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Re: Too much jerking off....

At 10:19 AM -0600 on 1/10/00, Jim Burnes wrote:

> A classic example of "tragedy of the commons".  Not precisely, but
> close.


The "tragedy of the commomons" is a socialist wet dream, while we're on the
subject of public masterbation. More proof that socialism, as Bertrand
Russell observed once, is just feudalism in disguise.

The real tragedy of the "commons", is, of course, that nobody *owns* the

> A better argument for private libraries was never heard.

Amen. Or, for that matter, "non-profit" libraries. A tax-exemption is a
tax-subsidy, I always say...


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