- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Who has the unearned share?

Posted by: borg on November 27, 1999 at 20:56:35:

In Reply to: (Marxist) Socialism has nothing to do with altruism posted by Stoller on November 27, 1999 at 13:12:44:

: Presently the only way a worker can 'own stock' is by selling his / her labor-power---which generally fetches only enough to keep labor-power maintained (according to socially determined historical needs). A pyramid scheme prevents 'everyone owning stock' in the capitalist paradigm---just as it prevents everyone from becoming a boss.

No. It allows everyone an opportunity to work where
and in the manner they chose or own stock.

: The capitalist mode of production---with its rationalization, automation, and incredible productivity---IS capable of freeing people from drudgery. Only the PROFITS of the minority prevents this from happening.

You got it backwards. Profits are the fuel of this
capitalist engine and its incredible productivity.

And what of the spoils of govt....

QUESTION: How long did Americans work
to pay taxes in 1995?
ANSWER: January 1 to July 9, 1995.
-CNN Factoid, 12:20, 15 Apr 1996

A fellow told me the other day that he's up for Social
Security. He'd contributed $4 million and now he's
"entitled" to a check for $700/month.

Where did all the money go?

Yea, Amurika needs a new Utopia. This would take the governor off the engine
and there'd be more to socialize.

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