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« on: November 27, 2011, 07:07:39 PM »

 I thought you guys would get a kick out of this story. It really does prove that anarcho capitalists do exist around us in an extremely furtive fashion. Smiley

 Over the past few weeks, I've been getting tutored by a very nice and laid back individual for the GRE. He's studying philosophy, and this alone should have been my first clue, but I didn't put two and two together, so I didn't catch it right away. During a session yesterday, he brings out his computer and opens up a web browser. Without even thinking twice, I look up and notice two unique web tabs that catch my eye: Casey Research and Freedomain Radio! Cheesy When I bring up the websites and show my knowledge of Stefan, I thought my tutor was going to fall out of his seat in complete shock. He tells me I'm the first person he's ever met in the mainstream that knows who Stefan is. Better yet, it turns out that's an anarcho capitalist in training, so double winning by that margin. I made the mistake of not bringing up this site *avoids sharp flying objects>.>;; 

 Anyway, thought you guys would get a kick out of that story. It sure as hell surprised me.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 07:16:48 PM »

That's a great story! If he's an AnCap in training he might not be ready for Daily Anarchist. We're hard core like that.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 07:22:16 PM »

  He listens to Stefan, Seth. That alone proves his readiness.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 07:32:46 PM »

Well then what are you waiting for!?! Send him over!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 08:15:51 PM »

I wish stuff like that happened to me over here in europe. Fat chance though here in the European Socialist Soviet Republics (EUSSR).



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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 09:19:13 PM »

I wish stuff like that happened to me over here in europe. Fat chance though here in the European Socialist Soviet Republics (EUSSR).

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I met a Misesian minarchist guy from either Kansas or Missouri when I was bumming around London in summer 2009. Was reading Ethics of Liberty one morning and he sat down and started talking about Rothbard. Spent two evenings drinking Guinness at the King William IV hostel/pub with scaffolding workers who are regulars there debating market anarchy vs socialism and agreeing on the flaws of Thatcher's "half way" approach (one worker actually articulated the disaster of going half way resulting in the reforms being blamed for the ensuing hardship instead of the remaining socialism) and even eventually agreeing on the counterproductive nature of gun regulation.

Got one of the guys from Denmark who I went to Wimbledon with to read two chapters of Ethics of Liberty. He genuinely liked it and proceeded to discuss the insane logic of ultra progressive taxation there. The owner of the pub we were at then jumped in and talked about property tax and airline taxation that makes a "free" ticket in Europe (some promos going on at the time) more expensive than ever. Neither was anarchist or gnawing at the bit to make that jump, but neither defended anything the state did that we discussed.

At an industrial embedded systems conference in Lausanne, Switzerland  met an Austrian Electrical Engineering student who was familiar with Mises and a German Computer Engineer who was convinced that complete de-regulation of all markets made logical sense to him (tho he had not studied it formally, we just hit it off because I was in a highly illogical debate with a guy from North Carolina at the time ... Jorg stepped in and got my back just because it was something he had thought about in his free time and reached the same conclusion). Then met an An-Soc from Romania who had read Rothbard (but not Hoppe unfortunately) who was impressively informed on anarchism in general and we "sparred" for two evenings over the philosophical basis of market anarchy vs social anarchy.

Europe is ripe. The vast majority of my discussions there were profoundly more intellectually honest than the ones here in the USSA. Just lead in with something trashing on the U.S. Government and you'll be golden. That was my technique Cheesy Maybe it had higher novelty because they expected a philosophy of fascism to accompany North American accent.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 07:06:56 PM »

Yeah, who knows...maybe the ensuing European shitstorm is so obviously the result of democratic socialism that people will revolt against it (I'm not putting money on this though).
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