- Capitalism and Alternatives -

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Posted by: lark on October 06, 1999 at 12:53:24:

In Reply to: which Lark is this? posted by Gee on October 01, 1999 at 14:24:20:

: We can talk about the people whose lives are still so impoverished, but lets not blame automation. Without it we could even discuss them - we would be them.

I'm not playing King Ludd or Captain Swing here, what I'm saying is that if the current patterns of ownership and direction etc. persist then companies will continue downsizing until a PERMANENT UNEMPLOYED class is created.

: : Waht is required is a Citizens wage paid by the authorities

: I thought you didnt like authorities? which Lark is this?

This is the same old Lark I refer to administration, those invested with the "authority" to calculate the wages etc. and administer it, not the directors and controllers at present.

: : to every citizen, as close as possible to, if not equal to the average workers income and totally tax free, additional income would be taxed at a flat rate of about 50% until introduction costs can be diminished etc. Labour is now decommodified and if you can't get a job you'll be alright and if you dont want to work, which SHOULD BE YOUR RIGHT, you don't have to.

: No one has to but somehow this wage is to be supplied. Who will willingly jumpm to the task of creating wealth for those who dont want to? Or shall the aforementioned authorities deal with the dissidents?

No they won't, deal with dissisdents, such a measure, being so problematic, will require determination and popularity all it takes a resolute electorate/people.

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