American exceptionalism is a helluva drug, he he he he he.
I love the first comment:
When i saw the title of this article I expected to read a justification of the word "crime". There was none. The word crime, in the context of a war, has a specific meaning. Whereas I do not believe that the US acted admirably in Iraq, and that we should have done far more to rebuild the country we destroyed, I don't think "crime" is justified in this context. Perhaps "disgrace" would be more apt.
I always love the "It's not a crime because state murder is legal" argument. At least his liberal sensibilities are enough to admit it's distasteful.
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Y'all got any of them poverty Ponys
"If You Don't Have A Gun, The King Of England Could Just Walk In Here And Shove You Around"
That revolver won’t work very well in that setup though.
I mean... they're right. Bitcoin is or was in a bubble. And if it ever has any chance of being used as actual currency it needs to stabilize. Not that that disproves the potential of blockchain, I really don't know enough about it to say, just that it almost certainly is or was in a bubble.
I’m all for “bubbles”. Bitcoin, tulips, trends, etc. Why? Mainly because they produce derivative business opportunities. For example: blockchain and crypto enthusiasts feel like they need separate “news” websites to read about their bubble. That’s a business or work opportunity. Do they need gear to show off their their interests? Yes. Just found out that someone would buy a Bitcoin jumper. The bubbles (and I’m stretching here) embody the libertarian spirit: do all you want with your money without govt. interference. +the business opportunities are just too good to pass up.
Uhh there was plenty of events that drove those price increases and falls..?
I hate fiat currency!
invests in bitcoin
Bitcoin has "bubbled" by idiots buying in to get rich many times in its history. That's clearly true.
The fact that Bitcoin is very likely undervalued can also be true.
Apparently capitalism is all about unnecessary licensing laws.
There is WAY too much uneducated wrangling going on in the comments over what this is called.
There is already a recognized term for this and it's "Regulatory Capture". - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture
Braiding hair needs a license? Wow. Just wow.
Like half of the posts on LSC, this has nothing to do with capitalism whatsoever. If anything, it is a hindrance of capitalism since it restricts what people do with their own private property.
It's funny to watch two people literally agree on exactly what the problem, but can't unite against it because they don't like the words the other guy is using to describe it. Everyone agrees the problem is corporations convincing the government to pass laws to prevent competition. You guys just can't disagree as to whether you should be mad at a capitalist corporation for capturing the state, or if you should be mad at the state for letting a capitalist corporation capture it.
A practical person would just seek to join in coalition with those that agree there is a problem and try and fix it. But no, instead the two powerless groups are just going to waste their limited time and energy shitting on each other. I suppose it's a lot easier to shit on each other than reach across and help each other.
Actually you see this is the government extracting as much wealth as it can from it's customers.
As a licensed hair stylist in NJ I hate this shit. I can’t cut, color, or even style someone’s hair at their/my home without risk losing my license, court and fines. I can only perform cosmetology services at a hair salon.
“313 retweets, 3,048 likes”...
People need to start calling it out for what it is, Crony capitalism
This sums up the thinking of everyone in /r/latestagecapitalism /r/socialism /r/communism /r/politics and so on
I guarantee too you this law is in place due to private sector lobbying
Well I assume what they're saying is that a lot of these regulations exist bc these groups lobby to force licenses so that there's less competition for them and not just anyone can do it. So to them it's about greed which I guess they associate with capitalism
"Anything negative is capitalism!!!"
Blame Capitalism for what the Government does wrong.
Excuse me while I go bang my head so fucking hard against the wall I die.
I really try hard to see other people’s opinions and give them the benefit of the doubt... but holy shit. What a fucking moron.
governments have a capitol.Capital and capitol are spelled and pronounced very similar. Perhaps that is where the wires cross. Maybe this person thinks capitalism is capitolism and thinks capitalism is government taking over all the forms of business =).
Can someone post this on r/latestagecapitalism? I am wondering how many of them are going to agree that it's capitalism's fault
Saw a similar post on r/lagestagecapitalism yesterday. The post was about a Alabama sheriff that spent money that was supposed to go to feeding prisoners on a beach house. I commented that a government official doing bad things with government money is not capitalisms fault and then I was banned.
