North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › "If trust in capitalism is gone, we're doomed" -- By Simon Heffer
There is no political system without flaws: however, some have more flaws than others. It has always struck me that capitalism is by far the best of the lot. It is the only way to allow personal freedom its most complete expression, and to build prosperity. The state of the Soviet bloc by the time the Iron Curtain fell, or of China at Mao's death, should make the case against the alternative more powerfully than I ever could. As the American writer and philosopher Ayn Rand once put it: "The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.
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... And if we still think capitalism isn't worth the candle, let us recall that the alternative ends in the gulag.
Wow. Especially considering this is published in the United Kingdom.
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Edited by Old Toad on Mar 22, 2008 7:02 PM