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by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3646

Re: x

Thanks for your comments, I now know which sections need more clarification and research. I haven't stayed up to date, did somebody explain that your theory is religion dressed as science yet? I don't think it deserves the term "theory". It's just a set of purely personal assumptions and prejudices...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3646

Re: x

The Woodster wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:24 pm
Thanks for your comments, I now know which sections need more clarification and research.
I haven't stayed up to date, did somebody explain that your theory is religion dressed as science yet?
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)

Told you this wasn't my field and already I'm out of my depth, but do you think managed market education could prepare people? For the workers threatened with redundancy? Yay for that, but I was thinking more along the lines of more generally and earlier; something like 'Hey kids, the chances of yo...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)

That's obviously not the sense in which socialism prefers producers though. So a more important distinction is incentives. In a healthy market where producers compete for access to consumers, two companies that make fridges for instance must try to make better and cheaper fridges than each other, t...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)

Well producers is split between workers and owners, so if we intercede in some market to protect producers, the chances are that we did so because we were held hostage by owners threatening to reduce the number of workers. If we pay that ransom, the benefits typically get split in ways that we didn...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)

This is roughly the insight that originally defines Liberalism, the belief that a market is working only when it serves the interests of the consumer. Socialism is more interested in the producer... This really isn't my field, but is there any advantage to looking after the interests of the produce...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)

Neo-Classical-Robots-In-Disguise Brexit policy in a nutshell : Don't Neo-Classic-Coca-Cola is at heart about implental rationality. Decide as a society what outcome you are working towards, then use a policy tool that can deliver that outcome. Brexit is a glaring example of the opposite principle, ...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3326

Re: uwot

This person... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez ...proposes this... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_New_Deal ...a thing several steps beyond just usin' less oil & capturin' carbon. Yeah, but that's a big bold eye catching but bad plan that will obviously never happen. ...
by FlashDangerpants
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3326

Re: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant

Well you see, what happens is that you stop using some old redundant resources like coal fired power stations, and you destroy the economy by investing in stuff like new power distribution networks and solar panels and stuff. Superficially this might look a bit like how economies have always grown ...
by FlashDangerpants
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3326

Re: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant

"A bit of a worry" is weak justification to destroy the world economy. Ah, so you're an economist. Splendid. Tell us why burning less oil, or even failing to capture the carbon dioxide emissions will destroy the world economy. Well you see, what happens is that you stop using some old redundant res...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3646

Re: x

I have 180 bees in my trousers, but they have bananas for eyes. Under your description of language, and how it works, I have no way of knowing if that is what you actually wrote. If you don't understand this problem, you didn't understand the private language argument. You don't need clarifying que...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3646

Re: x

In one post you managed to claim that a rather difficult argument to understand was very easy for you. But then showed that you absolutely did not understand it. The bit that you said speaks for itself becasue it's so basic... you didn't understand it. That was your one shot though, it's too much wo...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3646

Re: x

If words don't have a shared public meaning, they are useless for communication and nothing means anything. The word 'useless' and its meaning is completely different from the word 'correct' and its meaning. Just like 'public agreement of meaning' is different from 'correctness', which is what I ju...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3646

Re: x

If words don't have a shared public meaning, they are useless for communication and nothing means anything. If the whole world uses cow to refer to a four legged milky beast that says "moo", but you use cow to refer to an 8 tentacled marine animal, you are unable to meaningfully talk of milking your...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 248
Views: 3469

Re: housing

Absolutely. They're the hustle-bustle centers and the pale imitators I mentioned, the place people gravitate to for any number of wacky (to me) reasons. As a resident of one of the legit hustle and bustle places, this is the official list of reasons why people come here... 1. The splendind opportun...