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    As well as other things. The guy said a lot of things.

    "I absolutely insist on protecting private property... we must encourage private initiative."

    "We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions."


    "I am bound to say that private property can be morally and ethically justified only if I admit that men's achievements are different. Only on that basis can I assert: since men's achievements are different, the results of those achievements are also different. But if the results of those achievements are different, then it is reasonable to leave to men the administration of those results to a corresponding degree. It would not be logical to entrust the administration of the result of an achievement which was bound up with a personality either to the next best but less capable person or to a community which, through the mere fact that it had not performed the achievement, has proved that it is not capable of administering the result of that achievement. Thus it must be admitted that in the economic sphere, from the start, in all branches men are not of equal value or of equal importance." -
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    I bet you didn't know Joseph Goebbels is on record as saying he would prefer Bolshevism to Capitalism.
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    Hitler was also a delusional psychopath. His ramblings were a precursor to justifying genocide and crimes against humanity.

    He was also ultimately a coward by taking his own life when he did not get his own way.
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    Hitler was also a delusional psychopath. His ramblings were a precursor to justifying genocide and crimes against humanity.
    Nothing more than a continuation of the 'ends justifies the means' philosophy really, kill all the Jews and all of the Germans live happy ever after, sounds great, except the part about killing the Jews, and the ends never actually happening. Sums up every rubbish political philosophy in existence, 'cut the welfare bill and then the poor will work harder and everyone lives happy ever after' (oh wait that contradicts empirical research) 'abolishing private property makes it a freer country and every lives happy ever after' (oh wait that contradicts empirical research)
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    As well as other things. The guy said a lot of things.

    "I absolutely insist on protecting private property... we must encourage private initiative."

    "We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions."


    "I am bound to say that private property can be morally and ethically justified only if I admit that men's achievements are different. Only on that basis can I assert: since men's achievements are different, the results of those achievements are also different. But if the results of those achievements are different, then it is reasonable to leave to men the administration of those results to a corresponding degree. It would not be logical to entrust the administration of the result of an achievement which was bound up with a personality either to the next best but less capable person or to a community which, through the mere fact that it had not performed the achievement, has proved that it is not capable of administering the result of that achievement. Thus it must be admitted that in the economic sphere, from the start, in all branches men are not of equal value or of equal importance." -
    None of that is free market libertarianism though (he doesn't say anything about maximising liberty or securing self-ownership or any of the standard libertarian arguments).

    Note the word he repeats: "administration", not ownership. That's an important distinction. He's basically saying that the managers, the people who run the business, ought to be those who're most efficient or good at it (those with the best "results". We shouldn't let people to "administer" property if they're no good at it merely on the basis of equality.

    Big whoop, a left liberal would tell you as much.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    As well as other things. The guy said a lot of things. -
    Yes, here is the National Socialist idea for the EEC:
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/lee.riley/Notices/EWG.pdf

    It is well worth a read and was indeed the forerunner of the (CIA Inspired) later EEC.
 
 
 
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