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Jason Colby
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Asking what we should do with priests doesn't add up to me. A&E is a business, not a social order. They could fire anybody for any reason. Now if the government came after Phil, then asking why the Bible wasn't also burned by the military or police would be a good question.
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In town again, here until Jan. 6th. This was the first thing I saw to post on.
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I definitely think that there would be problems with free market defense agencies, but what it comes down to, as I see it, is companies will hold their workers, the enforcers, more accountable than the state holds its police accountable.

When a police officer paid by the state guns down children, dogs, and old people, they get paid leave. If an enforcement agent in a company does this, the company runs the risk of losing customers. Therefore companies will hold their workers accountable. Without any state to protect the companies, there is a sensitive budget involved and any mess-ups could leave the company owner in a bad position.

I would argue that the companies are not states because the state has a monopoly on violence, while agencies are limited by other agencies and arbitrators. I would also argue that the minority has a better chance of being well represented by law enforcement than in our current system. In a democracy, the minority always loses. In a free market, the poor don't compete with subsidies or government-funded monopolies of any kind. Any one poor guy in the neighborhood could pick up a gun and earn money or food by protecting people and guarding the neighborhood (I'm aware this could go terribly wrong too).

And as for those who do not participate in the capitalist realm, who are in separate communities... Of course, there will be a clash. What does the anarcho-communist do when the anarcho-capitalist infringes on their rights? Only the capitalist has a defense agency. I suppose the communist would expect their friends to help or something, but I can't imagine that working out too well. I think this is something I can't answer and would like to have a discussion on.
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+Nox Aternum as i said, you are arguing for the gold standard. 
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I love video games. c: 
Although I'm very picky with games. 
Star Trek Online for PC and Resident Evil for xBox are my top two most played. 
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I've often said that I think anarchy and the total elimination of government would be great, but this was a compelling read against some of my core beliefs.  I think you guys ought to read it too!  It is quite insightful and eye-opening.  The writer makes some important comments on how a free market would handle certain things vs. how a government would handle those same things.

http://www.spectacle.org/897/trust.html
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What a great point. I'm surprised I hadn't thought of it. 
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The sexual tension between Sean and Archibald made this video perfect
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The issues of "capitalism" in this video appear to have nothing to do with results coming out of a free market, but rather the catastrophic consequences of governments meddling in the market.

I think it's misleading to say this crises belong to capitalism. I would argue that they are issues caused by governments.
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I've been looking around for a critique of capitalism that doesn't take the issues governments make, and blame capitalism as the cause of these issues.

This video and others I've seen are critiques of crony capitalism. They are excellent critiques, I should mention, just not critiques of what they think they're critiquing.
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Too bad you can't load blunderblusses with salt.
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yeah... :(
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    Reporter, 2012 - present
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If I've learned anything it's that I'll always learn and relearn what I thought I learnt.
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I have beaten many video games. C:
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    English, Philosophy, Performing Arts, 2010 - 2012
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