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(Huffington Post)   Libertarians believe government has no business artificially interfering with markets to make them "fair," unless of course they're shut out of the market   ( divider line
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2012-10-02 02:21:29 PM  
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jbuist: Felgraf: The debates are not run by the government.

True, but they're aired by television stations, and the government has a say in making programming decisions.

Yes, but is that not what the libertarians rail against? Shouldn't freedom of association win out?
2012-10-02 11:02:03 AM  
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If you ever want high LOLibertarian hilarity, try the bitcoin forums. They hate FIAT MONIES and the evil Government for oppressing their play money, But the minute that they are scammed (which is really often) they go running the police and the FBI.

Seriously, bitcoins are the pinnacle of LOLibaertarian fun.
2012-10-02 11:01:34 AM  
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Tigger: Bloody William: Some structures tend to lead to oligopolies forming when left unchecked with no external change? Good thing that can't happen in the free market.

You're not allowed to discuss the economics of externalities, natural monopolies, missing markets or non Pareto efficient outcomes I'm afraid. It's from the evil liberal economics textbook.

Please use only those concepts officially allowed in your assigned text Derponomics: A new edition (with completely updated foreword by Michele Bachman)

God (we really mean Supply Side Jesus and no dirty hippy Gods) help you if you lack faith that P!=NP

Since this isn't on the geek tab, I'll point out that this proves that according to market-worshiping economics, free markets can break any known public key encryption.
2012-10-02 10:50:28 AM  
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lordaction: OP is an idiot. They are shut out by the government. If the government were to stop there is no problem. Fits perfectly with the philosophy that people should be free to do what they want compared to the democratic socialist welfare state the liberals want.

Your comparisons make no sense. They are akin to "Corvettes" vs. "Persian Rugs".

Liberty vs. Socialist Welfare State - the existence of one doesn't necessarily preclude the existence of the other.

Also, 1/10.
2012-10-02 10:08:34 AM  
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Gary - let me explain this to you so you can understand it.

McDonald's = GOP
Burger King = Democrats

White Castle = Libertarians

You're a bite size product for a niche market: stoners. You cannot possibly get market share because your product is unappealing to every minority who ever or will ever live.

DIAF with your gold standard and uninspected rancid vegetables that you'd allow to be retailed,


2012-10-02 10:02:39 AM  
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Bloody William: Some structures tend to lead to oligopolies forming when left unchecked with no external change? Good thing that can't happen in the free market.

The funniest part is that the best way to solve the two party problem is to rewrite the Constitution, abolish the senate, eliminate state sovereignty, establish proportional representation with static representatives per # of people, and shift voting from voting for a person to voting for a party.

2012-10-02 10:02:22 AM  
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2.6 Monopolies and Corporations

We defend the right of individuals to form corporations, cooperatives and other types of companies based on voluntary association. We seek to divest government of all functions that can be provided by non-governmental organizations or private individuals. We oppose government subsidies to business, labor, or any other special interest. Industries should be governed by free markets.
2012-10-02 09:53:06 AM  
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Some structures tend to lead to oligopolies forming when left unchecked with no external change? Good thing that can't happen in the free market.
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