So We’re Talking About

A FREE MARKET system…

Socialism is supposed to be about democratizing work, so that workers can make decisions about their lives rather than the owners of capital.

(commenter Georges at David Thompson’s blog)

Meaning that everyone is an independent contractor, a cottage industrialist, self-employed and responsible for the maintenance of his life from the goods and valuta he can garner from his own labor?

I bet GM would lurve that.

Because, as we all well know, economies are ecosystems, not machines — distributed systems that do not admit to central planning, which is what socialism really is all about.

Further on in That…:.

SAME COMMENT thread…

Actually Capitalism is far better at destroying tradition than Socialism.

Georges again. Heh.

STILL FURTHER ON…

Or maybe much of the current politics is actually an attempt to undo the consequences of an infantilised and welfare dependent underclass, while denying the role of leftwing ideology in perpetuating and legitimising that underclass and many of its miseries. That’s only part of the picture, I grant you, but one that’s often overlooked.

The blog author, this time.

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