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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    You mean america is the only country with bludgers that avoid paying their taxes? I did not know that.

    A system that would work best is removing the right to sue and having publicly funded ACC (free cover of all accidents). Of course, it does get in the way of the profit motive, so it's probably evil.


    Well, I think that a health system should be there for the people who need it the most i.e. the sickest.


    Why is there such a callous streak running through americans?


    *somehow*


    The american tax system should be greatly simplified. If corporates really paid all their taxes.....
    I disagree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sihana View Post
    You have to remember the USA is a bit unique in its diversity and layout. To employ your system here would be disastrous, because we have a very skewed population, and we have too many people who are using the system, without ever having put a dime into it.
    IOW, we have too many lazy non-white people.

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    Despite the Declaration of Independence, it's not the State's job to promote the general welfare of its people. It IS the state's job to protect private property.

    Why one and not the other? Let me look for some youtubes that will explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Despite the Declaration of Independence, it's not the State's job to promote the general welfare of its people. It IS the state's job to protect private property.

    Why one and not the other? Let me look for some youtubes that will explain it.
    Was the first part a question? Or are you just doing a good bait job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    Why is there such a callous streak running through americans?
    Don't these posters fool you. They're hardly representative. Libertarianism is largely Republican wine in psuedo-intellctual bottles. Waaaay cooler.

    It's largely been created and fostered by right-wing rich guys to peal back the New Deal. It's an intellectual complement to hard-core anticommunism, Islamaphobia and religious fundamentalism. A very Leninist strategy.

    It borrows heavily from anarchism but tosses the whole collectivist thing and fabulously imagines that markets can exist without states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Don't these posters fool you. They're hardly representative. Libertarianism is largely Republican wine in psuedo-intellctual bottles. Waaaay cooler.

    It's largely been created and fostered by right-wing rich guys to peal back the New Deal. It's an intellectual complement to hard-core anticommunism, Islamaphobia and religious fundamentalism. A very Leninist strategy.

    It borrows heavily from anarchism but tosses the whole collectivist thing and fabulously imagines that markets can exist without states.
    Except it has roots in Locofocos and even further back into Lockian philosophy.

    How is it a leninist strategy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn View Post
    Was the first part a question? Or are you just doing a good bait job?
    Why do you have an extra "n" in your name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Why do you have an extra "n" in your name?
    Aren't all forms of political ideology pseudo-intellectual?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sihana View Post
    There are plenty of whites who are lazy, just as there are plenty who are not. We are human, and color in the grand scheme of things means nothing. Either you are a leech, or you are not.
    Then why did point out the Nationa Healthcare wouldn't work because of America's diversity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn View Post
    Aren't all forms of political ideology pseudo-intellectual?
    Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Hobbes......uh sure, I guess.

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