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If there's going to be taxes, What kind are the least destructive? Henry George's ideas?

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/George.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgism

Milton Friedman agreed with "the Henry George argument" as being "the least bad" means of raising whatever public revenue was needed.
Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek credited early enthusiasm for Henry George with developing his interest in economics. Later, Hayek said that the theory of Georgism would be very strong if assessment challenges didn't lead to unfair outcomes, but he believed that they would.

What are your ideas on the subject????
Please speak up.

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When Is Love More Important Then Factual Truth, or maybe even Liberty?
I would be interested in experienced option.

1 Corinthians 13
1If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,b but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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Serious Business / Re: Bully judge rules against homeschooling
« on: April 18, 2015, 11:39:58 AM »
If your are interest in an online school, my 9th grade son goes to http://www.connectionsacademy.com/ for Pennsylvania.
They have schools everywhere. Some are paid for by taxes.
He started this year.
He and I am very happy with it.
However, there are many new fellow students a not as prepared since they come from failing schools.
So, the scores of these new students on standardized tests brings down schools scores.
What state and what grades are the children?

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"Help LRN.FM Get Back On Satellite in Africa!" is a great way to help spread the word at less than 21 dollars a day.

http://africa.lrn.fm
http://wiki.uz.cm/wiki/List_of_countries_by_English-speaking_population

( $22,000 / 3yr. ) / 365.25days = $20.08 /day
I contributed $750.00 to help.
I was able to buy 37 days (provided it gets funded fully)
Please take action too.
Thanks,
Glenn :P


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Economically Repressed Venezuela; anti government protests rage on
More proof that lack of economic freedom bring economic problems.
 
Venezuelan police crack down as anti-government protests rage on
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/14/venezuelan-police-crack-down-as-anti-government-protests-rage-on/

"Police in Venezuela stepped up a campaign of arrests and raids, as authorities said the death toll from more than a month of anti-government demonstrations had risen to 28."
..."fueled by public fury over deteriorating living conditions in the oil-rich country.
Violent crime, shortages of essential goods like toilet paper and inflation have combined to create the most serious challenge yet"...

Venezuela: Three People Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/03/13/venezuela-three-people-shot-dead-in-anti-government-protests/
"A month of student-led demonstrations in a number of Venezuelan cities has left at least 25 people dead, according to the government. Venezuelans fed up with inflation that reached 56 percent last year, long lines for buying some items at grocery stores and one of the highest homicide rates in the world have joined students in protesting against the government."

ALSO NOTE: Venezuela is most economically repressed countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom:
http://www.heritage.org/index/country/venezuela
http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking
Venezuela’s economic freedom score is 36.3, making its economy the 175th freest in the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom out of the 178 countries rated.

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General / Give me Choco Pies (and Liberty) or give me Death!
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:54:51 PM »
The people is tyrannical North Korea love these Choco pies and other products from their much freer neighbours to the South.
Enjoy a Choco Pie, or better trade with it.
  :-)

N. Korea's black market starves for this

North Koreans See World Through Choco Pies

http://www.learnliberty.org/videos/does-trade-promote-peace/

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General / Why be a tax payer when you can be a tax spender? be a Crony
« on: February 14, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
Crony Chronicles: I Want To Be A Crony

Crony Chronicles: I Want To Be A Crony

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The Show / IAN, I sent you a small gift to cheer you up.
« on: January 29, 2014, 07:09:21 PM »
Ian,
I just sent you a little something to cheer you up to come from AMERICA FINEST/ Amazon.
I sent it to the following address.

    63 EMERALD ST # 610
    KEENE, NH 03431-3673
    United States
    Phone: XXXXXXXXXXXX

Estimated delivery: Feb. 5, 2014 - Feb. 21, 2014

I hope it makes it.

Yours in Liberty,

Glenn
:D

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/world/asia/choco-pie-koreas/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547061/The-chocolate-treat-popular-North-Korea-workers-buying-days-wages-black-market.html
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101046954

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Found this online. I love their videos. They are now coming out with an Academy.

http://www.learnliberty.org/academy/

"Learn Liberty Academy provides free, online educational programs to help you learn about the most critical questions facing our society. Our programs are designed to help concerned citizens become empowered citizens. We offer free, interactive programs taught by professors from accredited universities."

