RE: Property [was Re: The Education Function]
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 11:39:24 -0800 (PST)

Webb_S [] wrote:
>The result: a dangerous hybrid capitalism based on mutual deception and bad
>decisions, where monies went to borrowers not operating by strict rules of
>efficiency or profit and loss.

Gee, so you mean it wasn't "global capitalism" that caused the problems after all, it was that they weren't capitalist enough? So why are you and others still blaming "capitalism" for their problems?

>Personally, I paid my taxes by telefile last year. No individuals at
>gunpoint were involved.

Cool, I'm just going to stop paying taxes then. No worries that those armed thugs will show up on my doorstep. No, not at all.

>These are straw man statements not at all in accord with my position.

Nonsense. You're claiming that businesses commit worse atrocities than government; name one business which has led an armed assault on a church, tried to starve the kids in order to make the parents surrender, and then burnt it down. I think you'll have a hard time coming up with an example.

>It's not that simple. Many people are thoroughly traumatized when they are
>forced leave a company.

Oh, how awful. I "care" so much for those who refuse to take control of their lives and prefer to let others do it for them.

>While many in this forum may be of the
>former mindset, it seems cruel to so cavalierly dismiss those of the

If they choose a life of subservience, they can't complain about being treated like slaves, can they?