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|10.||The Community of Satinburg||Democratic Socialists||“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere”|
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Laissez Faireholm Regional Message Board
Umm, since when did you leave MG? We have talked about the Middle East, smoking weed and tobacco, military in anarcho-capitalism, libertarianism, Ayn Rand and libertarian philosophers. That's as far as I remember in the last 7 days.
about a month ago, so you guys know I may be able to be around a bit today, I can't devote my full attention today to NS, but I will be back on the 11th.
Milton Friedman doesn't even have a sound business cycle theory, and he's an unashamed Federal Reserve apologist. How the hel is he one vote away from tying Murray Rothbard?
Friedman is the most pragmatic out of everyone.
That and Libertarianism isn't solely regulated to Austrian economics.
If anyone likes my stuff....pleeeese vote it up...:D *hugs*
The Bourbon Democrats were not as bad as the populist Democrats (the KKK down-with-big-business types) on blacks - but they were not good either.
Some Republicans (such as the much slandered Warren Harding) were passionately opposed to the lynching and other abuse of blacks - but they found that the Bourbon (i.e. conservative) Democrats, whilst allies on economic issues such as cutting government spending, were indifferent to the issue of how blacks were treated. One would not find Bourbon Democrats in a lynch mob - but they would not (generally - there were some brave exceptions) do much to stop the lynching either.
On philosophy I think it is a mistake to describe conservative Democrats as "utilitarians" - I associate that (and Pragmatism) with Progressives (especially with the Progressive wing of the Republican Party) than with Bourbon Democrats.
By the way - of the list of names above, the only one well known for her philosophical works (rather than for writings on economics or whatever) was Ayn Rand - so she wins by default.
If the question had been which do you regard as the best THINKER (not "philosopher") things might well be different - as "thinker" would include economics and other subjects.
Murray Rothbard was a much better writer on economic theory than Rand - but then that was his profession.
On policy Rand was actually better - as Rothbard could go nuts at times (sometimes taking a basically Soviet view of the world - indeed siding with any enemy of the United States, presumably on the grounds that the Federal government is bad therefore any enemy of it must be good...... a form of "reasoning" that leaves a lot to be desired).
Of course with Ludwig Von Mises one gets the best of both worlds - good writing on economic theory, and no policy nuttiness.
Compulsory union contracts should only be lawful if contracts forbidding union membership are also lawful.
Either both forms of contract must be lawful - or neither form lawful.
In no State in the Union (by Federal law - unconstitutional law, but upheld by the usual court perversions) are so called "Yellow Dog" contracts (forbidding an employee being a member of a union) lawful. Sadly in non "Right To Work" contracts FORCING people to join unions are lawful.
As for the "New Law Territory" article - well, the first major paragraph seemed to be a passionate attack on social conservatives (regardless of whether or not they wished to use the state to enforce social conservatism - or NOT) and a lot of stuff about "neo colonialism" (Marxist Lenin stuff) and the rule of "corporations" (a Hollywood view of the world) - odd at a time when business enterprises are being driven out of the United States by high taxes and endless regulations (which rather hints that business, contrary to the Marxists, does NOT control the government).
Do I support using the government to try and make people more moral? No I do not - like Gladstone I think it is a terrible error to THE STATE for improvements in moral conduct.
Do I think that colonies are good idea? No (like J. Tucker as long ago as the 1700s) I think the arguments for them are stupid - even Disraeli (an ardent Imperialist) admitted, in a rare moment of candour, that the colonies were "wretched millstones" round the neck of Britain economically (ditto the United States when it got colonies after the Spanish American war of 1898).
But do I buy the Marxist "neo-colonial" "exploitation of the third world" and "rule by the corporations" stuff?
No I do not.
Marxist drivel is just that - Marxist drivel. It is not libertarianism.
Wars - I thought that the Iraq war was dumb (a terrible waste of both money and lives), but to suggest (as the left do) that it was fought for "corporate profits" is just nonsense.
The US is controlled by corporations. It's a corporatocracy, corporatism and an oligarchy. You know, corrupt big businesses that try to hurt smaller businesses and other "loser" businesses for their own profit. I don't think it's Marxist drivel, I think it's called pro-free market. Very few win, most lose. It's kind of random of who get to win and who get to lose. Take a look at how hard it is to find a business in the US. For example there are legal requirements that big businesses can easily handle, but smaller can't. Elections are sponsored by huge corporations and lobbyist organizations etc. They want government officials that protect big businesses.
For instance there are the military industry complex and the oil industry and several other industries that lobby for their own interests, which damages the overall economy. Iraq being fought for "corporate profits" is not nonsense. As I said there's someone that is going to take an advantage of that -- in this case we could say the military industrial complex and I'm not sure if there were any others, perhaps the oil industry. Afghanistan was fought for minerals.
James, are you for the big-business? Answer this, because it sounds like you are a statist big-business apologist.