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  1. Here's a thread that I posted on another web site. Every response boiled down to "I have a moral right to your property, resources, services, etc. because I benefit from them, and if you complain while I rob you, then YOU are the one destroying liberty, not me." http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...97D14D20130814 An antitrust law is a regulation that prevents individuals from conducting business because the government considers the intended business to negatively affect consumers. The companies US Airways and American Airlines have been blocked by the US Department of Justice from merging
  2. I read a post on here about a livable wage, which reminded me of a convo I had with a co-worker yesterday. One of my co-workers mentioned to me that it's unfair that the corporation we work for doesn't pay us a living wage. I was surprised because (1) I get paid a lot less than he does (he gets tips for pizza delivery and I don't, I'm a closing manager) and (2) I live decently with one roommate. I asked him what a livable wage consists of, and he casually listed items like having a cell phone, cable, a car, at least a one-bedroom apartment if not a house, and good clothes. I have a prepaid pho
  3. I'm impressed with all the discussion on this thread! I almost forgot about this thread I posted. I read through every page, and I'm going to accept the government loans. HOWEVER, I declined 2 loans that were offered to me based on my ethnicity. I'm 25% German, 25% Italian (maternally; mom's dad is Italian, mom's mom is German) and 38% black, 12% Native American (paternally; dad's dad is black, dad's mom is half NA, half black). I suppose there's no solid reason for me declining those loans if I'm just going to accept the other ones anyway, but my soft rationale is that (1) I think it's insult
  4. What are you going to study and why do you want to study it? --Brant I'm going to earn two bachelor's degrees: in Economics and Finance. Firstly, I think these two degrees will maximize my career potential and income, because we can't all be Art History or Clarinet majors. I want to study economics because I'm fascinated by the science of our choices and how we decide different courses of action based on scarcity. I The Wealth of Nations, Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose," Atlas Shrugged, and other random books on economics/business ethics in high school. I want to study finance because I wan
  5. I will start school next month as a freshman. My financial aid package comes from the federal government, the state government, and the Army. I'm conflicted with the morality of accepting government aid, and I would prefer to only use private loans, but the current market just isn't set up for this kind of loan shopping. Every single student who attends university will use some form of government-subsidized financial aid (unless the student attends a private university and pays all tuition and fees personally). Is it moral to accept government-subsidized financial aid as a student? It seems li