Re: Frank Zappa

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 10:55:57 -0800 (PST)

> It's possible that by capitalist, he meant people who's only definition of
> good was capital - ie those who worship money rather than using it as a
> means to an end. I'm very happy to use money as a means to an end and as a
> useful tool and abstract concept. I have a strong dislike of people to whom
> the only good is money.
> Samael

People whose only end is money do a lot more good for the future of humanity than those who use money as a means to irrational ends. They may not inspire our respect, but I am grateful for their contributions. In a relatively free market such as ours, at least a majority of wealth is made by people doing things other people want enough to pay for; therefore earning profit is inherently a morally and socially responsible act (I use the weasel words above like "relatively" and "majority" because it is still possible in our society to make money by legal theft--corporate welfare, farm subsidies and price supports, government contracts, etc.)

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