- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Stoller on November 08, 1999 at 18:39:00:

In Reply to: To what? posted by Gee on November 08, 1999 at 16:15:46:

: : Hell---people never did [get rich] in improper [communist societies].

: they got another kind of 'wealth' - control over others.

Power alone is not enough to insure its continuation (think about Khrushchev). Only your venerated property rights can do that.

Look at the collapse of the Soviet Union for expatiation on the topic.

: : And if I wanted to get rich, why on earth on would I advocate...

: Perhaps its because you personally feel that you would benefit more, or find your own life more amenable and satisfying with your advocated system.

At last you are getting the gist of it.

You defend a social structure that permits inequality because you benefit from (or think you do; or anticipate you will) its inequality.

I propose a social structure where there is economic (and political) equality because I haven't benefited from THIS inequal system.

Simple dialetical materialism.

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