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Land owners deserve praise. They rent out their own home

Global Capitalism: The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020 (1:21:49) ~ Democracy At Work ft. prof. Richard Wolff, 2020-01-09 by JasonCarswell in Capitalism

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/r/LateStageCapitalism/

Prof. Richard Wolff AMA, here to answer your questions.

https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/eo9f9b/prof_richard_wolff_ama/

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Great link!

Capitalism is NOT efficient, as they say. But it is pretty good for monopolies and full spectrum dominance.

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400 million dollars an hour with a five dollar raise. Explained enough. No body gets hurt with good policy it why you work 40hours a week and enjoy the weekend taking care of workers is the only thing you need to do as a business owner any less then that it's your own fault if we do correct the real problem the banks.

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I really wish you would try to (more directly?) answer my primary question about why income inequality is supposed to be bad.

But since we are expanding our thoughts, I will say I agree that lots of jobs out there suck. But at least a suck-ass job is better than starving... If history is to be our guide, the only way to reach a Maxist utopia is to have capitalism pay for it.

And we aren't there yet, not for many generations I think. Even in an isolationist USA. Maybe with a discovery of unlimited, free, and clean energy we might make it there (and keep it going). But that's only if there is a way to keep power hungry individuals in check as well.

I'll go out on a limb and say you agree with some of that, and I might even say that we really only disagree on how much socialism our economy can support. I would agree that the richest can take a "haircut" as you put it, but it's tricky, we mustn't go too far. Good economies have been destroyed by good intentions.

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Capitalist will be just fine with a hair cut. No where in the world is a better market then the USA. Unless we continue to starve the worker. I think your a?most there. Because the filthy rich are not hurt by what ever we do, they are simply hurting us by holding America back. The simple fact we can spend that money now it all goes right back to them anyway unless you still fear socialism as taking over the means if production? Nobody is calling for that. My leaning is honest our little business is looking for more people spending money. Same as them. There is nothing that hurts the business man worse that 8 bucks an hour😜 progressive is the way out for the rich.

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Hey, thanks for your reply.

I think I agree with you in that hording money is bad for the economy, and that spending is good. That's why I think incentives are so powerful and important. We need to encourage people with money to spend it. And I also believe it is important to encourage people to work (if they are able).

But in all your points, I'm not seeing why it's wrong that some are doing much better than others (income inequality) as long as, by-far, most are doing better overall. Sounds like you feel that percentage-wise, the rich will spend less. That may be true, but I'd like to see some study on it. It's my understanding that the rich don't just pile their money up in a vault, but instead invest it (there is incentive to do so), and investing is seen as very good for the economy.

Capitalism is a system that incentivizes productivity (aka profit), and in my opinion that is necessary or we risk doing the opposite. And I think one could see, if you encourage people to be unproductive then everyone get's poorer and worse off.

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You want pure capitalism get out of my government completely. Pay your taxes and take care of your workers. Get out of health care our schools our city government. But don't try to finger me while you do. People must be given the voice. We must be able to petition our government at anytime anywhere. Get out of our courts an prisons you are not cheeper. I'm all for it Ben but namely if you believed in this fucked up shit with all your cold dead breath. Then stand up! You can't have one with out the other. The people decide! You refuse to accept it is rigged! Clean hands first. Involves a functioning government. End lobby money in elections. 24 MSM bought for and by capitalism. My favorite new drug commercial. Capitalism requires a government that works and money is not my fucking boss. But you get on your knees for it Putz

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Murrey Energy goes bankrupt. Stifs it's workers. And pensioners . I'm getting a massage from capitalism right now feel it.

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Twenty five trillion national debt to the fed. Basking in capitalism

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Almost two hundred million to play golf at trump resorts paid by tax payers capitalism is a solution.

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33 billion to farms this year. capitalism at work.

