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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-15-2010, 11:23 PM
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Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Exactly. If you believe that only direct coercion is immoral than you have fallen for the trap my and Jim's posts have both warned you about. Based on the above quote, and the one where you reject...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-13-2010, 06:21 PM
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Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Your mugger analogy is seriously flawed. Trying defending yourself against mobsters and oligopolies, or price gauging of inelastic services, or "pre-existing conditions", or debt collectors and drug...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-13-2010, 02:41 PM
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Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

If you want to say the 5 cent difference is on a spectrum of coercion, I'm fine with that, I just don't think its warranted much moral concern, in the same way I wouldn't consider a 5% sales tax to...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-10-2010, 11:51 PM
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Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Actually I would argue that even comparatively repressive regimes are only coercive by a casual chain. That is, their populations self-regulate and self-censor because of fear with very little direct...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-10-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

I fully endorse and agree with Jim's post, the one that begins with "That distinction".

If you ignore the causal chain then the state is only ever coercive on the margins -- on those civil...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 04-08-2010, 10:39 PM
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Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Twice was enough

Flaw:

Are you particularly referring to this part (http://apollo.bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/26977?in=42:18&out=42:36)? Because that clip bothered me too. The excerpt I linked to is Jim summarizing...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 04-05-2010, 01:47 AM
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Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

In response to Jim, I whole heartily accept the knowledge problems in all forms of government policy. Like I say in the video, an argument for libertarianism will have to be made on a practical...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 03-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Those are some very insightful responses, Jim, and I'll have to take some time to consider them, but in the context of the original premise of our discussion, the merits of a generic libertarian view...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: It is a good thing we are not so rational

Exactly. Unfortunately I don't have the book in front of me, but he proposes an adjustment to the way ad. expenses are tax deductible.

There is nothing inefficient with advertisement generally,...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

The classic example of the advertisement collective actual problem which I forgot to mention was the tobacco industry. When tobacco advertisements in the US were banned their revenues universally...
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