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  1. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    No, exclusive land tenure does. If no one wants exclusive land tenure, my system would not violate anyone's rights. Under my system, it's only the exclusive landholder who...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  2. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    No, the landholder would. The community would just make sure he compensated you.

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:19 PM
  3. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    Exclusive land tenure always inherently violates everyone's rights to liberty. The question is, will such violations be justly compensated, as I would prefer, or will the...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:18 PM
  4. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    The landholder would, just as now. You just want to be legally entitled to violate other people's rights to liberty without making just compensation for what you take from...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:17 PM
  5. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    Just as you would violate mine. Exclusive land tenure always inherently violates people's rights to liberty. The difference between us is that I would like to see just...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:15 PM
  6. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    The exclusive landholder would, just as now. The difference would be that unlike now, the landholder wouldn't be able to violate your right to liberty without making just...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:13 PM
  7. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    It would actually be the landholder violating your right to liberty, just as it is now. Unlike now, the state would ensure just compensation was both made and received for...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:11 PM
  8. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    The sovereign community authority whose function it is to secure and reconcile the equal individual rights of all. He would of course control it as long as he paid the...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:10 PM
  9. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    Exclusive land tenure is self-evidently impossible without violating people's rights to liberty. The state would be there to ensure that such inevitable violations were justly...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:05 PM
  10. bringiton liked AFM's post in the thread Big Coal Predicted Climate Change...In 1966.

    Yes. The IPCC claims 30 years. Of course the IPCC only considers human CO2 emissions and ignores all other cyclical phenomena.

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:01 PM
  11. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    So, no.

    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  12. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    A sovereign authority responsible to the people whose rights to life, liberty, and property in the fruits of their labor it exists to secure and reconcile.

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:59 PM
  13. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Because the community is all living together peacefully (give or take a violent criminal or two), and that's not possible except under a sovereign authority that can secure...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:58 PM
  14. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    No. Why even say something so self-evidently absurd? Especially if you then get all in a huff and accuse me of "pretending" you said something stupid. I would anticipate...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:55 PM
  15. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    Why even say something so self-evidently absurd? No, just a monthly payment from the landholder to the community that secures his exclusive tenure for what he is taking from...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:49 PM
  16. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    It's not a pretense. You did say something that stupid. And I am certain that you did it disingenuously, to evade the actual issue. Now that is an intelligent question that...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:45 PM
  17. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    No, I'm proposing that the state -- the only agency competent to do so -- ensure just compensation is both made and received when people's rights to liberty are abrogated by...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:37 PM
  18. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    I know that it is true, and that you have never identified a criticism I have not comprehensively and conclusively refuted. <yawn> Already refuted multiple times, with no...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:35 PM
  19. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    <yawn> You are just makin' $#!+ up again. Do Hong Kong or Singapore look like the Middle Ages?

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:31 PM
  20. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    <yawn> Such claims are easily made when not supported by any evidence. Again, it's easy to make up statistics that can't be checked. Wrong. Determination gets you nowhere...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 7:29 PM
  21. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    You are evidently unable to understand the difference between ownership and brute animal territoriality: territory has to be defended by the claimant; ownership is defended by...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 6:57 PM
  22. bringiton replied to the thread What's best for Earth?.

    There is zero (0) probability that any significant portion of the earth's surface could reach 50C more than very briefly as a result of increased atmospheric CO2 caused by use...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 6:56 PM
  23. bringiton replied to the thread What's best for Earth?.

    They still are. The number of us is irrelevant to the fact that warmer temperatures increase precipitation and bioproductivity. What on earth are you blabbering about?...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 6:47 PM
  24. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    Only in formal argument. You don't seem to understand the difference between reason and tautology. That's right. Or the sun, the oceans, the earth's atmosphere, the...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 6:43 PM
  25. bringiton liked AFM's post in the thread Ethanol Has Forsaken Us.

    This ^^^ is a prime example of the damage politicized science can do. The consensus of scientists and politicians was that adding ethanol to gasoline was a good thing.

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:59 PM
  26. bringiton liked AFM's post in the thread Ethanol Has Forsaken Us.

    You should read your links before you post them: .

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:59 PM
  27. bringiton liked AFM's post in the thread Ethanol Has Forsaken Us.

    You should read your links before you post them:

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:59 PM
  28. bringiton liked AFM's post in the thread Ethanol Has Forsaken Us.

    Of course they did. They believed the “science” and enjoyed the economic benefits.

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:57 PM
  29. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    First, by refusing to let anyone fallaciously substitute "property" for "land." Remember, slaves were also property for millennia before they were freed. So, much as people...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:56 PM
  30. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    That claim is just objectively false. You have the same power every other landowner has: the power to demand payment for your permission to use the land you own. GET IT??...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:33 PM
  31. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    No, it's quite rare. Most migrants either never become landowners, or come from families that owned land. Garbage. It also takes intelligence, luck, sufficient good health,...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:06 PM
  32. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    You are fully aware it has not. That is why you know you cannot point to a criticism I have not refuted. I've always had a right to anyone's property that consisted of my...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:51 PM
  33. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    ?? Uh, that would describe Marx and Engels....

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:43 PM
  34. bringiton replied to the thread What, exactly, is socialism? Again this discussion seems necessary..

    No, it reads as a refutation to which you have no answers.

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  35. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    Why are you pretending that land can't exist unless someone owns it?

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:41 PM
  36. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    Why are you pretending that land has to be owned?

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:40 PM
  37. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    Why are you pretending that the only alternative to you stealing everyone's rights to liberty is for someone else to steal them? Why are you pretending that everyone's rights...

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:39 PM
  38. bringiton replied to the thread Top income brackets should be taxed at 99%..

    The community of those whose rights the sovereign authority over that location secures and reconciles, and whom it is accountable to.

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:38 PM
  39. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    Why are you pretending that land all has to be owned by someone? Are you not aware of the fact that no one owns the oceans, the atmosphere, the sun, the alphabet, or Antarctica?

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:36 PM
  40. bringiton replied to the thread The problem of Capitalism.

    Why do you feel you have to pretend there has to be a landowner, when you are aware of the fact that until a few thousand years ago, no land had ever been owned by anyone?

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:33 PM