- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist party, UK ) on April 01, 1999 at 18:56:20:

In Reply to: Whaddya know, Joel? posted by Red Deathy on March 31, 1999 at 13:11:38:

: Does this strike you as grounds for a proper truce? Rather than the complete surrender you demanded of me?

Worth noting: I ran across the word 'Capitalism' in my edition of 'The Political Writings of William Morris' in an Article he wrote for the SDF's 'Justice' journal, in 1884 a good few years ahead of the origin of the word thou describest, and certainly, it puts the word to within Engels' life-time, and my OED gives a reference from Thackary in 1854, but I'm not sure if it has the same meaning..

BTW- Morris reminded me of another term- would you accept 'Plutocarcy'? Its what you and gee advocate- rule of the people, by the wealthy, for the wealthy. Would that be an acceptable comprimise term?

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