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  • Re: To AnCaps: are minarchists really libertarians?

    It is the starting point of what is and is not allowed in the legal world. If you believe that it is acceptable for a human being to aggress against another human being, then you are not a libertarian. If you believe it is not acceptable, then all that is needed is for you to work out your cognitive...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sun, Jul 1 2012
  • Why I don't believe in the non-aggression principle.

    I originally posted this to my tumblr and someone suggested that I post it to the Mises forums so that the responses could change my mind. I doubt it, but I'm doing it anyway. I used to be one of those “aggression/threats are inherently immoral” type of libertarian, but I’ve come...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Positive Agorist on Mon, Apr 30 2012
  • Is it truly possible to escape collectivism?

    I've been thinking about this a lot. Can you ever really leave collectivism when living in civilization or otherwise? I hear pro-collectivists claim that even capitalism in its purest form has collectivism in it since people will always join together in "collectives" no matter what. Is...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Tue, Oct 25 2011
  • NAP violations ?

    I was wondering how members of the Mises community feel about applying for tax credits if your eligible for them ? I recently found out i am (for rent), although i haven't applied yet, I'm pretty sure i can backdate too. As far as i can see, it's my wealth, the government is stealing it from...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Ash Lawson on Thu, Mar 25 2010
  • Re: Shooting the bubblegum thief: Defending the shopkeeper

    [quote user="wilderness"] Charles, Whether or not its a consequence or punishment it is still the action after the event handled by a person. I don't see the hang-up in why one word is better than the next. [/quote] I point out the subtle difference in the language because there is no scientific...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Charles Anthony on Thu, Jun 11 2009
  • Re: Ayn Rand quote used by Liberty Student, continuation of another thread

    [quote user="Spideynw"] I do not think human nature is "evil" by nature. One would have to believe in "good" and "evil" in the first place to make that statement. [/quote] If you advocate the non-aggression principle, you are effectively doing the same thing.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Charles Anthony on Tue, May 26 2009
  • Re: Weakest aspect of libertarianism?

    [quote user="Sage"]What do you think is the most "ineptly defended" aspect of libertarianism? Personally, I would say NAP and homesteading.[/quote] It is the NAP that is poorly defended because libertarians commonly think they can "prove" it as a universal rule. They can...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Charles Anthony on Thu, May 7 2009
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