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Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism

To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

"Corporate capitalists don't want free markets...."

Via Jeffery Smith on the Democratic Freedom Caucus' yahoogroup. This is a quote from RFK, Jr.:

You show me a polluter and I’ll show you a subsidy. I’ll show you a fat cat using political clout to escape the discipline of the free market and load his production costs onto the backs of the public.

The fact is, free-market capitalism is the best thing that could happen to our environment, our economy, our country. Simply put, true free-market capitalism, in which businesses pay all the costs of bringing their products to market, is the most efficient and democratic way of distributing the goods of the land – and the surest way to eliminate pollution. Free markets, when allowed to function, properly value raw materials and encourage producers to eliminate waste – pollution – by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

In a real-market economy, when you make yourself rich, you enrich your community.

The truth is, I don’t even think of myself as an environmentalist anymore. I consider myself a free-marketeer.

Corporate capitalists don’t want free markets, they want dependable profits, and their surest route is to crush the competition by controlling the government.

Let’s not forget that we taxpayers give away $65 billion every year in subsidies to big oil, and more than $35 billion a year in subsidies to western welfare cowboys. Those subsidies helped create the billionaires who financed the right-wing revolution on Capitol Hill and put George W. Bush in the White House.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO WAY!! Rock on, Bobby.

wish he'd be more forceful about these points in his interviews, tho.

March 24, 2005 7:31 PM  
Blogger brian said...

I wish this were the common view among his party & not "let's just raise taxes and call it a day"...

March 24, 2005 10:49 PM  
Blogger Deleted said...

That's not fair, Brian! They're on record as being somewhat less pro-torture, more aggressive in the Global War On Terror (formerly The Global War on Terrorism), better management of the occupation of Iraq and some workplace safety regulations for the jobs left after NAFTA worked its magic.

March 25, 2005 3:43 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

And John Kerry thinks Bush should be *way* tougher on Hugo Chavez. Those crazy left-wing Democrats!

March 25, 2005 10:22 AM  

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