Monday, April 30, 2012

Laissez-Faire Capitalism... not the answer.  It's not even -an- answer.  It solves nothing, it corrects nothing, it does absolutely nothing to make the world a better place.

It doesn't put a single plate on a single table.  It doesn't alleviate poverty, it doesn't alleviate misery, it doesn't make the poor rich or the rich kind.

It doesn't protect rainforests, it doesn't maintain the population of fish, it doesn't ensure that topsoil won't blow away in the wind.  It can't save the spotted owl or run a water main to your house.  It doesn't stop sewage from being dumped in waterways, it doesn't build factories or clear forests or construct houses.

It doesn't do a goddamn thing, doesn't solve a single problem.

And that is exactly why it is right.

"The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design." - Friedrich Hayek, The Fatal Conceit : The Errors of Socialism

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