Quote of the day—Motor-T

I always thought it was odd to describe capitalism as a system. Nobody arranged capitalism, or put it into place. Capitalism is the name for what happens (economically) when people are left alone.

July 6, 2012
Comment to Quote of the day—John Aziz
[It gets even weirder when people start whining about the government “forcing freedom” and the CIA “forcing free trade” on people. I have to conclude there is some sort of cognitive distortion going on. Either that or these people have more than few pages in their dictionaries filled in by two-year olds with crayons.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Motor-T

  1. Yeah; that’s that jack boot of liberty rearing its ugly head. If we’re not careful we’ll end up with libertarian Brown Shirt brigades marching down the streets with banners and torches, totally respecting everyone’s rights and property, cleaning up after themselves and helping old ladies across the street. Oh, the horror!

  2. This is also why any efforts to stamp out capitalism are doomed to failure. Every time two people get together, and agree to trade one thing for another, in a way that’s beneficial for both, that is Capitalism–and no matter how hard you try to prevent such a transaction from occuring, people will find a way to do it, if they are determined enough!

    This ought to be the lesson we take from the Soviet Union; it should also be the lesson we take, from the Drug War (among other things).

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