Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Search Forums
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Showing results 1 to 9 of 9
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: jimM47
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-16-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

(And the point-by-point analysis)



I am not sure I take your point as to this distinction. Coercion is by its nature a threat a threat to make a threat of violence is just a type of threat of...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-15-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

There are indeed many flavors of libertarianism. Broadly speaking, though, these variations can be represented by two archetypes, which I think you describe well when you use the words: "axiomatic"...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-06-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Thanks, Zeke, but it doesn't count when you expel me. It has to be someone who knows the secret handshake.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-06-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

That distinction between coercion that is or is not backed by the threat of physical force is actually more difficult to flesh out than it appears to be at first blush, and it makes the pursuit...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

You can't truly be a libertarian until at least one other person claiming to be a libertarian purports to evict you from the movement. I believe it's in the by-laws somewhere.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 04-04-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: It is a good thing we are not so rational

Two responses:

1) I think that if you accept that free markets sometimes produce bad outcomes which I do accept *there are two questions that result: the question whether an intervention will...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 03-25-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

To be clear, my objection to the form of taxation Sam is proposing isn't especially an market-oriented objection. To the extent that there is really an economic rent...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 03-25-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: It is a good thing we are not so rational

Wouldn't this fail to account for competition between country clubs? After all, I don't think that cc's have particularly absurd profit margins, so they're clearly spending the money on something...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By jimM47
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

This diavlog was beset by numerous technical difficulties. I'm told that it was delayed in an attempt to fix one of them.
Showing results 1 to 9 of 9

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.