Big Box Monsters


John deLaubenfels's picture

Well Michael, I can understand why the article "resonates" with you if you're a small business owner. But the author, Dale Ahlquist, appears to be a raging socialist ("Capitalism creates holes; Socialism fills them"). He hardly seems like someone worthy to quote on STR.

Michael Dunn's picture

You may be right, I guess I was focusing on areas where I agreed with him regarding a problem and hadn't disregarded his concerns because we have different solutions. The author makes the all to common error of conflating capitalism with corporatism, which certainly creates some gaping holes. However, all though he seems to be confused about capitalism and socialism and the false left- right paradigm, in the end he really is calling attention to the power of the consumer. So maybe he is a future voluntaryist.