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    Vespertine, JosephK74

    There is only one way for a society to respond to scarcity, and that is through unequal distribution of property, thus pitting the propertarians against those employed by them? If one is born without property in a world in which all property is already owned, how does one get some? Does such a person simply suffer her fate because of the notion of scarcity? Or find a way to deprive another of property so that she can have some at the other's expense?

    Or does everyone have an equal right to live, even if his or her talents are not equal?

    There is no real democracy or true liberty as along as there is property.

    Why isn't collective sharing an appropriate response? Does anyone really accomplish anything alone? Everything we do is built upon the work by people before us. How does one calculate what portion is produced by an individual's sole efforts, as if completely separate from aggregate efforts of the whole of society?

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 06:42:50 PM PDT

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    •  The 1st paragraph is an odd one in a diary discuss (0+ / 0-)

      ing Marxism.  

      The right to life is not the same as the right to property or even wealth.  Democrats have been trying to guarantee the former and an opportunity to acquire the later for 80 plus years, while Thugs have been saying that not only should we not try to give opportunity, we shouldn't even care about their lives.  But, since you're at a blog that supports the Democratic party, I figure you know that.

      Tho the third one is certainly appropo: 'Property is theft!', eh?

      As for the last the last paragraph, philosophers as varied as Hobbs, Marx and Jesus (yes, that Jesus) have offered various answers.  Myself, I like Shakespeare: "The fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves"

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