cj#587> re: Exorcising Capitalism


Richard Moore

Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (John Lowry)
Subject: Re: cj#574> Exorcising Capitalism (article)

>        But a corporation infected with capitalist growth hormones
>can never be happy with its niche.  It must always have a larger
>niche.  It can never be satisfied, but only temporarily appeased.
>The capitalist infection should be stamped out for the benefit of
>society, the health of the economic ecosystem, and to relieve the
>treadmill stress under which corporations currently operate.
>Everyone benefits.

Very nice.  I would only suggest making a distinction between the capitalism
envisioned by the professor of moral philosophy and Presbyterian minister,
Adam Smith, in which the root of "profit" was "mutual benefit," and the
capitalism of today which follows the WC Fields school of economics, e.g.,
"It's a sin to let a sucker keep his money," and the Michael Boesky
operating commandmant that says "greed is good."