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    Yes. And that includes virtually all political...

    Yes. And that includes virtually all political interference with the economy. The free market should be what decides the success of a business, not political connections. And no government should...
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    This was just a rough analogy to illustrate a...

    This was just a rough analogy to illustrate a general point.




    No form of artificial, involuntary wealth distribution can boost an economy. Prosperity is a direct factor of economic freedom....
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    The market decides upon a fair wage for the...

    The market decides upon a fair wage for the workers, not government. So why give the government any kind of power to decide to give workers a raise? Unions have a legitimate role here: to insist that...
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    This simply means that you have no sense of value...

    This simply means that you have no sense of value judgment. Tell me, if you had one dollar left and were confronted with two potential recipients - one whom had chosen homelessness as a lifestyle but...
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    And those countries are examples of what,...

    And those countries are examples of what, exactly? Countries which are part of a continent which has had its defense bill largely subsidized by the US taxpayer since the end of WWII? Countries which...
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    Liberals, especially when they're young, will...

    Liberals, especially when they're young, will constantly assert how they're individuals and not part of any machine ("I'm a name, not a number!") and yet they consistently support and vote for the...
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    Tell me of such countries, the ones that aren't...

    Tell me of such countries, the ones that aren't currently discovering why their economic model is not sustainable, anyway. And I will make the same request of you that I repeatedly made of MK27 (to...
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    I can't believe the frequency with which you are...

    I can't believe the frequency with which you are prepared to completely and utterly misunderstand and misrepresent what I've said. I can't help but think that it's deliberate. I will ask you one more...
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    I think you're missing the point somewhat. The...

    I think you're missing the point somewhat. The reason I brought up the survey is because in the course of making the argument for individual responsibility and individual freedom, the typical...
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    Well, it's the largest survey of its kind ever...

    Well, it's the largest survey of its kind ever carried out in America. The author, Arthur Brooks, is a registered independent who admits that he wasn't expecting the results to turn out like they...
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    What's even more interesting is that MK27 seems...

    What's even more interesting is that MK27 seems to have stolen my profile picture.

    Just what could his motive be? :D
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    Saying that you "see through me" is nothing more...

    Saying that you "see through me" is nothing more than a meaningless dig, you're just p.......ing into the wind at this point. The same goes for your pointless and ignorant dig at Tea Party members,...
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    First of all, please direct me to where I used...

    First of all, please direct me to where I used the word "massive" to describe the amount of money that would be donated to charity if taxes dropped. You might have noticed from my exchanges with MK27...
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    You could care less why what? Why on...

    You could care less why what?



    Why on earth would you think I would want to "disperse wealth"? I grew up in a poor city in the North of England in which a frightening proportion of the...
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    Prior to that, you had said and I quote: "..what...

    Prior to that, you had said and I quote: "..what you are talking about is no government at all." And please do not try to tell me what my rhetoric is "really" about. It is really about protecting the...
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    The fact that it doesn't always work properly in...

    The fact that it doesn't always work properly in 2008 drives me crazy: rightly or wrongly I've come to rely on it to let me know that I'm working with pointers with the right level of indirection...
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    Don't whale on the ribbon, man! I love the ribbon!

    Don't whale on the ribbon, man! I love the ribbon!
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    1) I will ask you for the forth or fifth time to...

    1) I will ask you for the forth or fifth time to stop lying about me having expressed the opinion that we should have "no state." A state is required to protect individual rights, including the right...
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    What makes you think that the majority would want...

    What makes you think that the majority would want to correct their "mistake," or even accept that they'd make a mistake in the first place? What happens if, for example, cultural forces transpire in...
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    No I am not. Stop lying. Quote one line of mine...

    No I am not. Stop lying. Quote one line of mine which appears to imply that I think the state should control the disposal of private property. Since I have quite explicitly been arguing the exact...
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    Hmmm. Fascism is a system under which the...

    Hmmm. Fascism is a system under which the ownership of the means of production is technically left in private hands but is fully controlled and dictated by the government. I guess if I had been...
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    There is no reason why wealth would become more...

    There is no reason why wealth would become more and more concentrated, nor any reason why property ownership would not available to people who are prepared to work for it simply because property...
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    As opposed to a humaniteer. That much is evident....

    As opposed to a humaniteer. That much is evident.




    What else is a population explosion a direct result of? Before industry, the population was kept in check for a number of reasons, most of...
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    A private business being private property, one...

    A private business being private property, one could make the same erroneous argument about any form of property. For example, I'm sure you would agree that there is no conflict between the idea of a...
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    The Constitution is perhaps the greatest...

    The Constitution is perhaps the greatest political documents ever written, if not the most. However I agree with Ayn Rand when she lamented that they did not set down their intentions perhaps as...
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