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Capitalism a stage of history?

March 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

The models in WHEE dissent from a general economic perspective in the sense that there is no stage of history that is capitalist. Capitalism gestated in the paleolithic, emerged in forms mixed with state economies in the ancient world, and then in a confusing take off in the context of the industrial revolution a partial ideology of ‘capitalism’ and its merits accompanied the free market explosion of globalization. For capitalism to be stage of history it would have to show a scientific definition of itself, and this it can’t provide. There is no ‘law’ of economics, only the decisions to create economic rules in a game of human invention. We can decide to self-alienate in a system of some degree of mechanical inevitability, but at no point are we enjoined to stay within capitalism because it has any historical determination. It has only human determination. And we can change our minds, or fight against those who have chosen the rules. And this is suddenly obvious now that the effects of market laissez-faire slide into catastrophe: elements of fantasy wrecked the conception from the start. And the outcome is dangerous and delusive. Even Xtainity is being trashed in a witch’s brew of Ayn Rand. One can only come to one’s senses and declare ‘capitalist fantasy’ is over.

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