So you are admitting that all this talk about how much better things would be with unregulated markets is just theory then?
It's called prediction of future markets. Any sort of prediction of the future is "just theory". You know that there are a lot of people who make a living off predicting the future markets, right? Naa, I guess I shouldn't assume you understand economics at all.
I mean, if "we've never had true capitalism", then how do you know that everything will be so much better if we went to that system now.
If you understood what true capitalism was, you'd know why. True capitalism entails free markets, which is just about as "much better" as we can get. I'd love to hear your proposition that is better than the free market.
How do you know that if we did away with our Government and all it's intervention in the market and it's police forces and fire departments and public roads, that our country wouldn't look like Somalia in 10 years?
How do I know? How about you stop asking ridiculous questions, and then maybe I'll address them. The US isn't going to crumble into chaos comparable to Somalia without the government. Only a true statist would believe such in-bred nonsense.Read up.
Although you may fail to see it, they certainly don't have a coercive Government intervening in their markets.
They actually do. You're the only one who's failing to see the intervention.
They have groups of people who have united to protect their collective interests (we call them gangs).
Yea, the only difference between a gang and the government is the government is a monopoly legitimized by the people.
They don't have police forces. They don't have "socialized" fire departments. They don't really have taxes.
The horror! I'm sure we can't afford those things here though without our benevolent gubment!
The comparison of the United States to Somalia is a complete fucking joke and really displays your ignorance of the history of Somalia.
And now you tell me your plan is to copy Somalia and it will make America a better place.
Wow, just wow. Yes, dude. Our plan is to copy Somalia. :headdesk:
And your plan is to copy Nazi Germany.
The next time you bring up Somalia in regards to anarcho-capitalism, I'm going to bring up Nazi Germany (or even Soviet Russia) in regards to state socialism. The comparison is equally fair.
Edited by kstigs, 03 November 2010 - 01:41 PM.