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by Wootah
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

Re: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the

It might be time to play that game you keep talking about....

So is it a yardage tax or the value of the land or the income produced from the land?

Is one meter of a gold mine taxed the same as one meter of my living room?
by Wootah
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

Re: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the

I'm glad Bob the Baptist is here to set you straight. The only proper function of government is social integration, like a traffic cop, to keep people from running into each other. The only proper form of taxation is an ad valorem tax on everything that has intrinsic market value. Any questions, ju...
by Wootah
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

Re: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the

I know it is a naive question on many levels. Just hoping people will get past that or not.

As philosophers perhaps we can look at the issue and see what is good or bad about it or not.
by Wootah
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

Re: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the

Yes but it would be controlled, in that the govt says, this year we need x billion for what we want to do and It would be controlled by the election process. So the inflation rate would be known and predictable. The govt cannot print more money in a year than it says it needs. Hopefully we have the ...
by Wootah
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?
Replies: 25
Views: 3609

Re: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?

This would also explain why so many college students find it hard to get a job these days!
by Wootah
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discourse of the woo-woo peddlers.
Replies: 32
Views: 5377

Re: Discourse of the woo-woo peddlers.

Kuznetsova, the problematic one of your the "cornerstones" is the last: The primary purpose of the brain is .... To talk about purposes is not fruitful. It's too much Platon and Aristoteles, to try to find purposes. I don't say that I do not believe in natural selection, but to take it as far as "p...
by Wootah
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

Re: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the

The greed of American labor has already priced us out of the world labor market, the runaway inflation would only make it worse. Cut government spending for pork barrel programs and internal and foreign subsidies and you might start to eliminate the debt. Yes cutting back is the solution to saving....
by Wootah
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the rig

Hi all, Just had a thought, although Quantitative Easing prompted the idea, and wanted some input. What if we had zero taxation and the government kept the right to print money? - no taxation, a massive burden removed from the people, also the compliance cost and the taxation system cost are gone - ...
by Wootah
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does lying violate the no harm principle?
Replies: 26
Views: 4631

Re: Does lying violate the no harm principle?

It depends how you qualify "harm" and "consequence". If you mean by "harm" just the physical damage to an organism and are limiting impact of lying to just immediate and direct consequences then your proposition is probably true, but I personally would not interpret harm or consequence in this way....
by Wootah
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Does lying violate the no harm principle?
Replies: 26
Views: 4631

Does lying violate the no harm principle?

Hi all,

I will propose no it doesn't. The transmission of information in no way damages the cells of another being.

Naturally I want responses.

But if I am right then does that mean that the no harm principle is insufficient because it cannot cover lying.
by Wootah
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Darwinian Mob
Replies: 95
Views: 16891

Re: The Darwinian Mob

It sounds like this thread needs a creationist!
by Wootah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Trending away creationism, 7 concluding remarks
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: Trending away creationism, 7 concluding remarks

Trending away creationism, 7 concluding remarks The sun formed naturally. Stars form naturally. The origins of the elements were fusion reactions in dying stars. The solar system is a natural occurrence and so are its planets. The Earth is a rocky inner planet, and it is small and near the sun, jus...
by Wootah
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: right to work
Replies: 86
Views: 11299

Re: right to work

I don't know about Evensonomics but America is definitely trying Obamanomics.
by Wootah
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Please Support FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Replies: 34
Views: 5655

Re: Please Support FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND FREEDOM OF SPEE

chaz wyman wrote:
Wootah wrote:England seems a pretty awful place to live these days.
Where in England do you live?
Australia.
by Wootah
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Atheist Movement Will Restore the Human Soul
Replies: 82
Views: 18742

Re: The Atheist Movement Will Restore the Human Soul

Mike Strand wrote:chaz, regarding your comment about "soul": For me, "mind" or "freedom of thought" or "conscience" are examples of good replacements for "soul".
Probably not Mike probably not. Can you justify those terms any better than soul?