Re: BOOK: The Mystery of Capital

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 18:01:18 MDT

From: "Amara Graps" <>
> It is not that simple. Please compare the economic and political
> situation of Estonia with Latvia or with Lithuania. Three tiny
> formerly prosperous countries, all neighbors, who bore the same
> political and economic communist conditions for the same period of
> time. Each has advanced their economic and political situation at
> vastly different rates during these last 10 years since communism
> fell, and now look alot different from each other.

So what explains the differences between these Baltic states, and what has
that got to do with the superiority of capitalism compared to communism?

> (and I note that the country with the smallest percentage of
> communists during the 50 years of occupation, Lithuania, is now the
> country farthest behond, compared to the other two, in its economic
> development)

And this proves what? If a nation-state wants to avoid being left behind it
should import large numbers of communists?
Surely you don't intend to imply that intense communism has somehow benefited
one Baltic state while less intense communism has harmed the others? Come on,
Amara, you're way too smart for that.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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