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  1. The Fundamental Principles of Liberty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foundation_Of_Liberty View Post
    Fine. The point I make is that freedom and justice can be won by degrees. The more of it the better, perfect justice being the best. You cannot deny that there exist different degrees of wrongdoing, and therefore, different degrees of injustice. So if justice is found more often and by more people, we are improving the world. That is my point. And of course the goal must always be Perfect and Total Freedom and Justice. There I agree with you. Thanks.
    Here we agree, just as there
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  2. The Fundamental Principles of Liberty

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    Updated 06-10-2014 at 06:09 AM by osan

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  3. A few thoughts about the notion of "economic health" and the statistical nature of populations

    Quote Originally Posted by enoch150 View Post
    Wouldn't production be a better measure of economic health than demand?

    As it turns out, and this becomes clear if one ponders it awhile and with some nominal competence, "economic health" is an almost meaningless term. Why? Because predication turns on a set of presuppositions the range of values and perspectives of which are so broad, potentially so non-objective, and therefore so arbitrary that there becomes little hope of settling on an agreed definition between ...

    Updated 12-06-2013 at 07:04 AM by osan

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  4. U.S. sends B-52s over China-claimed waters

    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    There's an easy answer to China. Let Japan rearm.
    Not anymore. Back in the '20s the Japanese were a refined and well developed people, whereas the Chinese were less than animals - largely thanks to the depredations of the filthy British whose dominion over those people reduced them to so low a state of existence. Much as with the Europeans, the Chinese were a conquered people, well trained to the whipmaster's caprice - far more so than even their western counterparts due to the absence ...
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  5. You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

    Quote Originally Posted by A Son of Liberty View Post
    I agree with you that human liberty is a "yes/no" proposition; one either is or is not free. That said, from a purely practical point-of-view, safe money is on the state not going away anytime soon. The state is an immoral institution - full-stop - regardless of its size, but it does seem to be the sort of beast one stands a better chance of charming when its more in line with human scale.

    My rural and numerically insignificant self is unhappily tied by an imaginary
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