Re: [sl4] Re: Property rights

From: BillK (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2008 - 07:36:35 MDT

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> 2008/7/8 Lee Corbin <>:
> To take your particular example, how would the gangsters have managed
> to corrupt police if the police had been able to render themselves
> immune any temptations they might have been offered? How would they
> have been able to keep the local population cowered if cowering could
> be turned off at will? How would they have been able to recruit
> employees, or indeed how would they have got into the profession
> themselves, if it were possible to *just decide* to derive as much
> satisfaction from doing something more socially acceptable and less
> risky?

The problem is not 'deriving satisfaction'.
If that was the problem, let's just derive satisfaction by itself and
forget about the 'doing stuff' bit.

The problem is competitive gaining of power and resources.


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