From: A and B Vitale (abvitale@FrontierNet.net)
Date: Tue 10 Dec 2002 - 18:09:05 GMT
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> > When you say it "works" or "doesn't work" what do you mean? What does
> > it do or doesn't do that you think it must do?
> It provides those who adopt it with a higher average standard of living
> than other models, just as democracy provides citizens with a greater
> voice and more personal freedom than other models (at least than any
> alternatives that have been tried).
i think that above and beyond all that (which is somewhat subjective,
wouldn't ya say?), capitalism and "democracy" (yet to be actually
implemented, wouldn't ya say?) "work" because they have the dynamic capacity
to adopt strategies "on the fly" to prevent other ideas from gaining enough
footing to replace them. the reason americans are conned into making a
duality (communist or capitalist, dictatorship or democracy) is because it
keeps out other ideas and prevents the CREATION of new ones. it discourages,
dissuades and otherwise destroys competition. the only reason these two
ideas stand at the forefront is because they can infect more people, not
because there is some qualitative superiority inherent in them.
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