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Is pay discrimination possible in a laissez faire economy?
If such society is free of racism and other "group: discrimination practices, pay discrimination is possible in a laissez faire economy only if there is privacy in the deals struck with each worker,or groups of workers. Many businesses like ... read more

Is the free speech vs offending Muhammad a non-debate?
What you describe above is what I meant. That there are two topics and I see people in the media talking about both simultaneously and not getting to any useful conclusion: A. "I think a debate on whether it is OK to draw Mohammad should be a ... read more

Is the free speech vs offending Muhammad a non-debate?
I didn't see a mention how it would be about personal opinions so I am confused what you are distancing yourself from.
Yes, after reading the comment again I realized I missed the point there. I think what is happening is that there are 2 ... read more

Is the free speech vs offending Muhammad a non-debate?
I don't think I said that and my post is not about our personal opinions. From a rational standpoint what I am trying to say is that there are two different issues A and B, and that some people are answering A and others B. This is why ... read more

Government policy and personal moral responsibility
I understand there is an international tradition not to interfere in other states' internal affairs, but I think this has to be revised in the case of genocide crimes and equivalents. I think there is little sense of moral responsibility, for ... read more

Is the free speech vs offending Muhammad a non-debate?
Unfortunately this system doesn't have a space below the OP to explain the topic like on LessWrong. When I ask if it's a "non-debate" it's because both opinions answer different questions: 1. "It's wrong to offend Muhammad" ... read more

Is the free speech vs offending Muhammad a non-debate?
He basically criticized that Charlie Hebdo was being offensive with Islam. My point is that comments about being offensive or not and free speech rights are different ... read more

Is the free speech vs offending Muhammad a non-debate?
When responding about the Charlie Hebdo attacks Pope Francis said "if they offend my mother you would see a reaction". Now when analyzing the Texas attempted attack on a Muhammad offensive drawing event there is a confrontation between the "to ... read more

Should government stimulate the economy through deficit spending?
I am not sure if there is conclusive research that government spending increases or decreases move the economy significantly other than short term. My intuition is that a healthy public sector that executes its mission (defense, law enforcement, ... read more

Should schools be privatized?
Yes, they are two questions. The original OP on ly asks about being privatized, but doesn't clarify if that means because of the cost or because of the efficiency of private ... read more

Should schools be privatized?
I don't know, but then the question is not about who pays but about if the private sector is more ... read more

Is Inequality The Product Of Cognitive Biases?
I don't know the statistics, but the question is if biases in general create inequality, you can leave this example ... read more

Should schools be privatized?
I think that just like providing national defense, law enforcement, legislative, judicial, and executive services government should provide full, all levels of education of 100% of the population. This is not for ideological or moral reasons, it ... read more

Is Inequality The Product Of Cognitive Biases?
My first impression regarding this issue is that yes, inequality is the product of cognitive biases, fallacies, bad heuristics, and other erroneous information packets. Examples: Group thinking: I belong to a group and the fate of that group ... read more

Comments - Suggestions - Criticism
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What should an average person do to improve the policies of his country?
When I came to live to the US from Argentina I initially found very curious how Americans voluntarily respected traffic rules, paid taxes, respected the lines at Starbucks, and spoke in a moderate tone in airplanes. It was always a contrast when ... read more