No One Really Wants to be Subject to Capitalism

In a blog post on the now-unraveling standoff in Oregon, Charles Mudede pointed out that centuries before Ammon Bundy and his cohorts decided to occupy the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, the land had originally been expropriated from the Paiute Indians by white ranchers and settlers. “They were not doing all of this cheating and killing out…

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Extra Ecclesiam: Can Religion and People Be Free at the Same Time?

In the Gospel of Mark, when a group of Pharisees asked Jesus why his disciples were gathering wheat on the Sabbath—something which was evidently seen as unlawful—Jesus answered that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” This statement is, in a nutshell, the principal contribution of Christian philosophy to the world…

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