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Comment Good riddance (Score -1) 166

"Full-time employment" is socialist nonsense. De facto there are no "employees", we all provide services to each other. Essentially, at some point the "social engineers" as part of their perpetual crusade of redesigning society decided that it is good idea (for them - because it is e.g. easier to quantify and exercise control) to standardize relationships between individual service providers and service consumers. Just look at this nonsense around Uber going on lately: government agents insist that they get to decide how to classify their drivers, as contractors or as "employees." Absurd.

Comment Mainstream economics is like astrology (Score -1) 213

"Mainstream economics" to the real scientific economics is like astrology to astronomy. If you are interested in real understanding of economics, read Hayek, Mises, Rothbard, forget Keynes and Krugman. "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design." -- Friedrich von Hayek. The only reason Keynesian "economics" views are so popular is that such "economists" provide "scientific" backing for politicians' plunder and manipulation of people.

Comment Yes (Score -1) 698

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” Robert A. Heinlein

"Free markets select for winning solutions." -- Eric S. Raymond