Re: Gov't Loves Gov't

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Sat, 24 Jan 1998 14:46:02 +0000

> From: "Peter C. McCluskey" <>

> ("Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin") writes:
> >But if political power is not concentrated, what people actually do
> >is free-market capitalism.
> You are trying to strip the words "market" and "capitalism" of their
> meaning.
> Linux is an example of a free non-market non-capitalist solution.

What you say about Linux is true except for the claim that it is
non-market and non-capitalist.

Linux does compete in a market both for users against other operating
systems, and for programmers against other programming projects.

And the capital is essential to its effort. It happens to be almost
entirely human capital -- something nobody but libertarians and
advocates of free-market capitalism takes seriously.
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