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May 03, 2011, 02:21:12 PM
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But doesn't that lead to monopoles and cartels? As we have it today e.g. with the central banks (not controlled by governments)?

Pfff....  Isn't this in a liberalism FAQ or something?   If not, it should.
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May 03, 2011, 02:27:54 PM
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where's the "who cares" option?
I read somewhere that an agree or disagree answer registers as "I don't care". I think you have to strongly agree or disagree to affect your score.

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May 03, 2011, 04:09:56 PM
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But doesn't that lead to monopoles and cartels?

Personally I wouldn't care about that, but no, it wouldn't lead to monopolies/cartels. On the contrary, it is way easier to achieve monopolies with excessive regulations as it creates artificial barriers to entry that make it prohibitively expensive for new players to enter the game.

I don't want to regulate the market. As far as I understand, would that draw you upwards in the diagram... The horizantal axis is the distribution of goods. Right: all to few, left: all to many.
Horizantol axis is the regulation via laws: Top: highly regulated, bottom: unregulated.

The horizontal axis represents economic freedom. The further left you are means the more laws you support regulating the market. The vertical axis represents personal freedom.
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May 03, 2011, 05:29:27 PM
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Here's one I just took. I've drifted mostly left, but also a bit down since I first took this test in my teens.


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May 03, 2011, 05:48:52 PM
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the social (y) axis must be biased differently than the CBC's compass, though the economic axis lines up.

voted NDP in the Canadian election.  sadly, my province is almost completely blue, except a single spot of red.
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May 03, 2011, 05:50:25 PM
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Here's one I just took. I've drifted mostly left, but also a bit down since I first took this test in my teens.




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May 03, 2011, 07:01:01 PM
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Ah, come on. Can't all anarchists get along here? At least I'm the most anti-authoritarian in this thread  Grin (well, according to this biased test.)
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May 03, 2011, 07:32:17 PM
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Ah, come on. Can't all anarchists get along here? At least I'm the most anti-authoritarian in this thread  Grin (well, according to this biased test.)

Yeah, I was kidding.  As long as you don't have the police tax me and torture me to reveal my wallet encryption password, I'm fine...
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May 03, 2011, 07:36:03 PM
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But doesn't that lead to monopoles and cartels? As we have it today e.g. with the central banks (not controlled by governments)?
IMHO already a P2P protocoll is something which no completely unregulated.

Do you realize that central banks are established by governments? And that the members are also appointed by government? They claim to be independent but that is far from the truth. Also, the idea that monopolies rise without government regulation is a myth. Regulation often prevents smaller businesses from competing with larger ones. See this article for more details: https://www.mises.org/journals/rae/pdf/RAE9_2_3.PDF

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May 03, 2011, 10:27:47 PM
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http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-4.12&soc=-7.38


Hmm, bever seen myself as a leftist libertarian.

I'm finding the libertarian left to be one of the more interesting political/philosophical phenomena out there.

http://all-left.net/ is as good a place as any to explore.

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May 03, 2011, 10:34:17 PM
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Sheldon Richman blog entry at The American Conservative on left-libertarianism (I think I found it via via this Hit & Run post)

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May 04, 2011, 12:49:58 AM
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We started off with right libertarian people (like me and a few others), but the thread quickly shifted to left libertarian people!!!

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May 04, 2011, 01:48:17 AM
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We started off with right libertarian people (like me and a few others), but the thread quickly shifted to left libertarian people!!!

What is happening to our awesomeness!? Cry

Let's just rejoice in our (so-far seemingly) universally-shared anti-authoritarian beliefs. We don't really conflict, anyways, since in a post-State world each community will choose how it operates, so there will undoubtedly be anarchic communities of all persuasions, and each person will be free to choose a community that best reflects their own values.
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May 04, 2011, 02:08:58 AM
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We started off with right libertarian people (like me and a few others), but the thread quickly shifted to left libertarian people!!!

What is happening to our awesomeness!? Cry

Let's just rejoice in our (so-far seemingly) universally-shared anti-authoritarian beliefs. We don't really conflict, anyways, since in a post-State world each community will choose how it operates, so there will undoubtedly be anarchic communities of all persuasions, and each person will be free to choose a community that best reflects their own values.

Fair enough. But being anti-authoritarian doesn't imply you want anarchy - there are varying degrees of it. For example, I still support a government run military, police force, and a few other essentials... But with very very low taxes and spending.
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May 04, 2011, 08:53:43 AM
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This is weird. I grew up in a democrat family and had far-left beliefs until a couple years ago when I educated myself. I'm not surprised to be neat the bottom, but I'm a little surprised to be slightly to the right than to the left.
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May 04, 2011, 09:13:44 AM
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May 04, 2011, 09:26:40 AM
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Muah ah ah ah.

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May 04, 2011, 09:36:29 AM
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Exactly.  And I'm coming for all you anarchist lefties. Be warned.  In the end, as gin-scented tears stream down your face, you will realize that you love Big Brother.
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May 04, 2011, 09:39:36 AM
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May 04, 2011, 09:53:10 AM
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We started off with right libertarian people (like me and a few others), but the thread quickly shifted to left libertarian people!!!

What is happening to our awesomeness!? Cry

Let's just rejoice in our (so-far seemingly) universally-shared anti-authoritarian beliefs. We don't really conflict, anyways, since in a post-State world each community will choose how it operates, so there will undoubtedly be anarchic communities of all persuasions, and each person will be free to choose a community that best reflects their own values.

Fair enough. But being anti-authoritarian doesn't imply you want anarchy - there are varying degrees of it. For example, I still support a government run military, police force, and a few other essentials... But with very very low taxes and spending.

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