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by Finn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Summit with Putin
Replies: 163
Views: 14521

Re: Summit with Putin

Oh, I haven’t given up hope at all — EU just negotiated a trade deal with Japan and Harley-Davidson has announced that they will start manufacturing in Europe as a result of Trump’s tariffs. EdithKeeler has it absolutely right, we’ll just trade with other parts of the world. We’re already shifting o...
by Finn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Summit with Putin
Replies: 163
Views: 14521

Re: Summit with Putin

The fact that the US (Trump) is currently pulling out of trade deals and treating their Western allies as adversaries is a tectonic shift in global politics. The world will see many changes in the next 3/7 years.
by Finn
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Summit with Putin
Replies: 163
Views: 14521

Re: Summit with Putin

What you do have to remember is that Putin is the most serious threat to international peace at the moment. His modus operandi is divide and conquer, literally. Trump did his dirty work for him in Helsinki (by driving a wedge between Western countries), so I’m fairly sure Putin’s got the goods on hi...
by Finn
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: cheap tires for a car?
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: cheap tires for a car?

Save everywhere else, but don't skimp on safety. I got brand new Nokian studded winter tires last year. They cost me five hundred but I haven't regretted the purchase even for a second. Now I'm even more irked by my crappy summer tires. They were bought by the previous owner of my 2008 Volvo. They d...
by Finn
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Join the Family Business or strike out on my own?
Replies: 28
Views: 4367

Re: Join the Family Business or strike out on my own?

I read through your other thread about having a large family, and I definitely think you should join your own family’s business. In your case, these two issues are intertwined. You should do for your parents what you think you want your future children to do for you. No question about it. I don’t ha...
by Finn
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 330
Views: 29520

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

@Finn A libertarian would be very cynical about suggestions to tax *other people* as a way to solve problems. "Some one should DO something about this! Not me though. Tax the rich! They can afford it." Yes, by definition, the person is surely anti-taxes if they are a libertarian. This is a truism.
by Finn
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 330
Views: 29520

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

so clearly this former dystopia was libertarian, right? If this is an acceptable limit to relevant discussion, then it must go both ways and logically we cannot discuss libertarianism at all, because it has never existed. My point in bringing up those things was that IMO human nature =/= noble sava...
by Finn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 46785

Re: Jordan Peterson

@TD, fair enough, I think you're right, I was merely explaining my own style of commentary (to discuss JP directly) to render it more comprehensible. I'm certainly not a mod. :P @ BRUTE, that's funny as hell! :lol: @iD, JP brought up Stalin/communist horrors in that video that I've been trying to di...
by Finn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 330
Views: 29520

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

:shock: I guess freedom-from is not my highest value. Nor do I think it should be for human society. What you are suggesting is *highly* naive in light of history. So instead of "hoping that people will give money to orphans", let's look at what's actually happened: In Finland, before the 20th centu...
by Finn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1819

Re: Finn's three year plan

Hi Finn. Regarding finances I am in a similar situation. I live in Germany and about 19% is going directly to my pension which I can access with 67yo (officialy). So I also calculate two SRs. SR1 is total savings from my gross income. SR2 is net savings from my net income. Well, I will try to becom...
by Finn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 330
Views: 29520

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

@Finn Libertarian ideology says that you don't have a 'right' to healthcare or education, except if you are willing and able to pay the fair market price. Libertarianism tires to maximize the choice optionality of the individual above that of the state. Since healthcare and education are provided b...
by Finn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 46785

Re: Jordan Peterson

I think there probably should be another thread about postmodernism*), since this one is about JP. That's why I tried to mostly provide commentary that pertains to him and what he has demonstrably said and whether he provides adequate evidence for his arguments, not postmodernism in general. My subj...
by Finn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1819

Re: Finn's three year plan

@SnailMeister4000, I think the Ti function (drawn towards knowledge, rationality, etc.) and the Ne functions (interest in patterns, underlying principles, and ideas to construct theories and frameworks) explain our fascination of TI swimming very well :D This approach works especially well in regard...
by Finn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 330
Views: 29520

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

As someone who is not well versed at all in libertarian thinking (it's not a big thing in Europe), what do the several strands of libertarian ideology say about the equal opportunities of those who are underage, re: education, healthcare, etc? Also, is laissez-fare capitalism always the economic sys...
by Finn
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 46785

Re: Jordan Peterson

@daylen, big, public ideologies that end with -ism are usually very much an explicitly a stated conscious thing. They spread through major documents like manifestos. The whole of the 20th century was rife with explicit ideologies that battled with each other. Mein Kampf, Marxist manifesto, etc. I th...
by Finn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 46785

Re: Jordan Peterson

@iD, I appreciate those general opinions on contemporary viewpoints are why many people adore him, and I specifically did not want to discuss those, because what's the use? Nobody will change their minds on these issues. I was merely discussing the *facts* of a *major* argument of his which he uses ...
by Finn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: IPIP NEO, ERE/FIRE vs conscientiousness
Replies: 43
Views: 6485

Re: IPIP NEO, ERE/FIRE vs conscientiousness

I took the short one, I can't say that it's not accurate. EXTRAVERSION 10 ..Friendliness 1 ..Gregariousness 11 ..Assertiveness 47 ..Activity Level 82 ..Excitement-Seeking 8 ..Cheerfulness 5 Pretty accurate, I spent my teenage years *learning* how to talk to people and be sociable. Lame jokes and pun...
by Finn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1819

Re: Finn's three year plan

Tere, Eestimaa! :D I’ve been to Tallinn twice, had a great time. Estonia would be a great place to ERE to, I think, the people are friendly, the old manor houses are beautiful, and the COL is slightly lower. Although it’s creeping upwards, isn’t it?
by Finn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance
Replies: 21
Views: 14025

Re: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance

Kids that age don’t yet have the experience of what working life really is. So the things that inspire many of us, don’t generally resonate with them. Most kids under 28 years ”go by the book” – what they consider to be normal/deemed prudent. Their primary focus in life is on finding their place in ...
by Finn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 374
Views: 46785

Re: Jordan Peterson

Nothing wrong with sharing the link, iD, I’m grateful that you did, because we can address his actual claims here. My issue with JP, however, is not merely one of misrepresented ’terminology’ but of a mistepresented fundamental worldview. That’s a huge one. If I were to use Kegan levels to describe ...