Libertarianism Posted on December 28, 2015 by Neil Rickert It looks as if we need a topic to discuss libertarianism.
Thanks. Those comments are helpful.
I do believe we have a bit of research on whether prohibition is effective, and whether it is a good idea to provide entire generations of black men with felony records.
Compare the approach to AIDS.
Slate on the Libertarian convention.
I’m sure you will be pleased to know that many people who were thinking about voting Libertarian are now openly supporting Trump. Perfect storm.
Not surprising. Our resident Libertarian has made it quite clear that anybody but Hillary is the prime objective.
I would bet a small amount of money at favorable odds that Hillary won’t be running. Say 1:3 against.
Interesting. Why? What’s the theory?
This is amusing:-
Johnson is a walking gaffe factory. Following on his ‘Aleppo’ and ‘world leader’ moments, the New York Times asked him in an interview yesterday to name the leader of North Korea:
The inattention to detail is apparently nothing new:
Years before ‘Aleppo moment,’ Gary Johnson showed little interest in details of governing
Better late than never, I guess. Too bad I couldn’t get the local Randians to see the light….
BTW, I’m psyched that it looks like Trump and his buddies are intending to try to undo the legalization of pot and the ability of transsexuals to use whatever bathrooms they want. (A) because it shows just what kind of libertarian he is; and (B) because it will hit some of his deranged supporters right where it might actually hurt them.
For those who think he’s a supporter of working people, I’m hoping he’ll try to repeal all the child labor and wage-and-hour restrictions–that should be awesome for all of you. And if you try to celebrate your new lower wages with a joint, maybe he can send you to jail too!
The great libertarian leader Rand Paul demonstrates what governments should do to suspected “leftists”–administer lie detector tests and put those who fail them in jail.
Thank God he’s protecting our freedom!
Are you suggesting that people who commit felonies shouldn’t be prosecuted?
Just asking, because Snowden is hiding in Russia, and Manning is still in prison. For a while.
There was a hearing yesterday, and the director of the FBI said that leaking classified material was a ten year felony.
I’m just grateful to our freedom protectors is all.
Still love this.
Libertarianism versus the growth of science:
A complete list of per capita spending per state would be helpful. I saw one recently and was a bit surprised. It was not something that you could derive from intuition.
They tried that once.
This time, I think everybody’d just let them go.
This is a thoughtful piece:
It’s not just Kentucky, of course. Here’s some of one of Krugman’s pieces on West Virginia:
I think we could get rid of Kentucky, one or two of the Dakotas, Alabama and Mississippi (don’t we have enough states with boot-heels) , plus maybe half of Utah; I don’t think anyone would really notice.
I never cared much for Michigan either, but I guess we could keep the lakes.
And screw you Delaware. You sound like an advertisement.
I know it reflects poorly on my character, but I really don’t have much sympathy with all the poor folks who are getting to be screwed (not to mention sick and die) if Congress passes the Trump budget (which I think is extremely unlikely — not enough of the GOPers are willing to go down with the U. S. S. Trump).
As I see it, those people had ample opportunity to find out who Trump really is, esp if they have Internet access (and some rural parts of the US don’t).
If they chose to follow Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, and swallowed Trump’s snake oil because he appealed to their resentment and then made promises that no one could deliver on, then they’re suckers. I don’t have much sympathy for suckers.
How about the children of suckers?
And they didn’t all vote for Trump. Those that voted for Hillary will face the same problems as those who voted for Trump.
I’m sympathetic to the argument that the elderly should be similarly disenfranchised. A friend, older than me, can you imagine, declared even though he voted against Brexit, it shouldn’t have counted as he was too old to be affected by the outcome. The young inherit whatever mess we leave.
Applies to G7 too.
Yeah, victims of fraud should just choke on it.
Madoff’s investors can just shut up.
I don’t have a problem with that kind of argument, even though it might disenfranchise me.