The laws of economics and morality are set. They are not to be molded or shaped, only discovered. The marketplace does not bode well for those who choose to make up their own rules. In a world of clear economic laws, there will always be winners and losers. This is to the benefit of us all.
How is a peaceful parent to deal with a child who lies and steals? The main issue is about trust between a parent and child. Without trust there is nothing. Trust is the concrete foundation that forms the basis for any successful relationship.
The child must also understand the social consequences of lying and stealing.. Lying is a matter of keeping your word and abiding by a contract, be it written or unwritten. Stealing violates the self ownership and property rights of others. The importance of profoundly understanding both must be made abundantly clear.
Is it immoral and evil for Hasidic Jews to populate a region, take over control of town and State governments, get on school board of education, and slowly reform the public school system?
No because there is no moral way to utilize the State at any level. The problem is not that bad people take control of the guns of “government”. The problem is that the State exists at all. The problem is that people believe that the State AKA the initiation of force can solve any complex societal problem.
It is not that some are unfit to rule, all are unfit to rule. We do not condemn the lioness for hunting and killing gazelle. It is in their nature. We must not condemn those who seek to use State power to advance their own ends because it is in their nature. The problem is not who sits on the throne. The problem is that the throne exists at all.
An analogy can be drawn of the tragedy of the commons as it relates to giving many children a pile of chips and letting them free to fight for the chips. Everyone hordes as many chips as possible for himself/herself. The strong always beat the weak and take the most, fighting often ensues.
The solution is private property where everyone is allotted a specific amount of chips, no fighting ensues. Everyone understands that there is no public pile of chips to fight over.
In a world of scarce resources and infinite desires there must be a rational way to allocate these scarce resources so their value is not wasted and plundered. Private ownership by means of 1st user rights, homesteading, or gifting may solve this problem. Individuals take care of their property and ensure that it remains viable and sustainable for future use.
Topics we discussed: my debate with Todd Lewis, appeal to genetics, appeal to authority, define your terms, Bad Quaker, political euphemisms, self-ownership and how it pertains to slavery, when a child gains the ability to rightfully consent, Jim Limber Davis, Liberty Defined, peaceful parenting, running away stories, punishment and authority in the parent/child relationship, chores, acquired obligations, devaluing terms, veganism and animal rights, preserving endangered species, vegan extremists, abortion and more!
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl