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MenKlash

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“The only ‘fair’ is laissez-faire, always and forever.” ― Dmitri Brooksfield

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I'd prefer the term statism, but I agree with you.

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Eat the Fed!

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I mean if you’re gonna criticize the whole capitalist system sure.

  1. The Federal Reserve purchases assets and thereby increasing bank reserves.
  2. The banks expand credit and consequently the money supply.
  3. All prices are raised, and the rate of interest is artificially lowered.
  4. Misleading signals to businessmen starts to emerge, causing them to make malinvestments.
  5. Businesses overinvest in capital goods and underinvest in consumer goods.
  6. As the "time preference" of the public have not really got lower, consuming is preferred over saving.
  7. There is a lack of enough saving-and-investment to buy all the new capital goods.
  8. Then, "depression" originates in order to reestablish the consumer's old time-preference proportions.
  9. The banks return to their natural and desired course of credit expansion...

FIAT money is independent of capitalism. Its coercive existence leads to distortions of relative prices and the production system, as government and its central bank will always tend to be inflationary.

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Sometimes I just lose my patience for certain dem-bashing clapdoodle. This is not the time to ruminate about the progressive ambitions of our wildest dreams. It’s time to hit the GOP in the head with fucking brick and hope it stays down long enough to save the planet and the species from an imminent danger of creeping authoritarian tyranny on a global scale. As the U.S. goes, so will most of the democracies left in the world. Just a matter of time.

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@shoq Using the fear of an "imminent danger" from your undesirable political ideology is, ironically, an authoritarian and populist way to gain power. They can't abolish (representative) democracy by winning elections through that same system, unless you ban people from participating in it.

For example, Hitler managed to convince the Reichstag to give up their power, by making it seem that the communists were about to take over, and therefore absolute power was needed to stop them.

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Should Sex Work be legalized?

Obviously, if you have more to say about it, comment below!

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@RickiTarr Yes, absolutely.

Most of the precarious conditions evolving it are indirect consequences of its illegalization.

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Los estatistas dicen que, a pesar de todo, el Estado del Bienestar produce sociedades socialmente más justas. Y pretenden probarlo, porque, haciendo un empleo abusivo del concepto de «justicia», han convertido en «derechos» a satisfacer en nombre de la «justicia social», lo que no eran más que reivindicaciones propugnadas por determinados grupos políticos y sindicales.

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Taxation is robbery. I live in Argentina (+100% in taxes) and I have this problem too.

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Mileiístas (in spanish).

Yes, I voted him, but to defend myself from the state. I don't think that, in the long-term, he's going to save our current crisis. In fact, I advocate for the complete abolishment of the state through agorism.

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lunatics that cry at taxation but orgasm at rent and profiting off others’ work.

The former is only possible through institutional compulsion and coercion. The latter is through a voluntary contract that expresses the cooperation of both parties to work for each other, as they have a property interest in specific performance of the other.

Denying this process of voluntary exchange is, implicitly, denying the free will of the tenant and worker.

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If the person renting a home stops paying, the landlord will use force to evict the person.

In this case, the force applied by the landlord is legimitate because the tenant is not performing their contractual obligations over the property of the landlord.

You didn’t pay taxes? Here, lemme force you to stay in prison for a while, also here’s a fine on top of that.

There is no contract between the government and citizen that legitimize the violence of the state. Any theory of a "social contract" will be unilateral by nature. Actually, the state itself is a threat to the Non-Agression Principle.

Not all contracts are voluntary and, more importantly, the workers are almost always the weaker party when it comes to negotiation.

The asymmetries of power between both parties does not mean the contract is not voluntary. In fact, any government intervention in the labor market will make this situation worse, as these encourage poverty and harm those workers who are the less productive in the market.

If you leave it to the market to “self-regulate”, you’ll just get feudalism 2.0, where companies become the new noble houses

As long as private property is not violated by institutional coercion; as long as the system of prices is not manipulated by any government policy; as long as human action and his natural rights are respected: social cooperation through the division of labor will flourish, as voluntary exchange is the source of economic progress.

Indeed, civilization itself is inconceivable in the absence of private property. Any encroachment on property results in loss of freedom and prosperity, as property is the only way to resolve conflicts by the existence of scarce resources.

The market is a process, not an "equilibrium model". It is not designed, but emerged from human action.

Really, any sufficiently big company will act just like a govt, full of unnecessary bureaucracy

The difference is that having market concentration does not mean being a monopoly. In fact, a monopoly is a government-grant privilege, for gaining legal rights to be a preferred producer is the only way to maintain a monopoly in a market setting.

The state can not have direct consumer feedback; it can not act economically. Instead, it collects taxes and spends them arbitrarily following interest groups.

"In a market economy, the range of quality, quantity, and type of goods and services correspond to social needs. These goods are services that are valued by consumers, and hence, they will be provided if it is economically feasible to do so relative to other social priorities."

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Do you believe no one can live outside the authority of the government?
Do you believe in theft and redistribution of wealth to fund their programs?
Do you believe a small oligarchy of politicians can best regulate the economy?
Do you believe a monopoly of fiat currency must be maintained?
Do you believe in using violence and force against those who disagree with you?

If yes, I think you should reconsider your position about who "deserve oxygen" and who does not.

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you kind of force people to enter into rent because they can’t afford houses and you control the rent however you want.

The landlords are providing a service to those who can't afford houses, and the tenants, through economic calculation, determine that it's better to pay for a department rather that saving for a house.

In fact, deficit spending, printing fiat money and manipulating interest rates harm savings and relative prices.

"If there seems to be a shortage of supply to meet an evident demand, then look to government as the cause of the problem."

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Every person who think that their vote (in a representative democracy) matters, is a victim of the illusion of universal participation in the use of institutional coercion, that is, the state.

However, what makes the state different from other coercive entities, such as organized crime groups, is that it enjoys some form of popular legitimacy. In other words, in addition to enslaving its inhabitants physically, it needs to secure their mental servitude as well.

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In other words there’s no hope

Privatize everything.

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Government police "services" must be abolished.

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Believing that banning a piece of fabric will stop police oppression is, ironically, encouraging such oppression by coercively violating the right to private property and freedom of expression.

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The free market is not, as the social Darwinists imagine, a struggle between rich and poor, strong and weak. It is the principal means by which human beings cooperate in order to live. If each of us had to produce all his food and shelter by himself, almost no one could survive. The existence of large-scale society depends absolutely on social cooperation through the division of labor.

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Can we afford for everybody to try to live at the expense of everybody?

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Moral outrage against corrupt leaders is not an isolated historical phenomenon but a common precursor of change. It happens again and again whenever one era gives way to another. . . . This widespread revulsion comes into evidence well before people develop a new coherent ideology of change. As we write, there is as yet little evidence of an articulate rejection of politics. That will come later. It has not yet occurred to most of your contemporaries that a life without politics is possible.

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Easy money is slavery.

The existence of FIAT money (that is, the state monopoly of the money supply) is the mere source of the business cycle and the discoordination emerged in the economy.

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No amount of prolix explanation excuses even the act of stereotyping.

It depends on why and how you use stereotypes.

Prejudice only properly refers to judgments formed without consideration of the available information.

Prejudging is legitimate when we do not have all the relevant facts of an object or subject, having to resort to inductive reasoning in order to try to induce and predict its individual characteristics.

It's all about trying to make new information about someone or something, so we can economize information.

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