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  • Re: Nationalism or world government??

    [quote]Who leads this world government? Democracy or dictator? How does it decide how much its leaders have power? How does it create laws which tell who much power these leaders have? [/quote] There are no leaders. There is a set of constitutional laws protecting life and property, drawn up by a junta selected by the Mises Institute. There is a small
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Sun, Jul 24 2011
  • Re: Nationalism or world government??

    [quote] Are these prejudices of nationalism, or prejudices about nationalism?[/quote] Like I said - nationalism is a collectivist ideology. As far as I'm concerned, it is as contrary to a free society as socialism. Not to say that it couldn't find expression in a free society - much like socialism could find expression in the form of cooperative
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Sun, Jul 24 2011
  • Re: Nationalism or world government??

    [quote] ROFL. This is a bit like an honest politician or a compassionate mugger. [/quote] Are you saying it's unrealistic? That's a bit rich, coming from (I presume) an anarcho-capitalist.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Sun, Jul 24 2011
  • Re: Nationalism or world government??

    I see many of you are equating "nationalism" with "many small states". This doesn't seem completely accurate - to me, nationalism is a collectivist ideology, a danger to freedom in its own right. It wouldn't be so bad if the "many small states" considered each other equal and interacted peacefully with one another
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Sun, Jul 24 2011
  • Re: Libertarian Music

    Metallica of course also has "Don't Tread On Me", which is perhaps more patriotic than libertarian but still has somewhat of a libertarian tone. I don't think 'Tallica are much for politics, anyway. Dave Mustaine from Megadeth was always more political, but he comes off as a generic anti-establishmentarian moreso than a libertarian
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Mon, Jul 18 2011
  • Re: Fairbanks, AK Ends Water Fluoridation

    [quote]Actually, fluoridation has been on the decline for a while.[/quote] Apparently so, yes. The report looks good to me, and I think their decision is reasonable, especially given that Fairbanks's groundwater is already mildly naturally fluoridated. I think the availability of fluoridated toothpaste kind of renders the debate moot anyway by making
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Sun, Jun 19 2011
  • Re: Fairbanks, AK Ends Water Fluoridation

    Good. That means we'll actually be able to evaluate the differences between areas with and without fluoridated water sources.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Sun, Jun 19 2011
  • Re: Do military bases bring prosperity to surrounding towns?

    [quote]For instance, let's say all the military troops abroad are brought home and stationed here in America. With the money they have they can go out and buy things in the local market which will bring business to the town. It seems plausible, but I'm not sure where I'm wrong or if I'm wrong? Oh and I hope I used the right tool to reply
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Nico on Fri, Jun 17 2011
  • Re: Holocaust documentary

    I've been visiting the Mises forum for several years (had another nickname before this one), and this type of topic is, unfortunately, very recurrent. I had the displeasure of participating in such an exchange a few months back, and I feel one could spend a non-negligible amount of time debating holocaust deniers on this website alone. But - and
    Posted to History (Forum) by Nico on Thu, Jun 16 2011
  • Re: (Personal) Is getting a PhD in Austrian Economics worth it?

    Specializing in Austrian Economics (as opposed to other branches of economics) will very probably doom you to a low-paying job in an unremarkable school. Do it only if you love to teach and study economics - don't expect much recognition or glory. Understand that you will also have to learn - and, probably, teach - mainstream econ as well.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Nico on Thu, Jun 16 2011
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