Actually there are programs to encourage men to go into nursing. Men don't though, do you know why? Same reason women don't get into computer science: cultural conditioning.
Isn't "cultural conditioning," just another way of saying "how to raise your kids?" So what are the types of conditioning that are personally acceptable to you?
The problem is that property is not pulled out of vacuum, it's created out of natural resources depriving others of said resources.
At this point, on this planet, just about everything that can be owned already *is* owned. So the exchange of property (i.e., matter) for money (i.e., time) and vice-versa works within that system according to the rules that emerge from natural rights.
If by "natural resources," you mean stuff that somebody already owns (e.g., land, minerals they've mined, etc.), and that ownership is legally recognized by some contemporary government, but you have some sort of cosmic-fairness-based argument why they *shouldn't* own it, objections about how they historically came to own it, or ideas about how we ought to provide some sort of reparations for the wrongs that came along with that initial establishment of ownership, then please just stop here - I don't care to have that argument. We had our "Wild West" days of expansion and acquisition, and I wouldn't disagree that many people were wronged in that time. But the sad fact is that, no matter how you personally feel about it, those things *are* owned, and in just about every nation there's a framework that both supports the legitimacy of the current owners. That argument is focused on the redistribution of current ownership based on past grievances, not a real critique of property rights.
However, I agree that there's a problem if by "natural resources" you mean "stuff that nobody owns yet." That's an interesting issue - given, at this point that would almost have to be something extra-planetary. The right to property can't exist unless there's a government that can effectively prevent others from depriving you of property by force or fraud. While we're done with the Wild West days on this planet, there's a whole universe out there that isn't under lock and key by any planetary government.
So the question is, can we somehow devise a system under which the next phase of expansion and acquisition is done in a more orderly and just fashion than the last one?
Or does 'this' libertarian fall into the convenient category of including property rights into the group of 'natural' rights by twisted logic?
Just out of curiosity, what do you consider to be 'natural' rights? And could you explain how is the right to property not one of them, since you clearly think it isn't? And what constitutions/rules of governance throughout the world *don't* provide protection for property rights? The US, Canada, the EU, the UK, Australia, and most South American and Asian nations do. I'm hard-pressed to find one that doesn't.
That's mostly why I'm surprised at your comment - your opinion seems to be in the *vast* minority, and historically, nations that have lacked protection for property rights have generally been third-world nations run by dictators, or else proven to be abject failures and collapsed under their failed economies (i.e., the USSR).
Was your comment just sophomoric romanticizing of collectivism? Or have you actually thought this through?
What annoys me are pretentious pricks driving pretentious SUVs with dismal mileage, handling or anything exclusively through well-plowed and much-used city roads and highways.
What do you find so reprehensible about SUVs? Is it the gas consumption? The size of the vehicle? SUVs are pretty much the same in size, shape, and gas consumption as minivans and pickup trucks. Some smaller SUVs get gas mileage that's comparable with sedans.
So what, exactly, are you upset about re: SUVs?
On a more serious note
You hope that people die in order to increase the sales of battery-powered cars? Wow.
Mod parent "Asshole, plus I hope you die in a car wreck."
I don't know if you guys realize this, but to those of us who don't smoke, we can really smell it. I mean, really smell it. It's headache inducing if you're just wearing the same clothes that you smoked in yesterday.
Really? Huh. I will start washing my clothes more often. No joke, I was not aware of this...
Nothing succeeds like excess. -- Oscar Wilde