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How Capitalism is Destroying My Neighborhood

Tacitus X Wrote: Apr 30, 2013 7:04 AM
Your "corn monopoly" story with starving people (who apparently are unable to eat anythingy but corn) sounds like bunk. Please cite sources, please. Corn prices did rise, but it was due to government intervention in the market as it subsidized ethanol to the extent that corn was being diverted from food use to fuel. Also, communist China is hardly an example of an unfettered free market.
EdBurke Wrote: Jun 05, 2013 1:14 AM
"Capitalism" is also called the free market system. The Communist government makes sure that there are no free markets, except small local ones in villages and city neighborhoods. The Chinese practice "mercantilism" - a type of beggar-thy-neighbor economy. One part of this is that they export as much as possible, while restricting imports and open investment in their economy.

BTW, there has never been "pure" capitalism - it has almost always been informed by ethics as well self interest. The baker does not rely on the good will of the butcher for his meat, nor does the butcher rely on the good will of the baker for his bread. They both act in self interest to make their livings, but they must be ethical in their dealings with their customers - how long will stale bread or rotting meat sell?

Where attempts have been made to corner markets the result is always a short term gain, then financial disaster (and sometimes prosecution) for the unethical.

Read up on Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations". I know it's a long book, but even selecting excerpts is enlightening.
Wooster Wrote: Apr 30, 2013 8:56 AM
"You got choices in USA, you think they got choices in Mexico?"

Why don't they? Maybe you should think on that for a bit.