- Capitalism and Alternatives -

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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on April 30, 1999 at 13:38:23:

In Reply to: My suggestion posted by Anne on April 30, 1999 at 10:04:17:

: My suggestion, although premature, would be to maintain a certain level of individual freedoms, but with the best interests of the collective good taking precedence over the right to exploit people

That woudl require agreement on what exploitation is, and there is very little agreement on that, even between workers whom some would say are being explouited.

Also "a level of individual freedoms" were maintained in Nazi germany, with the regulation of freedom being for "the collective good". no one can decide the 'good' for another. They dont have the right.

: The real problem with capitalism and a free market is that one can only prosper by keeping more, and paying less.

If that were true then wealth would have shrunk. It hasnt, its spread and grown throughout the world.

: As a man, would you feel included when you are bombarded with messages that use sexist terminology like the ones mentioned above? In the beginning, God created woman, for all of womankind, god bless our foremothers,...

I dont think of males when I here the term 'man' or 'mankind' used in such contexts. I think of humans, people.

: It is very important to recognize the effects that language has on a person's very essence, and the use of gender-biased language has the result of excluding women and making them feel invisible. If you only knew how it felt, you might understand.

Catch 22, because I am not a woman any opinion I have on language is invalidated?

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