Print Story Taxation as theft: hardcore edition
By gzt (Mon May 20, 2013 at 09:16:54 PM EST) gzt, k-means, failure, classes, doctor hurt, alien, libertarian, property is theft (all tags)
Now, I don't really have a complete axiomatic politics system, as I'm a pragmatist who thinks any system will involve throwing some bodies under the rug. The question is, whose bodies is your system built on? I think axiomatic approaches are self-delusions because you can't get anything a priori, so I don't believe in natural law as such. Revealed truths about government don't tell us we have rights, either, they tell us we have duties and then tell us that politics involve killing people, unfortunately, and there is no just political system, so that's not helpful, either, for the axiomatically inclined, particularly those who make a big fuss about "rights" and "liberties".

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Print Story a terminal case of the sniffles
By gzt (Wed May 08, 2013 at 10:18:24 PM EST) gzt, k-means, head leaking, classes (all tags)
right after my last final yesterday, my throat developed a twinge, by evening it was hurting, and now I have a full-blown case of the sniffles. ugh.

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