[ExI] Usages of the term libertarianism

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Jun 14 17:00:18 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:47:20PM +0200, Stefano Vaj wrote:

>    One wonders however why this should be the case in the first place,
>    given that the young and working classes - at all levels of the social
>    ladder - should be in a much stronger position than individuals whose
>    role is largely parasitic - again, at all levels of the social ladder.

Well, the young don't vote much.  That's a pretty substantial

Also, don't make the mistake of blindly accepting Rafal's frame of "the
rich elderly".  Most elderly aren't rich, and were even less so before
national pension schemes.  Social Security wasn't invented because of
elderly capture of politics.

As for parasitic... they worked, they raised kids, they paid into the
system, now they get some payback in their declining years.  Are parents
being supported by their children parasitic?  Investors?  Landlords?

And the young workers can anticipate being retirees on secure pension

-xx- Damien X-) 

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