"Backpage had its flaws, but it demonstrated potential for even better competitors to create tools for facilitating the world’s oldest profession like any other job; an entrepreneurial spirit to maintain safe workers and satisfied customers."
"The notion of this argument is a simple one: Without a state to prevent it, people will give into their violent tendencies and we will need an increase in violence between everyone as they begin to war over land and resources, or because of simpler disputes that will blow themselves out of proportion without the state to enforce some form of peace."
Listen to "Coffee Shop Philosophy - Episode 30 - Free Will vs. Determinism" on Spreaker. https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js Is there such a thing as free will? If there...
"One issue that both the Misesian and Proudhonian varieties can use to promote freedom is the deregulation of the banking industry."
"We need to start understanding the differences between something being preferential and it being perfect. Anarchy is neither utopian nor perfect, and that’s exactly the point."
"Yes, the stock market is going up now... just like it did right before the 2007 market crash. And by March 2009 it had lost 54% of that value. History is repeating itself."
As an avid firearms enthusiast, I often find myself in the middle of robust conversations about the politics and philosophy of private firearms ownership...
"The government has a vested interest in prolonging adolescence. This is because those with an adolescent mindset will need a care taker, and the government will be right there to provide it."
"What I see happening is that unless newer fields emerge that are of interest to people (since this scenario has enough base costs covered to not really need to work), and assuming this somehow doesn’t turn into some form of Star Trek socialism, I believe that we’ll move from a service economy into more of an entertainment economy."
"Have you ever wondered why so many people have such bad political views? Why is it we all seem to have that extended family member who thinks they have the answer to every political question (despite dubious credentials)? More than almost any other topic, political opinions are prone to over-confidence."