I'm not really criticising the quality of his art (though personally I think it's horrible), I'm pointing out that his art wasn't just inspired by the songs, some of it actually contains copyrighted lyrics.
That doesn't justify Parks's reaction, of course (I think he's being a prick), but at least there may be legal grounds for it.
"The idea that just because you take a job away from the Federal Government that it just stops getting done is ridiculous, naive and plain stupid.
There are LOTS of NGOs that do WAY better than their federal counterparts at doing almost everything, they just dont get funding because 'the government already does that'."
What's the point of taking jobs out of the government if your goal is not to increase efficiency (ie., "doing it way better" like you say)? Newsflash: increasing efficiency means doing the same thing with fewer jobs. What's more, many (if not most) government jobs exist to keep the government's own bureaucracy running.
"Using starvation as an attack Libertarianism is a straw man argument of the worst variety."
It's not a strawman, you just have no counterargument because it's true: if there are no safety nets, some unlucky people WILL make mistakes and end up in absolute poverty. There is no way to dispute that.
You are wrong. The bad loans originated almost entirely from banks that were NOT subject to those regulations. The problem was lack of regulation, plain and simple. Fact:
Subprime Lenders were (Primarily) Private: Only one of the top 25 subprime lenders in 2006 was directly subject to the housing laws overseen by either Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Community Reinvestment Act.
The Community Reinvestment Act is the law you say "forced" the banks to make subprime loans.
"I think you'd be surprised how easy it would be to get a job if the tax rates were near zero."
I'd definitely be surprised. If you reduce the size of government, will the sacked government workers not need new jobs? Tell me, where will those come from? And also, by reducing those people's purchasing power, you are effectively cutting jobs in other areas. The overall result would be even more unemployment.
"I think you'd be surprised how easy it would be to get an education - a whole education, not a McEducation - without the DOE."
It's a matter of supply and demand. If your libertarian fantasy-land were to happen and there was a "truly free jobs market", then the supply of educated people would strive to meet the demand. No more and no less.
The DOE was giving loans so more people could get complete educations than there was demand -- in other words, cutting it would make it harder to get an education.
"The think one of the things people miss about the libertarian philosophy is how spectacularly motivating it is to be without so many safety nets."
People starving in the streets would be very motivating indeed, huh?