Linked by Dmitrij D. Czarkoff on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:54 UTC
Editorial This article is an answer to "Competition Is Not Good" by Kroc and reading it wouldn't be comfortable without switching to and from the original article. I wrote it just because I do strongly disagree with Kroc and I believe I can prove that he is not as close to truth as it may seem from the first glance.
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ValiSystem
Member since:
2006-02-28

Well, to me you are as wrong and insane as communists.

And to me, driving people by pure ideas is not realistic. Ideas are necessary, but just to give small orientation to politics.

The more you make a government being strongly lead by an ideal, the more insane society you get.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The more you make a government being strongly lead by an ideal, the more insane society you get.


True, that's why we don't want a government ;)

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

IMO, it's naive to think that you can set up a system as simple as dylansmrjones suggests, without a referee, and have it work.

There are simply too many pathological conditions that the system can get into that require intervention to resolve in a reasonable amount of time. The simplest case being that of a monopoly. Completely free markets encourage that particular pathological condition. The motivations, and actions, of the monopolists *eventually* do bring them down. But do we really want the system to be in failure mode for the majority of the time?

We tried Laissez-faire here in the US. "We, the People" were rewarded with sweatshops, cheap child labor, and an ultra-rich super-class to read about in the newspapers.

Edited 2007-08-31 16:40

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ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

Hm... I believe You don't actually understand how much ideal interferes with each and every government. Just filter out the news about Belorussia's legislation and try to imagine Your country's government following it.

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