Re: Libertarian Economics

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 10:43:37 -0700 (PDT)

> Why don't people kill each others? Because there is a law against it,
> make murder legal and you will see people killing each others.

What a hideous, depressing view of humanity. I can't speak for you
personally, but /I/ don't murder because /I/ personally find the act
morally repugnant. I think most ordinary people are the same. There
is always the occasional psychopath, but it is clear from history
that the all the truly large-scale brutal mass murders are perpetrated
by armies, under the auspices of a government, not by individuals.

> The rules and regulations prevent the market from employing people?
> I can't believe that.

Your assignment: spend a hour with someone--anyone--who has tried
to start a business in the U.S. It will take em that long just to
list all the regulations that get in his way. And then ask him
whether he'd rather spend all that time and money on taxes and
regulation, or whether he'd rather hire more productive people.

> [More economic nonsense snipped]

> I'll be honest, I don't know what negative feedback is and I know
> nothing of basic economics but I always knew that "united we stand,
> ...
> I read books, I find it, however, much less boring and time consuming to
> ask other persons. Or do you read a book every time you have a doubt or
> a question?

Your next assignment: read David Friedman's web pages at
<>. If you won't even take the first
steps toward understanding something you admit ignorance of, why
she we allow you to steal our valuable time responding to points
that have been well covered by others? Demonstrate that you have
some initial commitment to learning, and we'd be more inclined to
clarify any remaining questions you might have.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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