- Capitalism and Alternatives -


Posted by: Lark ( ICA, Ireland ) on March 30, 1999 at 18:18:04:

In Reply to: Mind the wealth 'gap' posted by Gee on March 30, 1999 at 15:48:28:

: Redistribution is not an effective answer to poverty, wealth creation is much better. Is that something agreeable?


Compare the wealth gap between the poor of our age and the poor of the last century. It doesnt matter how "well off" the poor get their condition will always be determined by the service of powerful elites and these elites will always be more powerful.

Plus Gee how can all the cuts in the real value of wages through the hammering of organised labour etc., cuts in benefits etc. and the increases in the cost of living indemic in the "wealth creation" process be reconciled with improving the living standards of the lowest in our social hierarchy.

Dont say the market determines the wage because if the individual capitalists where a little less profit hungry or sought to make their organisations more efficient rather than pursuing the quick fix of lay offs and wage reductions accompanied by work load increases, we the workers could be payed a lot more.

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