Thursday, March 19, 2009

Capitalistic competition can work as long as it is restrained by moral rules

René Girard from his book, Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

Why are we able to use mimetic competition positively? Because we trust that we can keep competition from becoming violent. Capitalistic competition would be impossible were it not restrained by moral rules, which ultimately come from Christianity. p 242-243

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