I think I agree IF (note the if) We place everything and everyone in the
category of "commodity". If I as a human being am considered to be a
thing that can be bought or sold to the highest bidder, than there is a
serious flaw in the thinking of the buyer or seller. (or the governing
body overseeing such a thing).
Capitalism seems to work pretty well for things that are genuine capital,
but so much of what we formerly valued, like family, community etc. have
been destroyed because of the price place on them/or the trade offs
resulting from placing somthing else in a higher priority. I believe we
need to do some fundamental re-thinking about what is actually capital,
and suitable for capitalism, and pull some of the "stuff" we place a price
on out of the capitalist free market lest we end up "selling our souls"
and having nothing.
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Michael Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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