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  • Re: Libel and Fraud vs. IP

    Fraud is essentially just misrepresentation. In the specific case of content, misrepresenting someone else's work as your own means deceiving the consumer—selling or otherwise providing goods on the premise that it's something it's not. Really, it's not about producer's rights at all in such a case.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Fri, Feb 25 2011
  • Re: It's Your Duty, As a Citizen, To Ignore Unjust Laws

    [quote] I could care less about letting ''my country'' down... [/quote] Indeed. And don't give me that "duty" nonsense. If I find something unjust and choose to ignore it, it has nothing to do with an obligation.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Wed, Feb 2 2011
  • Re: Vocabulary and Language Specialization

    [quote user="Jeremiah Dyke"] Is this 1,000 word working vocabulary expanding? Is it optimal for daily interactions? Would we be more productive if it expanded or would the increase in productivity be marginal when compared to the investment needed? [/quote] See this interesting snippet describing Speedtalk.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Sat, Jan 15 2011
  • Re: Agorism is funny

    [quote user="William"] You are correct. I was trying to illustrate (which is why it came out to sound like a contradiction) what is going on. That is If I signed up for the army to be a a patriot "for my country", or if I were to be an agorist "for freedom" it is the same thing; you are doing it for yourself. The contradiction
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Mon, Jan 10 2011
  • Re: Agorism is funny

    [quote user="NonAntiAnarchist"] What exactly is wrong with this video and agorism itself? I admit I wasn't completely familiar with the term, but as a self-identifying anarcho-capitalist, I didn't find anything particularly offensive in the wiki for agorism, nor the video. To quite the contrary; I found a lot myself and other Rothbardians
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Sun, Jan 9 2011
  • Re: Agorism is funny

    I'm confused. How does the link relate to the topic?
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Sun, Jan 9 2011
  • Re: Why do Objectivists Attack Austrians?

    [quote user="Esuric"] If true, compulsory taxation wouldn't exist, correct? The state would consist of socially necessary institutions that provide services which are demanded by the general public. [/quote] Objectivists would very much agree with that sentiment. Rand was in favor of some system of voluntary taxation, such as lottery funding
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Tue, Dec 28 2010
  • Re: You don't understand mutualism?

    [quote user="Scott F"] No longer do we need the false capitalism = pro market vs leftistm/socialism =anti market.Left-libertarianism transcends these limited options and conflations and weirdly enough much of the seeds for this philosophy are already in classical liberalism, in libertarianism ,in the works of Mises Rothbard etc. [/quote] I
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Sun, Dec 26 2010
  • Re: Ask a Marxist anything.

    If an integrated debate system were to happen, it should have the ability to be able to nominate or otherwise cast a vote for the debater(s), assuming that such a debate were happening under similar circumstances (an "outsider" visits the Mises forum and sparks a debate).
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Sat, Dec 11 2010
  • How UO [Ultima Online] Rares Were Born

    This is an interesting article about how players of Ultima Online used the bugs in the game to add new market dynamics: Our wisdom was not in inventing an awesome cool collectible feature. It was in surrendering control to the awesome power of emergent behavior. The credit we can take is only for having created a fertile and dynamic enough environment
    Posted to General (Forum) by Justin Spahr-Summers on Tue, Nov 30 2010
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