AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
Showing results 1 to 25 of 202 Search: Posts made by Tec Mason
Forum: Politics 02:06 AM - 08/05/11
Replies: 954
Views: 44,334
Posted By Tec Mason
Capitalism is good. The only alternative to trading is violence or self-production of everything you use.
Forum: Reviews 09:16 PM - 01/22/11
Replies: 44
Views: 7,098
Posted By Tec Mason
This album is Win.
Forum: Reviews 04:36 AM - 12/02/10
Replies: 17
Views: 5,259
Posted By Tec Mason
Great album. "Myth of a Christian Nation" is my favorite (obviously)
Forum: Reviews 01:29 AM - 11/14/10
Replies: 174
Views: 25,267
Posted By Tec Mason
Never got into Hellogoodbye's first album. This review made me check out their new stuff (and yes the score is what peaked my initial interest.)

AOTY so far for me. There hasn't been another album...
Forum: Reviews 02:44 AM - 10/18/10
Replies: 64
Views: 11,894
Posted By Tec Mason
whole thing is streaming on the myspace. Eargasm.
Forum: Politics 04:55 AM - 10/12/10
Replies: 496
Views: 19,473
Posted By Tec Mason
sticks and stones...;-)

I find it frustrating that I champion nothing but liberty and the freedom to shape your own life and it is spat upon.
Forum: Politics 06:13 PM - 10/10/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
I don't think I understand you. It sounds like you are saying I cannot argue that people will turn down money for happiness, which is super untrue. Do I need to give examples of people throughout the...
Forum: Entertainment 08:56 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 812
Views: 35,302
Posted By Tec Mason
GSL 2 qualifiers are going on right now :-)
Forum: Entertainment 08:44 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 812
Views: 35,302
Posted By Tec Mason
So anyone play? Im currently in Bronze league. I suck but its so fun.

6 pool ftl

Edit: (Fruitdealer ftw)
Forum: Politics 08:38 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
Do you believe that a world without prices is both achievable and good?

Edit: OFF TOPIC: dear god this is a great performance by Portugal. The Man. thought id share it with you guys while we debate...
Forum: Politics 05:35 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
I follow the Austrian school of economics which rejects many of the methods of modern econometrics. If you want to debate Austrian vs. Mainstream/Neoclassical Econ, We can do that in another thread....
Forum: Politics 05:29 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
Wrong. All human beings enter transactions for an increase in utility (happiness), not money. money is one of many ways to increase happiness, but it is not the only way.

I work for papa john's. I...
Forum: Politics 05:25 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
unfortunately it is much harder than that.

Your model does not account for time. It also does not account for human action (the ability for each worker to be more productive or less productive at...
Forum: Politics 05:19 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
That is an opinion. How can you show mathmatically that the employer benefits more? If you define benifit as "monetary gain" then you can objectively calculate the gain and compare to the employee....
Forum: Politics 05:13 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
You said that employees should be paid based on their value to the employers plus some extra amount (i will find the quote in a second).



I said that value cannot be objectively determined.

You...
Forum: Politics 04:50 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
up to.
Forum: Politics 04:49 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
No person should ever get what they want at the expense of another person. that is the core of libertarianism. The beauty of wages is that it is a mutually beneficial trade. the employee purchases...
Forum: Politics 04:40 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
That link shows how wages are determined. You said wages should be determined based on the value they provide to employers. Employers obviously value many of their employees more than the wage that...
Forum: Politics 04:35 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
My company I work for does that to me. They work with minimal labor and spread it around so that they don't have to pay overtime or benifits. What is unethical about that? I might not get what I want...
Forum: Politics 04:32 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
with respect, simply highlighting that you did not provide objective answers. I didn't either, which is my point. It is impossible to say "this guy worked x hours building y good putting z amount of...
Forum: Politics 04:20 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
1.How do you quantify the "value brought to the employer?"
2.At what point is a laborer "satisfied"?
3.Is it unethical or wrong to have people living "below the poverty level?" (remember that the...
Forum: Politics 03:54 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
Okay I think this is where we deviate big time. "With Marx, in fact, every individual relationship is excluded from the conception of value-creating labor; labor is regarded, not as something which...
Forum: Politics 03:42 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
I haven't finished reading the Hilferding link yet yet, but I really like this excerpt (even though I disagree with it).

"The capitalist mode of production (this is its historic significance, and...
Forum: Politics 03:35 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 152
Views: 5,591
Posted By Tec Mason
thanks for the link
Forum: Music 03:34 PM - 10/09/10
Replies: 102
Views: 13,705
Posted By Tec Mason
fun thread. keep it coming


NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
AP.net Podcast on iTunes
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate