- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, Uk ) on June 25, 1999 at 14:16:49:

In Reply to: there you are posted by Gee on June 25, 1999 at 10:07:48:

: Hence it doesnt happen because 'the state' and each individual are nver so congruously co-incident in their self interests.

They are when the two are effectively the same thing.

: Which becomes currencies as a store of value and means of exchange - whether its gold, cigarettes or grain.

But its regression nonetheless, one returns returns to pre-capitalist conditions. The state is always needed to guarantee currency.

: Largely irrelavent. When you think its is unkown to all others, unknowable as their thoughts are unknowable to you. Seperated. As far as you can tell you are the only one thinking - you never know the others' thoughts.

I can never know another's thoughts- though I can infer them the same way as I infer my own. But I don't own my thoughts. they're borrowed.

: aha, thus I repeat the 'doesnt happen' thing.

See above.

: As a principle, given such extreme circumstances as the crashed plane and necessary cannibalism of that particular event you would suggest that its better if all died, rather than some gain survivial because some died?

Best preference is for everyone to survive, second best preference is for some to survive, by the willing sacrifice of others if need be, worse case scenario is that the strong will survive. The contingencies of extreme emergncy, however, do not provide the basis for designing a society.

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