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12 Feb 2018, 21:29 #21

Seems like PwC is now joining Deloitte in weighing on the impact of automation on jobs:

https://www.pwc.co.uk/automation
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13 Feb 2018, 03:43 #22

Was going through some old threads like this one, and just wanted to say, you guys have done some great work throughout the history of this forum.  I really don't think it's an exaggeration to claim it's one of the most important websites in the history of libertarian and Austrian Economic thought.  While some of you might find me and my views on certain subjects off-putting, just know that I thank you.  Also, literally laughed out loud at this 😂

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16 Feb 2018, 23:56 #23



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17 Feb 2018, 01:24 #24

Haha, didn't mean to kill the thread.

@onebornfree

Good post.  Here's my solution.

1. Greatly increase the number of resource officers per school.
2. Give teachers a bonus to carry.
3. Media blackout of shooter's face and name.
4. Hold state legislators and school administrators criminally liable if they fail to provide proper security.


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17 Feb 2018, 16:26 #25

FvS wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 01:24
Haha, didn't mean to kill the thread.

@onebornfree

Good post.  Here's my solution.

1. Greatly increase the number of resource officers per school.
2. Give teachers a bonus to carry.
3. Media blackout of shooter's face and name.
4. Hold state legislators and school administrators criminally liable if they fail to provide proper security.

"The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic" H.L. Mencken :-) .

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17 Feb 2018, 22:07 #26

Obviously, I would prefer to privatize schooling.  But shouldn't we try to find the next best possible solution if that isn't an option?  It doesn't have to always be privatize or nothing.  If the current scenarios keep playing out, which do you think is going to be more likely, gun control or privatization?
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18 Feb 2018, 00:02 #27

FvS wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 22:07
Obviously, I would prefer to privatize schooling.  But shouldn't we try to find the next best possible solution if that isn't an option?  It doesn't have to always be privatize or nothing. 

Are there any historical examples you can think of where the gradualism you envision for education [i.e gradualism for _anything_], has actually worked in the long term? [Granted- a short term illusion of the gradualist approach working is possible, if not inevitable, given the propaganda that always accompanies these types of "deals".]

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18 Feb 2018, 16:17 #28

Great article by A. Solzhenitsyn, Live Not By Lies:

“The circle—is it closed? And is there really no way out? And is there only one thing left for us to do, to wait without taking action? Maybe something will happen by itself? It will never happen as long as we daily acknowledge, extol, and strengthen—and do not sever ourselves from the most perceptible of its aspects: Lies.

When violence intrudes into peaceful life, its face glows with self-confidence, as if it were carrying a banner and shouting: “I am violence. Run away, make way for me—I will crush you.” But violence quickly grows old. And it has lost confidence in itself, and in order to maintain a respectable face it summons falsehood as its ally—since violence lays its ponderous paw not every day and not on every shoulder. It demands from us only obedience to lies and daily participation in lies—all loyalty lies in that.
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[T]he simplest and most accessible key to our self-neglected liberation lies right here: Personal non-participation in lies. Though lies conceal everything, though lies embrace everything, but not with any help from me.
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[T]here are no loopholes for anybody who wants to be honest. On any given day any one of us will be confronted with at least one of the above-mentioned choices even in the most secure of the technical sciences. Either truth or falsehood: Toward spiritual independence or toward spiritual servitude.

And he who is not sufficiently courageous even to defend his soul—don't let him be proud of his “progressive” views, don't let him boast that he is an academician or a people's artist, a merited figure, or a general—let him say to himself: I am in the herd, and a coward. It's all the same to me as long as I'm fed and warm.”
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18 Feb 2018, 17:26 #29

WillyTruth wrote: Great article by A. Solzhenitsyn, Live Not By Lies:

“The circle—is it closed? And is there really no way out? And is there only one thing left for us to do, to wait without taking action? Maybe something will happen by itself? It will never happen as long as we daily acknowledge, extol, and strengthen—and do not sever ourselves from the most perceptible of its aspects: Lies.

When violence intrudes into peaceful life, its face glows with self-confidence, as if it were carrying a banner and shouting: “I am violence. Run away, make way for me—I will crush you.” But violence quickly grows old. And it has lost confidence in itself, and in order to maintain a respectable face it summons falsehood as its ally—since violence lays its ponderous paw not every day and not on every shoulder. It demands from us only obedience to lies and daily participation in lies—all loyalty lies in that.
...
[T]he simplest and most accessible key to our self-neglected liberation lies right here: Personal non-participation in lies. Though lies conceal everything, though lies embrace everything, but not with any help from me.
...
[T]here are no loopholes for anybody who wants to be honest. On any given day any one of us will be confronted with at least one of the above-mentioned choices even in the most secure of the technical sciences. Either truth or falsehood: Toward spiritual independence or toward spiritual servitude.

And he who is not sufficiently courageous even to defend his soul—don't let him be proud of his “progressive” views, don't let him boast that he is an academician or a people's artist, a merited figure, or a general—let him say to himself: I am in the herd, and a coward. It's all the same to me as long as I'm fed and warm.”
Indeed, it all begins with truth. Not the grandiose, sophisticated truths of social justice (that is, if they are truths), just plain old truth as a child understands truth. The proud confidence of the violent is very intimidating and it seems like the truth can never stand up to the sword which sweeps away all resistance with the same finality, regardless of the spotless purity of its victims. But this view overlooks the long-run. The violent put on a facade of respectability and permanence but just a millimeter beneath this facade is an endless plain of skeletons, the ghosts of all the innocent victims they have slaughtered to get one notch higher on the ladder of status and power. The lesson of history is that moral outrage is useless - rather, it is moral steadfastness that will bring about the downfall of the violent. Don't run into the battle, don't throw yourself on the swords of the violent; rather, stand firm and do not yield an inch. Stand until you are cut down. And then you will finally discover the truth that the violent are never shown; you will discover that the violent never had any power at all, that there is no power at all in the sword, that the only person who is killed by an act of murder is the murderer himself.
Proverbs 26:4
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18 Feb 2018, 22:40 #30

onebornfree wrote:Are there any historical examples you can think of where the gradualism you envision for education [i.e gradualism for _anything_], has actually worked in the long term? [Granted- a short term illusion of the gradualist approach working is possible, if not inevitable, given the propaganda that always accompanies these types of "deals".]
The state uses is this method all the time.  A piece of legislation here, a piece of legislation there, and before you know it, we have leviathan.  But even then, making sure the schools are properly secured is just a right change in policy until that day of complete privatization.  I say, "We should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan."  You say, "Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is just a gradualist solution, there should be no standing army."  Congratulations, thou art the purest.
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19 Feb 2018, 22:02 #31

A look at Trump's stance now vs 15 years ago:

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

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I will call his presidency a success if Trump can greatly reduce all immigration, refrain from passing any crazy gun control laws, and refrain from starting a war with North Korea, Russia or Iran.  Those ifs get bigger by the day.  Still think he's better than Clinton, if only for how he trolls the commies.

On an unrelated note, this story was a pretty frustrating read.
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Yesterday, 17:16 #33

AlGoreTheIdiot wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 22:02
A look at Trump's stance now vs 15 years ago:
"Donald Trump is America's Biggest Liar and Hypocrite".

Translation: therefor, as with _all_ of his predecessors, he is purrrrrrrfect for the position he now occupies :-).


"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually, they will believe it.” Adolf Hitler

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"A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” – Vladimir Lenin

“Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.” – Joseph Stalin

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually, they will believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels

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