atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#507: I'll comment on this later.

I have to get ready to go to work now.

Vox Day usually has some interesting things to say even when I don't agree with what he's saying--but that doesn't happen very often. In this case, I agree wholeheartedly: he's dead on.

The next day:

Vod Day's point in the article is that socialism won't work no matter who tries it, no matter what the starting conditions are--and this was demonstrated by Mises and Hayek in the 1930s. Interestingly enough, socialists considered the matter "closed" (by largely ignoring the work of Mises and Hayek, apparently) and only now are they saying, "Well, yes, yes, back then socialism wouldn't work--but now we have advanced computers and software which would let socialism work fine."

They kind of gloss over the fact that the government would have to have unlimited access to the financial information of every company in existence. Imagine, if you will, a world in which you had to have your business' account books on a server which the government could access any time it wants to.

Recall, if you will, the recent flaps about government laptops going missing with all kinds of personal information on them about thousands of citizens. Our government can't keep personal information secure even without having unlimited access to business information. The system the authors of that paper recommend--all it would take is one reasonably capable hacker to uttery screw the system up.

...and of course Vox Day himself mentions that computer models are essentially worthless. "Garbage in, garbage out" does not refer to the recycling business, you know.

The defenses of socialism are neverending and they come from people who just don't understand that it doesn't work. It doesn't work, it can't work, and it will never work.

Give it up already, you morons!

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