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    [–] Does adding sugar makes cold-brew coffee go bad quicker? HelloWorld_Linuxing 2 points ago in Coffee

    One day? :v I mean, it's not that the coffee becomes undrinkable, it's just worse than it originally tasted immediately after I added sugar.

    [–] TIL President Jefferson, a slaveholder, refused to recognize Haiti after the Haitian Revolution and imposed a trade embargo on them to ensure their economic failure, for fear that a successful slave revolt in the West Indies would inspire slaves in the US HelloWorld_Linuxing 1 points ago in todayilearned

    I agree with you, and BTW looking at historical figures in context is much more fun than merely reducing them to "great heroes" or "evil demons". Still, I posted this simply because I found it funny and I wanted to share some fun with you guys (today I learned, duh), yet some peeps just assume I'm hating on Jefferson while I actually have a lot of respect for him :v

    [–] TIL President Jefferson, a slaveholder, refused to recognize Haiti after the Haitian Revolution and imposed a trade embargo on them to ensure their economic failure, for fear that a successful slave revolt in the West Indies would inspire slaves in the US HelloWorld_Linuxing 0 points ago in todayilearned

    Wow chill, I just find it a fun fact. When I first read about the American Revolution, I found Jefferson quite inspiring, for having been one of the youngest representatives in Congress yet assigned such an important task, as well as how he went about writing the Declaration. But later when I learned he was also a slave owner (before reading that Wikipedia article), I was definitely a bit disappointed.

    [–] Politico article that advocates virtual slavery renamed from "Own You Own Immigrant" to "Sponser an Immigrant Yourself" HelloWorld_Linuxing 6 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago) in capitalistrealism

    Others might try, in entrepreneurial fashion, to find foreign workers for American businesses—which would not be allowed to sponsor migrants under our proposal—taking a cut in the process. Google and Exxon would need to pay people like Mary to find migrants for their businesses.

    So how is Mary different from a human trafficker?

    Moreover, a Visas Between Individuals Program does so in the spirit of the market, by allowing every citizen to choose how she uses her right to sponsor visas rather than allowing corporations or governments to manage migration.

    And yet above it there's this:

    Sponsors will normally want the migrants they sponsor to live near them.

    What would stop a company on the free market from hiring sponsors to offer migrants the service of being sponsored? In that case the sponsors and the migrants don't even have to know each other's face.

    It is hard to demonize the person who lives in your basement, or the basement of your neighbor, and has increased your income greatly.

    I bet the slave owners really really loved their slaves back then.

    [–] If there's no intellectual property, what's the point for new competitors to innovate? HelloWorld_Linuxing 1 points ago in LibertarianDebates

    Well I'm not talking about copying ideas. I get it, ideas are cheap, and as far as I know no one gives out patents for ideas. What I'm talking about is copying implementation. It is the implementations that are actually patented, as of present.

    [–] What does Marx think about managers in a workers' cooperative factory HelloWorld_Linuxing 1 points ago in marxism_101

    Thank you for your answer. I asked this question because I was confused: From what I understand, Marx is against coops because they're reformist, therefore they cannot solve the contradictions inherent in capitalism. Yet in this paragraph he seemed to be talking about coops, or at least their managers, in a less negative light.

    Just one more thing, I'm also confused about "semi-central" planning, it's the first time I have ever heard of it in this sub. Could you provide evidence that Marx actually advocated for such an approach?

    [–] The Soviet Union and central planning HelloWorld_Linuxing 4 points ago in marxism_101

    Clear up a lot of my misconceptions, thanks!