Saturday, January 08, 2005


Coaster Posted by Hello

8 comments:

christina said...

I saw both your comments on my blog. :)

You say it's lonely to be a capitalist but aren't most of us capitalist? I work for a giant global corporation, and really enjoy the money that they give me, I think that makes me capitalist. Yes/no?

Julie D. said...

Tooooo adorable! I'm gonna have to send the girls this link ...

thc said...

Christina: If you believe in a free market system, then you are a capitalist. If you believe that you are responsible for your own actions and the consequences of them, then you are a capitalist. But if you believe that government has a duty to regulate every facet of your life, right down to the house your dog sleeps in (see my post from 1/7), then you are something else. The Bay Area is not very capitalistic.

Great question and thanks for stopping by. Stay well.

thc said...

Julie D.: Ain't she cute? I think I'm getting too attached to both of them.

Anonymous said...

Capitalism is merely an economic system. One can be a socialist and still believe one is responsible for one's actions.

thc said...

No, anonymous, you are wrong. Socialists believe in government regulation of supply and demand. They believe it is government's responsibility to distribute resources. They believe in collective ownership. That, my friend, is the antithesis of individual responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Just sticking my toe in the water. Thought I'd see how black and white you are. Not a touch of gray that I can see. Is all government regulation bad? Pollution control puts a damper on free enterprise, but most would agree that at least some is a good thing and difficult for market forces to affect. A capitalist myself, I'm sticking with my original thoughts.

thc said...

Anonymous: We are all entitled to our opinions and yours are welcome here anytime. I'm far from being libertarian, government regulation is necessary but best if in moderation. Thanks for your great comments.