- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Laissez-Faire Capitalism an Impossibility

Posted by: rabblerouser ( loose cannon anarchist/socialist, Wouldn't U Like 2 Know? ) on July 07, 1999 at 10:12:01:

In Reply to: Nor has you know what posted by Gee on July 05, 1999 at 14:12:00:

: A society based entirely upon the non-aggression principle, free of statist control in either property by individual or property by collective has not existed.

: neither of these two conditions has existed, why? enough people didnt want them to enough to ensure that they never did, and possibly never will.

: boo hoo

RABBLEROUSER REPLIES: Perhaps some may argue whether or not a true socialist society is possible--who knows, as I'm sure this remark will stir some discussion.

Nevertheless, I see laissez-faire capitalism to be an imppossibility, given that larger capitalists would quickly invent a state to expand and perpetuate their wealth, be it company goons or a more formal structure like those currently existing. After all, the most efficient way for one to extract maximum profit is to either eliminate the competition or somehow regulate the competition. Any replies?

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