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Response to Demeter (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 07:34 PM

32. "Economics as if people mattered"

Surely they meant only rich people. I mean, they can't possibly think little people matter, can they? Little people exist just to amuse the privileged class . . . and pay taxes. All the business schools teach that making profit is the only thing that matters. (Pretend you never heard of non-profit businesses like credit unions and certain insurance companies and co-ops, and the existence of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. )

I keep telling people lately that the human race did not invent businesses in order to make profit. That came later, as a sort of side effect. And it is not a necessary side effect.

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