[ExI] Usages of the term libertarianism

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Mon Jun 13 22:37:25 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 05:19:55PM -0400, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:

> ### I used to be anti-Microsoft (if you dig through the archives
> you'll find a lot from me on the subject) but I changed my mind. It's
> stupid to communally decide to form a crucial network around a
> resource controlled by a single entity but the stupidity is with the
> users. As long as users are not perceptive enough to notice the cost
> they are paying for submitting to a single controlling authority
> (whether it's USG or Microsoft) with relatively high exit costs, they

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 04:54:35PM -0400, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:

> So, taxes and subsidies never help the market, they always distort and
> pervert it.

And once again an ideological refusual to believe in externalities leads
to absurd twists of logic, not to mention arrogant contempt for most
other people.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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