Friday, September 28, 2007

I Talked to a Real Marxists on Slashdot.

Well he claims to prefer a system called distributism. However, he apparently wants to totally nationalize the transportation system. He goes by the handle Marxist Hacker 42, so obviously some of his ideas do stem from communism.

Unfortunately, I can't find a link to our discussion thread.

After looking into distributism, I will say it sucks less than most other non capitalistic systems out there. This is high complement from a liberterian such as myself. Apparently the government is supposed to keep businesses small and keep capital in the workers hands. Its also supposed to emphasize craftsmanship over mass production.

I have a few problems with this. I need to be able to buy cheap stuff from Walmart in order to afford a few luxory items such as my Grado SR125. Secondly, I don't like the government telling you how rich you can get. Thirdly, this just places a lot of power in the hands of government. Governments already have too much power these days.

Governments should do the following:
  1. Fight my wars
  2. Pave my roads
  3. Provide a system to keep track of titles on real property (land)
  4. Go out of its way to keep itself small
  5. Provide fire and police

1 comment:

Roy F. Moore said...

Hello, this is Roy F. Moore, contributor to the blog "The Distributist Review".

There is much more to Distributism than you may have thought or characterized. And of course, as a Libertarian, your side and ours disagree on many things.

I invite you to check out the blog "The ChesterBelloc Mandate". It is an ever-growing archive of articles and essays from the leading lights of Distributist Thought, both past and present.

Here is the address:

And the address for the Review is here:

Thank you very much for your time and attention, and have a good rest-of-the-week.