reply to post by ANOK
when you admitted this ... "Communism and socialism mean the same thing BTW" ... here ->
i missed it on the first read.
now, why would you continue to infer they are different, when you've already stated they are the same ?
from one of your links, you casually blow by the obvious ...
Cooperation isn't just a byproduct of competition
no kidding ?
so, cooperation IS a byproduct of competition, glad they admitted it.
now, they also go on to state "Rather, altruism and cooperation are inherent in primates, including humans."
funny thing is ... inherently possesses does not mean it is EVER exercised in any given social structure.
Capitalists incorporate to protect their interests
they do now, they didn't use to.
you can thank the lawyers for that one.
you cannot consciously compare corporatism to capitalism.
while one is designed to benefit the individual/worker (capitalism), the other is designed to benefit the shareholders by exploiting the worker as
and, after reviewing this link ... resurgence.opendemocracy.net...
... i'm beginning to wonder if you have a clue about what
According to Braudel, the first identified use of the term capitalist was in 1633. By the late 1700s it had come into use as a name for private
handlers of money for private financial gain.
[color=amber] and then it says in the same section
Adam Smith published his seminal thesis The Wealth of Nations in 1776. Clearly the term capitalism was unknown to him.
now, for a term that was supposedly widely accepted since 1633, why would it be unknown
to Smith when it was supposedly the focus of his
from the same link ...
An economic system in which private ownership is broadly distributed such that almost every person has an ownership stake
in in his or her home and the business on which his or her livelihood depends is one thing.
at least someone understands the principle behind
An economic system in which ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few thousand people is quite another.
which is what Corporations
brought to America, courtesy the Rockefellers.
ahhh, so this is the 'aim', eh?
Capitalism, understood as a concentration of economic power,
which capitalism isn't, never was and shouldn't be mistakenly blamed for the
damages corporatism has brought upon societies everywhere.
i've reviewed several of your links and they are as bad or worse than what is quoted above.
i am not picking them apart, anyone with a brain can do that successfully without assistance.
this is no different than the linguistic gymnastics used to equate self interest with selfishness ... only a fool would fall for it.