- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Yes, why?

Posted by: Stoller on February 25, 19100 at 17:32:51:

In Reply to: Pray tell, why... posted by Frenchy on February 25, 19100 at 14:49:46:

: The true revolutionaries of today are those who are willing to take economic risks.

That's a great slogan, Frenchy; your own?

Please permit me to take exception...

Capitalists certainly take risks.

Because capitalism is predicated upon the existence of a class of people who own nothing but their labor-power and a (much smaller) class of people who own all the means of production (and, hence, society's survival), what is risked by capitalists is not only their own 'initiative' and work---but also the labor of everyone else. Capitalists risk everyone else's jobs with each 'intrepid' decision they make. As a matter of fact, when we acknowledge the signal importance of the stock market upon society, capitalists risk ALL of society's productive capabilities with each business deal.

Why should an unelected minority be allowed to risk so much? Because they're Promethean supermen, perhaps? Or simply because they have the power? Same difference.

All power to the Workers! Workers of the World Unite!

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