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  • Re: debating with a socialist... or someone who wants to "ban smoking everywhere"

    California has an interesting law loophole. Smoking is banned in California at all indoor publicly accessible establishments, ie bars, restaurants, etc... However, if the owner of the establishment can get ALL his employees to sign a waiver that they are fine with patrons smoking, then the owner may allow smoking in his/her establishment. Thoughts?
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ViennaSausage on Fri, Dec 21 2007
  • United Nations and Unicef

    Would Austrians/Libertarians support the existence of Unicef? The works and programs of Unicef? About Unicef ( The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ViennaSausage on Fri, Dec 21 2007
  • Re: Subsidies

    Thanks for the insights everyone. In summary, the market would correct itself if US Federal Subsidies no longer existed. Now a corollary to the initial question, what if those subsidies were given by the individuals States as opposed to the Federal Government. A County? A City? Would the same argument apply?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by ViennaSausage on Fri, Nov 30 2007
  • Subsidies

    Last night during the CNN/YouTube debates there was a question asked about supporting/opposing farm subsidies by the Federal Government. Obviously, the Austrian answer is to oppose subsidies of any sort by the Federal Government. Mitt Romney stated that he would support subsidies, because other countries have subsidies, which give them an unfair advantage
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by ViennaSausage on Thu, Nov 29 2007
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