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  • Question for the West/Noth European Economic Models

    Which of European countries are liberal economies? I watched a documentary about Scandinabean countries that applied liberal economic policies which boosted their economies. However, this countries have huge welfare state and high taxation rates. Sweden, Norway, UK etc (*) . These are Socialist policies...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by LandJ on Sun, Aug 19 2012
  • The Development of Societies.

    Why do some societies develop more quickly than others? Why are some cultures, despite all the reasons not too, stagnate in their devopment compared to others? For example, European colonizers vs the Native Americans or the technological height of our civilization compared to these uncontacted tribes...
    Posted to History (Forum) by djussila on Sun, Feb 6 2011
  • Re: 101 ways to promote libertarianism, by Murray N. Rothbard

    I'm doing my part, today I'm launching a Libertarian Society [Fraternity] at my University. I announced its formation a couple of days ago in my sociology lecture. I plan to start it at another University next semester. At that stage, 2/5 of the top 5 Universities in Sydney will have Libertarian...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Panarchy on Tue, Nov 9 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
  • The strange appeal of socialism. Why?

    If you have read Lew Rockwell's article today , you may be discouraged as I am. It raises a question I have been wrestiling with. I will try to put it into words: If freedom is the path to greater human fulfillment (and I believe it is), and if people naturally seek higher satisfaction (fulfillment...
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Thu, Nov 12 2009
  • Critique of Peer To Peer Foundation socio-economic arguments needed

    On the Debian User forums at there is a thread on the interview with Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer Foundation. He is one of those who believe in open spaces and creation without incentive. In this interview he talks about the Free Software...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Gernot Hassenpflug on Mon, Aug 24 2009
  • Re: Microsecession as a strategy and the prospects for a new Hanseatic League

    As you will find on the here mentionned links, the Hanseatic League's spirit has already been re-started in the city of Zwolle in the Netherlands, in 1980. You will find it at The actual president is the Mayor of the city of Luebeck in Germany. Since 1980, you have in summer, Hanseatic...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Brandy-Hans on Sun, May 3 2009
  • Re: The social contract.

    [quote user="Brainpolice"]No it does not. [/quote] No it does, or rather as I have written it may : "...Being of some nation etc. may imply certain duties, rights and norms as well..." [quote user="Brainpolice"]It only does if we assume a false premise, I.E. legitimacy....
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sat, May 31 2008
  • Re: The social contract.

    Perhaps one should first make sure we have consensus on what is used by social contract theory.[quote user="twistedbydsign99"] So I'm wondering what the best argument you guys feel, against the social contract theory, is? I suppose its just that entering into a contract without having to...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Tue, May 27 2008
  • The Origin of The State

    Hi, I need help; and hopefully someone will be interested enough to reply and aid me. I'm researching the origin of the state, specifically the de Jouvenel's theory, as presented in 'On Power'. This is the theory Hoppe refers to in 'Natural Elites, Intellectuals, and the State'...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Eudaemonist on Thu, Mar 13 2008
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