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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 October 2008 01:07AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 17 October 2008 05:32:29PM 2 points [-]

Isn't part of the point of capitalism that people don't have to want it to produce valuable outcomes for society as a whole for it to do so? That people don't have to be willing to sacrifice for those valuable outcomes (although they might have to restrain themselves if they want to be successful), and that society doesn't need to burn through a limited supply of altruistic people to remaining functioning if it uses capitalism to run itself?