Re: Oh, those gaussians (Was: Twin Studies)

Matt Gingell (
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 18:28:14 -0400

From: J. R. Molloy <>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 7:01 PM Subject: Re: Oh, those gaussians (Was: Twin Studies)

>Yes, someone once pointed out to me that no one invented capitalism. It
>arises spontaneously from the natural order of life. Knowing that changes
>forever the way one looks at socialist ideology.

This is only true if you're talking about capitalism in a very abstract sense. Keep in mind that capitalism as we know it could not exist without inventions like intellectual property, contract law, the limited liability corporation, etc. I don't see any of these things as more self-evident than some socialistic notions - for instance the right of workers to form unions and bargain collectively.