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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 09:40 PM
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144. Oh, for crying out loud yourself.
Capitalism is very efficient at delivering commodities to the market, that is true.


Being steeped in traditional Marxism, you repeat its mistakes. If that were all that capitalism were good at, then here in the 21st century, we would be deluged in cheap barrels and buggy whips and all the other commodities of the 19th century. Where capitalism excels in fact is something quite different: figuring out what desirable commodities can be produced next, and how to create those for a price consumers will pay. You're missing the same thing Marx missed: the key importance of change.

Or prove me wrong and tell us how Darwinism applies to economics. Show me the research, show us some papers. Show us anything.


You need to learn how to use one of the wonderful results of 21st century capitalism: Google. Here's just a couple of teasers:

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1068009.1068027

http://www.springerlink.com/content/p7008146r051541r /

BTW, talking about "orthodox" economics is much like talking about "allopathic" medicine. Quite unlike homeopathy, "allopathic" medicine is not a single theory or framework. But it has discarded failed theories. Just as economics has, quite rightly, discarded traditional Marxism.

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