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Everything is Natural.

Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, Uk ) on May 14, 1999 at 13:45:18:

In Reply to: It is unnatural to live without some trade standard. posted by Ludwig von Mises on May 13, 1999 at 18:09:38:

: And how much profit/trade value/property did Britain acquire/make during the last year?

Growth was 1% last year, but balance of payments was in the Red again, methinks.

: Abolish money? Even the most primative nations had some form of money. It is unnatural to live without some trade standard. The people with the most money also have the most posessions, and if all trade were to be stopped, noone would work and everyone would have exactly what they had to begin with.

No, instead of production for exchange, we would have production for free access, with everyone having a right to share in teh fruits of society, and thereby having a self interest in continuing teh production of that society. Many cultures have lived utterly without money, many middle ages folk could have gone whole lives without seeing money, the smallest coin in Roman Britain bought an entire barrel of beer- people can do without money.

Anyway, mightn't abolishing money be the *final* civilised accomplishment?

: This forum is the perfect example of not giving any credit to the upper management. Nobody that is constantly slamming them is one of them, hence they are only attributing the success of a company to themselves.

Thats because the workers create all the wealth, and because we're pissed off with being poor...

: What CEO bought stock and got a bonus for it? BTW, many people on the top don't get bonuses.

Over here 'share options' are a common way of dividing up teh booty, the CEO gets to buy shares at a knock down price, and then sells them off at full market value, nice trick really, especially when they go up- its how the Chairman of Glaxo Welcom (or was it Smith-Kleine Beecham, can never remember which) made 63million in one year.

: Most everyone starts at the bottom. Success is making it to the top.

Starts at the bottom- how many CEO's began on the shop floor? Not many...



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