Radical Centrist Liberal Conservative Libertarian

When liberscarian used to have a porcupine as her icon, I’d get her confused with indierepublican. Gotta love those patriotic, right-facing animals.

liberscarian:

wait why do so many prominent sjws and tucutes and shitty people seem to be weaboos? what’s the correlation between anime and really bad opinions about social justice? i don’t understand.

butmuhgains, xenotran—I want your inputs on this.

liberscarian:

thetravelinghufflepuff:

"the free market is what is best for the worker"

im sorry father have you forgotten the industrial revolution

I really don’t know if a time full of government-endorsed monopoly is actually the best argument against the free market

liberscarian:

faephobia:

liberscarian:

don’t try to convince me that men have it way worse than women in the US, because that’s simply not true anymore than saying that women have it way worse than men. all genders suffer from different nuanced issues. the problems of all genders need to be addressed in a way that is intellectually honest and free from propaganda. everybody suffers and some suffer gendered inequality. but there is no benefit in saying “x has it worse!” because we all live in suck city.

Mm, nobody wins in the oppression Olympics… and sexism in a culture can vary a large amount by location, even in the same state or country.

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transstar:

Telling a trans man to reconsider his gender is extremely transphobic. I don’t care if you’re non-binary or not.

economic-education:

A hands-off approach to Hong Kong’s economy has brought the region much prosperity. Learn more: http://at.FEE.org/1lVP2ZT

economic-education:

A hands-off approach to Hong Kong’s economy has brought the region much prosperity. 

Learn more: http://at.FEE.org/1lVP2ZT

Men already have rights lol
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invertedgender:

As do women. But which rights they have unfortunately differs between the two of them.

I love how these arguments imply that rights don’t exist without government recognition.

"have rights" Lol indeed.

ancap-princess:

victran:

yeltsinwasright:

kosherqueer:

armisael:

i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

systematically destroy humanity

Share lists of political dissidants that need liquidating.

ancap-princess:

victran:

yeltsinwasright:

kosherqueer:

armisael:

i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

systematically destroy humanity

Share lists of political dissidants that need liquidating.

ronpaulproblems:

Thankfully the ones on the bottom are usually anti-voting

ronpaulproblems:

Thankfully the ones on the bottom are usually anti-voting

antigovernmentextremist:

vivalaliberty:

lemondifficult:

"Haha! Americans don’t have free healthcare!"

Yeah it’s actually a serious problem people are literally dying can this stop being a silly nationalistic insult?

Nothing is free. There is always someone paying for it.

I’ve found that explaining this basic economic principle to people is ultimately futile. Because many of those calling for “free” healthcare don’t know or don’t mind that someone else is paying for it. If anything, they actively advocate for others to subsidize their lifestyles.

What I think would be a more efficient argument would be to show them that everyone pays for such a system. Bureaucracies are notoriously inefficient to the point that they’re often the butt of jokes. The DMV and the TSA and the IRS do not conjure up emotions of happiness and delightful customer service. Even insurance companies are bureaucratic monstrosities. The problem with “free healthcare” initiatives is that they often call for a costly, wasteful, inefficient bureaucracy to administer healthcare. And when it’s a government bureaucracy the costs are further compounded. And costs don’t necessarily mean monetary costs. The costs can be seen in the form of longer wait times, reduction in quality of care, absence of care altogether, or reduction in services provided by government in other areas. Indeed it is in these nations with cradle to grave government social services that we are starting to see dreaded “austerity” cuts as the debt to GDP ratio quickly gets out of hand and these governments are forced to make “draconian” cuts in order to remain solvent.

Thomas Sowell famously said, “It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” Essentially this quote boils down to the fact that you can’t get something for nothing, which is at the basis of the “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” argument.

What we need to do to convince people that single-payer government healthcare systems are undesirable is not that it’s not free, it’s that the costs are ultimately socialized. Instead of the individual paying the costs of his or her healthcare, ultimately taking responsibility for his or her health, the community or “society” ends up bearing the costs. So while individuals get to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, everyone has to bear the costs of an unhealthy one. And when other people pay the costs for irresponsibility, that ultimately incentivizes irresponsible activities. This creates an unsustainable spiral of ever increasing healthcare costs at the taxpayer’s expense.

Make the argument that everyone ends up having to pay, ultimately driving costs through the roof. Whereas in a market for healthcare the individual pays and costs are naturally driven down through market competition, innovation, incentives and on and on. It should also be mentioned that even prior to Obamacare, the U.S. did not have anything remotely resembling a market for healthcare. It was this government imposed third party system that took the decision making process away from the consumer and put it in the hands of insurance companies or employers.

c-a-bergamot:

conspiraciesimadeup:

What if global warming is the result of an alien terraforming operation?

Consider the following: reptiles are cold blooded. They rely on environmental heat to regulate their temperature.

They’re onto us. Abort abort abort!