Tax Cuts for the SuperWealthy

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: Ron, I didn't avoid answering your question because I was asking who you considered "super wealthy". By your answer I believe you're talking about Bill Gates, Warren...

Tax Cuts for the SuperWealthy

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: Please clarify "super wealthy". Reason as the "wealthy" are now classified about I believe $200-250,000. With the new tax increases coming into existence 1 Jan we shall see...

Capitalist Structures

Capitalist exploitation is not a misuse, or abuse of capitalist structures. To exploit, under the rule of capital, is to use the structures of competitive capitalism in the very way they we intended and created to be used, which is for...

Tax Cuts for the SuperWealthy

Who believes that tax cuts for the superwealthy creates jobs?  Do the superwealthy invest their own money in job creation?  Or do they borrow the money in order to create wage jobs, and pay back the loan with the earnings of their commercial...

Capital Versus Labor

This is an answer to a comment posted by SEC: SEC wrote: They have been since the early 1900's and government has gone to bat 9 times out of 10 on the side of labor.   Ron Allen answers: I assume that "they" denotes labor. ...

Philosophy and Science

Popular ideology panders to commercial judgements and marketable  preferences, which renders objective reality through an opaque optic. Science aspires to render objective reality through a coherent and comprehensible optic.  And philosophy...

Democracy and Anarchism

Anarchism is democracy's corrective.  Statism is democracy's pathological falsification.  Bolshevism in Russia falsified democracy because it stamped out anarchism almost immediately after Lenin conquered the Russian state. 

The Victims of Capitalism

There are two classes of victims under the dictatorship of capital:  The excluded poor and the exploited workers are capitalism's conspicuous victims.  The exploiting rich are capitalism's contented and copacetic victims.  The rich are victims...

Capital Versus Labor

If capital can continually take from labor, then why can't labor once and for all take from capital?

Social and Political Animals

Human beings are social animals.  But we are also political animals.  It is our natural political qualities which keep our natural social attributes from congealing the human species into an instinctive mass of herd-like animals, unconscious...

Democracy: A Debate

R. A.: Those philosophical democrats who acknowledge the problem of bureaucracy have proposed solutions to the problem, but, we can never know with certainty if the problem of bureaucracy is theoretically solved unless or until we actually...

Freedom of Exchange: A Debate

R. A.: There is no true freedom of exchange, because there is no freedom to exchange productive labor for material goods. M. P.: Sure there is. Look at all those guys with signs saying "Will work for food". R. A.: Why are...

Granted Wishes

"May your every wish be granted." -- Ancient Chinese Curse

Democracy

If the basis and roots of democracy are shallow, then the strength, the stability and the durability of an attempt at democracy will be problematic, and democracy itself will be a precarious arrangement, a fragile agreement. Establishing and...

Authority: A Debate

A. B.: There's no way you can talk about authority without dealing with a scheme of centralization. R. A.: The word authority comes from the word author.  There can be one author, or many authors.  In a society authority can be...

Knowledge, Learning, and Wisdom

"No man is the wiser for his learning." -- John Selden (1584 – 1654, English jurist, scholar of England's ancient laws    and constitution, and scholar of Jewish law)

Anarchism and Democracy: A Debate

M. P.: You tried to restrict judgement of rightness the majorities decisions and their consistancy with anarchism to passing a law against murder. That's cherry- picking. R. A.: I made a choice of an example which was an obvious...

Federalism Versus Confederalism

Federalism is what you have when more than 50% of government is centralized and concentrated at the federal level; confederalism is what you have when more than 50% of government is established at the more localized municipal and regional levels.

The State and The Banks

"Government does not control the big banks; the big banks control the government." -- Anonymous

Rights: A Debate

R. P.: How do we know if a particular right pre-exists? R. A.: Your question assumes that rights pre-exist.  There are people who believe that rights pre-exist.  The word pre-exist is used in religion and philosophy to indicate and...

The Labor Market

"To separate labor from other activities of life and to subject it to the laws of the market was to annihilate all organic forms of existence and to replace them by a different type of organization, an atomistic and individualistic one. Such a...

Pierre Joseph Proudhon and Property

This is an answer to a comment posted by stevehayes13: stevehayes13 wrote: The notion that property is theft is an oxymoron. You can cite as many authorities as you like and you can play semantic games to your heart's content, but you...

Money and Charity

This is an answer to a comment posted by Gentileben: Gentileben wrote: Obviously your thoughts are all about money which you have rated as the foundation of all things in your world - either the lack of or the abundance of it. Get a...