Interrogating neolibertarianism as a neolibertarian myself

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As I want nothing to do with the idiocy summed up here, I am going to interrogate my own political ideology.

First off, what is neolibertarianism?

Basically, it is perhaps the most poorly understood sector in the entire doctrine of free will. In other words, it is the least understood line of thinking within the ‘free enterprise & civil rights first’ line of thinking. I am trying to avoid referencing any other labels besides neolibertarian in this post for the same reason I am doing this post in the first place. To question my own beliefs, and to reveal to everyone at the end of this post that even my own political ideology ~ neolibertarianism ~ does not agree with me on everything!

What is it though!?

Okay, okay. A neolibertarian like me is basically a libertarian who advocates the assertive promotion of capitalism and individual liberty in world affairs by both diplomatic means and military means alike. This basically makes us similar to but different from the neoconservatives due to the difference between democratic peace theory vs capitalist peace theory. Plus our contrast to neocons is due to the difference between democracy and liberty, and also the difference between defending interests and defending individual rights.

Okay, now I can get into the meaning of this post

Select Smart. This post I would like to deem tribute to them as they are the folks to credit for my awareness of this label. I learned this label in 2010 and had no idea that it was the exact word for who I am politically as of 2008 when I saw the history of dictatorship barbarism across human history. Learning this history made me doubt the idea that human nature is in any way totally good! But yes, I had no idea this label existed until 2010 when Select Smart filled me in on it.

However, are there other differences between myself vs what I can learn from select smart about my ideology? Yes! There just so happen to be!

Firstly, I have found that my support for replacing our current national tax system with just a national sales tax is not the norm in my ideology. Instead the tax policy norm of neolibertarianism is a flat tax wherein all citizens are taxed equally.

Secondly, I apparently conflict with my own ideology on unilateralism. Basically, I believe that every free society should only be duty-bound to its own citizens. For example I think America has a duty to defend me, no matter who’s soil I’m on, but Britain and Israel only have rights to defend me this globally but not duties. And also because I find it immoral to promote respect for the laws or the sovereignties of nations who flagrantly use terrorism, genocide, torture and slavery as means of exerting dominance over any human being.

Thirdly, there is the minimum wage thing. Personally, as a working class person in terms of gross income, I look at proposals for Living Wage like this. If we are going to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, then that I deem will require these six economic policies to be enacted first.

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Thanks for reading, but I suspect I will find more to disagree with everything and everyone but me on, my own ideology included!

~KSP Perkins

Why I Wish I Bought Bitcoins Right When I turned 18. Also, what I’ll do to earn mass wealth instead.

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Physical Bitcoins. Do they even exist outside of Bitcoin headquarters?

Bitcoin value seems to be on the very heavy rise!

In essence, I never fully understood bitcoins until very recently. And I wish I had understood them right from when they began in 2008 or 2009. Because then I would be able to buy lots of them when their value was very low, and when their value jumped to the $2300 per bitcoin value it sits at today, I’d be able to set myself for life by selling them all! Here is my explanation for why that is.

Back when I turned 18…

The year was 2012 on Day 6 of the month May. And the value of Bitcoins was inching its way from $2 per bitcoin to $13 per bitcoin. Given that I got plenty of American dollars as birthday presents back then, I suspect with what I got I could have bought perhaps 50 bitcoins over the course of the year of 2012.

Then Bitcoins became worth on average $168 each in 2013, and rose through 2014 to now!

So as I graduated High School, I got enough congratulations money to be able to buy 5 or 6 more bitcoins, based on just this average.

Next in 2014 bitcoins were worth about $670 each on average. This is when I got my grocer job in October of that year. Making about $90 a week net pay meant that on annual pay meant I could afford 6 or 7 bitcoins in 2014.

Then 2015 came along, and indeed the value dropped to $377 per bitcoin on year’s average! What a treat this would have been for me to act on, too! For I was making about $160 weekly net pay. Times 52 weeks for a year that means I could have bought 22 more bitcoins in 2015!

