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  • Re: Intellectual response to socialism/big benevolent government??

    So he thinks the people who steal stuff are more likely to be benevolent than people who produce stuff? Freedom philosophies don't assume uptopia. We wish to achieve an optimal result. (although idealist libertarians would not put it that way) Attempts to achieve perfect results require aggression, theft, murder, and slavery.. whether pro-rated
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Faithkills on Tue, Jun 22 2010
  • Re: Just found this pseudoscience debunking Conservative offering this critique of Libertarianism.

    Why do we care about what someone who is completely confused about what various freedom philosophies are thinks about those those same philosophies? This is a laundry list of fallacies that have been refuted often and thoroughly. There are valid critiques about libertariansism. He hasn't touched on them.
    Posted to General (Forum) by Faithkills on Tue, Jun 22 2010
  • Re: Refuting a statist position on "unregulated" oil rigs

    [quote user="Benjamin"]You know, there actually was a plan in place - a government plan - which could have cointained this oil spill and prevented it from potentially destroying the fishing and tourism industries in the Gulf. Read about it here: http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/fire_boom_oil_spill_raines.html[/quote] And it worked as well as
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Faithkills on Thu, May 27 2010
  • Re: Paul Samuelson has died

    Samuelson, like PK, as an outspoken apostle of Keynes, is certainly culpable for a great amount of human misery, specifically including the current crisis and coming tragedy. He was an enabler of fascism/socialism, apologist for theft, and condoned enslaving generations unborn with debt. Solely culpable? No of course not.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Faithkills on Mon, Dec 14 2009
  • Re: Tea party movment

    [quote user="Liberty Student"]Let me know when your tea party stands against murdering gooks and ragheads , and then I will yield the argument to you.[/quote] That comment shows a NPR like understanding of the phenomena. It's not what you think it is but you would know that if you engaged. You are missing the obvious. The statists didn't
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Faithkills on Tue, Nov 24 2009
  • Re: Tea party movment

    [quote user="Laughing Man"] [quote user="Tukaram"]I don't think a lot of the teaparty folks actually are protesting for anything... just protesting against Obama because they were told too by Rush and his cronies. They let Bush run wild with the deficit and didn't care but if the Democrats do it then it is the end of America
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Faithkills on Tue, Nov 10 2009
  • Re: Tea party movment

    [quote user="liberty student"]Enabling and encouraging these fascist elements in the tea party is not progress. If you want to make progress, keep being radical, keep pulling the center towards liberty. If you won't be radical, no one will. When you dumb down your principles, when you take the lesser of two evil arguments, which you cutely
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Faithkills on Tue, Nov 10 2009
  • Re: Tea party movment

    You're all missing the point. Now is the window of opportunity to get the message out to the right. If we cede the field to the GOP then we deserve what we get. The TP movement is where the energy is today and they are as receptive as they will ever be. We lose opportunities every time we congratulate ourselves for being right instead of working
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Faithkills on Mon, Nov 9 2009
  • Re: What would be a libertarian/anarchistic solution to environmental problems?

    Cortex, I just wanted to add that I think part of the problem you are having is you don't understand what 'libertarian philosophy' is designed to do, with respect to your question. Or perhaps rather the question it is trying to answer. It's not trying to answer what is wrong or what is right. There are many other tools to do that job
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Faithkills on Tue, Sep 22 2009
  • Re: What would be a libertarian/anarchistic solution to environmental problems?

    [quote user="Cortex"]A right is possibility to act in a certain way [/quote] That's a fairly bizarre conception of what a right is. As has been previously pointed out you are conflating rights with ethics. I may have a right to protect my kin or property with lethal force, however it may not always be ethical to do so depending on circumstances
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Faithkills on Mon, Sep 21 2009
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