- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Ooops! Time to do some homework.

Posted by: Quincunx on February 27, 19100 at 00:46:21:

In Reply to: Another great man whose book I haven't read. posted by Frenchy on February 26, 19100 at 12:57:53:

Norm: DoH! Another great man whose book I haven't read. Geez, now you guys know that not only haven't I ever read Marx, I've also never read Adam Smith.

Qx: Then perhaps you should.

: So, tell me, does Adam Smith not believe that countries ought to trade w/ each other (comparative advantage and all that), or that each community ought to be self-supporting? That's what this sentence sounds like; "By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security;..."

Norm: When you say 'monopoly', are you including governments powerful enough to engage in social engineering?

Qx: Governments like Chile and Singapore or the covert governments like the IMF, the WTO, the World Bank etc....?

Norm: How would Adam Smith answer the following; 1. What monopolies are you referring to?

Qx: I think if Adam Smith were alive nowadays he just might see that the monopolies of his day have taken on different forms and seen in the organizations I have just mentioned before.

Norm: 2. What dangerous influences are you talking about?

Qx: How about strange cults?

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Bands of reactionary Christians who seemed to find
Biblical support for the WTO and perverts among its opponents.

Norm: 3. If these small communities feel that active resistance is fair in opposing business', do they also think it is fair for business' to actively oppose them?

Qx: It's not fair but it's inevitably what happens. BTW, why are you taking the side of false capitalists? Are you in a cult perhaps?

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