Naturally, 2016 for me was the year that came off obsessed on making my luck vary, slightly more often in positive ways, all year! Because my adamant backing of REAL 45th American President Austin Petersen (I wish he was!) all year had tons of payoff until the general election day when an inept bleach blond haired clementine defeated Austin. Also, for a truly relevant example to this topic, I was making enough that I could have spent on 17 more bitcoins.

What would I have now if I then sold my bitcoins right now after years of buying them up?

Frankly, these numbers of bitcoins would add up to, in total, 100 bitcoins. I could have then sold them for, given current bitcoin value, a total sum of $230,000! However, I would not instantly blow it all onto a high life. Instead I would likely budget it for a simple life (apartment, road bike, internet, my drawing stuff, my Bfme2 modding stuff, college) on an annual basis for a decade-long term.

How I will attain mass wealth early on instead.

Basically I am considering opening up a Patreon account for each of my different entertainment projects: my Battle for Middle-earth 2 (Bfme2) mod, my unique medieval-like fantasy mythology, and my multi-topic show on Vidme. And yes, I promise I will do a kind of ‘sequel’ to this post where I tell about what the Vidme show is about and also what it’s hosting site is about. Thanks!

~KSP Perkins

How to Fix Failing Schools? It’s a Multi Step Process, But Here Is How!

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All this cosmic beauty. And kids are not learning about it. This’s only one problem schools in general tend to have these days.

Why I am Posting this

Basically, I am someone who believes bigger education spending does not inherently mean higher quality education. I also refuse to believe that education spending cuts do any harm to educational institutions. Instead I think the reality is that all government can do to education without damaging the national average IQ is make K-12 mandatory for all children. Yes, there is a stark difference between this mandate versus directing curriculums and budgets.

Socialists Censor the Nuance between Government and Culture

I will get this right out of the way right off the bat. Just because I want government role in education limited to just mandating K-12 for all does NOT pit me against the very idea of education! You see, socialists and statists and various other sorts of Far Left Anti-liberalism activists censor all they can about the nuance between government and society. They will make the argument that “Oh, you don’t want kids to be smart” or “You would rather kids go to church than school” or “You think only rich people should be allowed an education”. Notice how none of these mainstream arguments by the Far Left have anything to do with facts and instead are venomously fixated on emotion.

The other day I saw this video on someone’s Facebook wall about Trump’s education budget plan. Now, the arguments they make in this video I suspect are mostly lies. It was a video by a mostly lying activist club called The Other 98%. So, of course I doubted all of their emotional, put-words-in-our-dissenter’s-mouth arguments they make about why Trump’s secretary of whatever is cutting budgets and emphasizing private schools.

And that is exactly the favorite way of socialists to censor their opposition. Putting words in their dissenters’ mouths.

On to the actual topic at hand!

Frankly, there is broad consensus on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that bigger education budget does not inherently mean better performance. Using my great country America as the example, America has done better in the PISA when its government spendings on education were at their lowest. For example, in 2000 when government spending on ed was $54 billion, Science score was 15th highest in the world. Then in 2003 when government spending on ed jumped to $83 billion, the Science score for our country plummeted to 22nd in the world. Next, raising education spending to $89 billion in 2006 lowered our Science score in PISA to 29th on Earth. In 2009, Education Spending by Government lowered to $45 billion, therefore education quality (the science score) jumped to 23rd. Lastly in 2012 when government spending on education hiked to $106 billion the PISA score for the USA in Science lowered to 28th on Earth.

So basically the more involvement government has in education besides mandating K-12 for all, the worse students perform. Now what’s so great about mandating K-12? If that’s the only power in education government has, then it cannot set the curriculum for teachers, instead parents set it. Plus, given this, parents will voluntarily pay the teachers and the smarter students get, the higher teachers are paid. This is known as freedom of education, a system where for the K-12 part parents can choose to have their students educated in accordance with their secular or religious moralities. What about college?

So far as I can tell, college age is when it can be and should be entirely up to the student to choose what specific classes they want to pay for. And as someone looking to go to a community college, I can assure you I want to be able to choose which courses to go to. I would love to be able to pay for classes in Geology, Geography, Biology and Environment. As you can tell by this external link, I wish to take those classes and become a paleontologist.

