- Capitalism and Alternatives -
A 'Titanic' dilemna.
In Reply to: done posted by Gee on November 01, 1999 at 17:50:13:
A curious question. As everyone here is well aware, the illicit drug industry is alive and well in the world, particularly in the U.S. 'Crack' is a popular drug amongst the poor; whereas the use 'nose candy' amongst the rich might be explained away as nothing more than decadent bourgeois morality or capitalist guilt, the involvement of the indigent in the procurement and use of these exceptionally expensive products would seem to defy conventional logic (as well as, one would think, Marxist theory). One would think that a product of this sort, the results of consumption being so unsavory and sure, would lead one to shy away from the lot - yet, it would seem the reverse is the case.