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Must have missed this the first time around, but it is even more amusing now given how things have deteriorated

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10...OU-success.html

Arguments right out of the Bogbrush-san and SNACR school of abject idiocy.

He only makes one mistake, he fails to distinguish between 'capital' (using his terminology) that is an addition of new opportunity, and 'capital' that adds compulsion by charging for what was already there.

They all make that 'mistake', so i can't mark him down too much

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Capitalism has always been a "two steps forward, one step back" system, but it is better than any of the alternatives.

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Spanish style syndicalism appeals far more. Only trouble is that capitalists would never tolerate such as decent system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicalism

Distributism is also a rather fascinating option.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributism

Again, capitalists will argue that 'we've got the least worst option' - sure, but only because they'd sabotage any decent alternative.

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Branson defends capitalism when it works in his favour, not when it might lead to his downfall.

Live by the sword, die by the sword, unless you are beared ginger

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Capitalism doesnt need defending, its this hideous fascist-socialist bailoutopia that is indefensible.

Although i wonder how much his train company or advertising company or whatever it is rakes in through taxpayer subsidies every year?

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Correct to recent posters.

BBC, you are exhibiting classic symptoms of obsession. You need to take a step back and chill, and think about the mess your philosophies are getting the country into (see China thread).

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Capitalism is great. In theory. In practice, as soon as the "capitalists" start losing money they go whining to the governemnt asking them to tax the poor in order to pay off their losses. I would have a bit more respect for these people if they could handle losing as well as winning.

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Masters of capitalism can ride out the peaks & troughs.

The stop at the bottom of the troughs can be a bit sharp sometimes

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Spanish style syndicalism appeals far more. Only trouble is that capitalists would never tolerate such as decent system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicalism

Distributism is also a rather fascinating option.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributism

Again, capitalists will argue that 'we've got the least worst option' - sure, but only because they'd sabotage any decent alternative.

Syndicalism: Industry in a syndicalist system would be run through co-operative alliances and mutual aid. Local syndicates would communicate with other syndicates through the Bourse du Travail (labor exchange) which would manage and transfer commodities.

Distributism: This broader distribution does not extend to all property, but only to productive property; that is, that property which produces wealth, namely, the things needed for man to survive. It includes land, tools, etc.

People are exploited by being excluded from land which, rightfully they should have access to a share of, but I don't see how a system of co-operative alliances and mutual aid would help. Co-operative alliances are what happen spontaneously, as does mutual aid, if there is no element of coercion in this system then it is Libertarianism, as classically defined. As far as Distributism goes, it looks fine except that I would exempt goods that can be constructed from the definition, so no one comes along to take a share of the new machine that you built.

Interesting links, thanks.

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Richard Branson is a capitalist?

Superb news.

Does this mean we expect him to repay the billions in taxpayer subsidies he has pocketed back when he wasn't such a believer?

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Richard Branson is a capitalist?

Superb news.

Does this mean we expect him to repay the billions in taxpayer subsidies he has pocketed back when he wasn't such a believer?

+1

Branson doesn't even use his own money on private deals and always has his hand out for subsidies. Essentially he's a brand with great connections. A classic corporatist and it's utterly unsurprising he keeps wanting to get into banking.

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