By Michael Grooff with illustration by Emma Krone [Nederlands hieronder] The other day, I was on the train when I overheard a loud conversation behind me. A mother was ranting to her teenage children about “those foreigners” who, she claimed, take all the jobs and houses away from “real” Dutch citizens. It was clear thatContinue reading “Divide and Conquer: How We Are Ruled”
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Are You Having Fun?
By Jason Day with illustration by Emma Krone [Nederlands hieronder] Are you having fun? Is it fun to work from nine to five, five days a week, or more, just so that you can struggle to pay rent and eat? Are you having fun? Perhaps on the weekends at home reading or playing music, orContinue reading “Are You Having Fun?”
Between Toothbrushes and Ferraris: Property and Scarcity
By Michael Grooff [Nederlands hieronder] What’s the difference between a toothbrush and a Ferrari? It may sound like the start of a bad joke, but this is the very philosophical question that we’ll be addressing in this article. In a previous article, we discussed a few philosophical arguments in favour of the anarchist conception ofContinue reading “Between Toothbrushes and Ferraris: Property and Scarcity”
Why We Shouldn’t Fear Anarchy
By Michael Grooff [Nederlands hieronder] The term ‘anarchy’ is often used to refer to a state of total chaos, usually accompanied by rampant violence. In this case, it is seen as the absence of social cohesion and a destruction of our form of life. In many cases, rioters and harbingers of chaos are quickly labeledContinue reading “Why We Shouldn’t Fear Anarchy”