Quote(do you have a car oz? or a phone?how about a television or a computer? a soft bed , a place to live with doors and windows? you have lots of comforts many in this world do not have . and free market capitalism made those things so common you don't think of them as comforts ,made prosperity accessible to millions . the pursuit of profit,gain,wealth, this is not evil.to want a nicer house,or car or to take a nicer vacation with your family or travel to see the places you read about ...what is wrong with that? you probably want those things yourself .sounds like the old class warfare-socialism trick to me.Quote)
:-? They are indeed the the results of sciecne technology and hence materialism!.
But they are not necessarily the results of capitalism.Because a plenty of technology was also produced in the USSR under communism as plenty of innovations were also achieved in Nazi germany under Hitler.
Neither of these systems were ofcause free trade style capitalism but, look new technology was produced due to science and technology but it was not neo liberal capitalism!
So your point is flawed!.Technology is simply the creativity and resources of the citizen in any nation which makes technological innovation possible!.It is not due to the kind of economic system in existence.
listen to me : what is called free trade today is NOT free. the capitalism you see today has been perverted and is NOT free market any longer .it is monopolistic .corrupt government(yours AND mine) has SCREWED it's people,betrayed us for twenty pieces of silver . just because you hear "free trade zone" from the talking heads doesn't mean the trade is truly free .
This U.S Government you speak of is indeed a monopoly i agree but it is a neo corporatist Monopoly. It seems in the case of the U.S and many other first world western a nations neo liberalism has simply morphed into neo corporatism, oh well so much for Free trade it looks like Hayek and Friedman gave us another form of Monopoly capitalism.
The proof of this is the extent to which the U.S government subsidises many of its own industries in international trade to the disadvantage of the competing nation.
i am trying to help you become ozzie ,instead of ozzie the cynic.
I have no wish to be anything but a cynic.
A cynic or skeptic if you prefer is an honourable state of mind you dont usually tend to get caught up in ISMs or Ego trips like other supermen tyrants in history!. :-)