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- Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 01:13:55 +0000
The idea that something is worthless because it has no owner is what bothers me. That if something is not owned and strictly monetarily valued that means anyone should be able to go in and abuse the daylights out of it. Why does it have to be one extreme or the other? Where either one owns everything and shoots trespassers or owns nothing and everyone goes into an insane fit of greed.... I am sure we are capable of better than this.
Ownership shouldn't grant or remove value from the biosphere.
What is value, is the question we all must ask. I don't think anything has an objective/ intrinsic value, so a monetary system enables a way of capturing individuals subjective value.
i do think things have intrinsic values, so there ya go. monetizing life and resources like soil and water cheapens it to me.
i understand why it needs to be done, because people would and do abuse the system otherwise, as seen in fisheries. i still don't agree that that is the way we should raise children though, they should know that things just have a value just because they are alive, just because period.