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Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Feb 10th, 2018 at 2:41pm
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I read this in an essay once but I wasn't able to grasp why persuasion was the "stronger" of the two.
  
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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #1 - Feb 10th, 2018 at 6:14pm
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DontTread44 wrote on Feb 10th, 2018 at 2:41pm:
I read this in an essay once but I wasn't able to grasp why persuasion was the "stronger" of the two.


With a name like that you're probably not bright enough to understand, but I'll make it simple for you.

A person who is persuaded is likely to be convinced because he found agreement without being tricked into it.

Being tricked is a good enough definition of being coerced.
If you still don't understand, go ask the neo-nazis you identify with.
  
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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #2 - Feb 10th, 2018 at 10:19pm
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With a name like that you're probably not bright enough to understand, but I'll make it simple for you.

A person who is persuaded is likely to be convinced because he found agreement without being tricked into it.

Being tricked is a good enough definition of being coerced.
If you still don't understand, go ask the neo-nazis you identify with.

Have you not been "tricked" into socialism/statism?
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 1:09pm
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SkyChief wrote on Feb 10th, 2018 at 10:19pm:
Have you not been "tricked" into socialism/statism?


All the happiest countries in the world have been tricked into promoting 'socially responsible capitalism'.

Why are Americans so unhappy that they turn to batshit crazed ideas of an ideology that isn't even libertarianism?

Is it a failure of the mainstream parties' politics?

Maybe it's time to put real libertarianism to the test? What is it in your feeble little mind? A little surfer emoticon again?
  
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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #4 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 8:31pm
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All the happiest countries in the world have been tricked into promoting 'socially responsible capitalism'.

Why are Americans so unhappy that they turn to batshit crazed ideas of an ideology that isn't even libertarianism?

Is it a failure of the mainstream parties' politics?

Maybe it's time to put real libertarianism to the test? What is it in your feeble little mind? A little surfer emoticon again?

Still delusional, I see.  And dumber than a sack of hammers.  Good - stay that way.   

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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #5 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 9:25pm
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All the happiest countries in the world have been tricked into promoting 'socially responsible capitalism'.

Why are Americans so unhappy that they turn to batshit crazed ideas of an ideology that isn't even libertarianism?

Is it a failure of the mainstream parties' politics?

Maybe it's time to put real libertarianism to the test? What is it in your feeble little mind? A little surfer emoticon again?

don g u understand we live in a mixed economic system  i dont think there is any nation that is 100% captilst in this day and age and stateism in a political not ecomic chef   thats y crony capitism is called that cuz its still a from of caplitialism just as ancap is
  
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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #6 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 9:42pm
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For once could we actually ignore Don G and just focus on the topic? Holy shit!
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 10:06pm
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DontTread44 wrote on Feb 11th, 2018 at 9:42pm:
For once could we actually ignore Don G and just focus on the topic? Holy shit!


I am the topic you racist piece of shit.
  
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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #8 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 10:18pm
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DontTread44 wrote on Feb 11th, 2018 at 9:42pm:
For once could we actually ignore Don G and just focus on the topic? Holy shit!

coerstion is useing treats where is persawtion is useing bribes that is the simplest way i can put it
  
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Re: Why is persuasion a better alternative to coercion?
Reply #9 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 8:39am
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DontTread44 wrote on Feb 10th, 2018 at 2:41pm:
I read this in an essay once but I wasn't able to grasp why persuasion was the "stronger" of the two.

Morally, you don't use force to persuade someone.

Practically, if you can convince someone to agree with your policy they will have buy in and help make it work.
  
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