posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by slackerwire
Hell why do they even "deserve" to eat, or live under a roof?
Perhaps they should be chained up and forced
to work harder - perhaps peeling grapes for the rich
It's not a matter of what one "deserves", but a matter of what keeps society from disintegrating in class violence.
History provides a simple lesson: when the gap between rich and poor becomes too great, the result is chaos and violence. Poor people - once they get
desperate enough - tend to get together, kill the rich people, and take their stuff. The ubiquity of the individual firearm makes this
The purpose of a welfare state, minimum wage, etc., (beyond the moral considerations of allowing people to starve, or prostitute their kids, etc.) is
to make sure they never get that desperate.
Lasseiz-fair economics is very similar to it's Marxist mirror image: a very pretty and emotionally appealing theory that seems to make great logical
sense internally, but simply doesn't work
when tried in the real world.
It's just another silly ideology that inspires blind faith in it's adherents.
[edit on 7/24/08 by xmotex]