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leftist_not_liberal Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 07:09 PM
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43. OK
"While this may reflect reality, I would argue that it does not reflect healthy capitalism."

I would think capitalism is healthy stuff if it didn't appropriate. But it quite simply Does.
Profit is the value stolen from you before your wages are handed over in return for your trading your hours for those dollars on the open labor commodity market. It is really that simple.

Do you work for wages? Then you are stolen from. Period.

You may be happy though, because you feel sufficiently well-off.

That's the mindset of most liberals I've interacted with regarding the question of appropriation.

Thus feel good efforts like living wage campaigns which are the equivalent of a band-aid being used on an amputation.
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