At 04:04 AM 10/11/98 -0400, Mary Therise Gleason wrote:
>>From: Max More <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Perhaps, contrary to our current understanding, some kind of centralized
>>allocation system will one day be better than markets. I doubt it, but if
>>will revise the principles then! For now, I want to retain an explicit
>>Extropian favoring of markets in the very open and flexible sense I've
>>in the Principles.
>In other words, "how could *I* be wrong? The great god More has spoken,
>CAPITALISM IS IDEAL." Sorry, YOUR principles aren't open or flexible in
>any sense. There's no such thing as an "Extropian". That's just a word you
>made up to feel superior to everyone else.
IAN: That's just a personal attack that employs demeaning personal attributes to counter what any can see is a reasonable, nondictatorial analysis.
As I see it, there is a point at which a theory is proven to be truth, and it seems to me that we have long since passed that point with re- spect to the theory that central planning is contra-indicated for social-service provision.
"He who pursues learning will increase every day; he who pursues Tao will decrease every day." Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)