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by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

It is a redefinition of property.
Semantics, call it whatever you want, it can work, and it's superior to the current system, which can no longer work, if it ever could, and has had its day, is on its way out, which'll become increasingly apparent as this century progresses.
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

In other words, if you're not regularly using something, or, you can't possibly be regularly using it, cause you already have tons of property, government will consider it abandoned, and up for grabs.
You could grab it too, but not without letting go some of your property somewhere else.
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

In other words, there's a limit on how much private property you can have. You can still accumulate as many places and things as you want, but government won't recognize all of them as private property, as your things. You have to prove you are, or can regularly using them yourself, or government wi...
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

@Flash Governments maintain a minimal set of who last registered the purchase of land. It is a trivially cheap system to maintain and consumes only the tiniest fraction of your taxes. What you propose requires regular assessment of who is currently using land, and if you stop to think about that yo...
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

If people couldn't have much more than they regularly, routinely use, than they'd have less incentive to overproduce. If they had less incentive to overproduce, the earth and its creatures, including us, might be saved. You don't even need a planned economy, just stop defending peoples stuff when th...
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

With all this property lying around, being squandered, it costs wealth, resources and tax to maintain it. If poor people had more of what they need, they wouldn't have to work as hard making so much stuff for what rich people desire. How can libertarians claim to be minarchists when capitalism tends...
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

So yea it's finders keepers to some extent, that's the principle, balancing this new principle with the present one. You may have bought something, or made something, or something was given to you, but are you using it, have you even used it? I mean leaving your house to go to work, and then coming ...
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

I don't know why people are defending the current system so vehemently, I mean how much are they paying you? The system we have in place now, where a small percentage of men have a massive percentage of wealth, and the environment is being destroyed, is totally unsustainable, we need to start experi...
by Gloominary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

@Flash Governments maintain a minimal set of who last registered the purchase of land. It is a trivially cheap system to maintain and consumes only the tiniest fraction of your taxes. What you propose requires regular assessment of who is currently using land, and if you stop to think about that you...
by Gloominary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: essentialism
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: essentialism

@Lucanor I can understand that's how you approach your own life. That's what you regard as essential. But on what basis should others take as essential to their own lives your priorities? It's as fact as fact can be that eating the things I listed as essential will not only be pleasurable for the va...
by Gloominary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: essentialism
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: essentialism

If you have nothing constructive to add to my threads, stay out of them. You obviously regard my contribution as inessential to your thread, so, not wanting to be incarcerated, branded and exiled or executed, I'll do as you ask. If you were paying much attention, you would've noted that I really on...
by Gloominary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

@Flash You don't get a minimal government by creating a giant bureaucracy just to keep track of when every item of property was last used. I was thinking more of real estate than items, government already keeps track of real estate. There'd be less property in such an economy, and therefore, less in...
by Gloominary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

Re: More Minarchist than Libertarian

@Harbal So I could walk into Starbucks expecting a decent cup of coffee but end up with a mug full of dishwater? Well, okay, if you think it will lead to a better society. If someone says they're selling you coffee, and they sell you dishwater instead, that's fraud, they could be charged. If people ...
by Gloominary
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: More Minarchist than Libertarian
Replies: 37
Views: 5247

More Minarchist than Libertarian

Libertarians like to refer to their ideal state as minarchist, meaning government ought to minimally intervene in the economy and affairs of the people, but can a state be more minarchist than a libertarian state, without descending into complete anarchy? I think it can, for example, I'm not sure if...
by Gloominary
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Public Vice, Private Virtue
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: Public Vice, Private Virtue

Gloominary It's because of guys like this, the secular Bernarde Mandevilles on the one hand, and the religious John Calvins on the other, the world is so topsy-turvy. The scourge of consumerism began primarily in the northwestern nations of Europe in the renaissance and 'enlightenment', but it did ...