Re: ECON: Re: Russia coming around?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Nov 20 2001 - 11:31:33 MST

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> The "Could be; it's certainly never been tried" line is a standard
> all-purpose social-commentary gag line. Rest assured that
> "You can't get there from here" is another. :)
> "Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
> > An optimal solution is not optimal if there is no workable migration
> > path from where you are right now. The fact that neither perfect
> > socialism nor perfect capitalism have ever been tried to the
> > satisfaction of their proponents should tell us something.

The problem, of course, is that while perfect capitalism has never be
statutorily allowed to be tried, while perfect socialism could never be
made to work in a way that properly rewarded the revolutionary rulers
for their foresight and leadership, or so they thought.

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