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  • Charity Not Enough?

    Hello. I was recently in a conversation with a National Socialist internet acquaintance of mine who was kicked out of his house by his psychotic mother, but even after going to every home of anyone he ever knew for any appreciable length of time, none of them wanted to house him. None of his extended...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Buzz Killington on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Does libertarianism promote the dignity of the poor?

    Download Read chapter 18 ("THE NONCONTRIBUTOR TO CHARITY"). The author (Walter Block) explicitly discourages people from donating to charity because it interferes with Darwinian evolution. He says: "[...] there are dangers in charity, and compelling...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Fides_et_Ratio on Sat, Jul 14 2012
  • A Few Beginning Thoughts on Egoism, Economics, and Charity

    Every once in a while I begin looking into and thinking about a certain problem facing society and how/if capitalism can solve that problem. Reading Doug Casey's article Charity? Humbug! (the URL is made me think about the subject of the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by krazy kaju on Wed, Jul 22 2009
  • Re: making money doing charity (copy-paste of an email)

    Non-profit charities have the same calculation problem that government does: in the absence of profit and loss, it's not a rational economic model. Thus, the "investors," i.e., donors, are actually just buying status and cachet and the "customers," i.e., aid recipients, are not...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Byzantine on Fri, Mar 6 2009
  • making money doing charity (copy-paste of an email)

    Engineers Without Borders | Article of the Week Hello Article of the Week readers, We're continuing this week with our new article format, specifically to stir up more controversy and discussion! What are you thoughts on this article? Click on the link at the bottom of this email to post your ideas...
    Posted to General (Forum) by gussosa on Fri, Mar 6 2009
  • Re: Proof the private sector is more capable of disaster response than government

    [quote user="nhaag"] I agree that the unhampered private market is more capable of an efficient desaster response. Yet, I wouldn't say a single empirical datum is a proof. cheers [/quote] I didn't mean to say that that single example is proof; I only meant that the reasons given in...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ama gi on Sat, May 24 2008
  • Re: How to fund the state?

    I recently joined a fraternal club and learned a little of it’s history. It was created initially to help neighbors who were unable to care for themselves due to illness or age. This was in the early part of the 20 th century. As the State has taken over this function, this organization has moved it...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by CactusClef on Wed, Jan 2 2008
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