Capitalism vs. Freedom

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    I collected a few statements I'd made here and there to form a brief synthesis about the manner in which capitalism undermines freedom and related libertarian principles by establishing authoritarian social relationships effectively as dictatorial in nature as those of an authoritarian state. I've posted it elsewhere, and decided that our local Peter Schiff caucus should have a bone to gnaw on other than Petey's organ. :cool:

    So reply if you'd like, and I'll be back by and by. :eusa_drool:

     
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    thanks, i'm out of ambien
     
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    Out of Prozac too, judging by a few of your other posts.
     
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    whatever, i'm sleepy that's all that counts, nem.
     
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    Let's make a distinction between true laissez-faire and crony capitalism (corporate fascism) right here and now.

    The latter requires collectivized coercion while the former does not.
     
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    Well, you should have known the risks of leaving your cherry vodka unattended at the bathhouse, sparky. Roofies pack a mean wallop, though I'm sure your ass hurts worse.

    The former is nonexistent, and attempts to establish something resembling it (Anglo-Saxon capitalism under the neoliberal regimes of Reagan and Thatcher, for instance), have resulted in massive socioeconomic problems. It's thus necessary to focus on actually existing capitalism.
     
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    Wrong.

    Laissez-faire capitalism is alive and well in the "black markets", so decried by the fascist crony "capitalists".

    Freedom doesn't require that some authoritarian dickweed declares it exists.
     
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    All systems have their downside. I'd be in favor of communism if it actually worked. I'm a capitalist because I'm a hard worker and I want a chance to achieve more through my effort. I guess it doesn't work for everyone but I think that a lot of the people it doesn't work for are lazy or don't apply themselves. And life isn't fair. I started a thread about (economic) fairness, maybe you could pop in and share your thoughts Ag. I'd be interested in your take.
     
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    Even if people are driven and apply themselves, they can still fail.

    You hit it square on the head....Life ain't fair.

    You've accepted the unfairness......Others have not.

    I'll give odds on who will persevere in the face of the unfairness.
     
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    Sorry, I can't rep you again. :)
     
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