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  • Re: Skipping breakfast?

    [quote user="Clayton"]What is silly is the unquestioning acceptance of the US dairy industry's "Drink milk, it's good for you", [/quote] Well the main reason you gave in your post for why milk is bad was that most people are lactose intolerant, but if he is not one of them, then why should that affect him? I don't see
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by DD5 on Thu, Jan 24 2013
  • Re: Skipping breakfast?

    [quote user="Kelvin Silva"]but i love milk. Why would milk be bad for you? [/quote] The answer you got to this question was wrong and silly even if it was correct. Most adults are not lactose intolerant, and even if they were, why would you stop drinking something so nutritious that you love so much before you verified you are also one of
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by DD5 on Tue, Jan 22 2013
  • Re: Bathroom breaks banned on factories?

    [quote user="Wheylous"]The loss to Bill Gates is small - a mere amusement.[/quote] Amusement is consumption. If your Bill Gates stops his "wasteful" capital consumption, then the workers would benefit. That is basically your argument. I assure you that if Bill gates decided to consume less in other ways also, maybe less luxury trips
    Posted to History (Forum) by DD5 on Fri, Jan 4 2013
  • Re: Bathroom breaks banned on factories?

    [quote user="Blargg"]t. And the scare quotes around improved seemed to be communicating that while others beleive that government intervention would have improved the market, Wheylous didn't concur on that[/quote] So if he (and probably you also) know that the government does not imporve by banning "no bathroom breaks" then why
    Posted to History (Forum) by DD5 on Fri, Jan 4 2013
  • Re: Bathroom breaks banned on factories?

    [quote user="Wheylous"]However, I don't think that this should be the argument with which libertarians charge forward.[/quote] This argument is economics. You don't think that libertarinas should use economics to "charge forward"?
    Posted to History (Forum) by DD5 on Fri, Jan 4 2013
  • Re: Bathroom breaks banned on factories?

    [quote user="Wheylous"] The point, however, is that given that at the time people were banned from doing this, government could have stepped in and "improved" a market outcome. [/quote] So why do you have "improved" in quotes if you do not understand the solution to your problem? Why is government stepping in and banning
    Posted to History (Forum) by DD5 on Fri, Jan 4 2013
  • Re: Rothbard: Increase taxes to increase revenue

    [quote user="Bogart"] Of course in the longer term, the increase in revenue may/will be lost as people make adjustments to their behavior to avoid paying the tax. [/quote] I would argue that future revenue may be lost due to many factors - Taxes of any type or form lead to capital consumption - Taxes must always lead to higher time preference
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by DD5 on Wed, Dec 5 2012
  • Re: LRC should really not talk about evolution or Darwin

    [quote user="swalsh81"]Can you study a supernatural designer scientifically? No. does that necessarily make theories of intelligent design false? absolutely not. [/quote] The answer is NO to both,however, those are not the right questions The question should be: Is intelligent design a "rival" theory to Evolution? The answer, by
    Posted to General (Forum) by DD5 on Wed, Dec 5 2012
  • Re: Thoughts on Hayek's essay on the use of knowledge

    [quote user=" Aristippus "] Prices - the very same thing that Hayek argues transmits knowledge!! [/quote] Prices are information. Not knowledge. We apply knowledge to interpret information. it is precisely why mathematical algorithms cannot be developed to tell you where and how to invest. Are you going to tell me that there was a "knowledge
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by DD5 on Wed, Dec 5 2012
  • Re: Thoughts on Hayek's essay on the use of knowledge

    [quote user=" Graham Wright "] Hoppe is right that the problem Hayek raises is not unique to socialism, but then neither is the problem that Mises was talking about. [/quote] There is a fundamental difference between Mises and Hayek that you (and others) are over looking. Mises argues: Private property of the means of production -> formation
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by DD5 on Wed, Dec 5 2012
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