[ExI] Japan's young turn to Communist Party ...
pharos at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 11:47:21 UTC 2008
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Techno wrote:
> Because socialism does not work. It's not that it's never been tried in
> practice. It's been tried close enough and economic theory points to why it
> won't work -- in the same way that physical theory points to why perpetual
> motion doesn't work.
Because free markets do not work. It's not that it's never been tried in
practice. It's been tried close enough. Markets get distorted by
gangsters, swindlers, monopolies, etc. and, of course, governments who
try to reduce the effects of unemployment, poverty, unaffordable
health care, etc. Continual GDP increases will rape the planet, just
as monopolies rape their 'free' customers.
The point being that both pure free markets and pure socialism are
theoretical constructs which don't have any chance of survival in the
real messy human environment. All systems are compromises between
different evils, and the winners and losers continually change as the
economic systems change.
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