[ExI] External costs (was Re: are all cultures equivalent?)

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 01:33:29 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 06:37 PM 4/19/2009 -0400, Rafal wrote:
>> ### I am actually a bit of an expert on slag heaps, since I grew up
>> playing on them. They were about 150 ft high, stretching for miles,
>> burning for years, with red-hot cracks spewing sulfurous fumes. One
>> day I melted the soles of my sneakers there.
> Yeah, but those were crappy socialist sneakers. If you'd been climbing
> libertarian slag heaps, your feet would have been fully protected by sturdy
> free market footwear!

### Sure. And libertarians would lease their slag heaps out to
burning-lava-motocross enthusiasts. No human desire would remain
unfulfilled, at a reasonable price (all liability for burned tires,
singed hair, and death and dismemberment is assumed by the lessee).



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