know about what the first Romans to come to the Peninsula found and thought.)
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What about the Workers? A Libertarian Answer
by Sean Gabb
I was called this morning by the BBC. It wanted me to comment on the claims that Sports direct, a chain of sports clothing shops, mistreats its workers—keeping them on zero-hours contracts, sometimes not paying them even the minimum wage, scaring them out of going sick, generally treating them like dirt. Would I care to go on air to defend the right of employers to behave in this way? I am increasingly turning down invitations to go on radio and television, and this was an invitation I declined. I suggested the researcher should call the Adam Smith Institute. This would almost certainly provide a young man to rhapsodise about the wonders of the free market. My own answer would be too complex for the average BBC presenter to understand, and I might be cut off in mid-sentence.
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How the Rules Mentality Screwed-up Sex
by L. Reichard White
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It), as well-known actress, workout guru and political activist Jane Fonda put it, "I think the #MeToo movement has started an avalanche. And it's only the beginning."
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A Plead to Bleed
by Harding McFadden
Nothing political this time. At least I don’t think so. Y’never know, though, do you? What I’d like to blather about this week is reading. And writing, I suppose. But mostly reading. See, when I was a kid my uncle started in on the brainwashing, dropping writers like Heinlein, Asimov, Pournelle, and their like on me. As I got older, so did the subject matter. This is where L. Neil, Koman, Pournelle with Niven (still the only collaborative duo that wrote above their already incredible solo standard when working together) and a couple of others. Like so many folks before me, I was dropped down a rabbit hole that I never have fully emerged from. Not that I’d want to.
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Science of Society Foundation
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Science of Society Foundation is building a better tomorrow. Our goal is to bring free market principles, open source strategies, and the very best ideas to the design, development, implementation, and operation of freedom communities. We begin now.
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The Norseman's Diaries—Year of Reinvention Part II: Forward into Spring
by Jeff Fullerton
Time flies when you are having Fun. And especially fast when you are busy with life and other things. Such was the story of this spring which slow to get started but once it did it was soon gone while I was preoccupied with indoor projects. Mainly the restoration of the Florida Room that has absorbed many of my days off at the expense of other things. A terrible price to pay in the short run in the way of missing many seasonal milestones but potentially rewarding long term once this project and the pond and watercourse restorations mentioned in previous installments have been completed.
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