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If you can't explain it in 50 words or less it's probably a lie anyhow.

Posted by: Frenchy on December 02, 1999 at 11:07:02:

In Reply to: Read Michael Alberts posted by Lark on December 01, 1999 at 16:55:48:

: : : : Good luck.
: : ....is your highest hope a world in which freedom and equality are the ultimate virtues? Somehow I get the idea that what you really mean is according to your definition of freedom and equality as in 'equality of outcome', am I right?

: If you'd read any of the many diatribes against me by the everyone should get the same incomes people you'd know I dont advocate this. Read Michael Alberts 'Looking Forward: Participatory Economics in the twenty first century' available from South End Press: Boston, that's if your interested, if your going to make a complete mockery of my views, like your famous for (while Crying that we scoff at yours when I've done no such thing), then I'm not going to play along.

Not a snowball's chance in hell. If you can't explain it in 50 words or less it's probably a lie anyhow.
OK, maybe 150 words.

: :By the way, would people be free to own things if they wanted to? Would people be free to associate with whom they wanted to associate with in your world? How about differences between people, how would they be resolved, or will people in Larkland have no differences?

: I'd restrict these freedoms no less then they already are under the current privately owned and unaccountable command economy.

Now there's a weasel statement if I ever heard one. This sort of thing sends red flags up in anyone's head. That's not a yes or a no but it is a definite maybe.

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