Why it matters to be able to pay according to quality of teaching

Basically, if government is able to steal money from a worker’s paycheck and dump it onto teachers then teachers will have no incentive to care how their students perform. Therefore students will have no incentive to care about their grades!

Meanwhile, if education funding is a matter of parents buying for their students the courses the students themselves want, then teachers are under the best scrutiny for students to see their teachers under: parental scrutiny.

That means if the teachers do not teach well then the student’s performance will reflect that, and the parent will demand and get refund and pick a different teacher for her kid to learn the same course material from.

Does there need to be an Education industry equal to Yelp, Meta Critic, IMDB etc?

Why, I do think this idea will be a requirement for full freedom of education! Frankly this is because the right to make honest reviews of products and services is not a niche feature. Meaning it is not a non-universal feature, instead the ability to make reviews is (or should be) around for every consumer for every industry.

And if you think no-one will punish bad service under total freedom of education, then that’s how I know the concept of customer feedback is unconditionally foreign to you! Because if I go to buy a school book from Amazon, for example, and the most up-voted review is a one or two star review that says things like these;

  • It’s heavily biased to far left or far right politics
  • It’s brazenly blurring religion and science
  • It’s filled cover to cover with basic scientific errors

Then I do not buy that school book! Simple as that. Thanks!

~KSP Perkins

Perhaps We Need a Litmus Test for Government Regulations Of Business

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Oh yes, this is only one piece of the multi piece litmus test I am proposing we impose on all economic regulations, old and new!

How to Make the Economy Workable Again? Free Enterprise… but how do we get that in short order?

Basically, I am proposing a litmus test as this is frankly the only way I see to pull a major victory and big gain in terms of liberating the economy. Again, this is without resorting to revolution. However, everyone reading this should know this post has been authored in the following three piece context.

  1. Next Presidential election (2020) I will be 26 and therefore constitutionally eligible to run for Federal House of Representatives
  2. I do not wish to run for House of Reps in actual life
  3. But if I did this is how I would promise to create the conditions for prosperity in America, and how I would actually create them too

Okay now that this is out of the way allow me to define free enterprise.

  • Freedom for businesses and workers to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system where there’s only enough government interference to enforce civil and political rights equally for all people.

Now, it is time for me to define my litmus test.

The Regulatory Litmus Test

Whenever a new regulation is proposed, or when an old regulation is acknowledged, the following questions have to all be answered resoundingly Yes for it to not be repealed.

  1. Does the regulation promote the values of hard work, smart work, and all around work ethic building?
  2. Does the regulation enforce the golden rule – treat others like you want to be treated – equally for all people, regardless of whose ancestors were played favorites with or against in the distant past?
  3. Does the regulation accept the fact that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person?
  4. Does the regulation refuse to ever enable any form of slavery for any reason?
  5. Does the regulation protect everyone, workers and business-folk and unemployed, from torture and other forms of physical or authority abuse?
  6. Does the regulation allow every human being to be legally classed as a human being, whether male or female, whether white or black, and regardless of other demographical factors?
  7. Does the regulation directly forbid double standards and disallow favoritism to men & majorities and to women & minorities, all in the name of equality before The Law?
  8. Does the regulation respect the right for people to seek court compensation for one’s individual dignity being violated?
  9. Does the regulation forbid any level of arbitrary detention, discipline or confinement?
  10. Does the regulation mandate that any discipline of any worker or merchant have whether its needed or not be decided on by an independent jury?
  11. Does the regulation demand that any employer or employee about to be disciplined for something be presumed innocent until proven guilty of having done what they’re to be disciplined for?
  12. Does the regulation require that any level of employers or employees interfering in each others’ free time come after getting the consent of that whose free time might be interfered into?
  13. Does the regulation uphold the freedom of movement for all labor, all markets, all business, all off-duty employees and all unemployed?
  14. Does the regulation encourage businesses to hide could-be victims from the criminals they are trying to hide from falling victim to?
  15. Does the regulation uphold mutual respect between all individuals in the workplace no matter the individual’s nationality?
  16. Does the regulation respect marriage as a privately owned romance between a small couple or small posse of consenting adults?
  17. Does the regulation uphold the right of the individual to own property?
  18. Does the regulation reiterate the fact that every individual has the right to freedom of religion, including the right to espouse a secular morality, both in workplace and in free time?
  19. Does the regulation declare that the freedom of expression may only be limited to include politeness and class as parts of building a work ethic, and even then only for individuals who are either working job or performing a job interview?
  20. Does the regulation decide that everyone has the freedom to associate with any job and/or with any labor union, voluntarily?

