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Comment Re:The Power of the State. (Score 0) 232

Wrong, a right is a protection against government oppression. This protection requires a working Constitution. Government oppression happens when government is not bound by any rules, a Constitutional government is a government that is bound by rules. Unfortunately those rules can be bent and broken and then people lose their rights because government finds ways to get around those rules or just completely remove them.

The reason why rights are protections against government oppression is specifically because government cannot be punished for oppressing an individual. There is nobody to punish, no government official will be punished for the system oppressing the individual, which means that if you want rights to exist, you have to set up the government in such a way that it is given only very specific authorities under specific circumstances to limit individual freedoms but under all other circumstances such authorities cannot exist.

This is what the USA was premised upon, since it was created artificially as an attempt to provide individual rights, which did not exist prior to that time in any place on this planet, which is what made USA unique.

Unfortunately the rules were bent and broken and not because of a Monarch or a dictator, but because the mob destroyed individual rights in its desire to provide itself with entitlements at the expense of rights of others provided enough political capital for the politicians who were and are willing to use the mob to get into power and stay in power.

A right is a protection against government oppression guaranteed by the Constitution and the rules set up to limit government power. As to your right to keep arms and to protect your freedoms, that is only an extension of what I am talking about.

A right doesn't require anything from an INDIVIDUAL, but a right requires the COLLECTIVE to abide by the rules. Once the collective STOPS abiding by the rules you can attempt and use individual action to enforce your rights, but you will fail at that most likely since by that time the power of the collective grows much beyond your ability to defend your rights.

Comment The Power of the State. (Score 0, Insightful) 232

The Power of the State is absolute. What else is there to talk about here except for the complete lack of individual human rights?

A right is protection against government oppression, this is a case of government oppressing a 14 year old child all while using 'think of the children' rhetoric for its own political purposes.

Comment Re:Economics isnt science. (Score 0) 152

Are you for real? First you are talking about the Fed fucking up the economy, (which is correct), then you bring up Marx, who had 0 understanding of economics but had a pretty good jealousy complex, using him to bash CAPITALISM? Maybe Free Market even?

Ha! Government creating the Federal reserve bank, the ability to print fiat money, ability to manipulate interest rates is the exact opposite of free market capitalism, so how the heck in 2 paragraphs you create such a gigantic dichotomy and try to pass it as a coherent whole?

Great Depression was started by the Federal reserve printing fiat to help UK to get rid of its bad debt to France. The market used the fake money to blow up huge bubbles in farming stock, then the market corrected itself, the bubble imploded. Then Hoover and then FDR took that recession and turned it into the Great Depression by printing much more money, by creating government programs and policies that should have never existed in the first place. The only thing that took USA economy OUT of depression was the END of the WWII, when government consumption fell by 60% and taxes fell by 30%.

The 1971 default on the gold dollar by Nixon happened as a result of the bubble that was inflated by the government spending of the 50s and 60s. The following stagflation pushed women into the workforce, so that they could supplement the income that was lost due to the men paying higher taxes. The falling currency value (inflation due to money printing) pushed production out of the USA from 1970s, this in turn pushed for more money printing by the government and market manipulation.

The Fed holds 0% interest rates for the last 7 years, this is the only thing that keeps the FAKE economy sort of spinning. USA cannot actually afford 1% interest rate, never mind 10% or near 22% that Paul Volcker had to push towards in 1981 to stabilise the economy.

The payments debt at 0.13% are a staggering what, 350 Billion a year? What about 1% interest payment? At 18.37 TRILLION USD 1% interest rate is almost as unmanageable, forget 10%, 21%??? You can shut down the country.

You are looking at all of this and you are talking about Marx? MARX?

Well, the only thing I may ever agree with Marx is the need to abolish State in the first place, but that means no taxes, no Federal, no State taxes, no Federal, no State departments, no services, no Federal, no State checks either. I can agree with that.

Comment Main street economists are charlatans (Score 1, Informative) 152

Charlatans, that the so called 'main street economists' are will not go away with their nonsensical ideas about the need to 'guide' the economy in any way and their ways of 'guiding' the economy is what leads to the economic collapse. Of-course the economists are just mouthpieces of the government and of the Federal reserve, whose entire job is to justify the actions that politicians want to take anyway, actions that promise re-election rather than actions that promise a sound economy and a sound society.

A sound economy relies on the invisible hand of the market forces, directing scarce resources and re-allocating mis-allocated resources (and resources do get mis-allocated all the time, but in a free market economy the mis-allocation leads to lack of profits that eventually leads to ceasing of that particular activity and for a great reason n - resources that are mis-allocated hurt the economy).

Government routinely pushes policy designed to help politicians to get votes and not policy that makes any economic sense at all.

Money cannot be printed by government or pseudo-government agencies on the whim of a politician, who is promising 'free stuff'. Taxes on income and wealth are destructive to the economy because they reduce scarce savings and prevent economic activity from taking place. Government doesn't actually have anything of any value on its own, everything it doles out it has to take away first, and government doesn't "ask" for your taxes, government has guns.

Government economic policy is economic policy of a highway robber and the main stream economists are active cheerleaders to this highway robbery.

If actual empirical math model is created and it is used to forecast what will happen based on the money allocation, it may lead to a huge clash between the forces of evil (governments) and forces of science, and I don't think in that battle forces of science will win, because the mob chooses the evil, since the evil promises something for nothing.

