Ayn rand commune in chile fails

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/0...spectacularly-falls-apart-almost-immediately/

Bwhahhaa with law suits and arguements the whole stupid project failed

A community made up of American ex-pats deep in the South American hills of Chile – far away from America’s annoying taxes, healthcare mandate, and legal abortions — was supposed to be a libertarian paradise of rugged individualism. Instead it cost many of the people who bought into it almost everything, and now is buried under lawsuits — a reminder that everything that glitters is not inflation-proof, Ron Paul-backed gold.

It seems pretty obvious that basing one’s society on a single work of (poorly written) fiction is folly, but for many adherents of Ayn Rand and her seminal book of Objectivist allegorical grandstanding, Atlas Shrugged isn’t just any book. It’s about as close to the Bible that many libertarians have — apart from the Bible, of course. It’s influenced an astounding number of conservative public figures — from Ron Paul to Rand Paul to Ronald Reagan. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s Rand-loving running mate and probable 2016 presidential contender, said it was his favorite book growing up..



Hahahaha liking ayn rand is always the work of somebody who doesnt like thinking.
 
Those the Gods wish to Destroy they first make mad
 
Nah ............. Nogbad The Bad
 

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I've a Septic mate who is an Objectivist, very bright bloke, off in Libertarian La La Land.
 

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My second choice was Ivor the Engine.....:wink:
A keen advocate of the Watchman State, dislikes timetables and regulations, makes tea from his boiler and has an extensive modern sporting rifle collection. As for Jones The Steam, just wait till Yew Tree gets to him.
 
Libertarinism sounds like a good idea but like most ideas would be nightmare in practice marxism was horrible its polar oppasite isnt going to be any better :(
 

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Libertarinism sounds like a good idea but like most ideas would be nightmare in practice marxism was horrible its polar oppasite isnt going to be any better :(
Hey don't knock it, Somalia is a riot if you are in the mood for it.
 
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/0...spectacularly-falls-apart-almost-immediately/

Bwhahhaa with law suits and arguements the whole stupid project failed

A community made up of American ex-pats deep in the South American hills of Chile – far away from America’s annoying taxes, healthcare mandate, and legal abortions — was supposed to be a libertarian paradise of rugged individualism. Instead it cost many of the people who bought into it almost everything, and now is buried under lawsuits — a reminder that everything that glitters is not inflation-proof, Ron Paul-backed gold.

It seems pretty obvious that basing one’s society on a single work of (poorly written) fiction is folly, but for many adherents of Ayn Rand and her seminal book of Objectivist allegorical grandstanding, Atlas Shrugged isn’t just any book. It’s about as close to the Bible that many libertarians have — apart from the Bible, of course. It’s influenced an astounding number of conservative public figures — from Ron Paul to Rand Paul to Ronald Reagan. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s Rand-loving running mate and probable 2016 presidential contender, said it was his favorite book growing up..



Hahahaha liking ayn rand is always the work of somebody who doesnt like thinking.

There's a lot of 'R's in there, is that significant?
Going to have a Google session later to find out more.
 
A community made up of American ex-pats deep in the South American hills of Chile – far away from America’s annoying taxes, healthcare mandate, and legal abortions — was supposed to be a libertarian paradise of rugged individualism.

Why would a libertarian be opposed to legal abortions?
 

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Why would a libertarian be opposed to legal abortions?
Oddly a good few self identified "Libertarians", who have nearly deified a women who entered the US on a tourist visa that she told a whooper to obtain, are opposed to free movement of migrant workers as well.
 
Oddly a good few self identified "Libertarians", who have nearly deified a women who entered the US on a tourist visa that she told a whooper to obtain, are opposed to free movement of migrant workers as well.

Libertarianism is a political philosophy that promotes individual freedom and small government - but it seems the term is in use by every political movement going, including a lot of anti-capitalist ones.

How can someone be both anti-capitalist and libertarian?
 

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How can someone be both anti-capitalist and libertarian?
Free Market Capitalism, a wild eyed libertarian will tell you, is a noble idea that never has been tried.

You certainly can be against corporate power in cahoots with government in the manner of of that lefty Scot Adam Smith, harrier of the East India Company. What would he make of all our Big Industry rent seekers hanging off the state's teat? Awful lot of that about, left and right only disagree on who is actually in the driving seat of the gravy train.
 
I've a Septic mate who is an Objectivist, very bright bloke, off in Libertarian La La Land.
I don't believe it for a moment. Friends are parasites, "stopping the motor" of those responsible for generating wealth through unproductive 'social activities' and 'human interaction.'

Andrew Ryan for President!

 
"It’s almost as if basing a community around people who hate other people and don’t want to have to pay for any services that don’t directly and concretely benefit themselves is inherently unstable. Who would have thought?"

And will anyone learn from this?

It's not like they can complain. It's been set up by a hard-working, self-starting entrepreneur type who has done well for himself and deserves to enjoy the fruit of his labours. Stop whinging, losers!
 
I read an interview with a British small-state type about a year ago, wish I could find it, businessman of course, saying the only part of the state he used was the roads so that's all he should pay for.

Yes, and the system that educates his staff, the NHS which cares for their health, the fire service which would put out a fire in his great mansion, the police, courts and prisons which stop the rest of us taking his shiny things off him without saying 'please' first, the Air Traffic Control which enables him to fly around in his private jet, the Armed Forces which defend the country he lives in, the Environment Agency which prevents his estate being flooded, etc, etc...

Pure 'libertarianism' would be Hobbes's 'State of Nature', the 'constant war of all against all', a hellish world in which life would be nasty, brutish and short.
 
That is fecking hilarious (the OP article).

That Johnson bloke is probably in Harry Enfield's "I Saw You Coming" shop counting up his loot and planning the next one.

Isn't there some old saying about a fool and his money.

Still, on the upside it did have a lovely tree.
 

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