Re: capitalist religion

From: John Clark (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 11:27:01 MDT

Miriam English <> Wrote:

> Take a quick look at the countries that use welfare.

Ok, India. Socialistic, tightly regulated economy, prices of things not
allowed to be at the market values, especially staples the poor use when
that's the very last place you should fix prices if you want to produce
lots of the stuff. The result of this, even though the country wasn't shattered by war,
even though it's full of natural resources, well you know the result.

>Contrast that against countries with little or no welfare

Ok, Japan. Shattered and poorer than India 55 years ago and with no
natural resources, yet today it's the second largest economy in the world.

>Interesting how you simply dismiss the subject, in line with your beliefs.

Concerning that subject line, if you want to push an extropian's buttons and
make him mad you call him religious, accuse him of having faith, or say he's
part of a cult, but I'm sure you already knew that.

           John K Clark

 that have absolutely horrendous
> poverty and suffering.
> Yes, welfare has problems, but it is leaps and bounds ahead of ensuring a
> permanent starving underclass.
> - Miriam
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