Re: crime in big cities and Europe

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 16:39:55 MDT

On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 05:15:33PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> Open borders for TRADE are a bedrock of a free market economy. The existing
> members of a free market economy should also have the ability to control the
> quality of life in their communities. If people living elsewhere want a high
> quality of life like we do, then they should work to recreate our success where
> they are at.

Y'know, you sound awfully like Leonid Brezhnev at times, Michael.

Yes, I agree they need to re-engineer their society. But don't you think
it's kind of un-libertarian to insist that po' folks stay where they
are and don't come and annoy us rich peeps by trying to take all our
minimum-wage jobs, in the name of bettering themselves?

> Vermont has the lowest homicide rates in the country, and the most liberal gun
> laws

When losing an argument, change the subject -- fast. It's a great way of
not having to face up to uncomfortable facts, isn't it?

-- Charlie

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