- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Gee ( si ) on May 07, 1999 at 12:17:51:

In Reply to: Let's all sing 'I don't need nobody' posted by bill on May 07, 1999 at 10:47:11:

: First of all, what do you mean by 'ability profiles' in relation to 'productive effort'?

The ability to actually produce whats used. A story teller is fun, but not when youre starving.

: Then again, you have set up a scenario between two communities. But why not extend this form of argument to the internal dynamics within C1 for example.

It would be equally valid.

Presumably there are differences in "natural ability" within this single community. How are those individuals who don't 'measure up' (in your definition) to be treated?

Not to be treated. The arguments I laid out would be as valid.

: While I appreciate you concern for the rights of individuals, I feel you carry this philosophy into a psychology of individualism that ignors basic realities. While we are self-evidently individuals, we are immensely dependant upon others.

Interdependant. And that interdependancy never requires unchosen obligations.

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