|Subject:||[socialcredit] Humans Act?|
|Date:||Thursday, December 23, 2004 10:46:43 (-0800)|
|From:||william_b_ryan <william_b_ryan @.....com>
We, the Austrians, are very aware of human nature
that will give us the foundation to explain
economics. When we need to proof ourselves, we just
point to human nature and events wherein humans act
in the manner we know they will do.
[REPLY] This is absurd. I will of course defer in
this to the only real "expert" on Austrian economics
on this list, Professor Gunning, as to whether or not
this has anything to do with Austrian economics. The
premise, it seems to me, is that "humans act," not
that "humans act in the manner we know they will do."
You specifically deny the concept of free will. In
denying the existence of free will, you provide the
rationale to deny the *expression* of free will by
others. You give justification to every would-be
Stalin. Why do we go to the trouble of having free
markets and political democracy?
That is to say, while each of us might know what each
of us prefers, through introspection, how are we so
presumptuous to know what others might prefer?
what'll we do?
what won't we do!
one time we'll build a new town: and if we don't like
pull it down, and build another
you'd rather go fishing up the river? all right, then
what's to stop you? ... not me
we'll travel at 300 m.p.h. halfway round the earth
and the rest of the way on foot, just for fun
you'd rather stay at home and smoke a pipe,
... well, why not?
we'll turn every sound into its own colour-vibration
you'd much rather have a garden to potter about in?
we'll show 'em how to print with light, instead of
much prefer a round of golf?
We'll fit radiotelephones in every home?
you'd rather have no telephone at all?
right, we'll leave you out: that's easy ...
we'll take down all advertisement hoarding - good
no one'll want 'em (they don't now)
you're too busy growing apples? ... well, that's all
tell you what: we'll go for a walk, just anywhere
and not come back till we choose
you'd rather go on a luxury cruise? ... splendid
we'll use sun-energy direct for driving machines
not interested? you'd rather go to a dancehall and
we'll make a dancehall worth dancing in
in Xanadu did Kubla Khan
a stately pleasure-dome decree
You only want to dance in it? ... well, let me design
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