Sunday, December 21, 2008

Since our political system requires money to operate, political success is predicated on appealing to people with money.

What is the difference between the two parties?

The Democrats want to kick the ladder away, while the Republicans want to grease the ladder to make it harder to climb.

Democrats are the party of inherited wealth, and they promote a static society which preserves the advantages of money and the education that was bought with that money;

Republicans are the party of corporate wealth, and they promote a static society which preserves the advantages of whatever economic conjuncture has conferred advantages on whichever group is currently buying the Republican Party;

Libertarians underestimate the need for a strong central government to prevent the monopolies, oligopolies, and oligarchies that undermine the libertarian ideal, and that the swiftest will be outnumbered by the very fast, so allowing the swiftest to win every race is political suicide.

Socialists don't get that humans like to organize themselves in packs of around sixty or eighty, and that a socialist government usually trades the corruption of an oligopoly for the inefficiencies of a monopoly.

1 Comments:

Blogger Richard Ryan said...

Socialists don't get that humans like to organize themselves in packs of around sixty or eighty, and that a socialist government usually trades the corruption of an oligopoly for the inefficiencies of a monopoly.

You seem to be confusing the statist socialist of the old Eastern Bloc with the market socialism of Western Europe and the United States (we've been, in case you haven't noticed - and I know you have - a socialist mixed market since the 30s.) A mixed market socialist has nothing against business collectives (i.e, companies) of 100, 1000 or 100,000 participants.

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