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Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49142993) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Because there is such a thing as reputation, and concealed carry. Also, I didn't say get rid of governments, I said get them out of the markets. The only possible purpose of a government is to reduce aggression (ie murder, assault, theft, and their derivatives like rape and fraud).

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49142963) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
"Your entire argument is predicated on the existence of land that is free to use by others."

No it isn't. It's predicated on the fact that the government prevents people from starting small businesses. Why do you idiots think the only two possible systems are "Nazi boots on your face at all times" and "OMG ANARCHY"? Did the Nazis crush your head a little more than average?

"If everything is privately owned and they have nothing to offer but labor, which is devalued or valueless in our hypothetical robot-run world, where do they get this money?"

Where do people get money from now? Surely everyone can afford to spend $2.50 for 24 water bottles and sell them for 25 or 50 cents each? If you can't afford that, go to a food pantry.

"If he's starting with nothing,"

Why do you make retarded assumptions? Fuck, he can go sell some plasma and feed himself while making a little stand out of a discarded cardboard box. Just sell sealed, prepackaged stuff that you can buy in minor bulk.

If you want to discuss things, you would do well not to strawman people and go full retard with the reductio ad absurdum.

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49137743) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
You can't get $3 together to buy some bottled water to resell? This isn't hard.

Also note that your argument is the equivalent of saying "well, if the first rung on the ladder isn't on the literal absolute floor, we should let the government raise it up so high you need a college degree to flip burgers."

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49137669) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
It doesn't take long for them to get enough money to build a hot dog stand. You wouldn't just be buying it from "some bum". The point is that if you go and try to sell something, the police show up and murder you to death for not getting a permit which costs a huge amount of money, creating a barrier to entry. How can you claim to help the poor by sawing off ever higher rungs on the ladder to success?

Comment: Re:Where the economic system breaks down (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49135839) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
You work one of the few jobs that needs to be done by people, earning multiple millions in current purchasing power a year, and retire within a few years to live off of the interest. As a society gets richer, they work less, not by working shorter hours, but by retiring or "retiring" early. I, for one, wouldn't mind having a chain of robo-restaurants that I spend a few hours a week looking over while they rake in the bux.

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49135791) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Who creates corporations? If corporations didn't exist, how could they do all these evil things?

People don't realize that literally all evils in the marketplace are due to initiation of aggression, and in government we have an agency that claims that it has the right and moral obligation to initiate aggression at any time and in any place. Is it really a surprise that they are at the root of the problems we have in the marketplace?

Comment: Re:#1 slashdot article submitters (Score 1) 254

by tmosley (#49135781) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
No, you have Eudaimonia. Communists thought you could get there by pointing guns at people, but the truth is that you can only get there by incentivising people to make it so, and the simplest way to do that is to let them do what they want without harming others (prosecute or sue them for harm after the fact and the harm will stop fast) and let them keep the fruits of their labors.

Also, you don't have to die. The world we are trying to build is one without sickness or death. Extend the lifespan of man by a hundred years and by the end of that hundred years he will figure out how to extend it a thousand. At the end of that thousand, he will figure out how to extend it until the heat death of the universe. Sometime between now and then, we might just find a way around that as well.

Nihilism is automatically for the lose.

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