Skip to comments.Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.
Posted on 10/01/2015 2:51:34 PM PDT by dynachrome
"Matt Bruenig is researcher of poverty and welfare systems at the think tank Demos."
By now, it is well established that capitalism is fundamentally built upon threats of force. As libertarian philosophers Robert Nozick and Matt Zwolinski have explained, the only way to turn unowned natural resources (such as land, minerals and other goods) into privately owned property is by violently preventing all others from using them. This one-sided exclusion destroys freedom of movement and cuts many people off from the things that they need to survive.
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This cupcake will do well under muzzie jihadist rule
How can we be tired of capitalism? We haven’t tried it in a LONG time.
Guys that should be thrown in jail for leftist advocacy. Time to make it a crime.
Because what we need more than anything else right now is MORE government control!!
Won’t that be nice?
Someone is going to own it. It can be the king, or it can be the guy who bought it.
Given the choice of a world with a million kings, in which if you don’t like this king you can go down the street and choose another, versus a single king who owns and controls everything, most people seem to prefer a single king.
DEMOS is a pack of Statist wankers.
Meanwhile, over at Republican think tank, "Phobos," the geniuses were hiding under their desks...
And the only way to "equitably" distribute those resources to people who haven't earned them is by violently taking them from those who have.
I prefer a system that rewards in direct proportion to effort, not some bureaucrat's idea of equity.
“the only way to turn unowned natural resources (such as land, minerals and other goods) into privately owned property is by violently preventing all others from using them.”
So this guys answer to the perceived “acquisition by force” is to use force
He needs to read Hobbs little book the Leviathan
I wonder. Do they oppose the idea of private property in all cases? Or only in some?
Do they believe that anyone who chooses is free to take what they want from anyone?
More to the point - do they believe that any random stranger is fully justified in taking the product of their labor, without recompense?
Or is it just those other people they think it’s OK for people to steal from?
There is no better way.
When we produce/create and meet a market need, we survive.
Nothing else works.
Can you point to ONE socialist economy which has worked. Just one will do.
Is this some sort of Sales pitch to move to Venezuela??
Perhaps you should take your socialist backside over to Daily Kos.
Aye, and there's the rub eh? Show me one place on Earth where this little utopian set up has ever been successful for anyone but those at the top of the food chain.
note that tiny little work
I think you’re shooting the messenger.
The comment in post one doesn’t support the material.
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