This isn't news. People not understanding what capitalism is, is probably the biggest problem with political discussion.
Just look at the US healthcare system, total failure of the free market ... 🤔 right?
How do you look at a problem that was created by government and blame it on capitalism?
It’s astounding how ignorant and stupid so many people are these days. In an age when there are fewer hurdles to knowledge and understanding than ever before they make no attempt to comprehend the reality of the world they live in but flit from misconception to delusion to pure fantasy...
The comments there... Oh my God, the ignorance is widespread.
That's a special kind of stupid.
According to Marc's Capitalism, yes, Capitalism is all about monopoly privilege. We call is Statism. The only thing we disagree upon here is the "proper" terminology.
Market advocates attempted to take the term (take, not retake) capitalism and this is just more evidence of the failure to do so.
Apparently capitalism is having to pay for something you don't need...
Instead of blaming capitalism in general why not aim the blame at those who abuse it? Or am I mistaken in believing that the right to fight for what's right is part of the system as well?
In order to apply for a license in Tennessee, the instructions are a youtube video, on youtube.
Some people call the government writing laws to help campaign contributors capitalism, and others call it communism. These two groups hate each other. I fear someday we'll find liberals and libertarians have the same ideals and just use different terminology.
A silly statement, but capitalism is wholly dependent on the state. Big business is the largest promoter of such licensing schemes, ergo the "late stage".
I'm pretty sure this has always happened, it just happens outsode the in-group of those who support the system being blamed for something random, be it organized religion, socialism, capitalism etc. :)
It's easy for us as people to think 'things are getting worse' grom our perspective - that's why people keep saying it, even from opposite sides, at the same time. It's probably not as bad as you fear. :)
Braiding hair without a license isn't a problem.
Running a business braiding hair without a license is a problem.
Do none of you give a crap about the fact that you can't just wake up one day and decide to do plumbing or electrical work... that you actually need a license to practice a skilled profession?
The big issue here is that hair braiding is a very specific subset of hair styling and the argument is that one should not be required to gain certification in a whole field that does not apply directly to the business you are trying to run.
This is a reasonable argument to be having regarding the nature of licensing requirements in skilled professions - one that should be addressed. That doesn't mean it is some example of capitalism run amok. It's just something we need to have a conversation about so we can make it better.
Overstating an issue and misconstruing the nature of the problem does not help resolve anything.
You're never going to get any kind of meaningful discussion by not linking to the article. All you'll get is a circle jerk.
So how do you prove you didn't "illegally" braid someones hair?
Capitalism is whatever irritates them.
Notice the we wuz kangz username
People tend to tweet how bad capitalism is from their iphones!
It's not just that people don't know what capitalism is, but a lot of times people think they are arguing about something but have different definitions of capitalism.
But let me play devil's advocate for a second here. While the person in the caption definitely has a different definition of capitalism than most of us probably do (i.e., capitalism as an economic arrangement characterized by private ownership especially of means of production), it's also true that capitalism (and libertarianism) has a PR problem. Capitalism and libertarianism is associated with crony capitalism and parasitic illiberal huge US corporations that don't give a fuck about private property rights in general (they routinely violate both their own workers' rights and consumers' rights), but they do care about their access to resources or capital, as well as maintaining economic conditions that allow them to rent-seek or raise unnecessary barriers to entry (like the kind of licensing described in the picture).
This is a pretty big (PR) problem with libertarianism, in that lots of times libertarians just come off as justifying the most illiberal and powerful institutions/companies/people in our society today. Another PR problem is that it's also associated with white people with illiberal and racist views who appeal to libertarianism to give their views a thin guise of philosophical legitimacy in virtue of the fact that libertarianism might still be taken seriously as a political philosophy. There is just no conceptual space within libertarianism as a liberal philosophical position that allows it to legitimize moronic parasitic crony capitalists like Trump or other illiberal institutions that routinely violate people's rights.
Have you ever thought that corrupt capitalists and the government are in collisions with each other? It's a win-win situation for both. Residents have to pay the government to get licensed and then that prevents offers protection to hairdressers.
Sad to say I’m a TN resident and this pissed me off as well
You probably means that it's weird that people are running businesses that braid hair. It's such a simple social act. Just let it be done by someone around you. Give them some cash for the trouble.
