Both of them can choose exactly how much privacy they want, because they're both rich.
I'm not sure what you mean here......you don't think Gates would be happier if people weren't flying helicopters by to see what his house looks like?
Please, please put this model together and publish this study. I am begging you! All it would take is a month or two of time by a few Libertarian nerds who want to strut their math modelling stuff. I would truly love to see some Libertarians create a precise quantitative model of how they think societies and economies work for the rest of us to examine and critique.
Apparently you wouldn't read that study either, since you didn't seem to read this one.
Along this same line - I notice that you apparently believe resource use is an arbitrary and biased component to include in a model.
The arbitrariness is in discarding all other potential factors, some of which are mentioned in the introduction of the paper before they are discarded.
How does Ayn Rand's words render them irrelevant? Do the "producers" conjure resources out of thin air?
Go ahead and critique Ayn Rand. The point of using her as an analogy was to help people see how weak this paper is, that the same method could be used to support her work. Apparently you didn't see it.
(hint: think of world populations of (maybe) a few hundred million, not 7-10 billion).
How did you come up with that estimate?
I wonder how polite the old west and the gold rush area were?
Reportedly very polite. They say in the old west, if you didn't get out of your seat when a woman walked in (so she could sit down), someone else would punch you out of your seat. (the gold rush was supposedly good in 48, but the 49ers ruined it all).
Of course, the code of politeness was different than your code, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there. In my experience cultures where fights are more likely to occur (because everyone is carrying a gun or whatever) tend to be more polite, because being rude can get you hurt or killed (think of The Three Musketeers).
(there has never existed a more regulated society than the modern West).
They call it Byzantine for a reason......also 1700s Germany gets a special mention, and it wasn't by accident Prague produced Kafka. So your claim is somewhat questionable.
yeah, but its a similar situations with politicians.
So true. How can you tell a politician is lying?
They chose only a few different variables to look at. If all you do is look at inequality and resource use, the answer you get is going to be in terms of inequality and resource use. This is similar to if you have a rocket flying through space carrying a flea; and the only variable you examine is the flea jumping, you are going to find a huge correlation between the jumps of the flea and the trajectory of the rocket. In other words, they might be right or they might not, but this way of studying it won't give you any good conclusions.
To understand my point, (if you've read the paper), consider if they had been Ayn Rand disciples instead of modern democrats. It would have been just as easy to create the model in terms 'producers' and 'leaches,' and deriving whatever conclusion you want from that.
I'm trying to help people know that salaries have gone up, which will benefit me, too.
Frankly, if we threw 4 ten ton spheres into relatively deep space (e.g. solar orbit), arranged them at the vertices of a tetrahedron, and then used laser interferometry between the spheres, and then threw another ten ton sphere across the solar system at a non-trivial speed, and through the tetrahedron, not intersecting a face or the body center, we could pretty much say once and for all if there were gravity waves or not, based on delay (or non-delay) of the effect of the moving sphere being "not there, then suddenly there, then suddenly not there", at least to about 1/2 the wavelength used by the interferometers (hence the need for a "non-trivial speed" for what is, in effect, a gravitational probe inserted into the system, to do the experiment).
That doesn't sound easy to get right, even with a ton of money. That's a tough engineering problem there.
Also most of the universities here have non-California kids in ever increasing numbers. That means the land of milk and honey is not producing high end high school graduates.
It actually means out-of-staters pay more. Sometimes a lot more.