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  • in reply to: What is the process for the creation of the course? #20066

    Excellent! I couldn’t picture Tom as the “guy with a bullhorn”.

    in reply to: A few things I feel would add value to the LC product #19756

    After going through the entirety of the Constitutional history course I can say that I enjoyed it.
    A few positives about it:

    -The videos seem to be much a much smaller size versus the older lectures, as well as being a different format. Having moved to a very rural area since my signing up at LC, the smaller size is nice for quick downloads whenever I can nab bandwidth.
    -I like having a Powerpoint to follow as well as a video of the lecturer in the lower corner.
    -This format works very well with mobile devices (I use a kindle fire) as it takes up less hard drive space and the Powerpoint is in the video itself

    -The only downside is the video of the lecturer is relatively small, but worth the tradeoff of having the Powerpoint included.

    I am 2/3s of the way through the Us History to 1877 course and can compare it to the constitutional course:
    -The video of the lecturer is easier to see, but the data size can be quite a bit bigger. If you have a reliable internet connection (I do not and am writing this at the library 15 minutes away from my house) the size aspect is negligible.
    -I prefer to watch these lectures on my PC if there is a Powerpoint I can reference because having multiple applications open is much easier than on my Kindle.

    -Out of the two different formats I would prefer the Constitutional course format over the other.

    -I know server space can be pricey but a zip folder of video lectures (appropriately numbered and labeled) with the available resources included would also make gathering the courses much user friendly.

    Again, overall good work and I look forward to the newly released lectures.

    in reply to: A few things I feel would add value to the LC product #19751

    I did a few days after I had made this post. I’ve only seen the first two lectures and have liked them thus far.

    in reply to: Man on Island (Libertarian Ethics) #19745

    This situation is akin to the welfare of today. Should one individual be able to steal if they are worse off than another individual? The answer is clearly no, otherwise property rights no longer exist.

    What if the island only had enough bananas to sustain one person? Would the person arguing that the theft is OK still find it to be acceptable?

    Assuming there is enough food to feed both men what recourse then would Man A have against the encroachment of Man B? Man A can not force Man B to labor for the same reason Man B can not force Man A into giving him a banana against Man A’s will. The only legitimate course is mutually agreed trade.

    Now the question of can “Man A force Man B off the island?” comes up. Well, can you force someone out of your car when you are driving at highway speeds?

    The original question and solution is rather simple once you set up some basic definitions of property rights.

    @Mr. Roussin
    Just having another person come into existence does not split the available property amongst all known individuals. Homesteading requires the combining of nature and labor. With the available technology today, one person could not have the capital to homestead an entire planet. Although it is an interesting thought that we may one day be able to homestead an entire planet for ourselves.

    in reply to: middle east class #19726

    Micheal Scheuer? (semi jokingly)
    edit: also interested.

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