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"On the free market, everyone earns according to his productive value in satisfying consumer desires. Under statist distribution, everyone earns in proportion to the amount he can plunder from the producers."
~ Murray Rothbard

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Dogbert on the Non-Aggression Principle

Posted in Austrian School / Libertarian Theory on May 5th, 2015

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Go to http://blog.dilbert.com/ for more Dilbert cartoons!

Millenials are the least trusting (and most diverse) American generation ever

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on May 5th, 2015

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:-) Sun Tsu on Political Correctness

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on May 5th, 2015

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North American’s infinite neediness to feel good about themselves without doing anything difficult

Posted in Misc on May 5th, 2015

—“Whole Foods just plays on North American’s infinite neediness to feel good about themselves without doing anything difficult.” — Carolynn Smith

Third week in a row: Black mob violence closes carnival. Racine.

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars, Lost Republic Original on May 5th, 2015

Third week in a row. The narrative of the egalitarian cult cannot survive all those youtube videos / tweets / comments.

The way for a heterogeneous polity to succeed is probably by pushing everything into the market place of voluntary exchange and promoting a diversity of institutions. (NOT by promoting a diversity of people under uniform institutions.)

Inequality is NOT a measure of injustice. The left pursues equality with the zeal of a fundamentalist religion. It’s am impossible goal, and that may very well be the point — what good is a messiah once he has arrived?

The law of Karma must be restored. Without it, these communities are infantilized.

Like economic Marxism, cultural Marxism gives unsuccessful people two very dangerous things: an excuse and enemy. Nothing good will result.

HIT & RUN BLOG RSS At U-M, Sexual Violence Includes ‘Discounting Feelings,’ ‘Withholding Sex’

Posted in Educational Freedom, Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on May 4th, 2015

Feminists. Ridiculing and destroying the only culture in the world that tolerates them

The redefinition of the word violence continues among revelations that discounting a sexual partner’s feelings and withholding sex constitutes sexual violence at the University of Michigan. The relevant info can be found at the university’s “Stop Abuse” webpage:

Examples of sexual violence include: discounting the partner’s feelings regarding sex; criticizing the partner sexually; touching the partner sexually in inappropriate and uncomfortable ways; withholding sex and affection; always demanding sex; forcing partner to strip as a form of humiliation (maybe in front of children), to witness sexual acts, to participate in uncomfortable sex or sex after an episode of violence, to have sex with other people; and using objects and/or weapons to hurt during sex or threats to back up demands for sex.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/25/at-u-m-sexual-violence-includes-discount

Black crime statistics, police violence statistics, and lying progressives.

Posted in Crime / Punishment / Justice Theory, Egalitarianism / Culture Wars, Lost Republic Original on May 4th, 2015

Progressives make their case with anecdotes. Conservatives need to counter with data.

The conservative strategy has to be telling the truth, and being as intolerant of lies as possible. Constantly ask them: Why are you lying?

“Police in America kill around 300 black people per year. Black criminals kill 1000 white people and over 6000 blacks. So yes, we can talk about the police thing. But we’ve got some other things to talk about too…”

Outside of STEM disciplines, Universities are no longer place where people learn to seek truth. They are places where people learn to lie.

Margaret Thatcher on the *GAP* between rich and poor

Posted in Money/Economy/Taxes on May 3rd, 2015

Succinctly states the rather obvious idiocy of this line of reasoning.

Fifth NYPD officer to be shot in as many months.

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars, Police Brutality / Abuse on May 3rd, 2015

The future of the US is Brazil.

http://nypost.com/2015/05/02/nypd-cop-shot-in-the-head-in-queens/

Only top incoming earning women getting married

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on May 3rd, 2015

The only group of women for whom marriage rates have not declined are the upper 10% income earners. For all others, they’ve dropped precipitously.

http://aeon.co/magazine/society/how-rising-inequality-is-changing-marriage/

Surprise! Women trump men on CEO pay

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on April 30th, 2015

We have to punish liars. Suppressing lying the way we suppress aggression is probably enough.

“So far, 21 of the 22 current female CEOs in the Standard & Poor’s 500 have reported their latest compensation, including Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer, defense contractor Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Marillyn Hewson and CEO Carol Meyrowitz of retailer TJX (TJX), and they were paid an average of $18.8 million during their latest fiscal years, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ and Bespoke Investment Group. That far exceeds the average $12.7 million paid to the 455 current male CEOs in the S&P 500 that have reported compensation data for the same time period.

“The compensation awarded to female CEOs, on average, also outstrips the $14.3 million average paid to all the CEOs of the 100 largest publicly held companies that had reported through early April, according to pay tracker Equilar and compensation consultant Towers Watson.”

http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2015/04/30/surprise-women-trump-men-on-ceo-pay/

Law Without the State by David Friedman

Posted in Money/Economy/Taxes on April 29th, 2015

I’ve slowly drifted away from the Mises Institue’s apriorism and toward the consequentialist arguments of David Friedman.

This is a great lecture, though I think he errs (or perhaps a little loose with metaphors) in his appeal to nature early on. It’s so riddled with exceptions and qualifications, that they exceptions can easily be the rule.

Schoolgirls Sent Naked Pics To Boys… The Boys Were Suspended. The Girls Reprimanded.

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on April 29th, 2015

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/schoolgirls-sent-naked-pics-to-boys-the-boys-were-suspended-the-girls-reprimanded/

When progressive journalists are beaten silly and robbed en masse by progressive citizens in a progressive city run by a progressive mayor . . .

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on April 29th, 2015

When progressive journalists are beaten silly and robbed en masse by progressive citizens in a progressive city run by a progressive mayor, elected by progressive voters in a country headed by a progressive president, what is the appropriate reaction for a reader of such accounts or even simply a casual observer to have?

Is asking someone to pass the popcorn considered rude or indifferent?

If popcorn passing is intolerant, would something more multicultural like asking someone to pass the churros be more palatable?

I’m so confused.

So back to the only thing that matters to me and my family: creating and building things.

And cashing up.

Ka-Ching is not a province in China.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3058447/At-five-journalists-attacked-rioters-covering-violent-Freddie-Gray-demonstrations-Baltimore.html

Rape Poem to end all Rape Poems

Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on April 19th, 2015

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