Fucking stubbed my toe today. Thanks, capitalism!
It's really not at this point.
It's just cherry picking one dumbass.
It couldn't just be that Licensing Reform needs to be accomplished could it?
When I say Libertarians are just as revolutionary as communists or socialists this is what I'm talking about. Both groups have a passionate hatred with the status quo and both want to replace it with someone wholly different, but which will be similar in many ways
The government should start fining capitalists. It’s the only solution.
TIL government bureaucracy is Capitalism.
You can thank jackass factories.... I mean public schools for turning people into anti-capitalist zombies.
That’s not even capitalism
I'm so confused. A license to braid hair?!
This hurts my head. Maybe my socialist braids are too tight.
"La la la, ridin' muh bicycle that I just bought."
puts stick in spokes, and crashes
There are ignorant people in the world? Has anyone notified the media? This is big news!
Make braiding hair a taxfree profession. Everyone starts doing it, market gets flooded, only professionals left standing, they're not paying taxes so giving customers fair prices, everyone's happy.
Who says you need to exploit people in order to control them?
Their (label intentionally left out but you know what groups I mean) language manipulation has really gone too far. If it's something societal they don't like it's racist and if it's something economic they don't like it's capitalism. We need to play on their own strategy i suggest we stop prompting free-market capitalism and stay calling it voluntary economics/market or something along those lines. It's a lot harder to hide statist agendas when someone says they are against voluntary exchange.
Tennessee isn't capitalist? TIL
Or you know how you blame communism for authoritarian state. Communism is complete opposite of that. But if you hear communism is evil for 60y I dont expect anything else. At least you could all learn about it and dont believe the propaganda
Would you post this in /r/latestagegovernment? I really want that sub to take off!
I was banned from LSC for pointing out one of the idiot posts that was posted had nothing to do with Capitalism. It also had something to do with Castro, Cuba, the and US embargo.They don't like it when you tell them that Castro was not a good guy, and that every government in the world can choose to do business with whatever country they choose to.
Since when is hair braiding a fucking licensed trade
So bureaucracy = capitalism?
.....that's not capitalism at all...
This is 95% of r/ latestagecapitalism.
"The government is spending more on fighter jets than job training for inner city kids - isn't capitalism bad?!?"
According to way too many proponents of socialism, everything bad that happens is an example of capitalism.
Consider the sources: The webshite, da cultcha, and da moron immersed in both.
I first looked at this I first saw, 'part of our culture' that part i'm not familiar with. can someone fill me in?
The Soviets were the worst capitalists of all.
Capitalism my ass! Its the government enforcing bullshit that is the real issue.
Something something Not True Capitalism something.
This is literally an anti-capitalist regulation. Not a single person who calls themselves a capitalist would support that kind of licensing law.
WITHOUT SOCIALISM WHO WILL CHARGE US WITH CRIMES AND FINES FOR BRAIDING HAIR??
These kinds of unnecessary regulations would never happen under a socialist government.
I see something akin to this every day.
These people are all either complete idiots or pseudointellectual leftists, and none of them seem to understand what capitalism is.
Omg wtf lmao
If hair braiders were going out of business because of heavy competition, they'd be complaining about that, too. Apparently, under socialism, everyone can do anything they want and not have any concerns at all that there will be buyers for their product.
Apparently capitalism is socialism 🤔
Regulatory capture is a cancer of capitalism. It's not a good part of capitalism but it's still part of it.
Completely unregulated and unchecked markets will lead to firms exploiting every thing they can which leads to markets getting regulated by the top firms.
Government needs to make sure a market is free and accounts for all externalities and then fuck off.
Ok so its been like 40 years since public schools have taught a “civics” course....
So yeah that sounds about right.
“How to do CAPITALISM” convenietly translated for you by anti-fa
Lots of jobs require licensing to prove you can do what you say you can do. This seems silly to me, but I do get the point of licensing professionals. I don't want to have to guess which hair salon I'm going to pick up an infection from because nobody knows how to clean scissors properly or some shit.
That's not to say a $500 test is going to prove much, but it's a small assurance for the consumer I'd imagine. I'm conflicted on this.
So capitalism involves no regulations? Are you libertarians or Anarcho-Capitalists?
