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  • Re: The state is just a homeowners association writ large

    Sat. 12/06/09 19:46 EDT . post #166 [quote user="Aquila"] The state is just a homeowners association writ large[/quote] "Home ownership" ... isn't. Stop paying your property taxes, for example, and "your" property will be sold to someone else, without your permission...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by MMMark on Sat, Jun 9 2012
  • Was Gandhi a Libertarian?

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I am an objectivist and hence my philosophical base is Individualism. Recently, one of my friend raised an issue on Mahatma Gandhi, by terming him as a Libertarian. I found it wrong and infact disturbing and I opposed him, but my friend stated that...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by GarGi-Dixit on Tue, Dec 8 2009
  • Re: Property rights on river - FAQ

    Edit: I see all my points have been already stated in more or less the same words by the Anonymous Coward. :$ Failure to read the whole thread before posting -- loose one skill point. Okay, I think I see the problem everyone has with this; there's some inherent contradiction that need to be resolved...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by sconzey on Thu, Jan 22 2009
  • Criticism of Lockean absentee property right

    An attack upon Lockean right to absentee ownership. No. It is not mine, though I do think it is challenging. As for the original question about second homes, I think the basis of any property system must rest simply upon the right of human beings to engage in ongoing projects with material things. This...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ThorsMitersaw on Sun, Nov 16 2008
  • Re: What is Ownership?

    [quote user="Stratego"]Is ownership an inherent relationship between owner and owned, or does it require a social construct? [/quote] If by relationship you mean interpersonal relationship, and by social construct you mean the contratual agreement of a group of people, then no and no. Ownership...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by sergebeauchamp on Wed, Sep 17 2008
  • Aviation regulation?

    I've been wondering lately how the aviation sector would work in an anarcho-capitalist society, and how common rules regarding flying would develop and be adopted/enforced. I'm not concerned about things like airline safety etc. since this would obviously be solved through certificates and such...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by embe on Tue, Apr 15 2008
  • Re: The Slave Trade?

    [quote user="allixpeeke"] [quote user="gethky"]2. Keepng or selling slaves does indeed involve coercion and is therefore immoral, but not necessarily criminal sans government.[/quote]If something is a violation of natural law, then it's naturally criminal, government or sans government...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by gethky on Wed, Dec 12 2007
  • Re: The Slave Trade?

    All right, here we go: 1. By merely releasing a slave without due process you run the risk of having the sherriff/bounty hunter return the slave and bill you for the bounty. 2. A criminal act is defined in law. There was such a thing as unwritten common law way back when, but nowadays all laws are written...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by gethky on Mon, Dec 10 2007
  • Re: Libertarian Paradox

    [quote user="JonBostwick"]"Owned" and "common" do not mix. To own something is be able to determine its use.[/quote] Any item or entitity can have single owners, as well as more then one owner. One would actually have to define who the owners are and what the terms of use...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sat, Oct 6 2007
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