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  • Solving conflicts.

    Please critique. Human action is purposeful behavior. Humans act with the purpose of satisyfing his or her needs and wants. In order to satisfy these needs and wants individuals may need or want to utilize goods. When two or more individuals need or want to utilize the same good (at the same time) in...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by LiberTed on Mon, Sep 17 2012
  • When does lost property cease to be rightfully owned?

    An interesting question I found pertaining to the nature of property: In 1987, Plaintiff lost an expensive watch while attending a company picnic at a city park. When he realized the watch had been lost, he and his friends searched the grounds for an hour without success. He posted s everal signs in...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Willy Truth on Mon, Aug 20 2012
  • Re: So i was talking to an anarcholeftist....

    Can the following proposition be defended on libertarian/Rothbardian grounds?: If an individual uses his labor in the form of his willingness to defend a particular patch of land for the purpose of maintaining it's pristine naturalness it may be said that he legitimately owns it. Has anyone considered...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by JT King on Fri, Jul 13 2012
  • Re: Liberty is not the ultimate value

    [quote] 1. A person who shoots and kills someone for simply trespassing on his property has committed murder (i.e. unlawful/unjustified killing). [/quote]I guess you mean somebody just trespassing over the unfenced lawn. Not somebody trespassing into your bedroom at night. Given the murder crime scenes...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Torsten on Tue, Jun 26 2012
  • Labour theory of property vs Subjective theory of property

    I have spent some time thinking of what exactly makes someone own something, but I could not figure out an exact answer. "The labour theory of property" (I own something if I mix my labour with it) is often cited as a justification for ownership, but I have felt that it does not fully convince...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by LiberTed on Wed, Mar 21 2012
  • Right to Roam?

    Hey, I'm new here, and I didn't find a better place to post this, so here it goes. I was talking to my cousins about my libertarian views and they were skeptical on a lot of the points I made. They also had some interesting questions for me, one of which sort of stuck. They asked me what would...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Wheylous on Mon, Jul 18 2011
  • Will society/civilization collapse? (survivalism, gold, primitivism)

    I have a feeling that there may be a societal collapse sometime in the near future. I don't just mean the American dollar being devalued to the point of toilet paper but a full-blown collapse. Knowing how the FED keeps destroying liberty and seeing things like the food crisis and overpopulation I'm...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Mon, Jun 20 2011
  • When economics doesn't make sense

    The more I study economics the more I realise how far we have driftted from a common sense undertsanding of how markets and the market place should be allowed to function. I have produced this simple animation video to remind us that sometimes our best wisdom has been shown up as folly.
    Posted to General (Forum) by thevanguardmind on Sat, Jun 18 2011
  • Electric Power Transmission: Public vs. Private

    I am a young professional working in the electric power industry. As with many industries there is extensive involvement of public governance for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. I plan to spend my career in this industry and would love to understand the Mises Institute...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Rusty on Sat, Dec 4 2010
  • A Socio-biological perspective on politics and classical libertarian thought.

    Hey everyone, so this is my first post. i've written my ideas in essay form because other people are likely to read it and i don't like changing the introduction around. hope you enjoy and try at answering my questions. although i think the likely hood is that you will disagree with at least...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Cyther Lynx on Fri, Oct 8 2010
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