[ExI] Usages of the term libertarianism
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Thu Jun 16 17:44:12 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 02:58:23PM +0200, Stefano Vaj wrote:
> On 14 June 2011 19:00, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu>
> Well, the young don't vote much. That's a pretty substantial
> "Vote" is just but one, very limited, facet of political power. A
> strong constituency, even when it is not simply revolutionary,
> influences the vote of others, and/or obtain the right for itself, as
> proletarians, women and 18-years old did and immigrants are trying to
> do in some EU countries.
Well, in the US and Canada, the young don't exercise any other forms of
power much either. Apathy reigns. Good on the youth of other
> But what we are discussing here is a possibly egemonic political power
> of people whose role may be way less essential than that of others, to
> the detriment of those same others.
Well, I worry about hegemonic political power, but I worry about the
ultra-rich, not elderly for whom modest pension checks are their main
> Moreover, this extends today to people who not only do nothing now, but
> also have never done anything. Not even managing their wealth (you can
> pay consultants to do that for you).
Again, see above.
(In some cases doing nothing would be an improvement, vs. actively
destroying the real economy.)
-xx- Damien X-)
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