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Anonymous Conservative -- Floating Cities Being Floated
'...truth be told, we don’t need new cities, we need a frontier. The problem with mankind today is we lack a frontier, beyond government reach. I think the frontiers are good because they mold man into a model designed to function without fitting in or being constrained. Conformity is an intellectual killer, because I think it bleeds into every facet of a people’s psychology and thought processes. -- Picture one group of people who live in total freedom with no rules, and another group who are told what to do every moment of their lives. Pit them against each other in a creative competition, and I do not think there is any question who would win. -- Spreading out into space will be the final evolution of mankind, favoring a more libertarian, individualistic, combat-capable but conflict-avoidant strategy.'
rkselectiontheory  libertarianism  individualism 
2 days ago by adamcrowe
Does anybody know any good jokes? Libertarian Humor? : Libertarian
A DEA agent, together with an ATF and an FBI agent, as part of a task force, arrive at a ranch in western Nebraska. The agents tell the rancher, "We need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."
The old rancher says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there."
The DEA agent verbally explodes saying, "Mister, we have the authority of the Federal Government with us." Reaching into his rear pocket and removing his badge, the agent proudly displays it to the farmer. "See this badge, this badge means we are allowed to go wherever we wish on any land. No questions asked nor answers given. Have I made myself clear, do you understand?"
The old rancher nods politely and goes about his chores.
Later, the rancher hears loud screams and spies the three agents running for their lives and close behind is the rancher's notoriously ill-tempered and territorial bull. With every step, the bull is gaining ground on the agents. They are clearly terrified.
The old rancher immediately throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs...
"Your badges! Show him your badges!"
libertarianism  funny 
8 days ago by imaginaryfriend
Libertarian Jokes - Liberty.me
Bob: “What’s the difference between a minarchist and and an anarchist?”

Joe: “I dunno, what?

Bob: “About 6 months.”
libertarianism  funny 
8 days ago by imaginaryfriend
A platform for working class unity? The Revolutionary Communist Party’s Red Front and the 1987 election – Hatful of History
Why is the Red Front worth revisiting historically? The RCP, for better or worse, was one of the most infamous left-wing groups in Britain during the 1980s and 1990s and their influence has reverberated far beyond their relative size in the two decades since dissolving. The Red Front was an episode in the RCP’s history when the group attempted to break out of its contrarian persona and whether sincere or not, tried to build links with other leftist groups and activists. Initiatives to build unity across the British far left have occurred throughout the twentieth century (and even into the twenty-first), usually in times of ascendency, and have almost always failed. The Red Front is an interesting example of this at a time when the British left was in retreat in the face of Thatcherism.
RCP  RevolutionaryCommunistParty  Spiked  LabourParty  KinnockNeil  RedFront  LivingMarxism  libertarianism  AIDS  TheNextStep  TheLeft  FurediFrank 
10 days ago by petej
Balkinization
Comment on errors and problems with "Democracy in Chains: The deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America" by Nancy MacLean.
book  review  history  libertarianism  confirmation-bias  racism 
18 days ago by tsuomela
Public Policy after Utopia - Niskanen Center
<< If we stick to the data we do have, and inspect the top ranks of the Social Progress Index, which is based on progressive assumptions about basic needs, the conditions for individual health, well-being, and opportunity, you’ll mostly find the same countries that populate the Freedom Index’s leaderboard. >>
libertarianism  socialism 
22 days ago by absfac
Meditations On Moloch
Any human with above room temperature IQ can design a utopia. The reason our current system isn’t a utopia is that it wasn’t designed by humans. Just as you can look at an arid terrain and determine what shape a river will one day take by assuming water will obey gravity, so you can look at a civilization and determine what shape its institutions will one day take by assuming people will obey incentives.

But that means that just as the shapes of rivers are not designed for beauty or navigation, but rather an artifact of randomly determined terrain, so institutions will not be designed for prosperity or justice, but rather an artifact of randomly determined initial conditions.

Just as people can level terrain and build canals, so people can alter the incentive landscape in order to build better institutions. But they can only do so when they are incentivized to do so, which is not always. As a result, some pretty wild tributaries and rapids form in some very strange places.
economics  poetry  Ginsberg  Moloch  discordianism  libertarianism  failure  utopia  politics  commons  2014 
24 days ago by zzkt

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