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    1. Ethereal
      Yo man... good to see you around. I need to read more of your stuff so I can stay sane in this madhouse!
      1. Longshot
        Thanks, man. I have to take vacations from here for the same reason. The idiocy here makes my brain melt! Nice to see old friends though...
        Dec 10, 2017
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      2. Ethereal
        The other place I post at is even stupider, if you can imagine that.
        Dec 10, 2017
    2. Steady Pie
      Steady Pie
      No problem man, thanks for the post.
    3. Steady Pie
      Steady Pie

      I also have a problem with when scarcity no longer exists. I think it's demonstrated pretty well with the piracy issue. First off, I'm pretty anti-IP. I do not think people can have ownership of ideas. As long as you didn't obtain the IP through an agreement stating otherwise I do not see any reason to enforce the whim of the copyright holder. Same with resources: if all of a sudden BHP discovered an unlimited well of oil I'm not sure how I'd react.

      Mostly these are things I just need explanations for. I still adhere to the theory of liberty found in the non-aggression principle. It's like... a concern of mine - things that seem to run contrary to intuition. This means they warrant investigation, but not abandonment of the NAP.

      Thanks for the message :)
    4. Steady Pie
      Steady Pie

      Yeah I know right! I decided to argue as a devil's advocate for a libertarian position and it made so much sense I stuck with it. I still think workers control in a business is admirable, just that it should be optional. If a bunch of people want to form a cooperative I have no problem with it - it can be a fine way to run a business! Again, just gotta avoid the coercion.

      I still have issues with the homestead principle. Probably the largest area of disagreement actually. I'm not sure what to think. Seems that in a state of nature land should be shared among all, but I don't really see any reason why this should change. In fact, in areas where you must decide ownership I have a problem. I like all my views to be principled and not arbitrary. Still looking into this, got a pretty long reading list at the moment haha. Got any thoughts that can help me with this? (message has to be split)
    5. Steady Pie
      Steady Pie
      Hey mate. Yeah not really sure. Just calling it how I see it.

      I guess I am. Still got issues to work out/investigate, but I can see myself going that way. Have some issues with children, the military and some public goods. I guess everyone is on a journey though.

    6. Ethereal
      Thanks, LS, appreciate that.
    7. Liberalis
      Thanks! It probably wont be for long, life is busy, but with the elections I couldn't resist!
    8. Zosiasmom
      I'm so sorry to hear that. :( I do hope that you post more. You are very thoughtful and Lord knows that is needed here.
    9. Maximatic
      Sweet! I saw your post in the liberalism group, went to respond to it, and didn't have the option. I don't remember if I left the group or not. Anyway, it's good to see that you're back!
    10. Maximatic
      Hey, Longshot, you're back. Alright!
    11. Ethereal
      You gave it your best shot...8)
    12. Ethereal
      No problem. Your posts merit them. Keep it up.
    13. Zosiasmom
      :) Good night.
    14. Zosiasmom
      Socrates was paid in pederasty so I'm not sure if I would allow myself to be executed like Crito.
    15. Zosiasmom
      Do you ever wish there was a single country or island that everyone who wants liberty can go to without having to deal with statist tools? They are so bothersome.
    16. Zosiasmom
      I'm probably weirder than you...I'm way down the Ron Paul hole. Drank every last bit of that Kool Aid. :)
    17. LibertarianFTW
      Looks like it's a podcast? Never listened to it.
    18. LibertarianFTW
      I like your signature :D
    19. Ethereal
      Hi to you as well! I enjoy your posts, especially on matters of economics. Keep them coming!
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