Albanian situations/irrational political systems.

J. de Lyser (
Wed, 05 Mar 1997 23:16:26 +0100

Lets add a little controversy to this list again. (it's been kind of calm
lately ;-) )

Revolution (civil war) in Albania, because of a Pyramid system!

Do we blame it on the state ?, or could this be an error that somehow
slipped into our free market ideals ? I remember Russia having some similar
problems and social unrest, in a (stock market pyramid) case where it
wasn't supported by the state, a few years ago.

It's nice to be more free to make a little money, but what's the difference
between the state taking it all away, or angry mobs pillaging your
bussiness every 5, 10, or 20 year interval ?

Sorry to bring it up again, but i still feel a little insecure about
finding a fail-safe solution for these specific negative examples of free
market capitalism.

And rational thinking in irrationalized systems:

Personally i don't aspire to become wealthy, as the more i work, the more i
work for the state and the less for myself. I am in the fortunate position,
where i have a part time job, (1 day a week) which pays enough per hour to
get by, and leaves me lots of time for individual development. Don't call
it lazyness, call it rational behaviour in states that have maximum income
tax scales of 60-70%, and where some have understood that time is our most
valuable possession.

anyone care to comment ?

Joost de Lyser
professional DJ.
ex-history student