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Ben who? And also fuck Ben. They will pay more in taxes and way more in payroll. Better get use to it unchecked capitalism will be replaced. Bernie 2020

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I'll give it a go. 50% of all payroll bypasses the country the 99% of us. 70% of all money created goes directly to the one% the fed is pumping billions into overnight lending to keep rates low. All of the money being borrowed by banks at near cost. All of that money is borrowed by us we pay for it's printing and the interest on the debt is how much money we produce even though we can't ever us that money ever again. Hording by the rich and wall Street. We have to correct this with taxes and federal pay limits. They won't give it back and the rich don't pay as much as the average by percentage of income they pay taxes. This imbalance is not going to correct itself. And we all pay for 24trillion of debt. Created not for the public good just the very few. The dollar is the world currency. A lot of this money was never in America to begin with just backed by the USA. It's rigged against every one and reflects in how America treats it's workers less then they treat if filthy rich, why it matters? Let's say you give 80 million folks a five dollar and hour raise... That's 400 million an hour with no increase on taxes. Every hour of every work day.... Now the kid getting your burger he gets a raise. Being still broke he wants to save it but needs to fix his her car. You know 80% of America will still be living pay check to pay check. They will spend that money all 400 million every hour everyday. Thats the economy in a nut shell this kind of spending will translate to trillions being spent every year that we don't have now. My company will see a 13% quarter increase with the minimum wage increase and save another 7% buy Medicare for all. Even With the payroll tax. That money is needed right now an right here at home where America creates the economy. Right in your back yard. Let's face it inflation happens even with out our help we fix that with a living wage law that adjusts. For the common good. People spending is the only way forward. Holding us back is foolish and mostly short sighted for all business big or small. That guy or two will fix their car and keep a mechanic employed. Just the way it is.

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distribution of wealth has become utterly disturbing

You didn't say it exactly, but I'm curious as to why you see Income Inequality as a problem? As long as everyone is continually doing better than they were, why does it matter?

It just seems to me like people think it feels "unfair", and are either advocating for others (that may not even want it), or it's just straight up jealousy.

I'm being honest, I'd like to hear your opinion.

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Oh I like money. Capitalism has no soul, for that has to be left to the people who consume. Workers must share in the rewards. Or we perrish all of us. It is my hope we don't miss the chance to correct it. Before it becomes to big a divide to fix. Fun times.

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Capitalism is indeed great, as a localized system. What's starting to turn certain people off to it is how in America it's turned into Corporatism and now we live in an Oligarchy. The distribution of wealth has become utterly disturbing. So while Capitalism itself isn't so much to blame, its influence on our politicians and laws and taxing around it is becoming a problem. It needs limits. There shouldn't be people working two and three jobs just to barely get by and paying more taxes by percentage than billionaires who are hoarding money in offshore accounts.

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The new m e to movement! Mine all mine.

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Literally the entire base of National Bolshevism is filled with culture degrading bolshevik Jews.

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Jews aren't allowed in the only version of socialism I'll accept. The white, nationalist type.

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I'm not forced to work, and I only get half my proceeds taken, so it isn't AS bad. Yet.

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Exactly just try to block me and run like a coward making BLIND STATEMENTS.

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yep

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[–]Popper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

wasn't a socialist was actually a repub in sheeps clothing

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anddd blocked for being a zionist shill

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change muh mind

Find me a 200$ iphone 11.

Or a lightbulb that will work for more then 1 or 2 years.

Or a big media company that isnt afraid of being "unmoral" and isnt constantly listening to a few mentally ill people on twitter.

Or a corporation that actually cares about human rights and LGBT and all that shit.

Or an OIL corp that invests into electric cars.

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Your attention please: That is an old joke from Russia before the fall, not a political opinion but to me anyway, it works that way too. The poor grammar was to mimic the Russian style of English. I think people in the former USSR who lived through that period with their sense of humor intact, deserve to be heard. They should know.

I think a few US groups including the Catholics in Action are doing a number on Venezuela. Remember Allende, the first freely elected socialist president (that the US didn't like) in the Western Hemisphere? He insisted on wearing his helmet as the CIA led him away. Special thanks to Hank Kissinger for that travesty.

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Pure socialism is basically evil. Sooner or later something happens and it puts someone like Hitler in power. It's virtually guaranteed at this point in history. Only ignorant people still think it's some kind of solution when it's just controlling others in disguise.

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They do, just look on Opensecrets.org. I mean the GOP is basically run by neocons now. Wolfowitz was the president of the world bank for crying out load.

