LETTERS

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December 1, 2009

Communist system can’t be forced

In his analogy comparing capitalism to a traffic jam and communism to a smoothly functioning railway, Greg Gabrellas does a terrific job illustrating the inefficiency that the uncoordinated, free actions of a capitalist system will inevitably produce..

In his analogy comparing capitalism to a traffic jam and communism to a smoothly functioning railway, Greg Gabrellas (“Commuting for Communism,” 11/20/09) does a terrific job illustrating the inefficiency that the uncoordinated, free actions of a capitalist system will inevitably produce. “If only,” he writes, “all the drivers gathered together to build a train, they could get to their destination faster, and stop wasting their lives in traffic.” Yes, if only. But who will force them? Comrade Gabrellas, perhaps? And when I refuse to board the train because I like my car, thank you, he can send me to the gulag because I am too…inefficient.

Nathan Bloom

AB ’09