>>108469>sorry, but liberitarianism is untested and theoretically untenable at any rate;
Sorry, but baseless opinions are baseless>I don't buy any economic philosophies that either don't prioritize collective well-being or model the average citizen as a perfectly responsible actor by himself.
The latter is what libertarianism is. The former you'd be free to do in a libertarian society, you just wouldn't be able to force everyone else to do what you want at gun point. I know that's hard for you to give up, but it's for the best. You monster.>The taxrate is theft
FTFY>Those that have enjoyed more success from the society we've all been member to should be expected to contribute proportionately more to those that have not yet seen as much success
"Economics is not zero sum game">I believe in taxes and social programs and engineering a better society.
And I believe in not enforcing those things at gun point. You want to donate? Go right ahead. no one is stopping you.>You like to make me out a communist or somesuch but I have no problem with capitalism; I just don't believe people have an inalienable right to every penny in their paycheck.
Yeah, you're neither a communist nor a capitalist in that regard. You're more of a collectivist fascist. >If something can suffer, it deserves consideration.
This board suffers every time you post and you don't seem to have any consideration for it at all.
Also, way to dodge the question. Guess we know what you skill set is.>who, me? I'm a mechanical engineer.
And I'm a pediatric oncologist, on the internet, where no one can verify my claims, as well!>Those links
You dug up 4+ year old articles, both of which are using data/memes from... 2008?
This board is fucking wild man. How about some actual, academic sources from a time when a Bush wasn't still in office? At the very least, at or under five years ago?