Re: Einstein on socialism [was: Re: Dyson (Was: Paths to Uploading)

Samael (
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 12:15:33 -0000

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From: David A. Kekich <>
> Under pure capitalism, use of ideas without compensation would be
>theft. Einstein would have eventually prospered.

Isn't the group still arguing about whether or not there should be such a thing as intellectual property and if there is, where it should include patents on ideas or just devices?

There appears to be disagreement over what pure capitalism would actually involve. (Which seems reasonable - after all we're applying it to people, who aren't simple at all).