Bibliography

An open-ended annotated bibliography of publications, on a variety of topics—largely, but not exclusively, political—that I have found to be of particular and enduring interest. Note that interest does not necessarily imply agreement; in some cases, interest can consist in notoriety or even infamy. This bibliography remains very much a work in progress, with new references being added. Each annotated citation is on its own page; all are linked from the topical index below (an author index and a chronological index are also available). The length of a publication’s annotation should not be taken as an indication of the degree of importance I ascribe to it; some publications are easier to summarize concisely than others, regardless of the size of the publications themselves.

The annotations often include my own opinions, and I do not hold myself to any Wikipedia-like standard of neutrality. This decision should not diminish the usefulness of the bibliography to those with different opinions, and may enhance it. As Francis Bacon said, “Truth will sooner emerge from error than from confusion” (Novum Organum, Book II, aphorism 20). Nevertheless, the annotations remain summaries, not reviews or critiques; expressions of opinion, when present, are intended to help the reader understand what the annotated publication is about.


This page presents the annotated bibliography as a topical index with links to the articles. It is preceded by an outline of the topical divisions, linked to allow skipping ahead. An author index and a chronological index are also available.

 

Economics

 

Depressions, recessions, and liquidity traps

 

Inequality of wealth and income

 

Monetary theory

 

Socialism and public provision of goods

 

Surplus value, rent, and return on capital

 

Work, the work ethic, and the swarm economy

 

Freedom of Expression

 

Freedom of expression: general

 

Academic freedom and educational methods

 

Civility, political correctness, and speech codes

 

Conformity and groupthink

 

Intellectual privilege (IP)

 

Political Strategy

 

Armed conflict

 

Black bloc tactics and interaction with police

 

Cyberwar, hacktivism, and large-scale online information leaks

 

Labor actions

 

Negotiation

 

Revolutionary agency and identity politics

 

Revolutionary strategy at the movement level

 

Political Theory

 

Political theory: general

 

Anarchism and left-libertarianism

 

Conservatism and right-libertarianism

 

Liberalism

 

Marxism and tisarchism (non-anarchist radicalism)

 

Propaganda

 

Propaganda: general

 

Corporate public relations

 

Government propaganda

 

The news media

 

Scientific fraud and illicit bias in scientific research

 

Social science popularization as a veil for ideology

 

Repression

 

Authoritarian psychology

 

Authoritarian sociology

 

Corporations and their social pathology

 

Corruption and privatization of public goods in particular industries

 

 Debt

 

Drug prohibition

 

Fascism and government by fear

 

Imperialism and projection of power

 

Legal mechanisms for subversion of popular sovereignty

 

Paramilitary policing and government by force

 

Plutocracy in practice at societal and world scale

 

Surveillance and violation of privacy

 

Physical Science

 

Physics

 

Abbreviations


AAC   Association of American Colleges


AAU   Association of American Universities


AAUP   American Association of University Professors


ACTA   Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement


AFT   American Federation of Teachers


AFV   Artistic Freedom Voucher


ARL   Association of Research Libraries


BATNA   Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement


CBO   United States Congressional Budget Office


DHS   United States Department of Homeland Security


DMCA   Digital Millennium Copyright Act


GAI   Guaranteed Annual Income


IDSA   Infectious Diseases Society of America


MPAA   Motion Picture Association of America


NAIRU   non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment


NIT   negative income tax


PIPA   PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act)


PPV   positive predictive value


REMIC   Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit


rhAPC   recombinant human activated protein C (also known as drotrecogin alfa, or Xigris)


SOPA   Stop Online Piracy Act


TFA   Teach for America


UBI   Universal Basic Income or Unconditional Basic Income


ULI   Unconditional Livable Income


UC   University of California


UCSD   University of California, San Diego


VERICC   Values, Ethics, and Rationing in Critical Care

 

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