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  • Re: What book turned you Libertarian

    Most libertarians aren't pacifists; they advocate only against the initiation of aggression, not aggression per se.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Thu, May 8 2008
  • Re: My Concept Of Anarchy

    [quote user="Brainpolice"]The warfare state is a state-socialist program. [/quote] Very true; in fact it should be a dead giveaway by the rhetoric used to defend it (i.e. war is commonly rationalized by the attackers by saying they have a duty to "help" the people whose lives they are destroying), which is very similar to that used
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Thu, May 8 2008
  • Re: My Concept Of Anarchy

    [quote user="Ego"]most modern rightists are, at their core, confused, inconsistent individualists who view the state and taxation as necessary evils.[/quote] This is a bit of an over-generalization. While your characterization is certainly true in some cases, it would be just as accurate to say that modern rightists are, at their core, confused
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Thu, May 8 2008
  • Re: Property Rights and Sit-ins

    I think by "public private" property he means private property for which a non-owner's use (within limits) is generally allowed without explicit consent by the owner e.g. as he mentions you may walk into many or most restaurants without actually speaking to the owner or even a manager in advance, whereas most people require others to ask
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Wed, May 7 2008
  • Re: Re:

    [quote user="Twirlcan"] I am a fifth level Half-Elf Anarchist.[/quote] lmao But to answer the question, hmm let's see... paleolibertarian tory anarchist misanthrope with monarchist sympathies.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Wed, May 7 2008
  • Re: Intellectual Property

    If the idea-robber does call the idea originating with you his own then, since there are no protectionist IP laws, people would probably be skeptical that it his in fact his if you claimed the same (since they would have heard disputes over idea "ownership" a million times before), and also it would be in most senses (certainly economically
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Tue, May 6 2008
  • Re: What book turned you Libertarian

    Spooner's "No Treason" and Rothbard's "Egalitarianism as a Revolt against Nature and Other Essays".
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Mon, May 5 2008
  • Re: Intellectual Property

    [quote user="kingmonkey"]If I build 10,000 Super Deluxe Widgets they are my property. But I can sell those Super Deluxe Widgets to whomever I want but under the condition that you cannot make copies of my Super Deluxe Widgets, mass produce them and sell those. And that is exactly what happens when you buy an iPod and you see "(C) 2004
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Mon, May 5 2008
  • Re: Inflation---->BAD OR GOOD???

    [quote user="Unikkatel"] I was having an arguement with this person saying that people have a misconception about inflation because they think that inflation will rob him of his purchasing power of his hard earned money. So that when the prices rises, your dollar will buy fewer goods so it might seem that it lowers living standards. But i
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Sat, May 3 2008
  • Re: Global Poverty & Responsibility

    Um... you're at the wrong forum, dude.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Wed, Apr 30 2008
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