Capitalism is man made too. Without the state to enforce ownership and property "rights", and to prosecute unfair business practices and fraud, there wouldn't be any "markets" or laissez-faire capitalism.loseyourname said:Besides, it's hard to see what's "unnatural" about man-made institutions. Is man not a part of nature? It's also a little difficult to think of capitalism as a man-made institution. All it is is the lack of state regulation of commercial transactions, leaving all details to the privately negotiated contracts between buyer and seller. It's the items exchanged that are man-made.
Markets are institutions just like anything else in state capitalism.
(I don't know what everyone's going on about "natural" and "unnatural" for, so i won't address it.)