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Socialism in a Pine Box.

Posted by: Frenchy on October 18, 1999 at 10:53:55:

In Reply to: Millionaire in a Box posted by Stoller on October 17, 1999 at 17:44:30:

: The capitalist in your Box analogy is introduced as 'a millionaire,' an owner of pre-existing capitalist.

: As you no doubt have determined by exposure to the votaries of capitalism on this debate board, many people focus instead on the 'self-made man' so conspicuous in capitalist media. Bill Gates, as a representative of capital, has replaced the Rockerfeller Empire in most people's minds.

: Your analogy must anticipate that.

: Marx's theory of value, I think, is still the perfect description of the problem. Because Gates, after all, is as much a thief as Rockerfeller's heirs ever were.

Stoller exhibits perfectly the socialist's mindset in describing Gates et al as a thief.
I and millions of others use Bill Gates' Windows systems to our advantage. Nobody held a gun to our heads to force us to buy any of his products. I like his products. I reccomend them to any one that asks.
I don't know beans about the technical side of Windows and frankly don't want to. The damn thing works, period.
Stoller sounds like he is (all together class...) envious of others who have more spit on the ball than he does.
Tell you what Stoller, create something better than Gates' product and I'll buy it.
Buy the way, are you another educator? Seems like the old saying "Those who can do, those who can't teach" applies wonderfully to some on this board.
Right Sam?

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