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  • Re: Marxism and the workers

    [quote user="Laotzu del Zinn"]According to this metric the US Constitution is a voluntary contract because you can go live somewhere else.[/quote] No. The Constitution monopolizes a plot of land that would be "free for all humans" otherwise. Factories are monopolized by their owners because they created them. They would not exist
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by EmperorNero on Mon, Apr 30 2012
  • Re: Left wing parties better for economic growth

    [quote user="Autolykos"]Yep, we've been telling him this for a while . He keeps trying to blow past it becauase, well, he's a troll. Just look at his avatar.[/quote]I guess he actually believes it, but nothing we say really matters, because that's just deductive economic theory. It's sort of like "this empiric study says
    Posted to General (Forum) by EmperorNero on Mon, Apr 30 2012
  • Re: Left wing parties better for economic growth

    [quote user="mustang19"][quote]That some expense of resources is a net benefit does not imply that there arent other uses that are even more beneficial .[/quote]Yes, which is why we do empirical research to see how marginal changes in public investment cause changes in output.[/quote] How would you know what other uses of resources are more
    Posted to General (Forum) by EmperorNero on Mon, Apr 30 2012
  • Re: Marxism and the workers

    [quote user="Buzz Killington"][quote]The price of factors of production are determined via supply and demand. Thinking that workers receive a share of their factorites profits is like thinking that the iron that goes into the car receives a share of the cars selling price.[/quote] Why does it matter whether or not the price is dictated by
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by EmperorNero on Mon, Apr 30 2012
  • Re: Left wing parties better for economic growth

    [quote user="mustang19"]There's little evidence that any of those things result from public infrastructure that reduces purchasing power and product choice on the net. For instance, a main effect of public infrastructure found in the studies is to decrease product costs- it's actually deflationary.[/quote] That some expense of resources
    Posted to General (Forum) by EmperorNero on Sun, Apr 29 2012
  • Re: Marxism and the workers

    Exploitation theory was refuted by marginal utility. http://mises.org/Community/forums/p/23371/405734.aspx#405734 The price of factors of production are determined via supply and demand. Thinking that workers receive a share of their factorites profits is like thinking that the iron that goes into the car receives a share of the cars selling price.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by EmperorNero on Sun, Apr 29 2012
  • Re: Myth of the Self-Made Individual

    As usually, the statists completely misunderstand the point of markets as a reward system. I have been noticing for a long time that especially leftists are very concerned with the "deservedness" of income. They seem to think that if they can argue that income is not deserved, i.e. unearned or unneeded, then they have justified expropriation
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by EmperorNero on Sat, Apr 28 2012
  • Re: Low Content Quote Thread

    "On the topic of labels, you [an environmentalist] repeatedly call me a member of “the right”. Again, on what grounds? I am not a reactionary in the sense of not wanting social change: I make this abundantly clear throughout my book. I am not a hierarchy lover in the sense of trusting the central authority of the state: quite the opposite
    Posted to General (Forum) by EmperorNero on Fri, Apr 27 2012
  • Re: Left wing parties better for economic growth

    [quote user="mustang19"]Godwin's law confirmed. Experimental data collection complete. Exiting thread.[/quote] Nope, wasn't talking about the Nazis. Just national socialism with lower case letters, i.e. socialism on the national level. Which is what you have been advocating this entire thread. If the taxpayer has to pay for a bunch
    Posted to General (Forum) by EmperorNero on Fri, Apr 27 2012
  • Re: Left wing parties better for economic growth

    It's just hard to support national socialism and oppose corporatocracy at the same time.
    Posted to General (Forum) by EmperorNero on Fri, Apr 27 2012
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