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The White Book of Capitalism & Democracy

March 11, 2010

As a response to the damning Black Book of Communism, some recalcitrant Marxists have begun compiling what they believe are the crimes of capitalism. They call it the White Book. Here are some capitalist-pig crimes they cite:

  • (1962-1996) The Guatamalean government, along with the United States government which played a major role of support, committed genocide and terrorism resulting in the systematic torture and murder of 200,000 people.
  • (1975-1999) In the Republic of Indonesia, 200,000 East-Timorese were massacred in a campaign of genocide spanning several decades.
  • A whole section on U.S. military history and nuclear proliferation, with sections on environmental destruction, poverty, and union busting to come.

After two minutes of reading this mess, it will dawn on you that all of the crimes they cite are crimes committed by nation-states. They say nothing about how markets relate to any of this. Very peculiar. Take away the words market and capitalism from their website, and it reads like a fairly orthodox criticism of state power.


  1. Matt permalink
    March 16, 2010 4:28 am

    This is exactly why people who supports free markets want the word capitalism to mean what most of the world thinks it means, Crony Capitalism and only that.

  2. March 14, 2010 10:07 pm

    Everyone besides committed true-believing Marxists can see thru this charade. How individual freedom to trade and make a living free from govt interference relates to crimes committed by States, is of course, left to the imaginatin.

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