Capitalism Qua Capitalism

Posted by mshupe 3 years, 6 months ago to Economics
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In feudal societies, submission was nearly universal. Even in America today, the political elites who think in quantities, who count things in a static world and project, are determined to manufacture degraded status for nearly any identity group. This they call empowerment! Yet, it is unthinkable for today’s progressives to welcome a dynamic world, or to let their dependents in on the secret that they can own their productive happiness. That would render government elites irrelevant.

The unknown ideal, the ultimate solution to social domination, and its horrid extreme – slavery – is the self-evident morality of capitalism. It is the socio-economic system that bans force from all voluntary, human interaction. Simply working backward, free markets are rooted in rational self-interest as proven by Adam Smith and Jean-Baptiste Say, their foundation is the morally derived principle of rights as proven by John Locke and John Adams, and their axiomatic truth is in the primacy of existence as proven by Francis Bacon and Aristotle.

Freedom from force is the radical challenge that America’s Founders had accepted, that today’s social justice warriors refuse to accept.

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  • Posted by 3 years, 6 months ago
    I don't think that's valid. Availability of truth in understandable form? Provided by whom? Understandable by whom? Truth begins with existence - the Law of Identity. Human consciousness makes the identification. If you're talking about evaluating propositions, it must start with fundamental principles. Rational behavior rooted in valid principles is only erroneous when new information is discovered and processed that invalidates previous knowledge. Context matters.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 6 months ago
    Rational self interest is dependent upon individuals having access to and being able to analyse the true facts.
    Without availability of the truth in an understandable form, rational self interest is likely to be erroneous.
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