- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, Uk ) on May 25, 1999 at 13:19:44:

In Reply to: Change of Mind posted by Shannon on May 24, 1999 at 23:57:53:

: I have had a change of mind. I was going to engage in a debate, but as a libertarian, it would seem an entire waste of time to do so. As a departing note, ditch the use of the word "capitalism". There is no ism or belief called capitalism, it was just a convenient term invented by communists. I participate in many libertarian forums as well as know many libertarians, and the term capitalism is never used.

First recorded use is by W.M. Thackery, hardly a communist. Further, we've had this debate, ad nauseum, capitalism is a synechdoche for a society in which is dominated by the investment of capital.

Given that some Neo-Liberals feel that capitalism has been eternal, and that there are no alternative systems, its not surprising that they have no system of difference upon which to need to use a term for capitalism.

Many Neo-Liberals seem to feel it worthwhile to debate on this board- why not you? gee stays the course, and Borg, and Von Missus.
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: McSpotlight: No such thing as capitalism?! Anyway, your choice, adios.

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