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Old 08-21-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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i.e. "I'm so clever. But I don't understand why My topic has failed as nobody took the bait. I'm so mad that I'll just start using the C-Word."


(I like to watch these things crash and burn.)
Is taxation theft, Waldo?
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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A lot of people are deadbeats and don't pay their bills. Then what?
Then they are taken to arbitration. Their reputation is ruined and no one will provide them with services.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Because they won't pay for the roads other wise. So there will either be no roads or people will use them without paying for them, kind of like stealing. And no I'm not going to pay some private fat cat a big mark up to use his private road.
How do you know people won't pay for roads?

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Old 08-21-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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How should we handle things like Electricity too? Some areas have only one provider and is a monopoly. Does that monopoly have a right to charge an insane amount for electricity because they are the only one?
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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How should we handle things like Electricity too? Some areas have only one provider and is a monopoly. Does that monopoly have a right to charge an insane amount for electricity because they are the only one?
They are regulated and can't increase rates without approval.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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How should we handle things like Electricity too? Some areas have only one provider and is a monopoly. Does that monopoly have a right to charge an insane amount for electricity because they are the only one?
Natural monopolies don't exist.

All monopolies are State-created.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: SGV
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How should we handle things like Electricity too? Some areas have only one provider and is a monopoly. Does that monopoly have a right to charge an insane amount for electricity because they are the only one?
Monopolies are a State creation when we are talking about utilities.

And before we go any further I'd like to remind everyone that possible inconvenience is a poor reason to enslave another human being.

Just saying.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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How do you know people won't pay for roads?
It's called history.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:06 PM
 
Location: SGV
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It's called history.
Private roads have and do exist.

You do realize that without State protection violators of natural rights can face some pretty hefty consequences, right?

Go ahead and blatantly commit theft by driving on a private road. The rest of us can make your life a living hell through non-violent measures worse than anything the State can do.

Well, except kill you which it does like it's a bodily function for s-hits and giggles but I digress.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It's called history.


https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Private_road
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