treehuggingoctopus wrote:I promised I'm not going to post in this thread, and it seems I'm breaking my promise; Greg's last post proved irresistible. Anyway, a piece of David Graeber's writing for those of you who happen to share my conviction that libertarian (read: laissez-faire capitalist, anarcho-capitalist, Objectivist and so on) drivel is, well, just drivel (attached). It's well worth reading, IMO.
Could you simply stance which side of barricade you are on, please?
I'm not really a barricade man, not anymore, in any case. But I am an almost lifelong Wobblie, though, and I admit I still find libertarian socialism the most persuasive recipe for alleviating our human socio-economic ills. (And no, I don't think it could bring samsara to an end. Or repair it.) Accordingly, I have very little respect for, and no faith in, capitalism, especially of the laissez-faire variety.
Btw, I'm answering only because you asked, and don't want to be involved in the debate any further than that.
. . . there they saw a rock! But it wasn't a rock . . .