Basically, under this litmus test, if even one of these questions is answered ‘No’, then the regulation is either rejected or repealed depending on if it’s a new one or an old one, respectively.

~KSP Perkins

What kind of Frog or Frogs do I want?

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African Common Toad. This blog post is about why I choose this kind of toad.

Why Have I chosen African Common Toad?

Basically, you readers very likely do not know this about me, but when I was quite little I owned an African Common Toad. I named it Gordon for I have absolutely no idea why. And I grew up with it for about four or five years. Half the lifespan of a properly cared for pet amphibian, according to a care sheet I read via Googling.

Okay, now that you guys know this about me, I am going to go into a big ole breakdown of what I am going to build for my toad or toads, how many toads I desire, and other facts.

Housing Plan for the Toads

Okay, so I will get the number out of the way right now. I am getting four toads which I am giving Black Speech names to. These are the names I am granting them.

  1. Mauguth (mow-gooth)
  2. Xarku (zar-koo)
  3. Buzog (boo-zog)
  4. Baraz (bar-raaz)

Anyway… here is my housing plan. These guys will get to share a giant fish tank (something like 3 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot) and it will have a black mulch basing 6 inches thick. To plant onto this mulch, I will build each toad its own house out of wood and paint it and even gloss it.

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Mauguth’s house will look like this but hand molded and up to 6 inches cubed.

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Xarku’s house will look like this but hand molded and up to 6 inches cubed.

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Buzog’s house will look like a physically live, 6 inches cubed version of this Easterling fortress from the RJ mod for Battle for Middle earth 2.

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Baraz’s house will look like a 6 inches cubed hand crafted version of this Haradrim fortress from the Ridder Clan mod for Bfme2.

After these are built, which corner of the fish tank which house goes in will depend on the placement of the fish tank. Like if I put it on my desk in my room and have the sides facing north and south like I predict I will, then it’ll be like this.

  • Mauguth’s house in the southwest corner
  • Xarku’s house in the northwest corner
  • Buzog’s house in the northeast corner
  • Baraz’s house in the southeast corner

Once this is done, I will plop in a water dish that will look like a blood bowl from Oblivion… but still be filled with plain and simple filtered water. The only other difference is I will not have the upward/inward curving horns in the water bowl I sculpt for my four toads, either. Perhaps I might make this thing 8 inches in diameter.

Lastly I will collect a pile of sticks, twigs, and leaves from outdoors to provide some scenery to the toads. The only things I will be buying from any pet store are heating materials and lighting materials. Nothing else. So now everyone knows how I will house my toads. More on this future later. Thanks readers!

~KSP Perkins

Why Low Taxation and Light Regulation is Better for the Poor, Working Class, and Middle Class

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I dedicate this post to Milton Friedman, the historic economist whose domestic policy perspective most accurately mirrors mine.

You can raise taxes on the wealthy at 100% and still be making life worse for the poor, working class and middle classes

Okay, other people. I hear a lot of calls from the left to raise taxes on the wealthy and dump the tax dollars on the needy. You know, the economist I took a Google Image of above, Milton Friedman? The reason I chose to dedicate this post to him is because he coined the term ‘welfare trap’, referring to a system wherein poor people become dependent on government spending and not on work ethic to thrive. Milton also knew full well, that in his own words, “You cannot have freedom of movement and a welfare state, which is why illegal immigration is better for the poor than legal! Because then immigrants cannot qualify for welfare!”

But my case for freedom of movement for immigration policy comes later. Allow me to focus on the correlation between low taxes with light regulation toward poor people and working class, and even middle class, being able to create jobs for their posterity.

