- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on November 15, 1999 at 11:42:53:
In Reply to: I like Plato posted by Lark on November 12, 1999 at 15:51:06:
: If there was a libertarian varient of Plato's republic which accompanied an anarchistic political economy EG participatory economics a la Micheal Albert, I think that'd be the way to go.
SDF: It's important to remember that Plato's male aristocratic society disguised its relation to the working class by making most of its members into slaves (incl. of course the women) and that much of the Republic is a diatribe on how everyone has his "natural" place in society. So why, again, do you like Plato (pref. accompanied by a specific textual citation)?