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the Landlord’s Game rules

THE LANDLORD’S GAME   The Landlord’s Game may be played by two or more. Each player selects one piece, and, if there are two players, each provides himself with $6oo; if three players, each $500; if four players, each $400. All money and implements...

rojava open economy

Open Economy The economy in Cizîre/Rojava is functioning on a survival basis. The other cantons, Afrin and Kobanê, depend on the wealth of Cizîre. Our economy is vital for the others. We are paying all costs for institutions of self-government and public services. We...

Liberty as social

Edmund Burke You hope, sir, that I think the French deserving of liberty. I certainly do. I certainly think that all men who desire it, deserve it. It is not the reward of our merit, or the acquisition of our industry. It is our inheritance. It is the birthright of...

Problems of decentralization

If many pragmatic people are blind to the importance of decentralism, many in the ecology movement tend to ignore very real problems with “localism” — problems no less troubling than the problems raised by a globalism that fosters a total interlocking of economic and...

Confederalism and State Power

Above all, I have tried to show in my previous writings how confederation on a municipal basis has existed in sharp tension with the centralized state generally, and the nation-state of recent times. Confederalism, I have tried to emphasize, is not simply a unique...