Philosophy

Progressive Taxation is Capitalism Continued… Continued….

From a purely practical standpoint, my friend @jaredude is hard to prove “wrong” , in his continuing argument Progressive Taxation is Capitalism Continued… Practically.  But is that the purpose of philosophy?  Is the economic betterment of ourselves; the collection and eventual protection of things, the goal of life?  Well, that is, obviously, purely a rhetorical question.   I can’t answer that […]

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Poor Richard’s Junto: The Fundamental Flaw of Capitalism – Authored by a Capitalist

My friend Ryan tonight authored this piece calling for objective regulation.  I agree with many of his points, including the fundamental flaw he speaks of, although I don’t think he addresses the whole cause of the flaw.  In his blog post: Poor Richard’s Junto: The Fundamental Flaw of Capitalism – Authored by a Capitalist. Ryan asserts that the fundamental flaw […]

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Progressive Taxation is Capitalism « Feed My Blog

Progressive Taxation is Capitalism?   IS capitalism?   hehe. Again, @jaredude makes really great practical points.   But, I’m not sure he is right.   Is the loss of liberty quantitative?   Is the loss of life?   I hold that each life is worth the same, to the liver (one who is doing the living, not the organ), as another.   Rich people don’t have “more […]

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Flat Tax is Inadvertent Communism « Feed My Blog

My friend @jaredude contends in his latest blog post that “Flat Tax is Inadvertent Communism“.  As usual, his brilliance exceeds his patience in that he forgot some very important precepts.  His argument stems from the thesis that “…the goal of communism is to create a classless society…”, which, by itself, isn’t a ridiculous statement.  But taken in practical matters the […]

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What kind of crazy ass shit am i going with today?

two days in a row. I’m trying to decide to make this a habit. the fed is going to be audited. of course it still begs the questions: by what standard? at whose expense? to whose benefit? where is the objective “should”? who will get to audit the fed? will kpmg and delloite bid on it? who decides who the […]

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twenty-ten: This is gonna be a ride

Happy New Year everyone. This year has gone by so quickly.  We say that about all of the years, right?  Well, in reflection, it has been a fine year, personally.  I have really enjoyed 2009.  But, what about what is going on globally?  It feels like we are in a global state of limbo.  Everyone seems to be waiting for […]

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Is it a home or part of the debt based banking system?

Today, Megan McArdle writes in Why Did We Divert So Much Capital into Housing? – Megan McArdle: Given that house prices are basically set by the size of the monthly payment that buyers can afford, rather than some deeper notion of intrinsic value, it’s hardly surprising that looser credit caused house prices to rise–nor that, in the wake of WorldCom, […]

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Why the BEAD Standard is NOT Antiquated

My blog buddy Jared proposed that we debate the gold standard in the below post. Why the Gold Standard is Antiquated « Opportunity Knocks My Head. Jared, you ignorant slut… haha. So, let’s get away from gold for a moment and talk about money. What is it? Well, it is an agreed upon measure of value. Ultimately, the wealth we […]

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