[ExI] Slavery Now and in the Past

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 14:48:11 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Kevin Freels wrote:
>  My point is that it's probably a waste of time debating the free market of
> the past as there are significant differences today. What we should be
> focusing on is how we can utilize these technologies today to create a more
> efficient system than exists now.
> _______________________________________________

Yea, the web is wonderful. You don't have to tour round in a wagon
selling snake-oil anymore. You can just set up a website or use ebay
and sell snake-oil to millions.  That's progress!

'Get your snake-oil here! Banned by t' guvernint who want to restrict
your freedom!'

Any idiot can type into google. You need an education *first* to be
know what is crap and what might be useful.

To try to reduce the evil in society, two things are required.
First, educate the population. Obviously this has failed for many, and
some are incapable. But we tried.
Second, pass laws banning the worst of the con tricks and frauds.
Obviously this also has great failings. But we tried.

You can't protect everyone from every possible evil.
But that doesn't mean the only alternative is a gangster-led free-for-all.


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