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June 25, 2020

Fired up by the “Jacobins” today from a claim in the named publication that capitalism is coercive. It’s a strange claim because a key feature of course of the system is freedom and choice while the opposite system IS by its very definition coercive - the state controls the inputs of production and therefore labor market are monopsonic. Meanwhile, today I came across this Insta story of actual coercion - Taliban checkpoints outside of Kabul ... I used to laugh at the commies until the last few weeks when it’s become clear they control more of the narrative than I would like to admit; demographics will inevitably shift over time and GenXers like me (head down pragmatists at heart) will be outnumbered ... a bit of a rant but all of this directs my soul to want to prep.

Example of actual coercion:

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