What a surprise. “Libertarians” shitting on blacks.
The worst part about the ignorance here is that there is a free-market/libertarian non-profit that almost solely litigates issues like this. IFJ is constantly challenging ridiculous licensing schemes like this... What's going on in Tennessee is definitively not capitalism.
It will be interesting to see how long that lasts when the citizens get tired of paying for non citizens.
Before you get too excited, German colleges are brutal.
Imagine US colleges before they decided everyone needed to go to college. German universities will absolutely drop your ass if you fuck around and do not take it seriously.
They can make it 'free' because most students are there to study. It pays off because you can tax an engineer for a hell of a lot more than you can some weinersnitchel flipper.
....actually, what's a McJob in Germany?
Everything's free with an 80% tax. /s
Uh, your tweet literally doesn't say the word free. It says that they have eliminated tuition fees, which is presumably true. You are rebutting an argument that isn't there.
tax payer funded free is the best kind of free
wien is in austria
Free at the point of use to the user, don’t be daft. Do you get all up in arms about Olive Garden saying they have free breadsticks too?
Do libertarians not understand that this is how all free goods and services work? Like, when a coffee shop gives away free drinks on certain holidays, someone also has to pay for those drinks. And that "someone" is you, the consumer, because they have to marginally increases prices the rest of the year to make up for it.
This is what "free" always means in this context - free to the user at the point of service. No one fails to understand that costs exist.
The situation is the same, libertarians just love special pleading with government.
Greek austerity pays for it.
If you converted my student loans and health insurance to a tax, I’m taxed at close to 60%.
Free can mean that the user of the service doesn't pay. That's how it is free. Is English your first language?
No one said it was free...
It says the students are no longer being charged tuition.
Should the governement not do anything?
What if she was asking "should the government stop taxing us?"
ancaps fuck off.
...protect private property?
...enforce property law?
I doubt 90 percent of the people there know who that is.
I just got back from a weeks vacation in Seattle. You know that place. Has a socialist city council member. Well I wore this sweatshirt the whole time there expecting to get jumped left and right. I was actually surprised that I got 7 positive comments, 1 ignorant comment (is you name John?) and only 1 scowl that I noticed!
I was referring to that fact 7 ppl actually gave me positive comments.
Leftists believe in safe spaces and have been working overtime to shut down free speech...
You think they read books that challenge their world view?
I have this on my lockscreen
Can we get this made into a poster?
Need to replace that shovel with an AR15.
But Smokey, what if the government is already a massive wildfire burning out of control?
Makes it difficult when politicians pander to certain groups that are failing, then promise them handouts. Then once the state hooks people on said handouts the expansion of government is a gimme.
Its getting smaller by the day
If only I could prevent shitty memes taking over this sub...
Guys pack it up. We lost./s
Yall literally just upvoted an Anime tit girl meme.
They have raw emotional appeal and an eager media. That might be better than good arguments.
tHe LeFt Doesn't HaVe GoOd ArGuMeNtS fOr GuN cOnTrOl
This is becoming more prevalent on the Right; but the activist wing of the Democratic party is extremely childish. They use baby speak all the time to insult people, and they're vindictive little shits who cry all the time about things that hurt their feelings and then stomp their feet in outrage when people don't listen to them.
It's not funny, or clever; but kinda sad and it's as if they revel in acting like children.
If only they were as good at thinking critically as they are at drawing pictures.
People on r/libertarian sub aren't retarde-
That's how you properly use that meme.
Because mockery and insulting the other side is such a persuasive argument.
Giving teachers guns is a pretty terrible idea. I agree with patrick and spongebob on this.
Two people have signs that mean something or other (I'm out of the Sponge Bob loop). Clearly that means that no leftists has an argument.
BTW, do you want to play this game with libertarians? Want to bet I can find photos that prove that all libertarians are utter fucking idiots (using your standard of proof)?
Right now the top post of this sub is a spongebob meme...
Key point is they didn't get into the presidential debates. Hillary probably regrets that now doesn't she.
Part 2 didn't happen. We tried really damn hard to do so, but it didn't happen.
We wouldn't have gotten only 3.3% if we had gotten into the Presidential debates.
I thought it was 4.8 percent?
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