QOTD: Sometimes Less Rewarding is the best you can do

“…the “capitalist” system has a purpose that isn’t to promote democracy or equality or prosperity, but specifically to prevent authoritarianism. Inequality is the consequence, which we must try to adjust as it arises. Criminals, corruption, thugs, bosses, cronyism, tribalism/nationalism– these are the natural states of human beings. So are, unfortunately, murderers, rapists, arsonists, cannibals. Contrary to the Wired Creed, I see no evidence we have “evolved,” we’ve just made one of those two choices harder and less rewarding. What the system prevents is physical domination of A over B (though it allows for psychological domination through branding.) You’re going to have to pick which of those two worlds you want to live in over the next 25 years. I wish there were other choices.- The Last Psychiatrist

Bonus quote from the same post:

“…ideology, which is ultimately societal narcissism. And when that narcissism is threatened the response is rage, which for a society is revolution.”

I think it’s funny that the Occupiers complaining about inequality want to replace free market capitalism with socialism.

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2 Responses to QOTD: Sometimes Less Rewarding is the best you can do

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    Gee, a world run by Hippies. Just the way I wanted to spend the Autumn of my Life.

  2. kx59 says:

    Lamenting Capitalism. It is survival of the fittest. The thing that really gets me about the occupiers is that they have no idea what it is for which they wish. Were they to be successful, the first outcome would be anarchy. In which they would be the first lambs to slaughter. Then perhaps, socialism would take hold in all it’s historical, and bloody grandeur.
    ” I see no evidence we have “evolved,””
    I do. We have much more efficient ways of killing one another. The lovely Belle and I have been honing our skills on a more frequent basis these days.

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