13 Feb 2010 fzort   » (Journeyer)

wingo writes about anarchy. He's free to do that, of course, but it should be pointed out that, under that regime, computer programming as a profession, or even computers, would probably not even exist. There are examples, these days, of countries which are effectively without government, and they aren't exactly doing smashingly.

Yes, capitalism sucks, but alternatives were tried and they all failed. In my own country, we lived under an inflation of 2500%/year (not a typo), until decidedly pro-market reforms were implemented. Much more could have been done, if only those reforms weren't so vigorously opposed at the time by the left-wing party which is currently in power. Said left-wing party now doesn't dare touch the fundamentals of those economic reforms, and brags about the positive results as if they were they were exclusively of their own doing, but it doesn't matter. They worked.

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