What the Poor and Workers and Middlemen Need: Massive Tax Cuts for just their three classes

So far as I can gather, the poor and the working and middle classes benefit most when their taxes are at their lowest level.

Not only this, bigger regulatory burden paradoxically poisons the luck of all three of these classes by charging them $4 grand more in compliance cost than millionaires and billionaires are charged. $11,000 per worker for small markets compared to $7,000 per worker for giant corporations.

But what exactly do I mean by cutting taxes massively for the poor, workers and middlemen? Well, NPR found that economists love six different economic policies that two of are directly relevant to this topic. Basically, here is the list.

  1. Eliminate the corporate tax
  2. Eliminate all income, payroll, capital gains and dividend taxes in favor of just a federal sales tax

Basically, taxing makes people want less to do with whatever is being taxed. And more than ever people want everything to do with earning money and saving money. People even want more to do with spending money to create jobs, because as it’s been said, ‘you have to spend money to make money’.

So ending corporate income tax would put a stop to this pattern of punishing store directors for investing in their respective stores.

Also, ending payroll tax would put a stop to another patten I notice both main parties in America fetishizing: punishment of employers for paying their employees according to merit.

Constitutionally, I think we need to reduce taxation to just the 20% tariff, but even so redesign that to be nothing for the poor and working class, 10% for the middle class and 30% for the rich. This is because the taxing and spending clause very clearly say that Congress is allowed to collect revenue via taxation, but only in the form of taxing trade with foreign markets.

And that’s all I got! Thank you everyone!

~KSP Perkins

Me Sending You Via This Blog Post To See Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two

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This verbal back & forth actually happens in the movie. Over a new character reading Chris Pratt’s characters mind aloud. Which reminds me, spoilers. Duh.

Why you should go see Guardians of the Galaxy Two

Basically, last night from 8;00 to 10;30 I was watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at the Southington local movie theater, to celebrate my 23rd birthday. And frankly I thought it was a marvelous movie. And no, that’s not a pun about the fact that Marvel is the graphic novel company that licensed the creation of this movie and its predecessor which I also love. Instead, this is simply me making the case in 400 words or less for you going and seeing the film for yourself.

What kind of movie is it?

If I had to identify its genre in a sentence, I would say this.

  • From what I have seen of it, Guardians of the Galaxy Two is the second in a series of science fiction comic book licensed action adventure movies with enough sci fi combat and quirky humor to earn every movie in it the PG-13 rating.

Who Plays Who in the movie?

  • Chris Pratt = ‘Star Lord’
  • Zoe Saldana = ‘Gamora’
  • Dave Bautista = ‘Drax’, the guy in the image above
  • Vin Diesel’s voice = ‘Baby Groot’
  • Bradley Cooper’s voice = ‘Rocket’
  • Pom Klementieff = ‘Mantis’, a new character who is the one who revealed Star Lord’s Darkest Secret aloud in front of Drax and Gamora. No, I am not spoiling what exactly the dark secret is.
  • Kurt Russel = ‘Ego’, a new character who first appears rescuing the returning characters from a fleet called ‘The Sovereigns’, but who [spoiler alert] turns out to be the main villain and an apocalyptic entity. No, I am not spoiling any examples of this.

Anything wrong with the movie?

For me, if there is any problem I have, it is something I suspect can only be fixed in a Guards of the Galaxy Three. The new character ‘Stakar Ogrod’, played by Sylvester Stallone. I don’t know anything about him except for his indirect connection to the big stars! Can we see an actual character developed him in a Film Three so that I can stop calling this a negative of the film, please!?

Overall Verdict

Basically, here are the positives now that the negative is out of the way.

  • Well acted
  • Likable characters
  • Memorable villain
  • Effective humor
  • Brilliant plot twist between Acts 2 and 3

If I am to score it out of 100 and round to the nearest integer, I give this movie an 83. And for me, 60 to 100 means good movie, while 0 to 40 means bad movie, and 41 to 59 means mixed movie. Same standard I have for reviewing novels, comics, video games, even TV shows and internet shows to. Thanks for reading!

~KSP Perkins

I don’t care how you dress for spring & summer in your free time, here is why

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No, this is not my wardrobe. I just picked this off Google Images.

