I note that you haven't pointed to a single private beach that is kept clean without some sort of public subsidy.

I also note that you believe that CEO talent has more to do with scarcity of CEO talent than the generosity of their peers on the board of directors in most corporations. You have not refuted my point that is simply not humanly possible for one human to be 3-400 times more talented, more intelligent than the average human being. I just don't see how that could be possible given the way that intelligence is measured and distributed.

I offer the following quote for your review here, Stephen Jay Gould: “I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”

Capitalism is not a magic elixir that makes problems go away. It may, as a system of governance be more conducive to problem solving than other systems of governance, but it is not the best system of governance we could possibly have. Surely there is a better way.

All forms of governance derive their power from the consent of the governed. Capitalism has shown a strong propensity for excluding large numbers of people from attaining representation. I have seen first hand how "capitalists" buy laws that suit their purposes sat the expense of everyone else.

But we see that in *every* country, regardless of the form of governance or economics. There will always be people who think they deserve more "input" for our laws with built-in exceptions for themselves, capitalism, included.

Other than that, I think it has been useful so far.

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