I keep feeling the urge to make this point on various networks, so I’m just going to write it here and link to it.

Before capitalism we explored the world, developed philosophy, had central heating and plumbing, invented mathematics, worked out the circumference of the world, evolved democracy, started medical practises, had universal education and healthcare, developed infrastructure, culture, advanced agriculture, mining, metallurgy, international trade… and … well this list could go on and on. Just look in an encyclopedia and think of the history of anything you care to look up.

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