Re: BOOK: The Mystery of Capital

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 17:08:48 MDT

>From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>
>Subject: Re: BOOK: The Mystery of Capital
>Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 13:43:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > Actually, I AGREE with a lot of what de Soto has to say.
> > But I hate religion. And I am naturally attracted to mass displays
> > of self-delusion and hypocrisy.
>I am certainly no fan of any traditional religion (except pehaps
>Zen), but I am curious as to why you think zealous commitment to a
>cause is inherently "self-deluded" or "hypoocritical". So long as
>one is open to the possibility of error, failing to commit to a
>position on anything makes as much sense as not going to the moon
>because we can't be sure our knowledge of physics is correct, or
>not getting married because we can't know everything about our
>potential mate. Instinctively running away from any commitment
>because it superficially looks like dogma isn't rationality, it's
>just cowardice.

But where is the admission from all these people who are worshipping
capitalism (please, let's be honest!) that a relatively small fraction of
the population stands to gain tremendously from having the poulation in
thrall the capitalism-worship? I just don't see that! And I know, just as
sure as water downhill, that those dynamics exist. And likewise, I also
know, with the same certainty, that there exist very serious conflicts of
interest between those who have, and who have significantly less. Where is
the admission of this obvious fact?

Great benefits are to be had...the motivation is there...

Therefore, I protest. And I will continue to do so.

>Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
>"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
>are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
>for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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