From: Tommy McCabe (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 03 2004 - 09:53:19 MST
--- Randall Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 08:24 AM, Tommy
> McCabe wrote:
> > --- "Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Yes, and capitalist economics will not apply
> >> the revolution,
> >> comrade. We will build the new communist man, and
> >> will be free of
> >> these base drives you speak of. The very notion
> >> supply and demand
> >> driven economics is a product of the class logic
> >> the bourgeoisie,
> >> and with the end of the bourgeoisie and the
> >> of the proletariat
> >> we will have a new, proletarian economics based
> >> need rather than on
> >> base greeds.
> > Very funny. These 'base drives' don't pop up out
> > nowhere; they are complex functional adaptations
> > instilled in humans by Darwinian evolution.
> No, it's deeper than that. Markets driven by
> are the only proven method (so far) of coping with
> simultaneous, mutually exclusive needs of a large
> for goods distribution.
> Even a population made up of exclusively altruistic
> would require those individuals to pretend
> self-interest in
> order to find an optimal solution to goods
> distribution, no?
Read CFAI 2.2.2. All the dominance of capitalist
economies proves is that humans have observer-centered
divergent goal systems (something we knew anyway), not
that other economic models will never work for minds-in-general.
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