Re: Capitalism, Private Property, etc (was Re: Sweatshops)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 14:57:07 MDT

From: "Michael Lorrey" <>
> claims to respect the 'labor theory of value', but does not respect a
> laborers right to own and reinvest the fruit of their labor in interest
> bearing activities. This failure in socialist theory is the primary
> reason why socialism = slavery, far more than a sweatshop ever is.

That's an excellent condensed explanation, Mike. (Kudos!) You'll never get
socialists to grok this because their idealism conceptualizes humanity as
something to tailor to the needs of socialism, rather than the other way
around. They don't want a system that serves the needs of people; they want
people to serve the needs of their ideal socialist system.

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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