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by BigEgg
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

Businesses run by people earning high sums of money are generally what keeps this economy going. Taxing them such a high amount is unbelievable. They have worked hard to produce a product that is obviously successful and widely used enough to produce such a massive business from it, all they're ask...
by BigEgg
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

Businesses run by people earning high sums of money are generally what keeps this economy going. Taxing them such a high amount is unbelievable. They have worked hard to produce a product that is obviously successful and widely used enough to produce such a massive business from it, all they're aski...
by BigEgg
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

http://imgs.xkcd.com/blag/radiation.png

I think this image pretty much sums up a lot of misconceptions about nuclear power.
by BigEgg
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Festival thread
Replies: 81
Views: 12756

Going to 2000Trees, loved it last year and the line up is good this year so hopefully more of the same :D
by BigEgg
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

I really do. If a business wants to succeed in a free market they have to offer the best possible product at the lowest possible price. And more than that I think it is the only moral way to conduct business. Why should government decide who can trade, where they can trade, with whom they can trade ...
by BigEgg
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

Though I also think it's worth mentioning that there isn't really a totally unregulated, and therefore perfect, free market anywhere in the world. Government intervention and regulation creates crony and state endorsed capitalism which reduces the free market's benefits significantly. I think Milto...
by BigEgg
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

the alternatives to the free market are without exception uselessly shit, monstrous, or both. This. You have a (relatively) free market to thank for more or less everything you take for granted today. I've got a friend who does lots of v-logs on the positives of Capitalism/Free Market economics and...
by BigEgg
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Try This At Home
Topic: I tried this at home
Replies: 167
Views: 28372

Hey hey hey!

Been making music for quite a while now, would be great if some of you guys could check it out :)

http://soundcloud.com/samrodwell/tracks

Some of the stuff on there is quite old - on the sets page it puts it into years when I recorded it all.
by BigEgg
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics / Current Affairs / Blog thread
Replies: 2276
Views: 217872

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdUHbs-x5sc

I think Milton Friedman says it best. Good series of videos, this one is probably most relevant to HE.
by BigEgg
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Springsteen
Replies: 202
Views: 40036

Really been getting in to Springsteen after I read this thread. Born to Run album is immense. The second half especially.
by BigEgg
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now listening to thread
Replies: 8371
Views: 830439

teamescape wrote:Braid.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Braid

Gotta love em :D
by BigEgg
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Politics?
Replies: 158
Views: 26666

"private charity was central to society—the seven great hospitals of London, for instance, were all built and maintained with private charity and we are infinitely richer now than people were then". The spend rate on new hospitals is about £250,000 a day, over the course of three years. I Find it s...
by BigEgg
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Politics?
Replies: 158
Views: 26666

Well I've been browsing these forums for an age but this thread made me want to join up, become much more interested in Politics recently and the Libertarian stance seems the most sensible and honestly best view I've seen. I think Devils fluffy kitten is a great read, and that particular post made m...
by BigEgg
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Politics?
Replies: 158
Views: 26666

But the market doesn't have to control the welfare side of things, nor does the state. Friendly Societies and private charity would provide the means for those who are in need. The Welfare State we have at the minute is very ineffective and in reality nothing more than a box ticking excercise. Easil...