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  • Re: Was Luke Skywalker wrong for destroying the Death Star?

    This has been discussed by great minds before: Randal Graves : [ talking about the second Death Star ] A construction job of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more manpower than the Imperial army had to offer. I'll bet there were independent contractors working on that thing: plumbers, aluminum siders, roofers. Dante Hicks : Not just Imperials
    Posted to General (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • Re: Why do electricity get more expensive if you use more?

    Modern electrical generation takes place in large, static plants, and as such the absolute supply of electricity is pretty static. That is, if demand ramps up, they have to use more of the capacity of the existing plants. If demand peaks up further, then there's a hard limit to how much they can provide, they can't just turn on more assembly
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Sun, Jan 27 2013
  • Re: "Robber Barons"-discussion in history class

    Fegeldofy, go pick up The Myth of the Robber Barons. It's a pretty rudimentary history book, but it sounds like it would blow your class out of the water. Just don't stop after reading it if you want to argue the issue on a higher level.
    Posted to History (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Wed, Jan 16 2013
  • Re: Alex Jones = Embarrassment to Liberty Movement

    While I agree that the talking heads on TV need to be called out to their faces, Alex Jones is not the right guy to do it. The dude is a wackjob, and comes off to your average citizen as a lunatic. It doesn't help that he also throws in references to 9/11, chem trails, etc. Seriously, the fact that 9/11 truthers and chemtrail people were often attached
    Posted to General (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Sun, Jan 13 2013
  • Re: World Population Growth and Economic Growth

    The reason that people stop having children in developed countries isn't because inflation has degraded the standard of living (although it has), it's because developed societies are less agrarian. In an agrarian lifestyle, each additional kid is capable of "working on the farm" at an age of probably about 5 or so (if not younger)
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Fri, Jan 11 2013
  • Re: Government invented GPS?

    Yeah, the GPS satellites were constructed by the State, but for military purposes and not for civilian use. GPS is convienent, but it's always important to remember that there were navigational systems that worked beforehand. The materials, time, and labor used to create the GPS system were diverted from civil society. Would you rather have a GPS
    Posted to History (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Fri, Jan 11 2013
  • Re: Scarcity and Economics in Minecraft - an experiment

    Yeah, minecraft has SOME potential for economic education, but it's limited by a few key factors: 1.) Capital goods are very limited, and most take only minutes of gameplay to get. (with the exception of things like enchantment, potions, etc.) 2.) Violence is very cheap, you can tear down an entire building in a minute, no real penalty for death
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Mon, Dec 31 2012
  • Re: Did you vote?

    I voted Johnson, but very grudgingly. I left feeling dirty, like I had violated my principles, heh. Really the only reason I did was that I had a few friends tell me that they were "really worried" that I wouldn't vote after conversations on Facebook. So I went ahead and did it so that they wouldn't turn me off as a heretic. It was
    Posted to General (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Tue, Dec 18 2012
  • Re: Zeitgeist 2012

    Aww I thought it was going to be more Venus Project absurdity for us to pick apart. :(
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Wed, Dec 12 2012
  • Re: Is Lilburne around?

    Sanchez is Lilburne isn't he? Correct, he started going by his real name, Daniel Sanchez.
    Posted to General (Forum) by LogisticEarth on Wed, Dec 12 2012
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