BASICS: Property Rights
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 08:30:48 -0800 (PST)

Samael [] wrote:
>I dispute that the money is yours in the first place.

If you don't believe that your money is yours, please send it all to me right now. I'll accept all major currencies and precious metals.


The fundamental problem with this argument is that once you accept it, the only basis for ownership is "might makes right". If your money isn't yours, then why shouldn't I come round tonight and take it from you at gunpoint? And if you disagree, what's the difference between my stealing money from you at gunpoint and the government doing it?

>Reread what I said. When the government became _less_ socialist, the
>disparity went _up_.

Duh, you'd hardly expect people to get richer with more socialism, would you? In any case, why should I care? And why should you care, when that money doesn't belong to them anyway?