[ExI] No need for radical changes in human nature

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 6 15:15:41 UTC 2009

--- On Sat, 7/4/09, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/4/09, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
>> ### Most highly aggressive humans are currently being
>> kept in prisons already.
> Either that or they work for Goldman Sachs.
> (But that's OK, isn't it? Raping the whole economic system
> and
> stealing everyone's saving and investments is just being a
> very
> efficient entrepreneur, so that must be good - no?).

To be sure, Goldman Sachs workers do not directly use violence against others.  I don't think you'd have to be afraid of, say, one of their employees kicking your teeth in.  (Of course, this not to endorse Goldman Sachs, which is merely one of several politically connected large firms that benefits from monetary policies (particular inflation) you seem not to question and fiscal policies you do question.)

And being a successful entrepreneur, in general, means merely being good at anticipating the future in a given area -- usually, in business, being good at anticipating the future demand for certain goods and services.  this does NOT involve "Raping the whole economic system and stealing everyone's saving and investments."  In fact, a successful entrepreneur should actually be helping the whole economic system by making sure various activities are far more coordinated and investments are going into more productive lines than otherwise.




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