In a message dated 10/3/00 5:05:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Spudboy100@aol.com writes:<< Let us reframe the entire question. How can
capitalism be harnessed to drive the things we decide are beneficial and
reduce the things we decide are harmful? This is another muddle, I wonder if
Anders could get in on this and help us see what growing up in socialism was
all about? He seems the most expert there. >>
"How can be capitalism be harnessed to drive the things we decide are
beneficial.....?" Capitalism is harnessed to serving the wants and needs of
the buyers; else it isn't capitalism. If anyone, even someone as enlightened
as thee and me, can harness capitalism to serve their desires then it "ain't"
A seller in a capitalist economy does not have to philosophically serve
captialism. The seller may be a flaming socialist and it makes no
difference. This is the point you seem to have missed to this point.
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