Friday, January 24, 2014
Robert Dale Owen on His Father's Failed Attempts at Utopianism
"All cooperative schemes which provide equal remuneration to the skilled and industrious and the ignorant and idle must work their own downfall. For by this unjust plan, they must of necessity eliminate the valuable members and retain only the improvident, unskilled, and vicious." The tragedy of the commons on steroids, in other words.