Re: Communism vs Capitalism

Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 16:58:18 MST

In a message dated 2/17/01 11:25:09 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:<< Personally, I think one point that tends to be
overlooked by extropians is that both communism and capitalism have one
glaring similarity: they are economic systems designed to allocate resources
under conditions of scarcity. Hopefully we're leaving scarcity behind us
forever -- in which
 case triumphalism over the "collapse of communism" is premature because
capitalism will follow it in due course, and good riddance to both those
eighteenth century frameworks. -- Charlie >>

    I think the thing most folks overlook is that both capitalism and
communism are very much moral systems.
    I won't disagree that those moral decisions do no lead to economic
systems but they begin with judgements about morality.
Ron h.

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