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  •  Sorry to phase it that way. (1+ / 0-)
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    I didn't mean it in that sense. Nice parry by the way.

    My point is that there has never been a non-exploitative society, even in the most benign communal settings. So arguments about the exploitative nature of capitalism don't hold much weight at least for me. Exploitative behaviors can be legislated against. It may not be easy to do, but it can be done.

    Which still leaves my second question. Why is capitalism the dominant economic system?

    •  The arguments here about exploitation (1+ / 0-)
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      pretty much point to a "using up."  Do check out the Jason W. Moore reference.

      "American money is a political commodity, backed by nothing except the willingness of collective holders of that money to believe in the American system of wealth production and trade." -- Matt Stoller

      by Cassiodorus on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 02:47:01 PM PST

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