[ExI] Michael Cohen
interzone at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 20:59:20 UTC 2019
These same types of arguments are used in the New Green Deal to justify
redistributing vast amounts of wealth to supposedly address climate change,
and ensure social justice. I'm not interested in equality of outcome at
the expense of all else. Actual equality of outcome is not possible due to
human nature in any case. We can either do our best to ensure equality of
opportunity or go down this road where all animals will be equal, but some
will inevitably be more equal than others.
I know you find it hard to believe how some supposed libertarians support
some of the name which will not be spoken's policies, but I am equally
perplexed how someone who was supposedly libertarian is willingly lobbying
for forced wealth redistribution at the hands of a government entity.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 3:45 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 12:10 PM Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com>
> *> Since when does Warren Buffet or anyone else get to speak for what I
>> would like to do with my own money?*
> I would maintain any argument in the form "X can't do Y because X doesn't
> have the right to do Y" is rendered invalid if X needs to do Y for
> civilization to continue. I can see no reason why technological progress
> won't accelerate the acceleration of the wealth gap, so unless you have
> another way of counteracting this trend I'd say X does indeed have a right
> to impose a progressive tax on Y especially if Y is super ultra crazy rich.
> I mean think about it, do you really expect things to just continue
> accelerating like this forever without not just blood but radioactive
> particles in the streets? Let's at least try to become the one intelligent
> species that beats the Fermi Paradox.
> John K Clark
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