- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Only if I can choose how to define it!

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on October 11, 1999 at 17:06:58:

In Reply to: Yeah, want to be a socialist? posted by Lark on October 11, 1999 at 15:36:05:

: Right you skipped the whole gist of the post and focus on this.

No, I put a side comment in brackets to show I hadnt skipped any gists.

: It's not a scam I was being paid less before

It makes little real difference. You benefitted, maybe someone else was replaced by what had, until that point, been a marginally more expensive machine and now is marginally cheaper than the labor. The value is low because setting it at $10 an hour would banckrupt the country, and its also set low so that inflation and ecnonomic rises in wage can cover its meagre difference within a few months before it does any real damage.

: Yeah, want to be a socialist?

Only if I can be as loose with my definitions as socialists are with the terms 'capitalism' and 'free trade'.

: Yes?, a fallacy which you thought was perfectly reasonable when applied to public schools.

No, I think its unreasonable there - I dont think "its" working - unless the intention was to breed bubbling frustration and venting anger at society, parents and the future in general. It is buggering things up though.

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