- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Doing it your way.

Posted by: borg on May 21, 1999 at 13:17:50:

In Reply to: beating the rush posted by Gee on May 20, 1999 at 18:51:15:

: : "The man who produces while others
: : dispose of his product is a slave."
: : -- Ayn Rand

: Oh but thats capitalist exploitation and all that you know!!!

It's also the exploitation of the tax gatherer.

The freeman sells his product or service as directly as he
can to his customer without unwanted third parties.

: Notice how very similarly worded arguments can mean very different things when the meanings of the words are suitably re-arranged?

: Ayn Rand always crops up, there are dozens of other thinkers with other contributions yet a special hatred is reserved for her, maybe because she was so darned 'in your face', maybe its because she was female and females arent supposed to be like her!

Yea, she was a hard-ass. That's why I liked her.

: Anyway, if were doing the rand thing here is another quotation

: "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime
: that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. "

: Very true.


It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there is service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be master. -- Ayn Rand

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