OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions
levi at cold.org
Wed Jun 25 23:01:19 MDT 2008
Andy Bradford <amb-plug at bradfords.org> writes:
>> You should buy a few hundred acres and develop "Coatesville" with
>> large lots and reasonable CC&Rs. I would move there :-).
> You mean the ``free market'' where people voluntarily exchange for
> things they desire more than what they have actually works and you would
> willingly particpate in it? Of course this kind of utopian thing can't
> work. Just look how well socialism works.
So, how well does pure laissez-faire capitalism work, eh? We've had a
mixed economy for quite a long time, and it works pretty well. Of
course, you probably believe that it would work much better without
all that government intervention, but I don't think there's a lot of
evidence towards that end, just a lot of rhetoric from the likes of
Milton Friedman and his ilk.
I think capitalist idealists are just as wonky as idealist socialists.
The theory sounds really nice, but I'm pretty sure it's not quite that
ideal when put into practice. If you have real evidence to the
contrary (has there been a functioning pure laissez-faire economy that
remained that way for long enough to make a useful data point?) I'd
like to hear it.
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