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Workers today are handicapped by an array of regulations, taxes, intellectual-property laws, and business subsidies that on net impede entry to potential alternative employers and self-employment. As well, periodic economic crises set off by government borrowing and Federal Reserve management of money and banking threaten workers with unemployment, putting them further at the mercy of bosses.

Competition-inhibiting cartelization diminishes workers’ bargaining power, enabling employers to deprive them of a portion of the income they would receive in a freed and fully competitive economy, where employers would have to compete for workers—rather than vice versa—and self-employment free of licensing requirements would offer an escape from wage employment altogether. Of course, self-employment has its risks and wouldn’t be for everyone, but it would be more attractive to more people if government did not make the cost of living, and hence the cost of decent subsistence, artificially high in myriad ways—from building codes and land-use restrictions to product standards, highway subsidies, and government-managed medicine.

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In a word, left-libertarians favor equality. Not material equality—that can’t be had without oppression and the stifling of initiative. Not mere equality under the law—for the law might be oppressive. And not just equal freedom—for an equal amount of a little freedom is intolerable. They favor what Roderick Long, drawing on John Locke, calls equality in authority: “Lockean equality involves not merely equalitybefore legislators, judges, and police, but, far more crucially, equality withlegislators, judges, and police.”

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Kajm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted you to know, the current ControversyInc journal entry by an-archangel, is not worthy of the group. I believe you two are attempting to find common ground.... that journal is an insult to all decent people, the person who wrote it is not decent people, and I hope NO decent person responds to it.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Just read your comment (been busy 2day) Do u want me 2 delete it?
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Kajm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No. Let it stand as a monument to intolerance posing as an enlightened appeal to reason  *g*
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Got it.
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HenryIndiana Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Anyway, to clear things up. I think both SOPA and Sinfyre are terrible ideas and the reason why I "gave up" was that most of my opponents had blocked me and the anticorn cause was dead so there really wasn't anything left to do. The things that killed it were people who were mature enough to move on and DisneyMaster, after those things happened I figured my work was done. And what comments have I hidden anyway? He's probably talking about some of the old spam I had back when I was younger, back in the day when posting 'faggot' over and over could get you brownie points.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I unblock you and you ignore me wow seriously what the hell did you want that was so fucking important you had to harass my friend?
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Sorry. Your message didn't show up for some reason. I am sorry. Also Mep says that he wasn't being harrassed.
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right then why did he say that he wanted me to make sure you'd leave him alone? Anyway I've been blocked and don't give a shit. What the hell is so damn important you have to bug my friends.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
And who blocked you?
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
...did he really say that? And I just want the ability to comment on your works again that's all.
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