- Capitalism and Alternatives -
sticking to the premises
In Reply to: Look at your premises! posted by David on October 20, 1999 at 13:54:54:
: Look at your premises! When you say "...people doing some of each of the work necessary to sustain the people while so everyone can develop as a human being to the utmost of his and her capacity," you are, in essence saying that everyone has the obligation to contribute their labor to ease the labor of others so that those people can "develop as a human being..." I presume that those people who contributed their labor will in turn expect other people to contribute their labor so that they can in turn "develop as a human being..." So, when you break it all down, the premise of that statement is for one, that mans life is not means to his own end up in fact a means to the ends of others, whose lives are in turn a means to the ends of other people. In essence: man is his brother's keeper (in the hopes that his brothers will become his keepers).