Something I wanted to get off my chest for, like, ever.

If there is any belligerence I am totally and utterly done with, it is people getting belligerent to each other for how one dresses for his or her free time in the springs and summers. I guess I better get the disclaimers on this topic out of the way right here.

Basically, if it is a workplace with a dress code that workplace has a property right, therefore a human right, to impose a dress code onto the on-duty, on-schedule workers during their work-time. Also, if the season is winter or even autumn, then I would advise a friend of mine or a family relative of mine to cover up massively because I worry about them getting frostbite. Always, if I disagree with how someone else dresses in the moment, it will be for a legitimate medical reason about skin health or other bodily health. But this country of mine is not Iran and I am not Hassan Rouhani. That’s just one small way out of many ways to know I do not care how you dress for springs & summers in your free time. Now, let’s dig into why.

My rationale for not caring what you wear to your free time activities come spring & summer

Basically, the only person who I should care about the fashion sense of is me. When someone complains to me about some nearby woman is dressed revealingly in late spring, I am always dismissive of that complainer. Specifically, I may dismiss the complainer very politely and with the purest of classy talk verbally & vocally. But deep down in my brain stem I am thinking “Yeah, whatever, Al Bagdadi, stuff your hatred of women for dressing in ways you never would if you were female into a box and ship it to ISIS land”.

Yeah, deep down inside I am very eager to fight rude & trashy with just more rude & trashy. But I recognize that such behavior has nothing to do with smarts or wisdom, so I don’t. Instead I just say something politely passive. I honestly find it nauseating that people want to engage in this arbitrary, tyrannical outrage toward how other women and/or other men dress. Entirely because we have legit problems around the world and even well within America. We have 80k regulations crippling small business far worse than they cripple giant corporations. We have right here in Connecticut my entire state as a whole going bankrupt from ultra high taxes on par with far greater spending. The key there being the much larger spendings. We have the Iran Deal having empowered Iran to have a better shot at its explicitly stated goal of killing all 325 million Americans.

Yet plenty of people would much rather whine and farm complaints and chain-cry and bitch… about people dressing for the heat in ways they disagree with! It’s obscenity to me. Reminder to me of why I call one of my social issues principles ‘mutual respect between all lifestyles’. Thanks!

~KSP Perkins

Nicolas Maduro the Tyrant and Murderer and the Fate Venezuela Needs Him To Get

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This farm used to be packed with many pigs. Nationalizing farms caused it to empty drastically.

Venezuela was South America’s richest country! What happened?

Okay, so I had a very vague understanding of this issue until about 11 pm of the evening of this post. But then this tyrant named Nicolas Maduro went and nationalized all Venezuelan farms and did central planning for prices, wages, and currency production. This is currently causing a famine that so far has killed 35 people. Which is small, but I am going to carefully explain to you how that can be stopped from ballooning to something like 35 thousand or 35 million. After explaining to you what I know about the world around me in the context of Venezuela’s situation.

Attempting utopia and rejecting capitalism from any public policy field in particular has never worked.

Capitalism may be a flawed economic doctrine, as in it does leave it entirely up to consumers what markets can and cannot do including in terms of worker treatment. But it is the best we have as it is the only one that has trained consumers to truly be concerned with the quality of what they buy. It’s also the only one that’s trained consumers to actually be concerned with the conditions of workers, as well as the work ethics of workers.

Here in the Digital Age, this is obvious in the existence of tools like Yelp and Meta Critic and Rotten Tomatoes! People go to these places to be honest about their individual experiences at markets. Personally, I learned this lesson about economics from reading Game Informer reviews of video games during my teenage life. If I see that a game has been found to be unplayable or if it is found to have endless amounts of rude or trashy content that ESRB – the content maturity rating people for games – gave the game a free pass on, then I do not buy a copy of that game!

Also, when a Yelp review indicates that a restaurant or a grocery store is poorly managed in any way, whether its badly treated workers, lazy work ethics, corrupt practices for upholding store policies, or whatever else; I boycott that place! No two people may have the exact same IQ, but easily any consumer is smart enough to know full well who to buy from and who to boycott out of existence when deciding which corporations decide which fates!

