posted on Dec, 12 2008 @ 10:54 PM
I love how people are trying to blame the failure of capitalism on "socialism." To quote Einstein:
The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of
producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor -- not by force, but on the
whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production -- that is to
say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods -- may legally be, and for the
most part are, the private property of individuals.
And before I'm lectured on how our current economic system is not a true "Free Market," I understand that, but it's essential to understand that
this false idea of "self-regulation" is promoted by the same people in control of those corporations, who also fund Libertarian think-tanks.
Self-regulation is the equivalent to NO regulation, and will only serve the interests of the corporations with disregard to the advancement of society
as a whole. Socialism is the political ideology that places society over the individual... to what extreme is an entirely different issue.