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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • While not generally a fan of Mises, I rather agree with the professor's central tenet that rent control is theft. However, he does himself no favors by actually saying "theft". When trying to be persuasive, calling people thieves -- particularly when they don't realize they are -- does nothing to win them over. I've met far too many Libertarians who don't seem to have the basic social skills to understand that they are doing themselves no favors. They merits of an argument can be useless when the other

    • I've met far too many Libertarians who don't seem to have the basic social skills to understand that they are doing themselves no favors.

      Kinda like being a geek, huh? :D

      I rather agree with the professor's central tenet that rent control is theft.

      You know, when I saw the subject of your reply, that was actually the last thing I expected you to say. :)

      But actually I was mainly focusing on the ban money thing, as I've heard this for years, and it's always amazed me how people can take Star Trek as a model for potential economic reality.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • You know, when I saw the subject of your reply, that was actually the last thing I expected you to say. :)

        That was my attempt to show how one can be provocative enough to catch one's audience without offending them, though I wonder if my "basic social skills" comment negated all of that :)