Re: Anti-Capitalism

From: Neal Blaikie (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 01:06:16 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:

> As a point of historical curiousity, I would like to
> know from any of the people who have been on this
> list continuously for more than five years, when
> did anti-capitalists become a significant presence?
> It's a fact that early extropians tended very much
> towards libertarianism, no? When I was on the list
> in 1996, anti-capitalists were non-existant, so far
> as I saw.

You see anti-capitalists as a significant presence? Hmmm. How are you
defining this? As someone who has only been on the list for about four
months, I would say libertarianism is way dominant here, sometimes to
the point of being intolerant of dissenting viewpoints. Since critical
thinking is an important principle of extropianism, this has always
seemed odd to me.

Neal Blaikie

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