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What would I put in capitalism's place?

November 2007

What would I put in capitalism's place? In reply, I am always tempted to quote Voltaire's response to the complaint that he had nothing to put in the place of the Christianity he criticized. “What!” he said, “A ferocious beast has sucked the blood of my family; I tell you to get rid of that beast, and you ask me, what shall we put in its place!”

… We should refuse to be mere functions of a system that we cannot in good conscience defend.…

The Ecology of Work (via)

era commented:

Voltaire was so insanely awesome.

Christina commented:

This is totally unrelated to the thread, but congrats on the 50K / writing a book thing :)