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indeed, so is the 'other' thing.

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on October 28, 1999 at 15:53:56:

In Reply to: Socialism is more than an economic theory. posted by Lark on October 28, 1999 at 13:09:09:

: Creative individual engaging in free thought, what can I say I'm going to apologise to no one.

Indeed, and you shouldnt feel as if you have to.

: My point being that I havent given a lot of thought to these economic studies because I think economics is readily subordinate to values or moral codes.

Thats interesting - libertarians of the free-market persuasion also have those moral reasons - such as non aggression, negative liberty, individual sovereignty etc.

: I mean if you want efficiency despotic government and dictatorship is the way to go, obediance brings victory as the facists used to say, but people in the west like civil liberties so business is stuck with hassle like free unions or freedom of speech (although as this site is testiment business tries to crush them both at given opportunities). Socialism may not be economically super efficient but it's freedom, who cares if it's slow.

Its not the speed that bothers me about socialism - its the consequences of what actually happens when its implemented.

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