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gogog00 30 October 2015 02:17 PM
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Why is this a case where it's good to give people what they desire


We don't "give" people what they desire, they earn it through creating economic value which in turn creates a host of benefits for consumers.

Like I said, the beauty of capitalism is that it aligns the human desire for social status with the creation of consumer surplus.

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Dahlen 31 October 2015 04:48 AM
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The desire in question was the desire for an unequal repartition of social status, favouring the self not the desire for the goods themselves. The question of whether inegalitarianism, as a feature of the system, is earned or "given" is moot, and useless as a point of contradiction. You should have known that.

Again, please? If people want inequality in their favour, since the desire of everybody for superior status cannot be fulfilled, why should they have it? Why should a game of winners and losers, with stakes as high as people's livelihoods, continue to be played just because the winners like it?

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