[ExI] Not Dollar a gallon gas was Rationality and Irrationality

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Fri Dec 21 04:00:18 UTC 2007

At 12:33 PM 12/20/2007, Kevin Freels wrote:


>Who is talking about violence here? Did I miss something? I never 
>endorse violence. Having a viable alternative to foreign oil would 
>make us less succeptable to what goes on in the middle-east and 
>would reduce the need for us to be involved in wars over there. I 
>don't see where you are getting this.

Libertarians consider any form of non voluntary payments (like taxes) 
to be an act of violence.  And they have a point, since collecting 
taxes is always backed up by force.

But talk about topic drift.

The point of dollar a gallon gas posting was to simulate hard number 
discussion about real engineering, not endless political 
bickering.  Maybe it's just not the right time of year for serious discussion.

Did anyone read the web site about selection in the English 
Malthusian environment?


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