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by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:54 pm
FlashDangerpants wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Mannie-who-is-without-sin
I've never met him...but he sounds really nice. Can you introduce us?
You'd throw a stone at him.
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: housing

Mostly gonna leave this one be. Here, lots of folks get hoodwinked into thinkin' they must live in or near X and so a whole whack of folks, in increasing numbers, try to cram themselves into an obviously finite space (let's call it the 'Manhattan Problem '). The rest, content away from the lights o...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: "Immigration has been a net gain to the economy."

... Atheism alone is, as we have already agreed, nothing but a gelding, a nothing, a void, a negation. It always needs a supplement to be liveable. Once more for the hard of though theist. What you are describing is the ex-theist. The is no negation or void or gelding in an Atheists life we just do...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 464

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

A regular complaint about Neolibs (not to be confused with neo-classical-benson-hedges like me) is that they caused all the housing crises around the world with their, erm, I'm not sure, immigration and other lump-of-X fallacies on the whole. So let's do some Neo-Classic-Special-Pleaders Housing Pol...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

"think of it this way, if some guy in Brazil wants to sell some beef to some guy in Maryland who wants to buy it, should it not be the job of both governments to get the hell out of their way?" Yep. But that's not what we got 'now', is it? No, what we got is two govs decidin' what can & can't pass ...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3695

Re: x

I'am not getting into yet another argument about what evolution is, i know exactly how it works. Well you understand a completely different thing than the rest of the world does by that word, so it's sort of you versus the language and the universe right now. Worse than that, the way everybody else...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3695

Re: x

it got side-tracked in a disagreement about 'how' evolution works. I'am more interested in the question of 'why' evolution occurs at all, and what if anything it is trying to achieve. You might need to begin by working out what evolution is before getting into the weeds with that. You are arguing f...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

"So when push comes to shove, we both seem to think that there are trade offs in this sort of thing." No. You've made clear the error in my thinkin' (that perhaps I wasn't thinkin). If the principle -- a man owns himself and has a right to his life, liberty, and property -- is intrinsic to the man ...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3695

Re: x

Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distance I read this link, so now i don't know who to believe, sorry about the last post - info about Neanderthals seems to change every month! This is true. Perhaps there is a moral in there. Your theory depends upon a very contentious assumption about Ne...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

Those reasons have more in common with Sculptor's socialism-lite answer than I anticipated. But that's cool, the specific reasons were going to be a side issue. What's more important is that you started out with a little set of inviolable principles, and then you found a reason to suspend them rathe...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: I won't adulterate the UK edition with my primitive American thinkin'...

"I think his is unstable under load, the simplicity of the principles fails to assist with any complex choice, and the whole thing is like entering a maze and saying you can find your way out by taking every right turn. There is every possibility that we are both right." The principle (the individu...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3695

Re: x

The neanderthals had left Africa 450 thousand yrs before homo-sapiens, and lived in Europe all this time, in peaceful groups. (they never used weapons, or even threw objects, apparently) What ridiculous bullshit, they lived on a diet of fresh meat. Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distanc...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 464

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

Neo-thingy-classical-whotsit-libtard tax policy shall be as follows... First up, tax policy isn't that great a tool to acheive the aims that people sometimes set for it. You don't use a monkey wrench peel a potato, and I don't use a tax band to fix all the problems of poverty and inequality in our s...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: I won't adulterate the UK edition with my primitive American thinkin'...

Well it was always going to be a matter of interpretation. You believe in certain rights to shoot people do't you? That's an interpretation of the guy who is getting shot having seperated himself from his right to live somehow is it not? the common consenses is Natural Law - which has been in agree...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 249
Views: 3539

Re: I won't adulterate the UK edition with my primitive American thinkin'...

"Neo-classical-neo-liberalism resolves this problem by not pursing a utopian vision at all, and this requires us to abandon the fixed and certain judgment of exactly what counts as justice, or the ultimate basis of rights." If self-ownership & the right to life, liberty, & property becomes a matter...