[extropy-chat] Re: [ART-tac] A Framework for Humane Globalism/Capitalism/Politics

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Mon May 30 21:44:14 UTC 2005

At 04:17 PM 5/30/2005, David M. McLean wrote:
>Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> > Does anyone have an essay or article that provides a transhumanist
> > perspective on a humane approach to globalism, capitalism or politics?
>Yes. Didn't Max write a piece on "deep anarchy" where he discussed
>capitalism & globalism?

Yes, but it is transhumanist in scope.

>Max also had some down-right brilliant things to say regarding an
>extropian view of government over-stepping it's bounds (especially in
>regard to emmerging technologies like cloning), the economic avantages
>of globalism, and the like...though detractors might find it too
>"libertarian" (a label Max does not embrace, of course) and
>less-than-humane, but I think his detractors don't think very efficiently.

Well Max always has something brilliant to say :-)  And yes, some 
detractors do find his ideas political rather than philosophical.  And 
right again, Max is not a libertarian, nor is Extropy.

>Why Marx Was Even More Wrong Than You Thought
>Poverty, charity, and free markets unleashed (2003)
>Embrace, Don't Relinquish, the Future (2000)
>Self-Ownership: A Core Transhuman Virtue (1997)
>...and even this interesting piece:
>You Don't Own the Customer (2004)
>David M. McLean
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Natasha Vita-More
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