- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: David ( USA ) on December 17, 1999 at 11:35:08:
In Reply to: OPEN QUESTION TO EVERYONE HERE posted by MDG on December 16, 1999 at 10:53:21:
Nice post MDG, the world that I envision would be ideal is one in which the government is small and decentralized. Where the government's only purpose is to protect people's individual rights. I see a world where people are free to do what they want so long as it harms no one, and the use of force is outlawed. One in which people interact with each other voluntarily and as equals, perhaps not equals in ability, but equals in the sense of both having the same liberties. I envision a government that cannot be bought off (this I think would be possible in a government that had no authority outside of protection [domestically, internationally, judicially]). I see a world in which people will succeed by their own ability and motivation, where people's ability and skill will determine their worth, not who they know in government or any other superficial qualities.
For this sort of a world to work, people must respect each other's individual rights and understand that they are their to interact freely as equals. In this world, people make their own futures.
Perhaps this may sound too idealistic, but in my opinion, aiming for anything less would be immoral and unethical.