- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Gee ( si ) on July 09, 1999 at 12:28:53:

In Reply to: how sweet... posted by Red Deathy on July 08, 1999 at 16:35:09:

: we would abolish theft by making everythign free- why steal a video when you can just have one,.

thats assumes that at any given time there will be more videos, more cars, more houses, more holidays in florida, more beach huts, more everything that is likely to be desired by a given population, that the potential thief wont bother because its just waiting in the village communal store, or would be there in a couple of hours. And all of this assumes that people will all want to produce all this stuff on the trust that others will be doing the same (ever played the prisoners dilemma?)

And what of crimes of fraud and powermongering - to cast them aside as not happening because every one will be nice and chilled out seems a little optimistic.

If SDF came back now and accused you of creating a fantasy world he would be doing so with as much justice as in accusing Ari Strongmans view of Anarcho capitalism as being all shiny and nice (and thus questionable). (funny how I took the main rap back when Joel was talking AC, and i just added some broadly supportive posts - i think AC might be workable but I wont pretend it would be heaven on earth)

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