Monopolistic capitalism is to blame for this; it sunders the right to own property from responsibility that owning property involves.
posted on 05/08/2011 7:31:14 PM PDT
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A democracy flirts with the danger of becoming a slave in direct ratio to the numbers of its citizens who work, but do not own / or who own, but do not work; or who distribute, as politicians do, but do not produce.
posted on 05/08/2011 7:34:13 PM PDT
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posted on 05/08/2011 7:41:01 PM PDT
posted on 05/08/2011 7:43:44 PM PDT
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posted on 05/08/2011 7:47:51 PM PDT
("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
"The slave states of Western world are an outgrowth of monopolistic capitalism ... monopolistic capitalism concentrates productive wealth among a few ..."
No different than the Mercantilism of the British Empire, or the Fascism of Musolini's Italy; government-private partnership. A wise economist (Friedman?) stated that monopoly can only exist by government enfranchisement (not always a bad thing). In the modern era, monopoly has been given over to cartel. Money controls government, and government power protects money (not always a bad thing).
From the Silly Article: "...as the stockholder who invests his money in a corporation shares the profit the business makes, so also the worker, who gives his labor and time, must also share that profit." Should they also be prepared to share the loss? Most businesses, after start-up, fail.
posted on 05/09/2011 7:20:18 AM PDT
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