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capitalism works producing commodities not much else.

Posted by: Lark on July 08, 1999 at 11:35:04:

In Reply to: Show me where it has worked. posted by The capitilist Pig on July 08, 1999 at 10:56:34:

: CP: no I havent read von Mises and you probably havent run a successfull business either.

Well a successful business wouldnt rank high on my ambitions list really but I have read von Mises, incidentally if socialism has no system of value then capitalism a system of undervalue.

:I've known many like that with no real life experience just books and theory.

Well I've experienced enough shit pay and totalitarian bosses ("Price that wrong again and you dont have to come in next week" I made the mistake once and immediately corrected it and this is the response I got hardly fair now is it?) to know it isnt just pretty good reading material.

:I've had communist economics professors who showed me the flaws of capitilism and at the time I believed them just as you believe them now. However I grew up and worked in the real world and discovered all these theories are great reading but they simply do not work.

Well it's more capitalism works but socialism is better in my opinion. However capitalism works producing commodities not much else.

: Show me where it has worked. I am not seeing any new ideas in here that will work better than free markets in practice.

Well it hasnt the statism of many so called socialists would make paternalistic conservatives proud but it wouldnt be applauded in the socialist circles I mix in.

By the way Gee etc. suggest capitalism hasnt worked or even been tried.

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