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About 50% of the fallacies out there demolished by a comic

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Wheylous Posted: Wed, Mar 21 2012 8:03 PM

But the following pre-text is needed: "A socialist will look at this and see a comic about the rich exploiting the poor. A capitalist will look at this and see a comic about why you should start your own business instead of making someone else rich. Which do you see?"

 

Indeed, if the rich man got the money from the poor guy, why didn't the poor guy do it himself?

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Esuric replied on Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:47 AM

 "A socialist will look at this and see a comic about the rich exploiting the poor. A capitalist will look at this and see a comic about why you should start your own business instead of making someone else rich. Which do you see?"

I see neither; both are incorrect. The laborer does not make $100 worth of products a day. The businessman, in the 6th passage, is incorrect. 

"If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion."

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Nielsio replied on Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:54 AM

Working for yourself as opposed to for someone else is not "making yourself rich versus making someone else rich".

 

Why Marx's Exploitation Theory Is Wrong (Joseph Salerno explains Böhm-Bawerk)

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John James replied on Thu, Mar 22 2012 11:54 AM

Gotta throw a shoutout to bitbutter for any who haven't caught it (plus it kind of belongs in this thread.)

 

 

Be sure to check out (and support if you can) his new project

 

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