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    Milton Friedman was warning us about occupational licensing since the early 60s

    I'm a libertarian, but when it comes to government licensing and safety regulations, I am a realist. A mistake by a medical professional, a legal professional, and probably a few other areas can seriously ruin a person's life. And its difficult to know for sure who's truly knowledgeable and...
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    Why Isn't Communism as Hated as Nazism? Commies killed, enslaved, MUCH more and last much longer

    This question gets posed every now and then. I had to do some digging to find my response last time there was a thread about this, but I figured it was worth reposting here...
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    your thoughts on Pelosi tearing up speech

    My thoughts, it was petty, petulant, and childish. Which is the exact mood Trump has been setting the last 3 years. When you have a candidate and then President who consistently tramples on the norms of civility and decency, can you be surprised when others follow his lead? That doesn't...
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    politically homeless moderate libertarian should i stay a republican or become a democrat?

    I feel your pain. I left the party during the GW Bush years and things have only got worse since then. Of the options you laid out, I'd say going Democrat is the least viable with the ideology you laid out. Democrats, when in power, have usually followed the same interventionist policies as...
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    Does prohibition work?

    We need to define terms. What do we mean by work? If the goal 100% elimination of a certain behavior or activity, then no prohibition does not work. It can, however, dramatically curb certain things if properly applied. Sufficiently harsh penalties coupled with vigorous enforcement will make...
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    Republicans: Would you vote for a moderate Democrat over Trump?

    I suppose it comes down to how do you define moderate. Positions I look for … Pro life, pro gun, pro drug, serious plan to tackle the deficit (not going after symbolic but ultimately meaningless budgetary items like foreign aid or NPR and also a plan that goes beyond "tax the rich"), strong...
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    Why do battered women protect their husbands lives?

    I would do it in a heartbeat and not feel the slightest guilt or remorse. Death by machete is too kind for anyone that would harm the women in my life and under my protection.
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    Are corporate anti-sexual harassment courses too extreme?

    But using the logic of the poster I quoted, its irrational to go inside just because there is a little lightning. The risk is minimal, so why worry about it or take precautions?
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    Are corporate anti-sexual harassment courses too extreme?

    The difference is, with being struck by lightning there aren't any low effort, minimally inconveinent ways for me to significantly lower that already low risk. Not mentoring women, avoiding being alone with women in the workplace, and other such precautions are not particularly disruptive to...
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    DP Star Wars Film Ranking Game

    +2 A New Hope +1 Return of the Jedi -1 Revenge of the Sith -2 Phantom Menace The Empire Strikes Back 130 A New Hope 118 Return of the Jedi 109 Revenge of the Sith 105 Rogue One 102 The Force Awakens 93 Attack of the Clones 88 The Last Jedi 78 The Phantom Menace 78
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    Uber

    You know what's immoral? Using government force to create an artificial oligarchy so that you can jack up prices, provide substandard service, and deny thousands of willing workers entry into the industry. I have no problem letting people who recently purchased a medallion get a refund, but I...
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    DP Star Wars Film Ranking Game

    +2 A New Hope +1 Return of the Jedi -1 Revenge of the Sith -2 Phantom Menace The Empire Strikes Back 130 A New Hope 115 Return of the Jedi 108 Revenge of the Sith 106 Rogue One 102 The Force Awakens 94 Attack of the Clones 88 The Last Jedi 80 The Phantom Menace 78 They are now perfectly...
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    Uber

    The entire taxi system in most major cities is a text book example of crony capitalism and over regulation that combine to kill competition and thus drive up prices and reduce service. Uber is cheaper, more convenient and usually provides better service. What's not to like? The problem, as...
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    DP Star Wars Film Ranking Game

    +2 Empire +1 A New Hope -1 The Last Jedi -2 Phantom Menace The Empire Strikes Back 128 A New Hope 112 Return of the Jedi 107 Revenge of the Sith 107 Rogue One 102 The Force Awakens 94 Attack of the Clones 89 The Last Jedi 82 The Phantom Menace 80
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    DP Star Wars Film Ranking Game

    +2 Empire +1 A New Hope -1 Phantom Menace -2 The Last Jedi The Empire Strikes Back 124 A New Hope 110 Return of the Jedi 107 Revenge of the Sith 107 Rogue One 102 The Force Awakens 94 Attack of the Clones 89 The Last Jedi 84 The Phantom Menace 84
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