Bob_Robertson

Bob_Robertson

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203 weeks ago @ Cagle Post - Fix the Internet · 0 replies · +2 points

What's broken are the legal monopolies that telephone and tv cable companies enjoy. How many times must the abusive nature of monopolies be demonstrated before government stops creating them?

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - Can Anarcho-Capitalism... · 0 replies · +2 points

An entire book of that? Ick.

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - Can Anarcho-Capitalism... · 0 replies · +1 points

You are more than welcome. The Mises Institute archives are truly vast.

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - Can Anarcho-Capitalism... · 2 replies · +5 points

The cure for that is "The Not So Wild Wild West": http://mises.org/document/1689/American-Experimen...

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - Can Anarcho-Capitalism... · 0 replies · +4 points

One exception in my lifetime, the Civilian Aeronautics Board. The airline regulators.

And the result of that "deregulation" was lower prices and better service. Almost as if that could have been predicted.

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - Can Anarcho-Capitalism... · 4 replies · +7 points

As others have mentioned, Mises was a man of his times. Just like Ayn Rand, the word "anarchist" to them meant bomb-throwing Socialists.

If you agree with what you think Mises was saying, then bravo. Have all the state you want. Subscribe to whatever law-structure you feel you want to.

Just don't force it on anyone else.

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - Can Anarcho-Capitalism... · 4 replies · +13 points

I don't understand the question. "Anarcho-capitalism" works every day.

No one tells me where to shop, where to live, how much rent to pay, what job to perform, when to work or when to play. In every way, that which WORKS in society is that which is anarcho-capitalist in nature.

So what doesn't work? Municipal monopolies, government law enforcement, government courts, government war, government regulation, asset forfeiture, prohibition, and on, and on.

Scratch the surface of EVERY problem, and government will be there either directly causing it, prolonging the problem, or making it worse.

204 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - What A Divided Berlin ... · 1 reply · +6 points

The Empire of Washington is heading that way, with the ever increasing restrictions and difficulty of "crossing the border", constant talk of a southern-border "fence", the recent increase in the barriers to citizen exit, and the world-wide reach of the Infernal Revenue Service.

Yet still today, the North-South split of Korea. All the same symptoms, and immense wealth squandered, not only by North Korea, but by the Empire of Washington as well, to maintain the horrible divide.

If I could back one of the Empire's "military minds" into a corner, and get a real and honest answer as to "why maintain that de-militarized zone at all?", I'm pretty sure I would not be able to understand the answer. Their reasons are just too foreign to my way of thinking.

205 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - War Making and Class C... · 1 reply · +9 points

"So, forget about abolishing political power"

No.

"Chaos and strife are inherent in human existence"

That's why markets exist. Cooperation because cooperation works better than strife and chaos.

"As are continued attempts at reaching Utopia"

Exactly. Utopia, being perfected political power, total central state planning. People do keep trying to enact Utopian schemes, to the impoverishment and death of millions. Hundreds of millions.

Anarchy: It could not possibly be worse.

205 weeks ago @ Ludwig von Mises Insti... - War Making and Class C... · 4 replies · +7 points

You are correct that people will fight over political power no matter what.

So, abolish political power. Problem solved.