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Capitalism is system/group of people exploit individual. Socialism is individual exploits system AND people.

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Agreed popper. Obama was such a great guy bailing out the banks with tax payer money. What a socialist. /s

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The banks run on handouts and speculation via loans to the real estate and the FIRE sector. They basically created a welfare state for the elite.

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You mean Zionist Jewish socialism because that is what the Nazbols are.

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National bolshevism (Nazbol) (Alexander "Crowleyist" Dugin the founder) is basically a Zionist multilateralist cult for the Eurasian Jewish world court. They are multilateralirts and are for the complete destruction of traditions and culture.

They all voted for Trump because Trump is a internationalist nationalist, his words. He loves the UN.

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[–]shtposter9000 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Link proof of wall street donating to repubs. Why would I have to find proof they dont? You have to prove your claim.

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They already do that.

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Venezuela has huge sanctions on them. And no, socialism doesn't have to be full blown authoritarian socialism. We don't need communism, trotskyism, maoism, or stalinism, but a form of capitalism under classical liberalism w/ conservative and socialistic aspects for welfare of the citizens is also a good idea.

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Exactly, they fuck you either way and are totally fine switching systems when necessary. Although, capitalism under classical liberalism, not neoliberalism would work well in the Us if they didn't sell our jobs to China. Now we just print as much money as possible devaluing it whilst wages stay stagnant.

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But when they fail they are bailedout by the billions and nobody cares.

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Capitalism doesn't exist in its true form under classical liberalism. We have crony-capitalism, w/ price fixing and market capture through oligopolies and monopolization.

We are far from free market enterprise. The regulators, create the impossible barrier of entries. It's a lose, lose.

But hey, at least the banks and healthcare industries can get bailed out by tax payer money. They are the ones utilizing aspects of socialism and welfare for themselves at the expense of everyone else.

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Doesn't seem to be working out so great for Venezuela.

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[–]Popper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

so you are of the opinion that wall st never donates to repubs?

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So is ganging up with your buddies and robbing the successful capitalists (socialism). This has been happening since the beginning of our species. One caveman works hard and succeeds, three cavemen get together and take it from him because they are too lazy to succeed on their own. Theft is easier than work.

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How is it not exploitative to be forced to work but the government and have your proceeds taken from you?

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Agreed. White socialism, or no socialism.

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Bankers donate to the left. Prosecuting a banker would be on the right. You re confused.

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This is some kind of troll? If your friends are doing work for you for cheap, you are just a capitalist profiting from the kindness of your friends. Pay them fairly you pig

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Under capitalism man exploit man; under socialism opposite is true.

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cuz they want democrats to sell out and not institue sociualism once in office, since they know otherwise it'd happen since it's wildly popular. obama ran as a leftist then sold out on every issue, didn't prosecute any bankers, this depressed the democratic base and they wouldn't get fooled by hillary so trump won, not by getting dem votes but by getting boomer repub votes and he of course will not prosecute wall st either, end result is rich get what they want

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socialism for the rich capitalism for the plebes

cooperation between family bloodlines, harsh competition for their competitors

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Nazbol is the only respectable form of socialism.

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Than why does all the big banks donate to demokkkrats instead of republicans? Socialism has never supported itself. Name 1 country living off socialist trade.

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Capitalism will exclude you from a lot of social benefits. You will sit alone in your house without friends, bc you are greedy. The amount of Mexicans let in is basically nothing, and played up my the media and fake statistics. Stop worrying about it, and help people out. Sitting at home and watching the shitty news does not MAGA.

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Yaron Brook, the chairman of the board of Ayn Rand Insitute and Ben Shapiro, explain the misconceptions around altruism and the moral case for capitalism

Debunking Jordan Peterson’s “Cultural Marxism” with Richard Wolff ~ Empire Files - A+++ by JasonCarswell in Capitalism

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See also:

Marxism: Zizek/Peterson: Official [2019-04-19] Video ~ Jordan B Peterson (starts at 8m30s):

Zizek vs Peterson : why didn't they fight? ~ Damien Walter:

Debunking Jordan Peterson’s “Cultural Marxism” with Richard Wolff ~ Empire Files - A+++ :