Bernie Sanders is a force for evil, but so is Clinton, so is any politician who promises to do something for nothing, to take away from somebody to give to somebody else.

Comment Re:It won't matter (Score 1) 109

The Fed shouldn't exist and print and manipulate in the first place but it does. The economy needs market rates. Given the amount of debt and lack of production/productivity, the rates need to shoot up into high double digits. The Fed will not do that, since even low single digits will complete the economic collapse that was not allowed to run its course by the Fed so many times. From Greenspan, to Bernanke, to the current incarnation, they want to prop upnthe fake economy - stock and bond and housing and some other prices.

This worked for a long time given that the productive economies of the world absorber the Fed's inflation. However a couple of weeks back China decoupled from the USD and when the dollar pops and crashes, China will not be picking it up this time.

The Fed might even understand this, though I don't think Yellen personally understands anything at all.

In any case, USA needs high rates, but they also will crush its fake economy and the Fed proved that it will give the government whatever government wants and government never wants to be responsible for what is really happening. The problem of the welfare and robbery State will not be solved by the State or the people even, they don't want the actual solution, it is so painful they are scared of it.

The problem will be solved by the market, that will impose real interest rates by stopping credit and by refusing to take in fake money in exchange for real goods.

Wall street would make more REAL money with real interest rates in a healthy economy, but Wall street lives within the reality of the political system that prefers expediency and promises of free cake, so it uses fake 0% interest to its advantage the best it can. The Main street votes in politicians who promise free cake, that in turn leads to a fake economy.

This will end in pain and suffering of course. The collapse of the dollar and the US bond is closer than ever now, no more props by China and nobody else is big enough to prop the US up. Europe is not a coherent structure that can do it either. It was really a genious move by the US to set up the EU in hopes to create a bigger, more coherent market for its inflation. But I don't think it will help much at the end.

The much needed restructuring means a serious depression. The depression like none before, now that USA lost so much of its productive capacity. Americans should pray it is not some nationalist democrat that guides them through it but someone aligned with anarcho capitalist principles instead.

Comment Re:No surprise (Score -1) 211

Guess what, that is the point of the Constitution - protecting the rights of the individuals against of the oppression by the collective and its government. What are rights? Rights are protections against government protections. Why do individuals need these? Because nobody will ever be held personally accountable in a 'democratic' collectivist system.

The system cannot be punished by punishing any one individual and even individuals will not be punished, the Democratic system ensures that there is no personal responsibility

Democracy does not mean good government or good outcome, it means mobocracy, it means discrimination by majority against minority, it means 51% voting to tax the other 49% and not themselves.

Human rights are being trumpled, the socialist/communist/fascist collective works to undermine individual rights.

Without individual rights there can be no justice in the system, there can be no rule based process. Individual circumstances cannot be used to justify taking away the rights of the individuals. Rights are not entitlements to any service or product, they are not there to ensure equality of outcome. They are there to protect against the government oppression and abuse. Abuse such as taxing some people at rates different from other people.

There can be no real justice without equal application of law to all. There can be no equal application of law while people are being treated differently due to their personal circumstances.

The actual problem is the very idea of democracy and elections that let groups form that try to provide themselves with benefits while trying to take money away to those, who are not in the group.

Democracy doesn't work, it breaks down the rule based system. Democracy mixed with q government that can pass new laws does not work at all. We will have to learn that the hard way of course.

Comment Re:We're dealing with an imbalance of power here (Score -1) 211

It's idiotic, this pro-union propaganda argues that because of commoditization of labour and the fact that in any place there are always people in the middle, on top and on the bottom of the performance scale that this means unions are the answer, when the reality is that free market is the answer. Instead of trying to push for less freedoms, individuals needs to push for more, they need to start abolishing governments rather than creating new ones.

As to software developers, very few of them actually see themselves in management in 30 months as this clearly one sided and propagandistic story suggests. In fact most developers want to keep being developers, all they are after is some form of challenging work and good pay and given the relative lack of regulations in the tech sector (thank heavens), those who are doing good work are capable of getting that good pay.

Commoditization of labour is not a problem, lack of freedoms in the market place that prevent new companies from starting up is the problem and unions cannot solve that, they can only make the situation worse.

Now, certainly for the people who are not really interested in the work unions are a cushy answer, but luckily the way the technology sector moves, unions cannot really take hold in it, they just have no legs to stand on, they will trip and fall most of the time as companies shift jobs, outsource, automate more and that's a good thing. Last thing this world needs is more government and unions.

Comment Re:Uber = Public subsidized (Score -1) 204

Absolutely wrong. First of all saying that taxing and redistributing to taxis makes any kind of sense instead of having Uber is idiotic. Taxing oppresses everybody who is being taxed, Uber is not oppressing anybody, it is providing people with opportunities to participate on a completely voluntary basis. Drivers, riders, investors, employees - all voluntary participating to get a better outcome for themselves, you want to take that away and install government oppression instead.

As to insurance companies 'subsidising' and rates being 'higher' as a result, that is just a bold face lie!

How many accidents are prevented and what is the difference on the balance between some drivers using their normal insurance plus whatever insurance Uber supplies and the reduced number of accidents caused by less drunk driving?

You are moderated as 'insightfull', I am moderated as 'troll'. Figures.

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