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"Listen and Believe" holy shit.

I wouldn’t concern myself with that kind of rubbish, except in a decade disagreeing with them will be a fireable offense.

priceofliberty:

Social Justice Warriors are breaking out into the real world and its starting to concern me. This was XOXO fest, which included notable speakers like Anita Sarkeesian.

Independence is a myth? Really?

"You, too, can be a passive aggressive shithead!"

"Forget critical thought, don’t question anything. Just sit down, shut up, LISTEN and BELIEVE whatever we tell you."

Do you think you make materially better decisions in real life by using your knowledge in economics?

libertarians-and-stoya:

ordnungsokonomik:

Not really, although being aware of the “sunk costs fallacy” has sometimes helped my decision making. Game theory may sometimes be useful in anticipating the decisions of others, but I’m not well-read on game theory. In general, economics isn’t trying to tell people how to act, it’s trying to explain how people on the average already do act.

Traditional game theory has the draw back of assuming common knowledge, personal payoff schemes and rational self-interest.  Cutting-edge game theory is creating models where those things don’t apply, so in maybe 20 years you’ll be able to use game theory successfully IRL.

I once used diminishing marginal utility to explain to my girlfriend why I wanted to hang out with my other friends instead of her.

It’s important that the government ban “military style” weapons from the populous. As long as such a high percentage of Americans own semiautomatic rifles, foreign threats wouldn’t dare to mount an invasion. Once this problem is fixed, it will be easier to fabricate reasons to go to war.

eltigrechico:

I don’t know of anyone who would take dog training advice from someone who regularly beat their dogs.

But yet with your own children, people are fine to say, “That’s what my parents did.”

Training through violence: good enough for kids, but not for dogs.

leftbyrightbydumb:

I don’t get the libertarian infatuation with Scottish independence.  If they don’t secede, they are ruled by the British government.  If they secede, they are still ruled by a government.  How about supporting liberty instead of trying to pick which government would be less bad?

If they peacefully secede, it’s sets a precedent that a modern developed nation allows regions to secede like that. If violates the sanctity of the unified state. Once Scotland goes independent, there’s less superstition to prevent Texas or any other state from doing the same. Step 1 is to give people the idea that large groups of people have the right to self-determination, and then smaller groups. It puts is on the road to the far-away land of individual secession.

Also, even if Scotland still has a government, it’s necessarily a smaller one and one that is slightly more accountable to its people.

Liberals Outraged as Local Man Declines to Accept Responsibility For Sexual Crimes Commited by Other Men He’s Never Even Met

(Source: the-electric-city-chronicles)

eltigrechico:

I don’t know of anyone who would take dog training advice from someone who regularly beat their dogs.

But yet with your own children, people are fine to say, “That’s what my parents did.”

kaywinnetleetam:

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