September 18, 2011

Hagbards Celines Definitionen (1)

FREE MARKET: That condition of society in which all economic transactions result from voluntary choice without coercion.
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CAPITALISM: That organization of society, incorporating elements of tax, usury, landlordism, and tariff, which thus denies the Free Market while pretending to exemplify it.

Robert Shea/Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, nach der Ausgabe London 1998, S.622-623.

Kommentare:

Alicia hat gesagt…

ouch...that's hard. It hurts.

nestor hat gesagt…

I'm sorry :-(. I think it establishes the opposition between free market as an ideal and capitalism as our current economic system. The idea that capitalism was established by negating the free market was also developed by the french historian Fernand Braudel.