[OT] Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] RME is no more

Rick Taylor RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net
Mon Dec 13 14:52:14 EST 2004

On Sunday 12 December 2004 03:16 pm, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Greetings:
>   I'd like to put this thread in a coffin and drive in the last nail:

And I missed it...


>     USians opining about socialism is as ludicrous as USians opining
> about democracy.
>   Now, if you wanna know about corporate plutocracies, *that* we can
> discuss better than anyone else on this planet.
>   "You are a slave, Neo."
> Best,
> dp
> Shayne O'Connor wrote:
> >> That's not to say we should be
> >>naive about market forces, but there's no need to wheel out tired old
> >> truisms in their defence. I do uphold your right to be horribly misled,
> >> however. ;-)
> >
> >the basic, underlying flaw with capitalism and the "free" market is that
> >it cannot sustain itself - we will start to see this more and more as
> >governments privatise more and more social services and utilities ...
> >after all, there is only so much you can charge for, say, the price of a
> >phone call ... and once you've hit the ceiling of how much you can
> >charge, then there's only so far you can cut back your services ....
> >actually, someone should tell this to tesltra ...

The free market hardly has problems sustaining itself. Individuals may have 
problems sustaining themselves in the free market.

> >i love it when these lists get woefully off-topic :)

The concept applies pretty directly to linux and open source. 


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