Features

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

  1. Microfinance and the re-exploitation of women: Some thoughts on Kiva's interest rates

    This is ostensibly an essay about the microlending website Kiva.org and the interest rates charged to struggling borrowers by its financial field partners. It is actually my attempt at an introduction to Marxian economics and materialist feminism.

  2. 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.

  3. 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."

  4. "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".

  5. A Look At Bernie Sanders' Electoral Socialism

    On the difference between democratic socialism and social democracy, the future of capitalism, and the socialist response to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

Weblog

Includes less-finished essays and shorter commentary.

  1. Race Report: Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon

    I ran a July 4 half marathon in Minneapolis and the humidity got me.

  2. Rutger Bregman's Utopia for Centrists

    A review of Rutger Bregman's _Utopia for Realists_

  3. Race Report: My 18th Bolder Boulder (2019)

    I beat my Bolder Boulder PR by almost 2 minutes in 2019.

  4. Breaking20: A 5K Race Report

    A guide to running a 5K in under 20:00 with only 18 years of training. Now with more ska.

  5. The Blockchain for Leftists

    The enthusiasm surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency technologies is often fueled by a market fundamentalism at odds with socialism. Still, the Bitcoin-led explosion in electronic currencies and its underlying blockchain technology have introduced new fields of opportunity and experimentation in egalitarian and libertarian economics.