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    Progressivism is a religion, which is to say,...

    Nobody is proposing taking away all their wealth. Why do you keep trotting out that stupid straw man?[/quote]
    It's not a strawman. Plenty of people are proposing taking away over 99% of their...
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    That's the figure of speech you had a problem...

    So how did you determine that some of the tax burden you paid was actually "the tax burden of billionaires"?

    It's disgraceful for people who have to work for the government three days a month to...
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    Speaking as a guy with a patent on an AI...

    Speaking as a guy with a patent on an AI algorithm because I taught a computer how to do something any five-year-old could do by hand...

    That's nonsense. AI is a lot harder than it looks or than...
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    No, just that you were unfairly bad-mouthing the...

    No, just that you were unfairly bad-mouthing the Wright Brothers.
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    Indeed they do. No. Words have meaning. ...

    Indeed they do.


    No. Words have meaning. That is not what the words "collective guilt" mean. Deal with it.


    That was the premise of that discussion. Really, do try to pay attention to...
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    :facepalm: That quote ignores reality. Try not...

    This quote ignores the pages and pages of explanation that the war is not over. A group still hides bodies and the names of the perpetrators.[/quote]
    :facepalm: That quote ignores reality. Try...
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    That is a bizarre way of looking at it. What...

    :confused: Why do you regard this as an example of collective guilt? The getaway driver is individually guilty of the felony of helping others commit a felony that he knows, or should know, has a...
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    Looking at this from the cynical perspective of...

    Looking at this from the cynical perspective of the American legislative process, I have to wonder if lobbying by the coal industry had anything to do with it...
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    It's also helpful to sanity-check this sort of...

    It's also helpful to sanity-check this sort of problem by bounding it. Integration is linear, so it's the same problem as these two:

    Integrate the function 3y over the circle of radius 1 centered...
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    Not unprecedented. Australia taxes unrealized...

    Not unprecedented. Australia taxes unrealized capital gains on foreign stocks; the discrimination is supposed to incentivize Australians to invest in Australian companies instead of doing the...
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    It's not a strawman. Plenty of people are...

    Nobody is proposing taking away all their wealth. Why do you keep trotting out that stupid straw man?[/QUOTE]
    It's not a strawman. Plenty of people are proposing taking away over 99% of their...
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    That's a water drop those ants found, not a water...

    That's a water drop those ants found, not a water drop any ants made. Leftist ethics in a nutshell: a demand that farmers live according to hunter-gatherers' morality.
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    Think of it as a shorthand pointer to an...

    Think of it as a shorthand pointer to an argument. We all can figure out what argument is meant; I suspect you all can too.


    Hey, here's an idea. How about if we have no dictatorship at all? ...
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    Well sure; but he's not on his own. He has the...

    You still miss the point.

    To summarize: in terms of pay rate, the 'common man' as in the average worker has very little negotiating power on his own.[/quote]
    Well sure; but he's not on his own....
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    You appear not to have grasped the whole...

    You appear not to have grasped the whole ingroup/outgroup concept. You might as well call people with AB- blood "outgroup for 99% of us". That's not how it works. AB- people aren't outgroup for...
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    And if the IMF says it it must be true? A lot of...

    Dunno about "taking property rights seriously" :rolleyes: but GDP growth, both globally and within-country, has slowed to such an extent and in such local proportions that even the IMF now attributes...
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    So how did you determine that some of the tax...

    So how did you determine that some of the tax burden you paid was actually "the tax burden of billionaires"?

    It's disgraceful for people who have to work for the government three days a month to...
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    Thank you John Rawls. In the first place, I...

    But the US standard of living for most people is increasing*. "More in line with the rest of the world" means poorer countries are rising faster and catching up. They're converging on us; we're not...
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    But not for lack of trying -- he spent a lot of...

    Nonsense - many innovators are not motivated by wealth. I believe when Orville Wright died, he was worth about 10 million in today's dollars, hardly a lot for the inventor of manned flight.[/QUOTE]...
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    See any wheels or seats there? The struts,...

    I don't. This is how technological progress is made.

    34612[/QUOTE]

    Somebody constructs the wheels, the struts, the engine, wings, seats, propeller so the 'rich guy' can realize their dream. ...
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    It doesn't. The tax credit for Teslas ran out...

    It doesn't. The tax credit for Teslas ran out back in 2019.
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    :confused: Why do you regard this as an example...

    The getaway driver chose to participate in a serious criminal act where he knows violence often happens.[/QUOTE] So you do believe in collective guilt.[/QUOTE]
    :confused: Why do you regard this as...
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    Presumably, the prosecutor alleged that the guy...

    Here in the US in many jurisdiction the driver would still be charged, even without mens rea.

    I remember reading a story about a guy that let a couple friends use his car. The friends went to do a...
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    Well, in the first place, you shouldn't have...

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    1. Because the arsonist didn't own the land. ...

    2. Even if it had been a decision of the lawful tribal government, it was not reviewed by appellate courts to check whether it was a...
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    34657 A bear and a hare have been to a fair. ...

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    A bear and a hare have been to a fair. But not the hippopotamus.
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