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  •  Invalid argument (4+ / 0-)

    Slavery is a system. It is inherently immoral. Feudalism is a system that is also inherently immoral. Because people should not be owned.

    If that is the case, then your argument is invalid: there are inherently immoral 'systems' or 'tools'. And if they do exist, then we are forced to the much more difficult task of deciding whether capitalism is inherently one of them.

    Or, well, some of us are. Most of us in this country are convinced that capitalism is, in fact, the ultimate morality, and thus any harm that it causes is the least possible harm that could have been caused by any system. So it's not like there's any chance of us examining it in any useful, systematic way.

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