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    I just thought I'd help make people aware of the current TSR General Election going on.

    You can vote in it here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1592900
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    Indeed, and read the manifestos first!
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    Indeed, and read the manifestos first!
    Of course

    Who did you vote for, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Good lad.

    Vote Labour

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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Of course

    Who did you vote for, if you don't mind me asking?
    Libertarian - I've supported them for years!
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    Libertarian - I've supported them for years!
    May I ask why?
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    Libertarian - I've supported them for years!
    Gotta love the Libers.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    May I ask why?
    Because I believe in individualism, I see this country as 61 different individuals who all want to pursue their own goals and I'm sceptical of trying to mould people towards any particular ends. People should be free to make their own individual decisions about issues like drugs without other people forcing them to behave in any particular way.

    Voluntary cooperation still exists in an individualist society. When I buy a burger on the high street at the end of the transaction we both say "thank you" to eachother, we've both served our own self-interest and yet we both come away feeling like we're the winners. I want as much as possible to be down to voluntary action in society, socially and economcially.

    Plus I've never really seen why some people being richer than others is a big deal. Take Robert Nozick's example: imagine a socialists idea of a just distribution of wealth in society - now imagine that from that point a million people all volunteer to pay a pound to see someone play basketball. They're all £1 worse off and suddenly this sports star is incredibly wealthy, but did any injustice actually occur? I'd argue that as long as the way people acquire their wealth is just, it doesn't matter if they have a lot more than other people. Besides, logically, those who value equality above all else would make the poor poorer as long as it made the rich much poorer.

    If you really want to understand this stuff read Hayek, Nozick, Hazlitt, Mill, Bastiat etc. Watch Friedmans 'free to choose' as well.
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    Because I believe in individualism, I see this country as 61 different individuals who all want to pursue their own goals and I'm sceptical of trying to mould people towards any particular ends.
    I knew some people were elitist but Jesus... this takes the piss.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    I knew some people were elitist but Jesus... this takes the piss.
    What?
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    We already have an announcement and a thread for discussion. Locking.
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    What?
    You said "I see this country as 61 different individuals who all want to pursue their own goals" ... This country has like 64million people so the idea that this country is merely 61 individuals acting seems very elitist
 
 
 
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