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General / FTL Business cards
« on: March 23, 2008, 08:03:13 PM »
Someone should make some.  I always wish I had something to give to people when I talk about liberty issues or FTL in particular.

I'd buy a bunch if someone made them.

General / Re: Free Audiobook: "The Market for Liberty"
« on: January 10, 2008, 11:31:26 AM »
Audiobook format saves your place where you left off like a podcast.  It also comes all in one file, and you can speed up or slow down the play (I like to listen to it fast, and slow it down in parts where it is confusing or convoluted.)

General / Re: Free Talk Live plugged at Ron Paul Liberty Forum Speech!
« on: January 08, 2008, 01:13:56 AM »
Way to go FTL!

General / Re: Free Audiobook: "The Market for Liberty"
« on: January 03, 2008, 02:32:09 PM »
Hey Ian, you need to host the audiobook that Kenneth made.  It is FAR superior in that format.

How much in AMP dollars would it cost for you to decide to host it?

Give us an AMP goal and we'll go for it.

General / Re: Free Audiobook: "The Market for Liberty"
« on: December 27, 2007, 08:02:26 PM »
So how do we get the audio book form Kenneth?

General / Re: What I do with those Ron Paul liberty cards.
« on: September 07, 2007, 10:28:54 PM »
I bought 5000 and I go to mall and strip mall parking lots and put them in the driver side windows.

General / Podcast Alley
« on: June 29, 2007, 08:47:31 PM »

Get over there and vote so we can make FTL number one in June!

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: May 13, 2007, 04:39:38 PM »
Um no. Dialectics are fucking bullshit.

So is chocolate ice cream.

Is anyone forcing you to use dialectics?  Is anyone asking you to support dialectics?

No, only asking you to help them support freedom.  What's wrong with that.

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: May 12, 2007, 02:27:41 PM »
This is more akin to not compromising with someone who likes chocolate ice cream but you like vanilla.

No one is asking you to change what you believe.

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: May 11, 2007, 02:43:11 PM »
I don't see how it is a compromise to join with someone who wants to fight for liberty, even if they want to live in a different way than you do.

That may very well be the case (that there is a right way and a wrong way).  Doesn't Ladyattis support a society that allows people to try out the wrong ways so long as they aren't aggressising against her?

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: May 11, 2007, 10:49:21 AM »
The point is that he isn't going to advocate statism to achieve it.

So who cares?  No one has EXACTLY the same worlview as you do.  SO people who eschew violence to achieve theirs are the least of your worries...and is probably an ally.

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: May 09, 2007, 11:49:20 PM »
The Left Lane of Liberty

Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a newly added graphic for the Blogosphere of the Libertarian Left, of which this blog is the latest member.

What makes someone a left-libertarian? I can’t answer that question: surf through the other member blogs and you’ll soon see that there’s not much in the way of a common essence.

A question I can answer is: why do I call myself a left-libertarian?

First, on many of the issues over which mainstream libertarians are divided, I end up on what would generally be perceived as the “left” side of the issue: anarchist, anti-militarist, anti-intellectual-property, anti-punishment (so a fortiori anti-death-penalty), anti-big-business, pro-immigration, pro-abortion, pro-secularism, pro-gay-rights, etc.

But beyond that, I share a lot of “left-ish” cultural concerns that are usually not thought of nowadays as libertarian issues (though historically they were), such as a concern for worker empowerment (see Beyond the Boss and Platonic Productivity) and an opposition to male supremacy (see Beyond Patriarchy, Separate But Equal?, To Serve Man, and Libertarian Feminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved?).

Plus, I think race and gender are largely social constructs; I recognise the existence of non-state forms of oppression (though I don’t advocate statism as the solution); I favour a Sciabarra-style “dialectical” methodology; I’ve had some kind words for multiculturalism, postmodernism, political correctness, environmentalism, and collective ownership; and I regard libertarianism as properly rooted in egalitarianism.

Yet for all that I’m probably a 90% orthodox Rothbardian, both about rights theory and about economics. (Indeed I sometimes call myself a “left-Rothbardian,” though not specifically in Sam Konkin’s sense of that phrase.) While I draw a lot of inspiration from so-called “voluntary socialists” like Benjamin Tucker, I’m not at all attracted to Tuckerite limitations on private land ownership (let alone Georgist ones); I don’t seek the elimination of wage labour (though I’d like to see more worker cooperatives available as a competitive alternative); I don’t accept animal rights (though I do think we have serious moral obligations to animals); and I have no patience with the philosophic relativism and/or materialism one sometimes finds among the academic left.

So that’s roughly what my “left-libertarianism” amounts to. In case you were wondering. Or even if you weren’t.

Bold added for emphasis.

What could yo possibly have a problem with there?

The Polling Pit / Re: Voting
« on: May 09, 2007, 11:20:07 AM »
My vote is a vote, one of many or one of a few. If my candidate wins, the candidate as an individual will do what that individual decides to do, might uphold his word, might break his word.  Sure I'm responsible for putting this hypothetical person in office, but I would say that's where my responsibility ends, as the candidate is an individual.

What does it mean to take responsibility if it isn't to be held responsible for the actions?

"I take responsibility for putting this perosn in office....but don't punish me for the rotten things this perosn did"

How did you take any responsibility then?

General / Re: Minute Man At University
« on: May 09, 2007, 11:18:43 AM »
How about

"US Immigration laws kept the Jews from escaping concentration camps"

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