Thoughts

What is mathematically interesting and logically valid may be theoretically valuable, and yet also be empirically controversial, and experientially debatable. The Chicago School of economics -- with its fervently free-market economic...

Thoughts

Capitalism involves a plutocratic form of government, which is a pluto-democracy, a liberal democracy, a bourgeois democracy, with the class of proprietors being both the citizens and the electors, as well as being the legislators and...

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I think it can be argued that Karl Marx did recognize that capitalism involves a form of government -- i.e., a liberal plutocracy with a bourgeois state. When Marx was alive and writing, only those with property could vote, and only those with...

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Perhaps the choice between individualism and communism is an extremist choice, a hardliner choice, or a fundamentalist choice.  Perhaps the choice between the two extremities is an extremist choice.  What if the choice is only a matter of...

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The most effective check on natural human evil is ever and always our natural human  goodness, kindness, and generosity. Communism is not statist. Communism is anarchist. We now have both statism and capitalism. ...

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Capitalism necessitated and coerced fundamental changes in human behavior in order for it to work.  For example, modern capitalism both required and enforced the commodification of human labor. In other words, human labor was transformed into a ...

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Well-meaning people, who occupy a power vacuum, will likely want to retain and maintain the power over others which they have captured and usurped.  Such well-meaning power- grabbers will soon become power-corrupted deciders. ...

Quotation

"Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away." -- Sophocles

Thoughts

If greed is only a part of human nature, then perhaps there is another part of human nature. Perhaps this other part of human nature is generosity. If greed were the only makeup of human nature, or if greed were the dominating part of human...

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I agree with John Lock's opinion that freedom cannot exist without a will to exercise it. I also agree with his opinion that a will cannot be said to exist unless it has the freedom to act. Concerning liberty, John Locke defined liberty as...

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Is it proper for those who are the docile victims of organized brutal violence to initiate physical force of violence against their tyrannical oppressors, in order to dissolve, stop and terminate the command-and-control authority of their...

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Truth is both seductive and subversive. There is a balance of powers within the organized state, between the branches of government; but, there is no balance of powers between the existing political state  and civil society....

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Those with sufficient economic power can afford enough military power to enforce their will.  We cannot isolate or abstract the free market from private property. Private property does have a place for the use, or threat of physical force. ...

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Anarchism is not the absence of laws in a society.  Rather, anarchism is the absence of statutory law; anarchism is the absence of legislative law. Anarchism is the presence of moral law. Anarchism is not chaos and disorder....

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Creativity is a fundamental characteristic of human being. Creativity is as fundamental to being human as is freedom. If there are actual truths, then are there possible truths? Communism is about the formation, the...

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A name denoting that which does not and cannot exist is nonsense. Saying that a libertarian democracy is impossible is sheer dogmatism on the part of ideological capitalists. A libertarian democracy is not self-evidently impossible. ...

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It seems that the only way to achieve full employment in a capitalist regimen is to engineer a lot of underemployment, or a lot of part-time employment. Past human failures do not determine the limits of humanity’s future...

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If the United Stated Constitution can be vaguely called a "social contract", for example, it is not an uncontested contract, it is not an undisputed charter, it is not an unchallenged constitution.  The United States Constitution is not a...

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Some will say that democracy is necessary, but by itself is not enough. The real checks and balances that insure freedom in democratic societies are undemocratic and immovable in nature - such as the U.S. Constitution. My answer to this is...

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The government of these United States is not a democracy. However, a democracy  can be a constitutional arrangement, and a republic can be a democracy. The United States is a representative democracy, because only the representatives bring...

Gay Marriage

If gay marriage is wrong, then don't do it. If polygamy is wrong, then don't do it. If masturbation is wrong, then don't do it. If gays wish to marry, then let them be. If the state makes laws to please some, and to punish others, that...

Quotation

"Politics is the conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

Thoughts

There are those who will say that a democracy can vote to kill whoever the members want. I suppose that if you have an aristocratic, or a plutocratic government, the aristocrats and the plutocrats can vote, as the members of a ruling-class...

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On June 18, 2004, Neal Boortz was talking about school children and school bus stops,  and Mr. Boortz declared: "I am a social darwinist." I believe that people would listen to a more intelligent radio talk show, if it were aired at the...

Thoughts

I am a fully convinced social democrat. I am fully convinced that a social democracy can succeed in achieving what social democrats desire.  And, I am fully convinced that a social democracy can be the best arrangement -- ethically best as...