Re: Paying for Schools (was: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of public security)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Aug 30 2001 - 23:32:21 MDT

>From: Samantha Atkins <>

> > Zero writes
> >
> > > Unrestrained capitalism (think early industrial US) leads to huge
> > > discrepancies in the distribution of wealth, which leads to social
> > > unrest (think the early labor movement) and even upheaval (think
> > > French Revolution).
>Uh, the French Revolution was a revolution against the ruling
>class, against aristocracy and subjection by force and the lack
>of freedom to one's own life and to rise. It was in no way a
>revolution against capitalism, unrestrained or otherwise.

Of course, but it *was* a revolution against the "huge discrepancies in the
distribution of wealth." Which was my point.


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Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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