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  1. SigmatheZeta

    Libertarian Party Goes Crazy

    These days, the people that call themselves "Libertarians" are just Republicans without the religion.
  2. SigmatheZeta

    Libertarian Party Goes Crazy

    The D's often miss out on opportunities to sell the idea of tax-cuts on their own terms. The people that are not really making it, in the country, shouldn't have to shoulder so much of the burden of maintaining and growing a country that is not really working out for them as well as it is for...
  3. SigmatheZeta

    Libertarian Party Goes Crazy

    See, I think differently about regulation. I think that alternatives to punishment and fines for non-compliance ought to be explored first, rather than being looked upon as a go-to. The crime-and-punishment perspective, on regulation, is really worrying and toxic, from my point-of-view. It is...
  4. SigmatheZeta

    Libertarian Party Goes Crazy

    *kneads her temple with her wing-spur* I need to stop predicting things. Being right is seriously damaging to my health. I predicted years ago that the libertarian party was on its way to taking a dangerous ultra-authoritarian turn. I am tired of being right, now.
  5. SigmatheZeta

    Are Constitutional Monarchies More Stable?

    They remain constitutional monarchies because they are stable.
  6. SigmatheZeta

    Roe v Wade is on deck

    I think that the anti-abortion court ruling is going to end up spectacularly backfiring on the GOP. The reason why the Democrats have failed to gain any new strongholds in the past fifty years has been partly due to the fact that, even if you live in the most conservative state in the entire...
  7. SigmatheZeta

    Roe v Wade is on deck

    Please, support the Brigid Alliance, and pass on knowledge of it to anybody that you think would support it. https://brigidalliance.org/ They are a charity that helps women that may need to travel long distances in order to get abortions.
  8. SigmatheZeta

    Russian Invasion of Ukraine - tactics and logistics

    Putler is basically ruining his people's lives by driving wealth out of his country. The only country losing HNWIs nearly so fast is China, even them not as dramatically fast.
  9. SigmatheZeta

    Russian Invasion of Ukraine - tactics and logistics

    Well, Russia is an evil imperialist regime. Do you expect them to behave like a normal country?
  10. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    Ideology has an impact. Individualist employers are less authoritarian and less likely to demand comformity, tending to focus on the bottom line and not caring if their employees fuck each other on the clock as long as the company stays in the black. Individualist employees are likely to find a...
  11. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    Excuse me, that party was an important party in the history of DANISH, not Swedish, politics. Jeez. *head-desks* Why does someone from Sweden have to start talking about Janteloven, anyway?
  12. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    ^Edited the above due to the fact that I was thinking too fast and conflated two countries together. My intellect got ahead of my common sense. I am going to add, as a separate note, that there is a very natural reason why the Swedish people would be sympathetic to the idea of compromise. They...
  13. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    I am aware of the Law of Jante. I have met other Scandinavians, and some of them I have met believe that the idea that this is uniquely Scandinavian is at least slightly exaggerated. We, in English-speaking culture, have a similar concept to the idea that you should keep your agreements. We...
  14. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    If you are going to work at a firm, then you also have to follow the rules that are set by management. It is very strange if someone accepts the authority of management, yet they object to the authority of a union. The difference between the authority of management and the authority of a union...
  15. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    Oh, and another thing. The rate of union representation, in the United States, generally has a direct relationship with that state's general level of habitability. The least unionized state in the US is South Carolina. I have lived near there my entire life, and it's a piss-pot. North Carolina...
  16. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    https://www.inc.com/business-insider/25-best-countries-in-the-world-to-start-a-business.html There. Three of the best places in the world to do business are Nordic states, and Iceland, another Nordic state, comes in at 11th place with 91% of their labor unionized. 2nd place goes to Germany...
  17. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    In Scandinavia, they have a tradition of honoring the compromise agreement that made peace between the owners of capital and labor. This is a very important part of their history, and it would be a fool that overlooked its significance. These partly symbolic political victories have a tremendous...
  18. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    I am intensely individualistic, but that is one of the reasons why I would join a union if the only jobs available in an economy had viciously authoritarian management involved in them. If I have management that respects me and sees me as an asset that they want to keep, then that is good. I am...
  19. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    Horse shit. The Nordic Model goes straight back to the Kanslergade Agreement, which was overtly and officially, a compromise package that included the most pressing priorities of several different parties, some of them being socialist. It constitutes a compromise between socialism and...
  20. SigmatheZeta

    A successful socialist economy

    All of that explanation about aristocracy v. timocracy v. oligarchy strays from my point about socialism v. capitalism. Under an aristocracy, I support capitalism. Under an oligarchy, I support socialism. I think that this is a reasonable position. I think that we are currently at a juncture...
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