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#201 2016-06-19 23:20:26

bordsilver
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Re: Libertarian policy around the world

Hmm. No similarity to a certain thread in the member's section at all tongue

Anyway, bit toward the end for those who CBF'd listening:

Whatever the presenter's name is wrote:

A 1,000 new agents on the ground investigating Islamic terrorism.
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I do believe there are extremists in the world that want to kill us.
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So you have to think about "What do you do? How do you solve that problem?" Personally I don't have the answer. Apparently Bill Wells believes that increasing the size and scope of the police state to go ahead and fight that. Personally I guess "why don't we use the infrastructure that the police state already has? Why give them more?" I don't know. What are you thoughts, weigh in on the conversation below ...


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#202 2016-06-21 21:28:49

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Re: Libertarian policy around the world

bordsilver wrote:
SilverPete wrote:
mmm....shiney! wrote:

@ bordsilver, if you get time and you have some knowledge about this I'd appreciate your input:  http://forums.silverstackers.com/messag … ml#p925672

The original quote is from:

The Crisis of Public Reason
15 Aug 2000, Phil Agre

http://web.archive.org/web/200107260304 … le_id=3159

Thanks SP. I'll try and look into it.

Edit: Jeez it's quite jargony and his points are unclear. tongue

It's a shame he didn't cite any particular published works of Hayek to back his claim.  hmm


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#203 2016-06-21 21:34:31

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Re: Libertarian policy around the world

no one, as Friedrich Hayek pointed out, can have access to the "totality" of knowledge and information dispersed throughout the economy. Similarly, as John Maynard Keynes and Karl Popper showed, we cannot rationally predict the future course of our knowledge. Today's models of rational decision-making ignore these well-known arguments.

The unreasonableness of this standard of rationality helps to explain why macroeconomists of all camps and finance theorists find it hard to account for swings in market outcomes. Even more pernicious, despite these difficulties, their models supposedly provide a "scientific" basis for judging the proper roles of the market and the state in a modern economy.

I think he's disputing the above.

http://hayekcenter.org/?p=1690


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#204 2016-07-25 02:23:39

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Re: Libertarian policy around the world

The IOC's decision to uphold the individual rights of Russian athletes, rather than do what USADA wants and impose collective sanctions based solely upon nationality.

That's libertarianism in action!!


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#205 2017-03-11 17:22:29

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Re: Libertarian policy around the world

Portugal's libertarian style of legislation on drug use seems to be making inroads:

In 2001 Portugal shocked the world and voted to decriminalize all drugs in response to a growing heroin problem.

Things like drug trafficking remain illegal, but drug users are viewed as ill rather than criminal. Instead of immediate arrest and incarceration, people caught with less than a 10-day supply of hard drugs are taken before a special court of legal experts, psychologists and social workers. The goal is a health-focused solution to drug use, with an occasional small fine or community service.

Fifteen years later plentiful data tell a drastically different story from what many predicted. Drug use among 15- to 24-year-olds has decreased dramatically and drug-induced deaths dropped from 80 in 2001 to 16 in 2012. Before 2001 Portugal confined around 100,000 drug users. Within the first 10 years of the policy's adoption, this number halved. Today Portugal boasts one of the lowest drug-usage rates in all of Europe.

People are leaving the drug market and seeking treatment. The number of individuals registered in rehab has risen from 6,000 in 1999 to more than 24,000 in 2008. The number of heroin users who inject the drug has decreased from 45 percent to 17 percent. Injection rates are particularly important when discussing drug-related disease. Drug addicts now account for only 20 percent of HIV cases in the country, a significant improvement from the previous 56 percent.

These results can be explained with basic economics.
As people get help for their drug use, the number of users—that is, the demand for drugs—falls. When the demand falls, drug suppliers find that their once-lucrative enterprise no longer bears fruit. So they exit the market.

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog … -war-drugs


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