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  • Re: Sanctity of Life Act

    [quote user="Knight_of_BAAWA"] It means that federalism as it "should be" will be restored in part by keeping the federal court system out of what "should be" handled by the states. [/quote] Did you click the link? [quote]The Congress finds that present day scientific evidence indicates a significant likelihood that actual
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Wed, Aug 26 2009
  • Re: "Cash Out" to send a message to the Fed

    The Treasury prints up a bunch of notes in anticipation of 'Cash Out Day' and distributes them to the banks. Banks merrily hand out the notes to all who ask. People redeposit them in a couple days. The Treasury dutifully collects all the excess notes and destroys them. Net result: gov't gets an even bigger budget due to the increased workload
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Wed, Aug 26 2009
  • Re: Age of maturity

    Why should there be an 'age of maturity'? 'My house, my rules' seems to take care of the coercion problem nicely. The whole premise of the OP's argument seems to suggest that the parents have some sort of social/legal obligation to provide a living to their children up to some arbitrary, non-consentingly defined age. Next thing you
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Tue, Aug 25 2009
  • Re: Not voting out of principle = voter apathy = insanity

    [quote user="Caley McKibbin"] I'm saying that his definition was the former and not the latter. Otherwise, minarchism is socialism. [/quote] Umm, yeah, minarchism is socialism...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Tue, Aug 25 2009
  • Re: What forms of taxation is promoted by the Austrian School?

    [quote user="Rubén"]The article, however, is stating nowhere to get rid completely of the government. Therefore it is safe to assume that the authors favor a small, limited role of government.[/quote] How is this a safe assumption when the Economic Calculation Problem applies equally to all forms of government and non-government entities
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Thu, Oct 30 2008
  • Re: A question about profit margin, profit, and related incentives.

    [quote user="Rubén"] In the long run, perfect competition leads that all firms tend toward zero profit margin. At least that is what I was taught in elementary Economics courses. [/quote] Where does 'perfect competition' exist...outside of elementary economics courses? From what I understand in The Real World™ profits
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Wed, Oct 29 2008
  • Re: What forms of taxation is promoted by the Austrian School?

    [quote user="scineram"]Others, the georgists, support a land tax, based on the unimproved value of the land I think. Look up Henry George on that.[/quote] I'm pretty sure that the Georgists couldn't be described as 'Austrians' by any stretch of the imagination. The whole theory is based on a negative right to land possession
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Wed, Oct 29 2008
  • Re: Hong Kong: Price Deflation AND Economic Growth

    [quote user="Solid_Choke"]I believe many people have a herd mentality, legal processes have large transaction and opportunity costs, and that people are irrational when the cost of doing so is minimal or when someone else will pay the costs.[/quote] So... Does that mean you want an economic system that does away with 'irrational' market
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Tue, Oct 28 2008
  • Re: Libertarianism: The marxism of the right

    [quote user="Rubén"] My opinion on this article is that I agree with most of it. I think it actually clarifies in depth many of the opinions I have voiced before in my previous posts, but I wasn't actually aware. I share the conclusion: "Freedom is great to earn but difficult to handle". Perhaps if there are so many criticisms
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Tue, Oct 28 2008
  • Re: My 100th post

    The problem as I, the, ahem...Anonymous Authority, see it is that a lot of the 'newbie topics' have already been covered in depth in other threads and the 'newbies' don't search out these previous discussions before posting new threads. So someone either has to take the time to point out the older thread, repeat the same arguments
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Anonymous Coward on Sun, Oct 26 2008
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