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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I've never read Ayn Rand, only critiques of her writing, and most of those were negative. The Simpsons has made fun of her a few times.

    Rand's critics are numerous, from lefties that hate America to conservatives that abhor her atheism, but there is no substitute for doing your own reading and making your own critique. As for The Simpsons, well, I'll just let that statement stand on it's own wobbly legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreconstructed Reb View Post
    Rand's critics are numerous, from lefties that hate America to conservatives that abhor her atheism, but there is no substitute for doing your own reading and making your own critique. As for The Simpsons, well, I'll just let that statement stand on it's own wobbly legs.
    The problem with Libertarianism is that despite its appeal to those who view themselves as ruggedly individualistic, and of course those looking for an excuse for selfishness, it's an incomplete and unworkable philosophy in many ways.

    Capitalism demands that we have a strong military. War is the final negotiation.

    Capitalism demands that we have a secure border.

    Capitalism requires a check on the poor, such that they cannot be allowed to increase their numbers to the point at which they destroy capitalism.

    Capitalism requires a check on capitalism- otherwise capitalism evolves into aristocracy and monarchy which leads to revolution and communism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    The problem with Libertarianism is that despite its appeal to those who view themselves as ruggedly individualistic, and of course those looking for an excuse for selfishness, it's an incomplete and unworkable philosophy in many ways.

    Capitalism demands that we have a strong military. War is the final negotiation.

    Capitalism demands that we have a secure border.

    Capitalism requires a check on the poor, such that they cannot be allowed to increase their numbers to the point at which they destroy capitalism.

    Capitalism requires a check on capitalism- otherwise capitalism evolves into aristocracy and monarchy which leads to revolution and communism.
    Your premises are completely wrong. Capitalism, in and of itself, does none of those things. Yours are the rants and ramblings of a garden variety pro-communist, anti-American radical. It's the same vapid, immature pablum that has been spewed by every radical from Tom Hayden to OWS to the latest commiegasm at the DNC convention.

    BTW, I'm assuming that since you disagree with capitalism that you don't participate in it. Is that a correct statement, comrade?
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