Over in the Open Space/Lounge/Feedback section, I was having a conversation and a political issue/question came up I thought might merit some discussion.
I was introducing myself as an anarcho-capitalist, and MEJ asked me what I thought about Glass-Steagall. I replied that I considered it to be an act of aggression. By this I mean that it is an attempt by some people to forcibly control the behavior of another.
My observation drew this reaction from MEJ: "'Glass-Steagel is an act of aggression'... are you kidding?...smoke a little more"
Now, Glass-Steagall may be something with which you agree or disagree, but it seems hard to make the case that it does not amount to one group of people forcibly imposing the manner in which another group of people may behave. This is not a mutually agreed upon arrangement, but is imposed and enforced with a gun.
My question for the board is whether acts such as Glass-Steagall are seen as (possibly justified) acts of aggression?
I hope this is a legitimate topic of discussion and doesn't result in my being banned.