Re: capitalist religion

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 00:34:02 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote (quoting Lee Corbin):

> While I can't agree with that for the aforesaid reasons, it's
> true that in comparison, systems that arise from the concentration
> of power at a central focus seem artificial in comparison.

Yes, they do.

### Somehow I have the impression that capitalism is highly unnatural,
compared to the good old despotic tyranny. Why did all the rulers of ancient
Egypt and Assyria brag about the heaps of bodies of people they slaughtered,
rather than about how much money they made on their newest software
offering? Their shape of government appeared hundreds of times,
independently, naturally. It took literally thousands of years to develop
the ideas necessary for capitalism to exist.

Capitalism is much better than "natural" - it works. "Natural=good" is a bad

Rafal Smigrodzki MD-PhD
Dept Neurology University of Pittsburgh

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