Travis J I Corcoran

Travis J I Corcoran is a Catholic anarcho-capitalist software-engineering business-owner. He is an amateur (from the Latin, meaning “grossly unskilled, but enjoying it anyway”) at blacksmithing, guitar playing, wood turning, gourmet cooking, throwing ceramic pots, and a few other things.

Travis has had non-fiction articles published in several national magazines including Dragon, Make, and Fine Homebuilding. “The Powers of the Earth” is his first novel.

What people are saying

I’m sure this can be justified as your lovely American free speech and not hate speech or malicious communication, and yes, I’m sure Corcoran has a perfect right to say it and all that shit. Guess what? I have a perfect right not to like it, and a right to wish not to be associated with the nutter who spews it.

— Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan, Iron Man Extremis, The Authority

I don’t think what Corcoran wrote should be criminal, but it’s certainly stupid, ill-advised and, frankly, immoral. Corcoran calls himself an anarcho-capitalist. Which is fine I guess. I’ll leave it to anarcho-capitalists to figure out if they want him. But he isn’t remotely libertarian.

— Radley Balko, Huffington Post senior writer, former analyst at Cato Institute

I’m left wondering – how is Travis Corcoran still a free man?

— The Daily Kos

2 Responses to Travis J I Corcoran

  1. Jahn says:

    You must be the guy who runs a business up in MA and had a blog called “Dispatches From TJICistan” (or something similar). There was an absolutely excellent post there about the economics of running a business. IIRC, there was something in there about the owner being paid last, and taking the first pay cut.

    Any chance that could be found? I’d love to link to it.

    TIA

  2. Fred2 says:

    Just read your tweets about removing rocks from New England soil.

    Once I finished laughing…

    I have no idea where you live in New England, but everything I’ve ever read about farming in New England historically suggests that all those stone walls? Yeah. Virtue of necessity, somewhere to put all the rocks.

    Remember the original settlers spent hundreds of years farming and removing the rocks they found and every spring there were more, and when Ohio and the Midwest opened up, they basically all took off for the better soil. The archives are full of letters home saying basically “Dear Family I left behind, the dirt here is better, sell/leave get your flinty derrieres out here and leave that useless rock farm behind.” Pastoral farming took over except for a few patches/river bottom land for feed.

    That being said the remnants hung on for 150 years until the 1950’s, but the pattern was clear, the old man would die, and the farm would go out of production.

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