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Capitalist Charity: Robbing from the poor (wokers) and giving to the poorer (unemployed)

Posted by: Stoller on December 07, 1999 at 10:49:19:

In Reply to: BILL GATES posted by Stuart Gort on December 06, 1999 at 11:00:26:

: That parasite gave a BILLION dollars for the education of minorities in this country. He gave 250 MILLION to help immunize third world children from diseases.

Correction: Gates took the surplus value that his employees created FOR HIM and then transferred it, gratis, to others.

As 'charitable' as this might be, it penalizes those who ACTUALLY made the wealth in the first place (the workers).

: While this money represents only a small percentage of his total wealth, try not to assume he buries this cash in a hole in his backyard. He invests it into companies that produce JOBS - even for knuckleheads who only know envy and jealousy.

The old Reublican saw: capitalists create jobs. The feudal lords 'created jobs,' too, as did the Roman slaveholders. . .

In reality, feudal lords, slave-holders and capitalists alike CREATE social relations that EXPROPRIATE surplus value from those who work and distribute it to those who do not (including charitable causes).

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