[FoRK] The Paradox of Power in the Network Age

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Oct 12 09:12:51 PDT 2015


Capitalism gone wrong is pathological. Yes, I was being flippant, but 
still believe Capitalist+Freedom is still the fastest way.

Greg

On 10/12/2015 9:04 AM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:

> 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”.
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> 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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