reply to post by boot2theface
You are making a mistake in your thinking due to the fact that
you do not understand how business works.
You have never seen that part of the coin, and you should. Given that I happen to know,
I will simply say that I too am a socialist, albeit I believe in meritocracy,
rather than believing in giving things away for the hell of everyone being equal, because they aren't.
Yes, most businesses are ran by sociopaths, this is a fact.
you have to be devoid of a conscience in order to make big bucks,
it's just the way it works. Am I like that? No, I still have some humanity left in me.
Besides, this sociopath trend is the reason western economies are failing.
A corporate constitution as a remedy comes to mind.
Careful with Marx and the whole left spectrum,
I have dipped myself in Marxism enough to realize
that the whole foundation of that jabbering schitzo is none existent.
This is a man who preached the elimination of the division of labor while at the same time
acknowledging that there can never be such a thing to begin with by giving examples of where
it can be found and how early, the family unit example comes to mind.
Marx preached the disintegration of the invisible hand of the market,
the natural self regulating element that balances supply and demand,
again, another impossibility. You can try by controlling it, via supply,
but you can never get rid of it. If you DO attempt to control it via state planning,
you will end up with either shortages or economic failure on the part of the supplier,
since the supply system looses money by producing a certain product, hence withers and dies.
And don't go thinking that you can run a society without money,
people need motivation to work, money is that motivation.
Marxism isn't political or economic, it is an opiate induced hallucination.
A fairy tale close to wishful thinking that disregards reality.
Stay the hell away from it.
I could discuss post-Marxism and cultural Marxism, another part of the left that people
need to stay the hell away from, but I'll leave that one for someone else to dissect.
If you want a good socio-economic system, make one yourself.
It's not easy, I still wonder about a few things, albeit I was able to polish certain aspects.
I'm at the point where empirical evidence would be needed via societal experimentation.
edit on 12-3-2012 by Radekus because: (no reason given)