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Это что-то на уровне Кругмана.

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Why Libertarians Should Oppose the Universal Basic Income

Libertarians have a standard set of fundamental criticisms of the welfare state.

1. Forced charity is unjust. Individuals have a moral right to decide if and when they want to help others.

2. Forced charity is unnecessary. In a free market, voluntary donations are enough to provide for the truly poor.

3. Forced charity gives recipients bad incentives. If the government takes care of you, you're less likely to take care of yourself by work and saving.

4. The cost of forced charity is high and growing rapidly, leading to a future of exhorbitant taxes or financial crisis.

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Once again, the Republican Party has unified control of the House, the Senate, and the White House. The last time that happened, during the George W. Bush administration, they delivered massive overspending, the biggest expansion of entitlements in 40 years, centralization of education, a war that has lasted longer than World War II, an imperial presidency, civil liberties abuses, the intrusion of the federal government into social issues and personal freedoms, and a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street and the automobile industry. Voters who believe in limited government had every reason to reject that record.

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Левые продолжают доставлять дефицитом фактчека :)

Прям как в случае с Easing the Russian Sanctions, пишешь такой простыню про идиотские требования для госслужащих, искрометно шютишь по поводу правых, Козиря, Brave new world, вот это вот всё. А потом (видимо, после разбана в гугле) приходится дописывать смущенный апдейт, типа каким-то образом это еще до гитлера успели наворотить (после Бенгази, собсна). Внезапно!

Способность трумпа насрать в штаны предыдущей администрации поистине безгранична, лол.

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Доставляют как сами первоисточники, так и те, кто весь этот мусор тиражирует :)

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There is but one solution to all this chaos and crisis: libertarianism, which necessarily entails a dismantling, not a reform, of the welfare-warfare state way of life and a restoration of a governmental system based on individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.

But that’s not what most Americans have chosen, so far. They have chosen to stick with the welfare-warfare state, hoping against hope that someone — anyone — will come along and finally make it work, even if it means a further loss of their liberty at the hands of government officials. But it’s not going to work, not even with Donald Trump in charge. Americans are going to find that the chaos and crises only get bigger, especially as Trump displays more dictatorial tendencies in the months ahead in his the attempt to make the welfare-warfare state way of life finally succeed.

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Когда присосался к государственной кормушке, лол.

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Оказывается, хитрый план (с) таки существует, лол :)

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Приятно видеть, что либертарианцев начинают отделять от привычной дихотомии.

P.S. Детальнее для тех, кто услышав "либертарианец", начинает нести хуйню про Сомали:

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Левачок рассуждает, как гнуть свою линию, не создавая встречное сопротивление. Похоже, они все-таки чему-то учатся :)

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From the author of an excellent 9 things I learned from surviving my 20s: https://markmanson.net/relationship-advice

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But one name stands out: Stanford statistician John Ioannidis, famous for promoting high quality studies and raising the standard of medical research. I don’t know what his administrative credentials are or what talents you need to run the NIH, but along with the Cochrane people he sets the gold standard for trustworthy bioscience, and having him in a high scientific position would do more to raise my confidence in the standard of US medical research than almost anything else I can think of.

Wow, indeed.

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..prepare to afford the states more flexibility and control to create a more free and open health care market.

Вот это правильно, ящитаю. Хотите строить у себя в коммифорнии социализм с человеческим лицом - на здоровье, только за свой счет. А в штаты с более свободным рынком своими демократическими ручонками нехуй лазить.

P.S. Clarification
Jan. 20, 2017
A previous version of this story implied that the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the Oval Office. It turns out that the bust is still there and had just been obscured from the sight of the pool reporter by a door and an agent.
Зрады не вышло, ггг :)
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Омашинился наконец-то. Теперь выясняю, как избежать штрафов за превышение. Такая вот статья:

First, I think I should give you a bit of a primer about speed in Texas. Here in the Lone Star State, speed limits are generally viewed as guidelines or helpful suggestions rather than laws. Texans have a thing for speed, something I attribute to our wide-open spaces, long stretches of highways, and general love of freedom. Down here, we kind of drive as fast as we want, even if the police and state troopers aren't cool with that.

On Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio, no one actually ever goes only the official speed limit of 70. We have a name for people who do: assholes. Expect to do at least 80 to keep up with traffic and still get passed on the right occasionally.
I'd prefer they had an SUV/Giant Truck/Minivan speed limit and a Sports Car speed limit, but considering they call a Tacoma a sports car around here maybe that would help much, either.

Люблю Техас :-D

P.S. Походу, антирадар + Waze.
P.P.S. Not sure where you live but here's my breakdown:
Dallas - Do 80-85, get passed regularly
Houston - 75 is keeping up with traffic
Austin - Fucking hippies doing 60 in the left lane.
Dallas really is a fantastically pleasant place to use a highway, so long as it's not rush hour.

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Простите, я тут отлучался по делам ненадолго и теперь вот интересуюсь: есть ли какие авторитетные пояснения сторонников Обамы по поводу того, зачем он уже практически на пороге своей каденции поднасрал кубинским эмигрантам? У демократов внезапно какие-то претензии к эмигрантам появились или это личное?
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Если кто еще не подписался на отличный Quillette.

The BuzzFeed Fiasco Shows Us Why Trust in Institutions Is Dying
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For me, it took a 2015 pre-caucus stop in Pella by J. C. Watts, a Baptist minister raised in the small town of Eufaula, Okla., who was a Republican congressman from 1995 to 2003, to begin to understand my neighbors — and most likely other rural Americans as well.

“The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good,” said Mr. Watts, who was in the area to campaign for Senator Rand Paul. “We are born bad,” he said and added that children did not need to be taught to behave badly — they are born knowing how to do that.

“We teach them how to be good,” he said. “We become good by being reborn — born again.”

He continued: “Democrats believe that we are born good, that we create God, not that he created us. If we are our own God, as the Democrats say, then we need to look at something else to blame when things go wrong — not us.”

Mr. Watts talked about the 2015 movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La., in which two people were killed. Mr. Watts said that Republicans knew that the gunman was a bad man, doing a bad thing. Democrats, he added, “would look for other causes — that the man was basically good, but that it was the guns, society or some other place where the blame lies and then they will want to control the guns, or something else — not the man.” Republicans, he said, don’t need to look anywhere else for the blame.

Hearing Mr. Watts was an epiphany for me. For the first time I had a glimpse of where many of my conservative friends and neighbors were coming from. I thought, no wonder Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on things like gun control, regulations or the value of social programs. We live in different philosophical worlds, with different foundational principles.

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