Left man in suit: Yeah, but his rate severely undercuts ours, so let's play it safe and absorb him into the firm.
Man's sign reads: Bob's Hot Stock Tips $10
Caption: Bob's queasy capitalist system
DiminishedFirstNo it isn’t. Capitalist economics inevitably results in plutocratic government. All have their downfall. The best is co-operation, but it can be killed by the apathy of its members. Socialism must balance between becoming agents of the party in power on one hand, or little capitalist empires on the other. Communism (from each according to ability, to each according to need) is adequate for a minority system – if you take what you need but don’t contribute what you can, then out you go; but for a majority system, that involves criminal sanctions and you have instant tyranny. Eternal vigilance, etc.
February 16, 2022