[LMB] Religion question

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Mon Jul 5 05:04:57 BST 2021


On Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 09:26:34PM -0700, Bujold list wrote:

> If people held their economic ideologies as ideas they've thought about rationally, instead of as something they believe in religiously, they would be able to admit the limitations of their ideology. They would be able to say "well, this is usually true (which is why I think it's a good idea), but in this particular case it's not working so we need to do something different even if that contradicts my preferred economic ideology." And the vast majority of people can't do that.

The vast majority of people, or the vast majority of people who talk
loudly about economic ideologies?

In reality almost all economies are an ad hoc mixture of private
property, government regulation, and sometimes government
service/production.  "mixed economy".

-xx- Damien X-)


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