Saturday, October 11, 2008

Third Blog

What is capitalism? Where did it come from?

What is democracy? Where does that come from? The west says that it has values: freedom, democracy, civilization, rationality...(Mahbubani; p, 132; Prof. Wu)

These things exist -- I experienced it, in the 1960's, growing up in mid-West U.S.A. -- but did the reign of democratic values come about because of planning -- which is to say conscious intent -- or did it come about in a way that was fundamentally mechanical?

This is something I would like you to think about.

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