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Re: anti-capitalism thread
« Reply #915 on: December 02, 2015, 04:31:32 PM »
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  • i think it's ironic as fuck that the inspiration for advocates of "free" markets and capitalists would probably be  a socialist today.

    If you're talking about Smith then that quote isn't meant in a "this is bad" kind of way, its a simple statement of fact and one that Smith and others of his social stature at the time would have agreed is a good thing.
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #916 on: December 02, 2015, 06:03:16 PM »
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  • Well that's true his social class would have polluted his way of thinking

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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #917 on: December 02, 2015, 06:04:42 PM »
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  • It's like we would read that quote now and we automatically add "...and that's a bad thing" to the end because even modern liberals think being blatantly undemocratic is a bad thing, even if it interferes with capitalism. But at the time Smith and his peers would have automatically added "...and that's a good thing."
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #918 on: December 02, 2015, 06:05:30 PM »
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  • This is a pretty intredasting book I've been reading off and on the past year that talks a lot about that stuff, including Smith specifically https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1107750.The_Invention_of_Capitalism
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #919 on: December 04, 2015, 09:40:21 AM »
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #920 on: December 04, 2015, 09:41:23 AM »
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  • This is a pretty intredasting book I've been reading off and on the past year that talks a lot about that stuff, including Smith specifically https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1107750.The_Invention_of_Capitalism
    Check out this poster that after a full year hasn't managed to finish a book.  Need help sounding out the big words?  LOL...
        

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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #921 on: December 04, 2015, 09:42:59 AM »
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  • I've been looking for a book about the history of capitalism, the history of capitalism wiki article is liberal garbage.

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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #923 on: December 04, 2015, 09:48:20 AM »
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  • This is a pretty intredasting book I've been reading off and on the past year that talks a lot about that stuff, including Smith specifically https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1107750.The_Invention_of_Capitalism
    Check out this poster that after a full year hasn't managed to finish a book.  Need help sounding out the big words?  LOL...

    I read at my own pace. Problem?
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #924 on: December 04, 2015, 09:59:41 AM »
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  • For you, maybe, because your own pace seems to be limited by severe literacy problems.
        

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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #925 on: December 04, 2015, 10:00:43 AM »
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  • Being illiterate in 2015 in the west would be cool because you wouldn't be able to use the Internet at all.  You'd probably grow big and strong and powerful.
        

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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #926 on: December 04, 2015, 10:07:10 AM »
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  • For you, maybe, because your own pace seems to be limited by severe literacy problems.

    I am quite literate, actually, its just I would rather game and post.
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #927 on: December 04, 2015, 11:06:05 AM »
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  • am i the only one on earth that doesn't play video games

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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #928 on: December 04, 2015, 11:14:51 AM »
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  • am i the only one on earth that doesn't play video games

    No most people are lame ass normies.
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    Re: anti-capitalism thread
    « Reply #929 on: December 04, 2015, 11:28:40 AM »
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  • am i the only one on earth that doesn't play video games
    No video games, eh?  That's weird.  What do you do, browse reddit and watch Netflix?