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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisius View Post
    I've never seen you make an intelligent comment or a post that's more than two or three lines filled mostly with insults and half digested ideals.
    You have not read my posts on the thread. And SI had not too, he would have if he had any brain.

    if you'd like me to elaborate I will.
    I don't want.

    Afterwards you can refute my ideas and place your own down.
    I have ever refuted it.

    Sound fun?
    No. You're not fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post
    Russia and Iraq are lovely examples of this: pure bastions of freedom and happiness.
    he said the happiest countries had that tax rate, not that every countries with that tax rate where happy.

    Again: wrong analogy, deformation of the ideas of the other and sophism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Gavroche View Post
    he said the happiest countries had that tax rate, not that every countries with that tax rate where happy.

    Again: wrong analogy, deformation of the ideas of the other and sophism.
    False.The argument is perfectly appropriate.

    What does one exactly disagree with?

    It was clearly explained below why the quote attributed to Friedman was misleading at best and wrong at worst:



    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post

    The quote attributed to Friedman implied a country would become richer, happier and more free if they had tax of near 10%, since the ''most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%''. Which fails to explain why Russia, Belarus, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are not the ''happiest, most free, most prosperous societies in history'', while they all have flat tax of near 10%. Also, it fails to explain why Scandinavian countries rate among the happiest but pay amongst the highest tax in the world.

    Falcarius was merely pointing out the whole argument that ''most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%'' is wrong: he believes the link between tax, prosperity, happiness is minimal to non-existent.

    What part of the that was so hard to comprehend?
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    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    It was not meant to be an argument speedy. More like a witticism.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Gavroche View Post
    Sophism.

    You should compare the lifestyle of different countries with different tax rate at the same time, not on different time to see how the tax rate is influent.

    Other than that, your analogy fail.
    For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulses. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post
    False.The argument is perfectly appropriate.

    What does one exactly disagree with?

    It was clearly explained below why the quote Friedman was misleading:
    Simple. Theses countries don't have enough political, individual and economic freedom.

    The low tax rate is a respect of property, the other thing required for a truly happy and prosperous society (libertarian) is the respect of freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    It was not meant to be an argument speedy. More like a witticism.
    I call that a sophism.

    But it can be the same thing after all.

    But i admit it's witty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Gavroche View Post
    SI, you are on ignore.
    I'll just assume that this is evidence that you have conceded the argument in my favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    These poll results are ridiculous.
    They are a bit perplexing.
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    Choosing the highest bracket = Flexibility of choice, because it leaves open the possibility to use the lower tax rates as well. "Highest" includes all levels below it. Or is that just me?...
    You can't spell "justice" without ISTJ.

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    SI: I've ever discussed with people who had the similar arguments than you on this thread, proved them worng and they jsut shut up. So I proved you wrong too and you should shut up too. End of the story.
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