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by FlashDangerpants
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3387

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

Obviously you have sensibly concluded that believes in Islam are as varied in their positions on all such matters as Cristians are. Sure, Muslims come in different varieties. But that's not the question: the question is, "What variety are these senators?" Now your residual problem is specific to in...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: White Power mass murderers and their manifestos
Replies: 39
Views: 536

White Power mass murderers and their manifestos

It seems that every time one of these white supremacists goes on a mass murder rampage, they always publish a manifesto with links to their favourite mass killers and his manifesto. All of these manifestos go on at length about brown people invading white inhabited lands, and their plans to do most ...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3387

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

But we have a residual problem, and it's this: can we really tolerate as senators those to whom tolerance has no cultural value, and who actually reject freedom as a goal? For the goal of Islam is, by definition, "submission," not freedom. And how much of that we can tolerate before it destroys eve...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neo-classical-neo-liberalism (UK edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 331

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

I dunno. I used to be a teacher, and when you asked the little bastards what they want to do with the rest of their lives, none of them have a list. Except the ones that want to be hair dressers, that must be just about the safest career you could pick. Well, the curriculum is predicated on service...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 425

Re: "Your" Money & Taxation

Pro-capitalists make the claim your money is... your money. But the monetary system is the domain of the state. Only the state can make money. So in essense, what you're doing is to borrow money from the state. You are prohibited from making your own money. That is expressley untrue. around 96% of ...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 2714

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: 2714

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: 331

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: 331

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: 331

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: 331

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: 331

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: 198
Views: 2195

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: 198
Views: 2195

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: 198
Views: 2195

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...