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A bit of a cheap jibe

Posted by: Chris on May 20, 1999 at 01:46:27:

In Reply to: no no no posted by eeze on May 19, 1999 at 14:00:42:

: heres the crux of the thing, the inventor or organisor of some product is bound over to supply to anyone who says "yeah ill have that" and be gamned to hell if they dare have an opinion about how *their* minds work is to be used, whcih couldnt exist without them.

: slaves

Slaves? A bit of a cheap jibe that considering the best of our lives are spent working just because we don't own enough property to sit back and live off others.

Any way your point about the miraculous life saving device forgets how a property based world works. Firstly to get enough training to able develop and research such a device/ cure you need to use the resources and funding of the society you exisit in. Then to actually get the funding to research and develop the device you need to be reliant up[on more funding (you can't just knock 'life saving devices' up in your front room during an evening that you got bored with eastenders!) finally the kind of devices that are given funding for research are normally not because of their potential for improving human life (although that can be a fortunate side effect) but their potential for profit.

So their for everything produced, no matter what role individuals played in its production, is using the resources built up by the whole of society, not just individuals.

As a quick side note, health care would probably better and not waste so many resources on lining the profits of individuals if less people saw it as something that can be used to gain wealth.

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