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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 07:01 PM
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42. I can see where the "appropriation" frame of reference applies...

in areas of the economy where it is difficult to find a job, and in order to survive one needs to go to work for Walmart (for example). The Walton family profits greatly, while Walmart's employees struggle to make ends meet and cannot afford health insurance. While this may reflect reality, I would argue that it does not reflect healthy capitalism.

On a global scale, we depend on an authoritarian pseudo-Communist government to produce cheap products, and we must use military force to secure our petroleum needs, while preventing other nations from obtaining the same petroleum more cheaply. This, again, may reflect reality, but it does not reflect healthy capitalism. It reflects a system where the "haves" and "have mores" continue to have more, at the expense of the rest. You may argue that this is the ultimate outcome of capitalism. I would argue that it is a failure of government which can, and should be, corrected.
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