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  •  searched what, exactly, for "solution space"? (0+ / 0-)

    because google reports 323,000 hits.

    you don't even know what "solution space" means, and yet you have the arrogance to assert nonsense such as, "the case against central planning is complete and irrefutable". you blather at me about X and Y, yet you know nothing of the mathematics of systems analysis.

    what is fairly complete and irrefutable is the case against ideology-driven approaches to solving human problems. sensible humans, unbound by devotion to abstractions like "property", understand that the best available approach to dealing with an economy is to be balanced and thoughtful. the lunatic libertarian approach -- throw up your hands in despair, and leave humanity to the whims of greed, self-interested, and unaccountable power -- is exactly the opposite. it is neither balanced nor thoughtful, but extreme, irrational, bizarre, and draws all of its authority from a slavish worship of private property.

    you are a sad and ridiculous fanatic. every opinion you have about economics begins with the assumption that Government=Bad, and so unsurprisingly every conclusion at which you arrive has that concept built in to it as an apparent "demonstration". there is plenty of room for subtle management between a Command Economy and a Free-Market Free-For-All, but you argue as if there were only the two poles, and no path connecting them.

    you don't like government? well neither do i, necessarily. here are some artifices that our government uses to control, command and regulate our economy, artifices that simply would not exist in any sort of vaguely "natural" economy, whatever that might look like, without the printing of reams and reams of legislation and legal decisions, artifices that limit the market's ability to behave in its "perfect" unfettered state:

    a. Corporations.
    b. Limited Liability.
    c. Patents.
    d. Copyrights.
    e. Trademarks.

    those five are enough to start with. grant me that those five are egregious infringements on individual liberty, as well as on the abstract "perfection" of the free market, and that therefore, in your lights, they ought to be done away with. having granted me such, i'll be happy to move on to more subtle cases. such as: what business has government got, "enforcing contracts"? if i make you a promise, and don't deliver, it seems to me that that is between you and me. fuck everyone else, they should mind their own beeswax.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 03:03:16 PM PDT

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