[FoRK] The Paradox of Power in the Network Age

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at jarbox.org
Mon Oct 12 09:04:32 PDT 2015

> On Oct 12, 2015, at 8:47 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
> Bullshit.  An effective program is called Capitalism.

There are many pathological influences in society that do not disappear and may even thrive in a capitalist environment. Capitalism does not solve the problem of 10% of the population persistently engaging in and acting on some brand of wrong think, however the powers that be choose to define “wrong think”. 

A free society makes you free to think and do stupid things, almost by definition. Capitalism is merely a system of economic incentives that works as well for pathological cultures as it does for more benign ones. There is a lot of money to be made serving idiots on a mission.

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