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boys stranded in the ocean
Replies: 4Last Post May 15, 2012 9:42am by Elm
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/14/world/americas/cruise-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2
And there it is, in plain metaphor english, one of my most crucial philosophical conundrums.  The boat being the the capitalist and the boys being the destitute.  The boat is the one lifeline for the boys, but the boat decides its not in their interest and takes the freedom to leave (which it does here).  Two of the three boys then die (free, but dead none the less).  And the thing that grinds at my sense of humanity is that the boat didn't help them, and is totally free in doing so.  Which makes me wonder why I feel like they should have been forced to pick the boys up, and punished that they didn't.  

Usually when arguments for libertarianism are explained to me (no minimum wage, free market insurance and interest and banking) then they make sense to me, but the argument for things like this is lost on me.  I don't get it.  

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fucked up shit.but i would have open fired on the boat.garenteed that something would have come from it...police or coast guard would have showed up...

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Elm


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I'm going to reserve comment until all the facts are out. It could have been miscommunication as the company states.  If so they seriously need to retrain some staff  (and fire the ones responsible). That is one of the risks of doing business though - during business hours you are liable for your employees and one mistake that causes a large chain is still yours to eat financially.

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Well see how it pans out, but if it ends up being the way you described i think the economic suffrage from backlash will more then justify to pick them up.

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Elm


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I agree - it also is in violation of maratime law and culture - likely some low or mid level subordinate was making decisions they don't get to make.

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