"Come on, that kind of a retort is such a cop-out, and it doesn't relieve you of the responsibility of making an empirical argument as long as you persist with such sweeping normative claims.
Whether or not you have bothered to look at…"
"Thank you for the reply.
That is exactly the reason I described the alternatives that you "semi-proposed." You began your comment saying that capitalism is evil, Americans are indoctrinated, and that capitalism "murdered"…"
"I'm sorry to hear you think that. I'm perfectly willing to have my mind changed about alternative forms of social organization as long as sufficient evidence and reason is presented.
In addition, I think you misunderstood the premise…"
"Did you know that Sweden has an extremely competitive corporate tax rate as well as a voucher system for their health care, with a private option available? The most successful economies today have been the ones that have managed to restructure…"
"Hey everyone :) I'm a Canadian expat currently residing in Japan, originally from Ottawa. Not really sure if that disqualifies me from joining or not, but I'm interested in staying updated with conversations back home (despite the fact…"
"I think it depends on what organizing principle is in place that would ultimately determine what form of social organization would be ideal. With capitalism, scarcity is the organizing principle, and our historical experience seems to have taught us…"