Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!

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Post by Greg » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm

Kommander wrote:Well anarcho-anything is going to be pretty stupid. That and I've never understood how you end up with a hyphenated anarchism. Either you have anarchy and people just do whatever the hell they want or you have government.
Ancaps are delusional.

I have David Friedman's book 'The Machinery of Freedom'. It's by a *very* bright guy, and I've seen ancaps describe it as about the best condensed argument for their philosophy you can find.

The first couple of chapters are actually good. But I had to put it down. In the section on dealing with crime/law enforcement/contract enforcement/courts, the handwaving got so bad it became incoherent. Because ancaps are fundamentally incapable of constructing any system that administers punishment. By their own system of definitions, anything capable of administering punishment is a government.

The section on national defense is where I just couldn't continue.
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Post by Jericho941 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:41 pm

Yeah, at the end of the day they basically seem to all be saying "you know, I'd really like to live in a country where the biggest insurance company is the government."

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Post by Kommander » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:55 pm

I found this quote in a thread on the topic.

"Given the enormous waste in all wars and defense preparations in all countries throughout history, it is certainly not beyond the bounds of reason to propose that private, voluntary defense efforts would be far more efficient than government boondoggles. Certainly these efforts would be infinitely more moral."

Bottom line, they don't give a shit if it works, only that's it's "moral". They also ways use the highly defenseable United States as an example and never deal with the effect going anarcho would have on a country like Poland.

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Post by Cybrludite » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:09 am

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Post by Greg » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:05 am

Cybrludite wrote:
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It really shouldn't have surprised anyone what happened to Incandescent and Inflammable at Jutland.
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Post by Netpackrat » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:01 pm

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Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:34 am

Cybrludite wrote:
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Post by Denis » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:24 am

NPR, have you been reading the Mail?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... irkuk.html

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Post by Netpackrat » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:46 am

I found the comic posted elsewhere in a thread where that was being discussed. I thought the humor stood well enough on its own to just repost the image here. :D
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