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  • by pudge (1) on 2002.06.26 6:53 (#10014) Homepage Journal
    Be still my beasting heart, another "Capitalism is bad because I say so" article. Did I remember to pack my Made By Marx(tm) lunchpail?

    The article is flatly wrong when it says that capitalism works against cooperation etc. blah blah unf. Capitalism has nothing inherently to do with being for or against cooperation. It's like saying that baseball is against USB printing.

    The problem with capitalism is capitalists. Or, in the words of WFB [nationalreview.com], "To believe that capitalists will behave honorably just because they are engaged in capitalism is akin to believing that no priest will engage in pedophilia simply because he is a priest."

    Capitalism as a system cannot ever be taken in a vacuum. It requires a political system to exist in. And like any other economic system, the political system will be the determining factor for how well that economic system plays with others. And our political system of granting exceptional favors and privileges to corporations sucks ass (is that a technical term?).
    • Be still my beating liver! Another "Analysis of capitalism's effects is Marxist because I say so" article by Pudge! Yow, did I forget my Ayn Rand pencil box? To forget it would be FLATLY WRONG!
      • Well, it *is* flatly wrong. Capitalist theory has nothing to do with what he said. Excuse me, should I be apologetic for pointing at actual facts?

        And if I were to take your little side-yows seriously, then I'd think you were a lot more insane than you are. I didn't think it was Marxist any more than I think you actually think all the things you say. But maybe I give you too much credit ... ?
        • Actually, I was just making fun of your hectoring ability to misrepresent things and then declare them to be facts, as I assumed you could tell. But maybe I give you too much credit ... ?

          PEACE OUT, PEEPS.