Saturday, February 23, 2013

Deadwood and the Not So Wild Wild West By Anarchy and culture.

This is a casual discussion of anarcho-capitalist concepts, and how they emerge in the TV. Show Deadwood. I have to admit I've never seen the show for myself but this discution makes me want to.

via Anarchy and Culture 

A list of related links as presented on the hosed site:

"An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: the Not So Wild Wild West" by Terry L. Hill & P.J. Anderson

"Order Out of the Mud: Deadwood and the State of Nature"  by Paul A. Cantor

Wikipedia: Schelling Point, State of Nature

"On the Origin of Money" by Carl Menger

Of Pants & Adulthood by Daniel Coffeen

Topics imbedded in this article:

* the mysterious disappearance of all viable textile signifier for manhood
  * "the protestant work ethic" as it relates to modern adulthood

* Maturity and adolescence as coextensive parts of present reality
* the hilarious syntactical brilliance of sentences such as, "I want to wake, eat, work, shit all in my (...) own rhythm."

via Of Pants & Adulthood by Daniel Coffeen.