Sooo we had dinner with David Friedman this weekend (DC AnCaps) (i.imgur.com)

{Anarcho_Capitalism}

104 ups - 20 downs = 84 votes

80 comments submitted at 03:29:12 on Feb 21, 2014 by aducknamedjoe

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  • mad_respect
  • -7 Points
  • 04:43:59, 21 February

Nearly all white males! What are the odds?

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  • Market_Anarchist
  • 9 Points
  • 05:16:02, 21 February

Considering "white" and "male" are very large demographics in the post-European era, the odds are good.

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  • UsesMemesAtWrongTime
  • 7 Points
  • 07:29:26, 21 February

You're a tax collector and you post on feELS?! What are the odds?

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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  • mad_respect
  • -5 Points
  • 07:40:59, 21 February

I became a tax collector because I'm passionate about property rights enforcement (taxes are a form of property rights enforcement). Now I get to spend my entire workday enforcing property rights! Seems like you have a problem with property rights though, why is that?

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  • UsesMemesAtWrongTime
  • 7 Points
  • 07:45:27, 21 February

Taxes are property rights enforcement the same way sticking a flag on someone's backyard and asking for "protection money" is.

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  • mad_respect
  • -2 Points
  • 10:08:31, 21 February

Why is it legitimate when the state enforces your property rights, but not other people's?

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  • DanteAX
  • 6 Points
  • 09:35:10, 21 February

Must be nice enforcing property rights for a violent monopoly.

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  • mad_respect
  • -1 Points
  • 12:09:48, 21 February

All property rights are violently monopolistic. Property is literally the involuntary violent exclusion of others from the usage of things. Consider piece of property X, and persons A and B, who both think they own X. Who ends up actually having usage rights of X? Answer: The one with the force monopoly.

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  • Patrick5555
  • 3 Points
  • 12:42:16, 21 February

violent exclusion doesn't require initiatory force, like taxes, it only requires defensive violence which makes a difference to some people and animals.

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  • mad_respect
  • 0 Points
  • 12:58:22, 21 February

Incorrect. Your tax liability does not belong to you. The tax collector is using defensive violence.

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  • Patrick5555
  • 3 Points
  • 13:43:47, 21 February

You keep on believing that, and I'll just keep using bitcoin.

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  • mad_respect
  • -1 Points
  • 14:12:57, 21 February

Your concession is a pretty frank admission that your focus is purely personal gain, rather than any actual principles. Which is fine, but just admit it, and drop the "oh I'm against initiation of force" bullshit. Let's face it, you couldn't give a shit about force one way or the other: You love force when it benefits you, and don't when it doesn't.

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  • Patrick5555
  • 5 Points
  • 14:17:48, 21 February

wow, /u/mad_respect projecting his true self. but we all already knew you were held these convictions, you were terrible at hiding it!

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  • dt084
  • 3 Points
  • 15:08:55, 21 February

On what grounds does the tax collector own my labor?

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  • GallopingFish
  • 6 Points
  • 08:09:51, 21 February

Sure, and the gov't was merely enforcing property rights when it ~~condoned~~ enforced chattel slavery as well.

Edit: Accuracy.

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  • ThatRedEyeAlien
  • 4 Points
  • 09:40:02, 21 February

Whenever the doctor releases me from the psych ward I like running around and robbing people. I just enforce my property rights. It is not delusional at all; I really am the king of the universe. My property, by virtue of me being the champion of heavens and earth, includes all property. Some deluded people, not me of course, just won't realize this.

Do you feel like you face this same problem? Yeah, my doctor gives me these pills to make me feel better about it every now and then. Perhaps he could dose you up as well, and as gratitude for me helping you out here, I would like you to invite me over to your house, where I can do some more property rights enforcement. Hope we will see some justice over here on this cruel planet we dwell on.

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  • mad_respect
  • -1 Points
  • 11:15:25, 21 February

Other people are clearly violating your property rights! Are you going to initiate force on them to make them see things your way?

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  • hxc333
  • 10 Points
  • 05:04:18, 21 February

Fuck racism

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  • Polisskolan2
  • -1 Points
  • 08:02:07, 21 February

Where's the racism?

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  • heavenlytoaster
  • 4 Points
  • 06:24:17, 21 February

About the same as if you were to have an influential person from any sort of fringe political group? Unless you wan't to actually defend the modern democratic party as being the pinnacle of equality.

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  • EliTeTooNs
  • 1 Points
  • 06:19:07, 21 February

Don't worry, some of us got the joke.