Last edited by ZeroWedge; 10-06-2012 at 03:34 PM.
Natural law, aka ethics, aka morality dictates that no person has the right to initiate violence on another person. Irrespective of whether he can profit from it through some market.
That used to be true, up to a point. People who are sick, old, too young to work, are in education etc. still have to eat. There is a certain amount of planning and redistribution of earnings to cover these things.
And now that we have gone beyond hunter gatherer, subsistence, living, there are shortages and surpluses of agricultural product to be managed.
These things are organised socially, not by individuals, as they require the work of many people to be co-ordinated.
Coordination of the work of many, is done by individuals responding to price signals. People will aggregate themselves into organised social units, when it is in their interest to do so. You do not have to force them to act collectively.
Government force is immoral and unethical. Behind it lies threat of violence and imprisonment.
There was no war before the 19th century? A bit like there was no sex in Ireland before TV, is it?
Last edited by C. Flower; 10-06-2012 at 05:46 PM.
There is hunger across much of the capitalist world. Millions in the US are dependent for a poor diet on food stamps. Africa has no socialist states but hunger and famines regularly take place. States like Georgia, that were until privatisation food exporters, now have a majority of their population dependent on subsistence farming on small plots.
Humans take collective, as well as individual decisions, by accepting the will of the majority, by brainstorming, or delegating to a chosen person.All human activity is by individuals. They may hide behind a corporate entity, but the decisions are made by individuals.
Responding to need, in many cases. And certainly they don't have to be forced.Coordination of the work of many, is done by individuals responding to price signals. People will aggregate themselves into organised social units, when it is in their interest to do so. You do not have to force them to act collectively.
There is always the implicit threat of force by the State.Government force is immoral and unethical. Behind it lies threat of violence and imprisonment.
A properly organised collective society, in which everyone had a proper say, and in which everyone was able to defend themselves, would not need State forces.
A time between ashes and roses is coming
When everything shall be extinguished
When everything shall begin