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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
    This reminds me of Wealth Inheritance and how it contributes to the whole Inequality/Social Stratification. To me this really highlights how our Socioeconomic arrangement has developed into this sort of screwed game where the 'team' you're Lucky to be born in can keep Dominating the game generation after generation with ease. Talk about the Unfairnesses of Life. goddamn!
    We can add wealth inheritance to the list of things that will become obsolete in a post-scarcity society. People won't care about it & probably won't even understand what the purpose for it is. LOL

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    > This reminds me of Wealth Inheritance and how it contributes to the whole Inequality/Social Stratification.

    So no more Christmas presents from family members then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouTuber View Post
    So no more Christmas presents from family members then ?
    Right no more presents but stocking stuffers are still cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    I never really thought of royalty that way. That's interesting. It makes me dislike the concepts of monarchies & royalty even more than I already do now, and I have been told that one of my more recent ancestors was a Spanish viceroy, and a more distant ancestor was a Spanish knight.
    "We can't know what we don't know until we do know"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    After society has transitioned to a post-scarcity society, it would surpass the minimum requirements to qualify as a libertarian society. So the answer is not only a yes, it's a yes+ or yes and then some.


    Who said it wouldn't work? Show me where libertarians have ever made such a claim.

    A sharing economy is what we have right now & it's what we've had for a long time. Perhaps you ought to explain what you mean by sharing economy; provide me with an external source - and please don't tell me that you've explained it, because you haven't as far as I can tell. If you would just provide me a link to where you explained it, then I'll say "ok, yes, you have indeed explained it".


    I genuinely wish I understood where you're getting this from (not to mention - what are you talking about? It doesn't sound like anything resembling or relevant to libertarianism, as far as I know).
    Despite your claim about following the Libertarian ideology, I don't believe you know that much about actual Libertarians.....or their beliefs. Who (which libertarian) are you getting your info from???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    We can add wealth inheritance to the list of things that will become obsolete in a post-scarcity society. People won't care about it & probably won't even understand what the purpose for it is. LOL
    Don't tell that to the Libertarians!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by droneBEE View Post
    Despite your claim about following the Libertarian ideology, I don't believe you know that much about actual Libertarians.....or their beliefs. Who (which libertarian) are you getting your info from???
    I count libertarians as part of the right because libertarians’ anti-statist views are aligned with the views of the traditional (small-government) conservatives who are usually Republicans. Having said that, the results reported in “IQ and Politics” lead me to suspect that the right is smarter than the left, left-wing propaganda to the contrary notwithstanding. There is additional evidence for my view.

    Now, to the money question: Given the distribution of personality types on the left and right, which distribution is more likely to produce members of Mensa? The answer: Those who self-identify as persons of the right are 15% more likely to qualify for membership in Mensa than those who self-identify as persons of the left. This result is plausible because it is consistent with the pronounced anti-government tendencies of the very-high-IQ members of the Triple Nine Society (see “IQ and Politics”).

    If you are very intelligent — with an IQ that puts you in the top 2% of the population — you are most likely to be an INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP, or INFJ, in that order. Your politics will lean heavily toward libertarianism or small-government conservatism. You probably vote Republican most of the time because, even if you are not a card-carrying Republican, you are a staunch anti-Democrat. And you are a happy person because your expectations are not constantly defeated by reality.

    Source: https://politicsandprosperity.com/20...and-happiness/
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    ...OR....Perhaps those on the left just don't give a sh1t about categorizing human beings as much as those on the Right clearly do?

    Perhaps those on the Left Aren't here to 'prove' intellectual prowess, but are just seeking community?
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    Quote Originally Posted by droneBEE View Post
    Despite your claim about following the Libertarian ideology, I don't believe you know that much about actual Libertarians.....or their beliefs. Who (which libertarian) are you getting your info from???
    It's not one person, it's many that range from economists such as Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Walter Williams, and Thomas Sowell, individuals who have entered politics to oppose bigger & establishment government such as Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Thomas Massie, Justin Amash, and Governor Jesse Ventura, individuals in media such as John Stossel and Judge Andrew Napolitano, and others such as Penn Jillette, Sheriff Richard Mack, Julie Borowski, Adam Kokesh, Peter Schiff, and Michael Shermer. I consider Jacque Fresco to be very libertarian, given that he's the one who says things such as that politicians aren't trained to solve problem & the solution to society's problems are not political; that's some pretty hard-core libertarian stuff (go up to any libertarian and say that, and see if they disagree with it).

    One very libertarian individual who served as a state representative in New Hampshire was also interested in TZM. I met him in person at LPAC 2014 and recorded an interview with him for a small libertarian conservative organization podcast (only one I've ever done), because I lived nearby and was asked. The podcast was cut down to less than 23 minutes long, but I spent I think over 3 hours having a conversation with him and recording every word of it (with his knowledge). We discussed a variety of things besides the Q & A stuff for the podcast, but what I've never mentioned to anyone (until now, as far as I know) is that he would keep asking me more about TZM. Unfortunately he has passed away from cancer, aged 34. I was shocked and saddened to find out that he had cancer and didn't know about it until I found out that he had passed away. You can still see him listed as a Facebook friend of mine and I'll always consider him to be my libertarian friend who was interested in TZM. His name: Shem Kellogg. He told me that he found out about TZM when he attended a meetup get-together event a while ago with a friend, I think (I might have it in the recording). He was also a mod on RPF who went by the user name Shemdogg, then Muzzled Dogg (unfortunately the only evidence I can find right now showing that he was supportive of TZM): The New American/JBS vs. Zeitgeist and the Venus Project

    There are so many other libertarians out there that would probably take me hours to find most of them just to list them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droneBEE View Post
    Don't tell that to the Libertarians!!!!!
    Why not? I see no problem saying that to them. I've never had a problem advocating and talking about a post-scarcity society to fellow libertarians.

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