What does libertarianism have to do with lawlessness? Or lack of weapon ownership restrictions with murder? Oh, wait, you're a state worshipper.
Wow, utter bullshit from yet another person feeding at the taxpayer trough.
I'm sure he has a nice pension,too, so we can pay him not to work for 30-40 years.
How dare he criticize the world's up and coming new religion? Burn the heretic at the stake!
you have it backwards. the dollar was worth 1/350 of an ounce of gold - now its worth a mere 1/1600. the inflation you fear has already been here for a good 10 years.
however, the establishment applauds your ignorance.
We're in that awkward stage where it's too late to vote them out but too early, to shoot them.
You're not alone. Over here, we have SWAT team raids against people for selling raw milk.
If you ever felt you 'missed out' not living in the dark ages, I think you'll be getting your opportunity real soon now.
No, she didn't - despite thousands of statists hoping you believe so.
Rand had publicly stated that opponents of statism should collect benefits as restoration of funds taken from them by force, there would be no reason for her to hide it. She would have been more likely to flaunt it.
"It is obvious, in such cases, that a man receives his own money which was taken from him by force, directly and specifically, without his consent, against his own choice. Those who advocated such laws are morally guilty, since they assumed the “right” to force employers and unwilling co-workers. But the victims, who opposed such laws, have a clear right to any refund of their own money—and they would not advance the cause of freedom if they left their money, unclaimed, for the benefit of the welfare-state administration."
Then, there is this interesting piece of evidence against the claim:
Social Security Death Index
Name: Ayn Rand
Last Residence: 10019 New York, New York, New York, United States of America
Born: 2 Feb 1905
Died: Mar 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Doesn't look like an alias to me.
Right wing? When has individual liberty been "right wing" ? Seems like a liberal concept to me. John Locke anyone?
Yes, just like happened with the automotive industry when robotics were introduced. Efficiency doesn't eliminate jobs in our economy and never has. People move to new endeavors and society benefits.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. - Ronald Reagan
There are 3 types of people responding to this:
1. Those that blame the Republicans.
2. Those that blame the Democrats.
3. Those that actually get what's going on.
Until someone is willing to have the balls to tackle both the military industrial complex and entitlement programs, neither side is serious and neither side actually disagrees on anything of substance.
This might help some of you come to grips with the problem:
Note that if you eliminated the DoD entirely (yay!), we'd still be screwed.
The only answer is to cut government back to at least Clinton-era levels - unfortunately for the socialist bureaucrat-worshippers, that means radical changes to medicare, medicaid, and social security. Unfortunately for chicken-hawk Republicans, that means radical cuts to the DoD.
It'd sure be nice if this country could get back to the principal of individual liberty and personal responsibility, but I guess that's long gone.
Well, fine, so they're great at SCIENCE. How good are they at spying on their own citizens, printing money, and starting senseless wars? eh? eh? Yeah, that's what I thought, the US still has that market cornered... so there.
Why, you can't use 10th amendment rights. States rights are only for racists, the democrats told me so!
Capitalist economy? Where do you live? I think this took place in the United States, which is far from a capitalist economy
I'm just thankful that our leftist benefactor, George Soros makes plenty of money off of the TSA body scanners. If he wasn't a leftist, I'd feel like these were bad people