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Forum: Politics 08/05/11, 02:06 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 41,906
Posted By Tec Mason
Capitalism is good. The only alternative to...

Capitalism is good. The only alternative to trading is violence or self-production of everything you use.
Forum: Reviews 01/22/11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,219
Posted By Tec Mason
This album is Win.

This album is Win.
Forum: Reviews 12/02/10, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,898
Posted By Tec Mason
Great album. "Myth of a Christian...

Great album. "Myth of a Christian Nation" is my favorite (obviously)
Forum: Reviews 11/14/10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,843
Posted By Tec Mason
Never got into Hellogoodbye's first album. This...

Never got into Hellogoodbye's first album. This review made me check out their new stuff (and yes the score is what peaked my initial interest.)

AOTY so far for me. There hasn't been another album...
Forum: Reviews 10/18/10, 02:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,117
Posted By Tec Mason
whole thing is streaming on the myspace. Eargasm.

whole thing is streaming on the myspace. Eargasm.
Forum: Politics 10/12/10, 04:55 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 17,824
Posted By Tec Mason
sticks and stones...;-) I find it frustrating...

sticks and stones...;-)

I find it frustrating that I champion nothing but liberty and the freedom to shape your own life and it is spat upon.
Forum: Politics 10/10/10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
I don't think I understand you. It sounds like...

I don't think I understand you. It sounds like you are saying I cannot argue that people will turn down money for happiness, which is super untrue. Do I need to give examples of people throughout the...
Forum: Entertainment 10/09/10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 32,599
Posted By Tec Mason
GSL 2 qualifiers are going on right now :-)

GSL 2 qualifiers are going on right now :-)
Forum: Entertainment 10/09/10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 32,599
Posted By Tec Mason
So anyone play? Im currently in Bronze league. I...

So anyone play? Im currently in Bronze league. I suck but its so fun.

6 pool ftl

Edit: (Fruitdealer ftw)
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
Do you believe that a world without prices is...

Do you believe that a world without prices is both achievable and good?

Edit: OFF TOPIC: dear god this is a great performance by Portugal. The Man. thought id share it with you guys while we debate...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
I follow the Austrian school of economics which...

I follow the Austrian school of economics which rejects many of the methods of modern econometrics. If you want to debate Austrian vs. Mainstream/Neoclassical Econ, We can do that in another thread....
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
Wrong. All human beings enter transactions for an...

Wrong. All human beings enter transactions for an increase in utility (happiness), not money. money is one of many ways to increase happiness, but it is not the only way.

I work for papa john's. I...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
unfortunately it is much harder than that. Your...

unfortunately it is much harder than that.

Your model does not account for time. It also does not account for human action (the ability for each worker to be more productive or less productive at...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
That is an opinion. How can you show...

That is an opinion. How can you show mathmatically that the employer benefits more? If you define benifit as "monetary gain" then you can objectively calculate the gain and compare to the employee....
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
You said that employees should be paid based on...

You said that employees should be paid based on their value to the employers plus some extra amount (i will find the quote in a second).



I said that value cannot be objectively determined.

You...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
up to.

up to.
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
No person should ever get what they want at the...

No person should ever get what they want at the expense of another person. that is the core of libertarianism. The beauty of wages is that it is a mutually beneficial trade. the employee purchases...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
That link shows how wages are determined. You...

That link shows how wages are determined. You said wages should be determined based on the value they provide to employers. Employers obviously value many of their employees more than the wage that...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
My company I work for does that to me. They work...

My company I work for does that to me. They work with minimal labor and spread it around so that they don't have to pay overtime or benifits. What is unethical about that? I might not get what I want...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
with respect, simply highlighting that you did...

with respect, simply highlighting that you did not provide objective answers. I didn't either, which is my point. It is impossible to say "this guy worked x hours building y good putting z amount of...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
1.How do you quantify the "value brought to...

1.How do you quantify the "value brought to the employer?"
2.At what point is a laborer "satisfied"?
3.Is it unethical or wrong to have people living "below the poverty level?" (remember that the...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
Okay I think this is where we deviate big time....

Okay I think this is where we deviate big time. "With Marx, in fact, every individual relationship is excluded from the conception of value-creating labor; labor is regarded, not as something which...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
I haven't finished reading the Hilferding link...

I haven't finished reading the Hilferding link yet yet, but I really like this excerpt (even though I disagree with it).

"The capitalist mode of production (this is its historic significance, and...
Forum: Politics 10/09/10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,341
Posted By Tec Mason
thanks for the link

thanks for the link
Forum: Music 10/09/10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,156
Posted By Tec Mason
fun thread. keep it coming

fun thread. keep it coming


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