- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Gee on March 23, 1999 at 14:33:56:

In Reply to: Self interest is good for the self interested. posted by Lark on March 23, 1999 at 13:42:21:

: : What they were asking was probably silly, unless his point was "are you willing to give up your financial status, as would occur in the 'mean' average accrioss the globe?"

: Yes I would.

Now thats very fine, but why would you demand others do the same?

: OK but your alone among your New Right buddies.

I would certainly feel alone amongst 'young conservatives' and the like - and any 'new world order' fans.

: You may think this, but is a get out of jail free clause? The argument of me, me, me, me, me, that was used to save Capitalism from socialism and is still used leds to a painting into the corner for capitalism, it's no longer a high minded ideal but a stagnant status quo that just happens.

hence the desperate need to focus of liberty and re-explain why liberty requires pvte property

: No I dont consider that the case. Self interest is good for the self interested.

Which is anyone who has a self, ie anyone (even if their self is diluted and handed over to others)

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