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    The BQ could tactically abstain on no-confidence...

    How are they in charge with a minority? You need a majority to be in charge. If you don’t have a majority, you need another party to help get you enough votes to form a government. Who would vote...
  2. 'Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be...

    'Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except...
  3. Idiocy is the basis of anticapitalism. ...

    Envy is the basis of capitalism.[/QUOTE]
    Idiocy is the basis of anticapitalism.


    Envy is not the same thing as Jealousy or Greed.[/QUOTE]
    Jealousy and greed aren't the basis of capitalism...
  4. How do you know? You appear to be assuming...

    How do you know? You appear to be assuming demand for assault rifles is perfectly inelastic.

    To replace all those guns the manufacturers must increase production. Normally, manufacturers...
  5. No it isn't. "This is a court of law, young man,...

    This is splitting hairs because an injustice is an injustice, whether the legislature acknowledges it or not. That's what SCOTUS is for.[/quote]
    No it isn't. "This is a court of law, young man,...
  6. "Distribution of family income - Gini index...

    "Distribution of family income - Gini index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The more nearly equal a country's income distribution, the lower its...
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    If you're proposing that there are so many...

    If you're proposing that there are so many chickens now that the guy can have eggs for dinner, so we won't kill any chickens -- we'll just confiscate a few eggs from the chicken owners instead of...
  8. That's a normal part of law: ...

    That is a great question.

    I doubt Jimmy has any good answer to this question...but it is an extremely valid unanswered question nonetheless.[/QUOTE]

    Am I getting this wrong or do you want...
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    https://voxeu.org/sites/default/files/image/sala%2...

    https://voxeu.org/sites/default/files/image/sala%20fig%203.JPG
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    https://cdn.tc-library.org/nlt/20180523142016-ourw...

    https://cdn.tc-library.org/nlt/20180523142016-ourworldindata_jpg_532bdf970acf848f80e792e46953b2f4.jpeg
  11. In the first place, huh? They're hiring the...

    There's a big difference here--the band hired the neighbor as a one-off to do something other than their business. (Their business is playing music.) Uber hires people to do it's primary job--drive...
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    Now there's a curious statement. I get why a...

    Now there's a curious statement. I get why a Marxist would say "especially poor people". Marx after all says the whole point of having a state directly run by the workers is to crush class enemies;...
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    That's not correct. Who is an underachiever and...

    That's not correct. Who is an underachiever and who is better qualified and what is unfair to whom are immaterial. The main argument is entirely unrelated to that.


    No problem. Title VI of the...
  14. So when has the SCOTUS overturned a law requiring...

    You'd like to think it was simple, but when you drive through Huron and Erie counties of Ohio, you'll see lots of signs in people's yards reading "No Windmills!" No, not no windmills in my yard, but...
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    Of course abortion is a good thing, and of course...

    Of course abortion is a good thing, and of course Americans have a constitutional right to it, and of course the Hyde Amendment is bad law, and of course it should be repealed; but...


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  16. "when they should be"? Why should they be? ...

    How does this bill kill truly independent contractors?

    What it does is prevents people from being improperly classified as independent contractors when they should be employees.[/QUOTE]
    "when...
  17. Thanks for asking. As a matter of fact they are...

    Thanks for asking. As a matter of fact they are not.


    Are you under the impression that "will apply to app-based companies" means the same thing as "will not apply to non-app-based companies"?
    ...
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    That's not what "have a right" means. If you...

    That's not what "have a right" means. If you actually have a right to live and prosper, that means anybody who kills you and takes your stuff is a bad person. It doesn't mean nobody will kill you...
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    Preindustrial = The Little Ice Age. Not just...

    Preindustrial = The Little Ice Age. Not just higher rates of freezing to death -- also lots of crop failures and famines. Something less dangerous for us would be to just stabilize CO2 at current...
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    Sure there is -- see above. Throwing eggs into...

    It's not the one who gets to market first; it's the one who invents the chicken first. Oh, wait a sec., correct me if I'm wrong, but don't chickens predate capitalism by more than the duration of a...
  21. My wife is an independent contractor. She is...

    Good. The so called gig economy has been eroding worker's rights and making it more difficult for almost everybody but the richest.[/QUOTE]



    My wife is an independent contractor. She is...
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    A sane and compassionate society would wait until...

    When one customer wants an egg every day for the next several years and another customer needs a whole dinner today, a sane and compassionate society would prioritize the need over the want, and kill...
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    When one customer wants an egg every day for the...

    When one customer wants an egg every day for the next several years and another customer needs a whole dinner today, a sane and compassionate society would prioritize the need over the want, and kill...
  24. Well, sure; but what most Marxists would say has...

    Isnt that what most Marx's would say about every capitalist?[/QUOTE]
    Well, sure; but what most Marxists would say has negligible correlation with what’s true.
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    Agree.

    Also risk tolerance is extremely important and always overlooked. Usually more intelligent people have less risk tolerance than people who are not smart. Yet the ability to tolerate risk...
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