we have a rational means of sharing resources. It's called "capitalism" and works fine when people don't gum it up.
Tell that to a starving child. But you just don't care about that, do you?
I find this dynamic fascinating, largely because it occurs so often.
Statist: "Children are starving."
Capitalist: "If you want children not to starve, the way to go about that is to adopt a market economy with clear, well-defined property rights and the rule of law."
Statist: "You obviously don't care about the starving children."
Can somebody please explain to me *why* anti-capitalists find that last move so irresistible? I mean, it makes no logical sense at all, and yet I've heard it, or some variation of it, so many times that it cannot be coincidence.
Something from USENET, that I'm just saving to remember...
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