- Capitalism and Alternatives -

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Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on May 20, 1999 at 01:47:39:

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

: : That owuld be true in a desert where water was scarce, denying people access to vitalk water suuplies is a form of theft- when people die in preventable famines, property is theft.

: and when they arent dying then 'denying' them is not because they can get it elsewhere? it eitehr is or it isnt.

SDF: And I'm sure starving people, people dying of thirst, can get their food and water elsewhere -- of course if they're too hungry or thirsty to walk to the other source, or if the other source is also someone else's property... so this isn't a real question...

: : If I discovered a cure for cancer, by what right could I withold its use to make a personal profit for myself- recognition and respct for creativity is due, but not the right to extort.

: 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.

SDF: As a schoolteacher, I would appreciate having a portion of the royalties that accrue to every invention my students invent, since I after all created the conditions that allowed them to invent what they did... but this isn't how it works, since property is theft...

: slaves

SDF: Wage slaves, to be precise.

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