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Question for Barry

Posted by: MDG on January 28, 19100 at 16:27:26:

In Reply to: Another procapitalist who doesn't understand capitalism posted by Barry Stoller on January 28, 19100 at 11:04:01:


That was a very interesting response (really). How would you respond then to this: Betty is the capitalist, her workers are not -- they have only their labor to sell; so now we have an inequitable social and economic system. But is not the saving grace of the capitalist system the fact that Betty's workers can save their money and use that (combined with the work experience they gathered under Betty) to start their own business, to move from worker to capitalist? They in turn will hire other workers, but the cycle can continue to repeat. In other words, how would you respond to the charge that capitalism creates the opportunity for all workers to improve their status with enough time and savings, i.e. allowing for role reversals that, while perpetuating an inequitable SYSTEM, allow for cycled equality for INDIVIDUALS.

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