Intentions vs Outcomes

Anyone who knows how I feel about intentions vs outcomes will tell you I am gleefully and chirpily dismissive of even the best intentions if the outcomes are all atrocities.

So for example, socialists may want to stamp out corrupt behaviors by corporate executives, but their policies (tons of different taxes, spendings bigger than revenues, regulatory burden the weight of 1000 blue whales, putting politicians in charge of corporate standards) actually produce the outcomes of worsening corrupt behavior by private sectors execs and/or corrupting politicians themselves.

Meanwhile, capitalists tend to have varying intentions (because we are all individualistic Actual liberals), but what we all have in common is that our policies (only one kind of tax, revenues bigger than spendings, regulatory burden the weight of half a memory foam pillow, letting consumers boycott the corrupt corporates out of existence) are the policies that make the outcomes of truly reducing if not eliminating corporate corruption.

What needs to be done for Venezuela?

Well, Venezuela needs capitalism back, but it seems like Maduro is getting more and more power unchecked. So what I say we do for the plan is we work to unilaterally privatize Venezuelan farms. And also to unilaterally overturn Maduro’s price and wage and currency controls and put measures in place to make sure he cannot restore his power grabs. That way we can see him and his regime collapse without losing any American or other Western world lives. Thanks readers!

~KSP Perkins

What Do I Mean By ‘Neighborhood Owned Roads’ When I Call For It?

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This road looks kinda dead to me. Was this pic taken in my state of Connecticut? The buildings kinda look like ones I saw in person…😐

The Origin of my desire for neighborhood ownership of roads

Hm… I honestly was not aware of this controversy over road building until I encountered memes made by my POTUS pick for last year, Austin Petersen, satirizing this controversy. And thus my reading about free market roads is totally new to me. Basically, from what I know, free market roads is the principle that roads should either be privatized or decentralized. However, in most other public policy fields, ‘decentralization’ is most associated with federalism, and not with capitalism. Additionally, I can see some problems emerging with market ownership of roads. The biggest problem I see with privatizing roads is my understanding of how roads get built.

What I hear is that the federal government uses federal tax revenue to pay the market to build roads to connect neighborhoods. I have also heard that historically federal government was still able to pay for the best roads for the different phases of US history even in the days between 1776 to 1916 when the feds used nothing but tariffs, aka taxes on global trade, for federal revenue.

Why I’d like to see neighborhoods in charge of roads instead of federal politicians in charge

From how well I get along with my own neighbors, and observing as easily as I do in my walks to other neighborhoods in Cheshire, but also in my cycling trips to Wallingford and Southington, I see next door neighbors far better able to settle disagreement politely and classily than say… Congress people can, for example.

If you live in a neighborhood in America or any other deeply Americanized nation of the world around it, let me ask you. Which kinds of people do you see finding more solutions more often with less eagerness to be rude and/or trashy? Your next door neighbors? Or your national government? Without any kind of ideological filter, please answer in the comment box.

But as for me I see my neighbors are easily able to get along and come together on neighborhood needs. Meanwhile, centralized planning via enforced monopoly by a National government (keyword there being National) inherently leads, in this topic, a lack of any kind of incentive to be ‘keepin’ it real’ with the quality highness and price lowness of roads.

What happens if a road is home to multiple neighborhoods?

Honestly, this is the most severe of questions I need to bother answering from potential future critics of this post as my neighborhood shares a road with at least four other neighborhoods I can either name or describe. Honestly, I think this is where the biggest flaw I see in my own plan comes in. Basically there is something one can whine and complain about within any public policy plan!

For under a policy of neighborhoods owning roads, those of America’s roads which are not home to neighborhoods or are home to many neighborhoods would perhaps lead to disputes over which neighborhood gets ownership of that road.

However, as far as I am concerned, that would be a trivial travesty caused by policies of infinite freedom. And anyone who knows my politics knows I prefer the trivial travesties of infinite freedom over the severe travesties of no freedom. And that’s all I got on who will build the roads! Thanks for reading this people!

~KSP Perkins