"LearnLiberty.org is a resource for learning about the ideas of a free society. We provide a starting point for conversations on important questions like: What is the nature of man and society? And what is the proper role of role for government?"

"LearnLiberty.org is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)."

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Teach Your Children Well

by Joseph Sobran
   
Because I write about politics, people are forever asking me the best way to teach children how our system of government works. I tell them that they can give their own children a basic civics course right in their own homes.

In my own experience as a father, I have discovered several simple devices that can illustrate to a child's mind the principles on which the modern state deals with its citizens. You may find them helpful, too.

For example, I used to play the simple card game WAR with my son. After a while, when he thoroughly understood that the higher ranking cards beat the lower ranking ones, I created a new game I called GOVERNMENT. In this game, I was Government, and I won every trick, regardless of who had the better card. My boy soon lost interest in my new game, but I like to think it taught him a valuable lesson for later in life.

When your child is a little older, you can teach him about our tax system in a way that is easy to grasp. Offer him, say, $10 to mow the lawn. When he has mowed it and asks to be paid, withhold $5 and explain that this is income tax. Give $1 to his younger brother, and tell him that this is "fair." Also, explain that you need the other $4 yourself to cover the administrative costs of dividing the money. When he cries, tell him he is being "selfish" and "greedy." Later in life he will thank you.

Make as many rules as possible. Leave the reasons for them obscure. Enforce them arbitrarily. Accuse your child of breaking rules you have never told him about. Keep him anxious that he may be violating commands you haven't yet issued. Instill in him the feeling that rules are utterly irrational. This will prepare him for living under democratic government.

When your child has matured sufficiently to understand how the judicial system works, set a bedtime for him and then send him to bed an hour early. When he tearfully accuses you of breaking the rules, explain that you made the rules and you can interpret them in any way that seems appropriate to you, according to changing conditions. This will prepare him for the Supreme Court's concept of the U.S. Constitution as a "living document."

Promise often to take him to the movies or the zoo, and then, at the appointed hour, recline in an easy chair with a newspaper and tell him you have changed your plans. When he screams, "But you promised!," explain to him that it was a campaign promise.

Every now and then, without warning, slap your child. Then explain that this is defense. Tell him that you must be vigilant at all times to stop any potential enemy before he gets big enough to hurt you. This, too, your child will appreciate, not right at that moment, maybe, but later in life.

At times your child will naturally express discontent with your methods. He may even give voice to a petulant wish that he lived with another family. To forestall and minimize this reaction, tell him how lucky he is to be with you the most loving and indulgent parent in the world, and recount lurid stories of the cruelties of other parents. This will make him loyal to you and, later, receptive to schoolroom claims that the America of the postmodern welfare state is still the best and freest country on Earth.

This brings me to the most important child-rearing technique of all: lying. Lie to your child constantly. Teach him that words mean nothing – or rather that the meanings of words are continually "evolving," and may be tomorrow the opposite of what they are today.

Some readers may object that this is a poor way to raise a child. A few may even call it child abuse. But that's the whole point: Child abuse is the best preparation for adult life under our form of GOVERNMENT.

Joseph Sobran (1946–2010), conservative turned libertarian, was one of the most significant American writers of his time. See his website and his intellectual journey.

Copyright © 2013 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided full credit is given.

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General / Re: Send a Letter from America to be broadcast into North Korea.
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:39:34 PM »
More on Shin Dong-Hyuk's story:

Keynote Address: Shin Dong-Hyuk

The keynote speaker at ISIL's 2013 World Conference in Lausanne was the remarkable Shin Dong-Hyuk, who was the first person born in a North Korean prison camp to escape the country.

Having been raised within the confines of the prison camp, he knew nothing of the outside world. The hardship that he endured and horrors that he faced have been elaborated upon in his book "Escape from Camp 14".

In this video hear his answers to some of the tough questions that are on everyone's mind.

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General / Re: Send a Letter from America to be broadcast into North Korea.
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:23:18 PM »
"SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION calling on China to Stop the Forced Repatriation of North Koreans"
http://www.nkfreedom.org/News/Sign-the-Petition-Calling-on-China-to-Stop-Repatriation-of-North-Koreans.aspx

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