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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-14-2010, 02:33 AM
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Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

I didn't deny the existence of private plunder. So you bringing up examples of it is curious. I'm sure you can think of govt monopolies that are just as hard to defend against. My point stands: you...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-13-2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

There is a difference though between private plunder and govt plunder, which I think makes govt plunder "morally" worse. If tomorrow I'm mugged at the street corner I can try to fight back, and my...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-12-2010, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Unit
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

But where do you stop? Suppose you're willing to pay no more than a dollar on an apple and yet it costs 1.05, so you forgo the apple. Is that coercion? I mean, we do live in a society, my action...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 04-05-2010, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Unit
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Ham,

first the distinction between centralized and decentralized is not as irrelevant as you might think. For instance when govt doesn't act, a lot of people still act, so "something gets done"....
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