On 11/8/2013 5:48 PM, spudboy...@aol.com wrote:
If you hold the Rational Optimist view aka Matt Ridley, people will act altruistic much
more, if they get a reward, then in they get jack. A dictatorship of your own preference
is suitable for many, but not for most. Plus, think about pure materiality. If a cruel
dictator has his goon point a semi-automatic at each of our heads and demands of us to
immediately produce an energy source that will power his civilization for the rest of
his life, and unless we can produce this energy source, bang goes the gun. I will shout
shale gas or even tar sands. If you shout out sun and wind, bang goes the gun against
your skull. Why? Because even after decades of work, even after daily advances, there's
no city on earth that is now powered by sun or win, were that it was so. My pointis we
cannot legislate reality.I will take the marketplace with all its flaws versus coercive
government. Which would you choose?
There can be no marketplace without government. Government's define ownership, property
rights, contracts - all stuff essential for markets.
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