High-signal feed: projects and full-length essays.

  1. Some thoughts on Kiva's interest rates

    A look at the interest rates charged by Kiva's microfinance field partners.

  2. The Loan, the Witch, and the Market: Microfinance and the re-exploitation of women

    This is my attempt at an introduction to Marxian economics and materialist feminism. Most of the billions of people in the world today already do too much work, particularly women, especially in the so-called third-world or developing countries, and any scheme which promises to improve life by giving poor women _more_ work to do ought to be met and examined with the utmost suspicion.

  3. On the road to May Day: A non-report-back from Denver 2017

    An anecdotal introduction to the continuum-forming typology of begging as a dialectical model for understanding the structure of late capitalist economy.

  4. This Andrew Jackson Jihad: Thoughts from the first forty days

    I wasted an entire month reading about and writing down some thoughts on the first forty days of President Trump's reign. "The king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Susa was thrown into confusion."

  5. "Ideas of Max Stirner" by James Huneker (1907)

    A hyperlinked transcription of James Huneker's "Ideas of Max Stirner" as it was published in the New York Times on April 20, 1907. Includes some introductory notes and my thoughts on Huneker's use of the term "Socialism".


Includes less-finished essays and shorter commentary.

  1. Ukraine Documentaries

    Brief reviews of some documentaries about Euromaidan and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

  2. Winter is Coming: The Kasparov Neoconservative-Thermonuclear Gambit

    My review of Garry Kasparov's Winter is Coming


    Ongoing commentary on the Russia-Ukraine war. No to military invasion of Ukraine: peace to the people, war on the rulers!

  4. Book Review: The Dispossessed

    I read Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed. This review contains spoilers of everything; read the book first.

  5. In Defense of Not Voting: Frequently Answered Objections

    Frequently answered objections to voting abstention.