Re: Albanian situations/irrational political systems.

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 15:52:59 -0800 (PST)

> Revolution (civil war) in Albania, because of a Pyramid system!
> ...
> Sorry to bring it up again, but i still feel a little insecure about
> finding a fail-safe solution for these specific negative examples of free
> market capitalism.

You give no background for this assertion at all, and I don't have
the time to go look up the details of every little civil war in some
corner of the globe. Besides, even if I did, I'd just get some
reporter's opinion of the war, which is likely to be as biased as
yours. So please fill in for us what you perceive as the relevant
facts: in what way do you claim the Albanian system is "capitalist",
in what way do you claim it "failed", and what evidence is there
that this failure is a primary cause of its civil war? Your only
detail here is to describe something as a "Pyramid system", which is
not the least bit capitalist. Fraud is a crime in a free market.

> Personally i don't aspire to become wealthy, as the more i work, the more i
> work for the state and the less for myself. I am in the fortunate position,
> where i have a part time job, (1 day a week) which pays enough per hour to
> get by, and leaves me lots of time for individual development. Don't call
> it lazyness, call it rational behaviour in states that have maximum income
> tax scales of 60-70%, and where some have understood that time is our most
> valuable possession.
> anyone care to comment ?

What you aspire to is none of my business. Make yourself happy. But
when you vote into power a government that uses its guns to actively
prevent me from achieving what /I/ aspire to, at no detriment to you,
don't complain when I shoot back.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>