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Comment Re:Immigration policy is not hate speech (Score 1) 1055

I suppose you could get together with some of your neighbors and set up some sort of collective arrangement where everybody agrees on rules for appropriate behaviour and collectively uses force to make sure that outsiders do not violate these agreements, but that that point you've basically reinvented government.

No, at that point what you have is one possible service provider in a potentially competitive market - as opposed to the monopoly system we have now.

Comment Re:Immigration policy is not hate speech (Score 1) 1055

No, under anarchy, you have the right to defend yourself; you just don't have the right to force other people to pay for your defense. So, for example, if you believe you need to go to war against brown people in the Middle East to defend yourself, you could; you just couldn't force everybody who disagrees to support you financially and give their children up for a draft.

Comment Appeal to non-authorities (Score 2) 306

joining with the fast-food, airport, home care, child care and higher education workers who are leading the way and showing the country how to build an economy

Because everybody knows that Uber drivers, fast-food, airport, home care, child care, and higher education workers are the best experts to look to for economic knowledge.

Comment Re:Solution to stop acquisitions? (Score 1) 117

While I'm no fan of government regulation, I have the feeling that this is part-and-parcel of "too big to fail", and requires government intervention. Companies should not be allowed to grow beyond a certain size. If a company reaches that size, it must divest or split itself into smaller, independent entities.

Surely the main reason we have such monstrously large companies is government intervention in the first place, due to the "too big to fail" mentality.

Comment Re:They didn't succeed though (Score 2) 667

when "Mexican" is a nationality and arguably an ethnicity, not a race

I'm kind of surprised how much traction this idea got as a refutation to Trump's racism. Trump was a jerk to Mexicans, and I call that racism, but you can call it something else if you want. I would never want to see him imposed on my Spanish-speaking friends, so there was no way in the world Trump was ever going to get a vote from me.

And there's no left-wing media fabrication about it. I'm decidedly not left-wing.

Comment Re:How do you accurately measure bias? (Score 3, Interesting) 171

I'm not sure how you even go about measuring bias

Wikipedia's NPOV policy is actually a good standard, although sometimes the implementation leaves something to be desired. And trying to follow it was a very good exercise for me earlier in life. It taught me how to speak about multiple points of view respectfully even when I disagreed with others.

Under NPOV you don't report "absolute truth." You report what people believe, why they believe it, etc. It can be very insightful as a tool to understand other viewpoints.

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