Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Not All Business
You can't run a government like a business because people are not commodities. And here's a little secret: they're not (primarily) consumers, either. We have a social structure comprised of many smaller social structures and they require management and coordination, but there is so much more to human existance than the exchange of goods and services. When you make people into commodities, when the market crashes, the people have the experience of being devalued. What a cruel hoax.