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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

It seems to me that sapeye is basically right here. I lived overseas in new Zealand for two years and people were very happy with the single-payer system there. They all pitied Americans who didn't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

This is a very good analysis, I think, although one group that is left out is those for whom the erosion of civil liberties is a top priority. I self-identify as a moderate libertarian, so I suppose...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-13-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

This is another claim that one often hears --- that libertarianism is some ivory-tower, philosophical position that has no bearing on "reality". For one thing, there is an obvious advantage to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

Well, of course there's self-interest involved --- and that's not entirely a bad thing. An important part of the view from the right is that it likely doesn't make sense to talk about the common...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

Ocean, thanks for your very measured and reasonable reply. I hope I didn't offend you too much by picking out your quote as the starting point for my complaints. I was probably a little intemperate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

I do have to admit that cragger is quite right to point out that this "why-should-I-have-to-pay" stuff was said in this thread about the post office, so I was a bit careless. And it's certainly true...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By Geoff99
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

I don't mean to pick on Ocean particularly, but this comment is sadly typical of the kind of wild bigotry that self-identified libertarians have to put up whenever they mention their political views....
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