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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on September 27, 1999 at 01:42:41:

In Reply to: Assured of being sure posted by Quincunx on September 20, 1999 at 02:18:58:

: Qx: Hmmm....sounds interesting. I recall a while back a thread that touched upon Adam Smith. I was wondering if you could respond to what David Korten had to say about this matter.

I am not a big fan of incorporation because it can remove responsibility from actual poeple to 'entities' you see. Accountability and all that. ofcourse the can gets carried by some executives, but actual decisions are hard to trace - just like all 'entity institutions'. Like the various govt agncies. FBI anyone?

: As for Mr. Rockliff I think what he had to say was quite imteresting also. However, IMO Claire's posting still stands out as a masterpiece in this debating room. I wonder how Gee would have responded to it back then. Anyways, have a good weekend folks. I have to work.

I'm happy for Claire if she has found a way to live which is pleasnat to her. I think her premise summed up in "But I'll tell you why capitalism works well-- it appeals to the worse in everyone. It appeals to lack of patience, to pleasure seeking, to avoiding anything sad or unpleasant, to laziness." is wrong however.

Just because she is happy to grow her own tomatoes doesnt mean everyone will want to spend a proportion of their time doing the same.

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