Re: META: NSPIC debate? (was Re: NSPIC = Neuro-Semantic Political Illusion Complex)

Hal Finney (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 14:18:51 -0700

Jim Legg <> writes, to Frederick Mann:

> I have the impression -- perhaps misguided on my part -- that you're on
> terms with "radically libertarian psychology," and a defender of price
> economics remaining in its current form. Please convince me otherwise or
> you will skeptically oppose me with your disbelief. Your decisions will
> force my loss of formulation as determined by Dramatica Theory.

I'm sorry, but this is not comprehensible. Maybe Jim Legg, Frederick
Mann and Wesley Burt could go off somewhere and hash out whose Great
Insight will be the one which truly lets us cast off our shackles.

We have a list policy against debating "the basics", and it sounds like
Legg and Burt are interested in supporting government intervention in
private business relationships. We just got finished with a round of this
with our Dutch friends, but at least they were reasonably open-minded.
Reading the rants of Burt and Legg makes me doubt that there is much
chance of a satisfactory outcome.