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Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on August 24, 1999 at 15:21:41:

In Reply to: you said it posted by Gee on August 24, 1999 at 14:40:28:

: : Go buy a ticket to Somalia and see if it's an unsupported assertion.

: The unsupported assertions were that AC 'inevitably' lead to such and such. Pointing at Somalia and claiming it to be what happens in AC is not evidence. Do you know about Somalia at all?

SDF: So Gee, nobody's asked you to display what you know about Somalia. We couldn't use your link (and BTW, we've been typing links into McSpotlight for years now, learn how to do it!), so we expect to learn what your friends at the Cato Institute really think about Somalia, in their words. What NBC depicted was: no government, no police force. Capitalism. Seems to me like the main qualifications for anarcho-capitalist paradise. What happens in Somalia? People steal things right and left.

The compulsion to name a capitalist empire "mine" is also the compulsion to secure it from theft, which leads to the compulsion to name EVERYTHING "mine." (After all, business growth is the best prevention for bankruptcy.) And with no law and no government, what better mechanism for business expansion than theft?

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