Now that there is a debate group, how about some ideas for a debate? One good one, I think, would be illegal immigration, which seems to be an especially divisive issue here. Stripping away the fallacies and insults should help clarify the issue
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That is a good one. Some others that seem to be hot-topics: abortion, alienability, and intellectual property.
All of the topics listed thus far are really good. Another good debate topic for anarchists would be whether or not they believe that arbitration agencies/private courts should use natural rights in their rulings and if so how we would influence to do so.
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but I don't know where to go. I will not mind being told to go away, if only you could direct me in the right direction.
I am a homeschooling mother, and I have always assumed my children to be “average”, and that we would not need to look beyond local resources for their continuing education. Well, one of my average children, age 15.5, has been turned on by Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell’s bloggers, and the books recommended by Mises. He has been encouraged and inspired to prepare to study Austrian economics and law, and his father and I believe that he has the gifts to be successful in such a pursuit. So, should we just send him to the school in our town, UNLV, where there is Hans Herman Hoppe vs. a big bunch of typical economics instructors and a typical law school, supplementing with a summer or two at Mises; or should we look at other schools? What other schools would be more supportive and/or less hostile? Who should I be asking? Where can I go to find this information?
Thank you for your consideration and any suggestions you may have!
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Most schools you find will be pretty much hostile. The only undergrads i know of that would be relatively friendly to austrians would be Loyola in New Orleans (they have walter block and a few more austrians/libertarians on the econ faculty) or George Mason in Virginia. Sending him to Mises University would definitely be a great plan. I just got back from this summer's and it was a very interesting experience. Also, just to let you know, Hoppe isn't at UNLV anymore, he lives in Europe now. At least, that's what i was told by one of the Mises University staff last week.
I really admire you young people who have your heads on straight so early. Please go save the world that the rest of us have so royally messed up. I will send my kids down the path you make.
Along the lines of immigration, I would say is the subject of citizenship in the first place. Other topics are currency, regulations, subsidies, welfare, roads, parks, public lands, zoning laws, taxes, and government legitimacy.
At most, I think only 5% of the adult population would need to stop cooperating to have real change.
Perhaps a topic needs to be created for the purpose of facilitating "challenges" between members, as this group is meant to be for one-on-one debates, and then the subjects for possible debates be left to those who wish to partake in the actual debate.
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"
How about a "Challenge" Tag in the Subject of a post followed by the poster's Position eg:
Challenge:Positive Rights are always Wrong - For
Most People, are Mostly good, Most of the time.