Re: Resentment

From: Robert Coyote (
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 11:59:43 MDT

Statistically there is a big bubble where people die shortly after they

I don't see allot of welfare recipients producing creative works.

Struggle is effort laced with negative emotion or, why not just hold effort
in a more positive context?

The Government(s) is predatory on the economy, this causes alot ot drag.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reason" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 12:39 AM
Subject: RE: Resentment

> > > > I do not believe that the market economy by itself is doing that
> > > > sufficiently.
> > >
> > > Do you mean to imply that some re-distributive scheme could
> > > have been better applied in recent decades? If not, you're
> > > certainly making it sound that way. It definitely sounds
> > > as though you have a better idea, at least for the future.
> > >
> > I mean that I am gradually coming to believe that something like
> > a guaranteed income is logical and necessary.
> The "market economy" doesn't perform well because it's messed with by any
> number of legislative entities who have no real idea as to what the final
> results will be. If it was left alone, most of the horrible messes you see
> resulting from "market conditions" (really "interference conditions")
> wouldn't be happening.
> But on to the point I was going to make: why is it a good idea to sabotage
> and bypass the primary motivations for people or segments of society to
> improve themselves by creating a system in which there is little incentive
> to improve? Raw capitalism may not be a bed of roses, but it certainly
> with ape nature, minimal cost of implementation, and inclining the most
> people to create the most improvements to quality of life.
> If there's no risk, if a larger effort has to be made to rise above the
> masses (i.e. above that guaranteed income), then whole sections of
> will fall in on themselves. Look at France over the last 10 years if you
> want an example. Guarantee income, you guarantee teaching people to fail
> rather than to strive and improve.
> Rights are a figment of the imagination, a consensual hallucination. The
> more rights a society decides to create, the less fit the members of that
> society become.
> So:
> altruistic -- moving away from pure capitalism doesn't encourage the
> of fine human beings.
> selfish -- by screwing up all these people, you're slowing down
> technological growth and thus shortening your own life.
> Reason

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