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  • Re: Mathematics

    [quote user="ecoli"]I don't see what the problem is. Besides for the fact that transitive modeling is possible[/quote] Um, what my proof demonstated is that preference is necessarily transitive. [quote user="ecoli"]the point of modeling isn't to describe an individuals preferences but the outcome of many people with different
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Thu, Mar 26 2009
  • Re: Mathematics

    [quote user="ecoli"][quote user="scineram"] [quote user="krazy kaju"]You might prefer a to b and b to c , but you might prefer c to a .[/quote] According to basic Austrian economics this is impossible. [/quote] Huh? The first chapter of theory of Money and Credit is all about this kind of thing (subjectivity of marginal
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Wed, Mar 25 2009
  • Re: Left? Right?

    Huh. It seems Nitroadict's original interpretation of 'preserve society' was right after all.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Tue, Mar 24 2009
  • Re: "my pen acts" - try disproving that.

    [quote user="Opponent"]my pen acts. Try disprove that.[/quote][quote user="MatthewWilliam"] I presume he means "disprove that by not resorting to observations". Where do I go from here?[/quote] How do you know that you act, or how do I know that I act? A person has (some) direct experience of his own inner thought processes
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Tue, Mar 24 2009
  • Re: Left? Right?

    I think he means "preserve society" in a Hobbesian sense of the phrase, i.e. that without the state's supervision everyone would run wild and kill each other.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Mon, Mar 23 2009
  • Re: I got drafted today.

    Fine, I'll delete it. Killjoy. (And it was hilarious.)
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Mon, Mar 23 2009
  • Re: I got drafted today.

    *fake ad and photo removed because krazy kaju is too humorless for my jokes (or lacks the discernment to recognize one)
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Mon, Mar 23 2009
  • Re: I got drafted today.

    [quote user="PeterWellington"]Explore all of your options. There are usually loopholes in the system or ways of getting an exemption. [/quote] Cutting off a leg should do the trick.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Mon, Mar 23 2009
  • Re: What is the libertarian viewpoint on Assasins?

    Very similar to lawyers in some respects.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Fri, Mar 20 2009
  • Re: surveys and socialism

    Ask her what would motivate people to work hard when everything is given them by the state anyway, or conversely what would motivate them to work when they can't keep what they produce. Of course, one can't realistically expect that to lead anywhere, seeing as socialists don't believe in human action.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Fri, Mar 20 2009
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