Sunday, April 30, 2006

Capitalism and Democracy

People are different. We all have ideas and opinions that we hold dear. We believe in different gods and purposes. We trade ideas and work with each other. Capitalist governments exist by monetarising this trade and taxing the resultant market. Most ideas we hold are irrelevent to our ability to participate in the capital markets. The only ideal that has real effect is an ideal held by the govenment. Power/force resides with the government, what it does matters.

Under a democracy a government makes an effort to compromise and include as much as possible inside the big tent of its parties. This is in harmony with capitalism which also wants as many customers as possible for its markets. Under a totalitarian state the personal ideals of the governance are enforced across the board, even the ones that really should be left as irrelevancy. Each state enforces its ideas upon the populace, who interact and produce stuff. Generally the freer the populace the more stuff they produce.

I need to think about this some more. Will get back to it later.


At 7/5/06 5:40 PM , Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

it does seem that the more freedom there is that there is more creativity and more innovation and that creativity and innovation can better people's's not perfect but it's better than anything else


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