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Re: Action: time to begin.



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Administrative Note:
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Week's Agenda: Social Conditions

  Minimum Wage
  Rules regarding Safety of Personnel at work to be made clear
  Introduction of Social Security Net
  Introduction of identity card
  Removal of Age discrimination at work
  Creating conditions so that reservations will no longer be necessary
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>a) This message is far more complicated and difficult to understand than
>the simplistic message of communism. I have seen communist flyers of a
>very poor quality influence thousands of young boys in Assam toward the
>ULFA, and thence to the killing fields, since the principal message of Mao
>has been that power flows from the barrel of a gun. The message we have is
>pale in comparison: it speaks of reason, hard work, competition,
>education, debate. It speaks of markets as the essence of democracy. It is
>really a very complex message.
>
>We need writers who really understand these things to write very brief,
>one/two page flyers telling why communism/ scientific socialism/ fabian
>socialism will not and cannot work. Any volunteers?


As far as I know, Ayn Rand is alone by far in fictionalizing the debate
between communism & free markets. And you are right (as usual) that the
msg
is hard to get across -- paradoxically, the intellectuals are the
hardest to
reach! I think this is because they have a hard time appreciating how
knowledge is essentially local, distributed,  incomplete and  imperfect.
Just intellectual hubris, I guess.

- manoj

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