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  • Re: Good eve.

    You're very welcome here. If you have any questions, please ask us. The books you have read are a good start, but you'll be happy to hear there are hundreds more interesting and stimulating books on libertarianism and the Austrian School of economics.
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Tue, Dec 29 2009
  • Re: A Challange to Spidey

    I had always seen Spidey's position as being that parents owned their children. In which case the ability to take something to court is not the factor that's relevant. Mind you I find this view abhorrent in that it allows rape, torture and murder of children.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Thu, Dec 24 2009
  • Re: A Review of Ludwig von Mises' "Socialism"

    I wrote two Amazon reviews today ( America's Great Depression and Economics in One Lesson ). Amazon is part of the frontline. As LS often says, the internet is absolutely brimming with near-infinite possibilities, and given that I and many people I know seriously take Amazon reviews into account when making purchasing decisions, I think it could
    Posted to General (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Thu, Dec 24 2009
  • Re: Rothbard

    Like the previous poster, I am unsure of the point of your distinction between anarcho-capitalism and libertarianism. Both are part of the larger tradition of liberalism, and anarcho-capitalism, rather than a competitor to libertarianism, is a strand of it! Its competitor would be minarchism, aka "small government libertarianism", "the
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Thu, Dec 24 2009
  • Re: The Economist on bathing

    The Economist is heavily biased in favour of state action in lots of ways, even as it has a reputation for having a fairly liberal stance (it's better than the Guardian or the NYT) In any case, it's not necessarily the case that bathing did come about due to government action, and if perhaps property rights in water and its transportation had
    Posted to General (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Thu, Dec 24 2009
  • Re: The Somalia argument

    I can't find it with the search (which never seems to find anything I want!) but there was a 20odd page long thread perhaps a year ago called "Why Don't We All Move to Somalia?" or something along those lines. I suspect there are some good answers there if you can find it.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Wed, Dec 23 2009
  • Re: A scenario for non IP rights believers

    [quote user="hugolp"]I dont think you can use the same name. That would be fraud.[/quote] I think you could probably use the same name, but you couldn't claim to be the same producer. For example, you could use the word Ferrari as your brand name, and even perhaps a logo involving similar images. However, it would seem to be fraudulent
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Wed, Dec 23 2009
  • Re: A scenario for non IP rights believers

    Well it's standard fraud if a product isn't what it says on the tin -- if you are promising a ferrari and not delivering a ferrari then you are quite clearly defrauding your customer. We need no "intellectual property" laws to justify that.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Wed, Dec 23 2009
  • Re: This f***ing takes the cake!

    [quote user="wilderness"] who's WHSmith? [/quote] British stationary/books shop. Really rubbish chain, can't believe they haven't failed yet.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Mon, Dec 21 2009
  • Re: In your opinion, whats the best book on Austrian Business Cycle Theory?

    Well if you want original sources you'd go for The Pure Theory of Capital (Hayek's version) and The Theory of Money and Credit (Mises). I got my grounding from the first section of America's Great Depression which is great because it compares it to all competing theories (as Rothbard saw them).
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Thedesolateone on Sun, Dec 20 2009
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