Robert Haacke

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Robert Haacke
Posted 4 months ago
Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it.
You don't need to work in the financial system to know that it is real productivity and not scraps of paper that make people truly wealthy. The people that work in the financial system like printed money because they get it before any one else does and can spend it before it loses value. Thereby stealing from the rest of us and enriching themselves.
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Robert Haacke
Posted 5 months ago
Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
That you don't have to enslave people to convince them to do a job that needs to be done is my entire and only point. If you agree with that point, as you say you do, and you think educating one's self is a job worth doing then you must also agree that education is a problem that will take care of itself without people being forced into it by government. We do not own other people and for that reason the only requirement we can make of them is that they do not interfere with our rights. As such, We have no interest in what age people are when they decide to do anything including education. It is simply none of our business. Society wasn't full of obese artists before we started forcing education for the simple reason that no one will give cake to someone who makes bad art.
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Robert Haacke
Posted 5 months ago
Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
One of the functions of parents is to provide guidance to their children. If you do not believe in slavery then you must also believe that no society should own even one of its members. If there are no slaves then no one is responsible for seeing to the needs of others unless they so desire. Therefore, anyone who is physically fit and mentally stable will soon realize that they must find a way to contribute if they are to receive the things they need. Others in the community will otherwise grow tired of providing for freeloaders who are perfectly capable of caring for themselves.
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Robert Haacke
Posted 6 months ago
Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!
As was said in another TED talk, "education is what others do to you and learning is what you do to yourself." If we are trying to educate children then perhaps they have some natural resentment to things being done to them against their will. No one will do well if educated in a subject they do not wish to learn. If schooling was voluntary and children, with the guidance of their parents, were allowed to choose what they wished to learn then perhaps many of the problems would go away.
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Robert Haacke
Posted 7 months ago
Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Schooling should be 100% voluntary. No one should have to learn a subject that they are not interested in. We, as a society, do not own individuals and thus have no right to force them to learn what we want at the expense of their right of self determination.
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Robert Haacke
Posted over 1 year ago
How do we fix the sprawl?
We have no zoning here in Houston and every time it is put on the ballot it is voted down. That can be considered a protest against zoning laws. Houston isn't without its problems, but what problems we do have are generally no worse than other large towns. Therefore, it can be argued that a lack of central planning is not a hindrance to the success of a city. If central planning is unnecessary then it is a waste of resources at a minimum. If people wanted to live in walkable cities as a general rule then walkable cities is what we'd have as a general rule. As it is, I suggest you leave people to live their lives the way they see fit.
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Robert Haacke
Posted over 1 year ago
Public Response to GMOs
I think it is pretty safe to say that anything you buy that is not clearly labeled as organic or non-GMO is probably GMO. That is part of the reason that I grow most of my own veggies in my backyard. In 300 square feet I'm able to grow about 75% of our vegetables. (2 people)
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Robert Haacke
Posted over 1 year ago
Is it really ONLY success that we should strive for?
I think it is obvious that people should strive for success. What sense does it make to strive for failure? The definition of success, however, is highly dependent upon the person doing the striving. It is good to question, but it should be remembered that, whatever a person's goals, it is their right to choose them.