Part 3 We reached the limits of the kinds of capitalism this society can endure.
Turning, now, to the big business community, the last thirty years have been spectacular. Everything about the working class, with the introduction of computers, U.S. workers became more and more productive. We had a thirty-year period of rising labor productivity. Each year the worker produces more, and the wages stayed the same.
The gap between what the workers…Continue
Capitalism can't work without a poverty class. In order to increase the numbers of people in the poverty class,
* withhold the kind of education that teaches critical thinking, stress obedience;
* educate children to remain dependent on church and government as adults;
* tax wages at a higher rate than investment income, otherwise known as unearned income;
* spends tax dollars on expensive warring humans and material that creates wealth for the owners of…Continue
Kondratieff was correct when he wrote that communism, socialism and capitalism will all fail because they are designed to fail. The basic underlying principles have flaws.
Communism fails because it doesn't value creativity, encourages collectivism, doesn't value individual rights, doesn't provide incentives to work, has a militant attitude toward imperialism, reveals indifference to environment, it has a basic lack of ability to distribute commodities in a fair manner, it too easily…Continue
I have been wondering for a few years now what democracy means. It seems to me that it has never really existed, in representative democracy we vote for our leaders but in-between the elections officials and intelligence agency personnel (the real policymakers) seem to do whatever they wish, including privatization of public services and therefore introducing economic competition and commission type incentives to areas that should be for the welfare of people rather than reducing people to…Continue
Is it all right to do nothing with you life? Simple question. What harm would come if you simply woke up in the morning and went to work then came home at night and enjoyed yourself? Working, of course, is an essential aspect of living. If you want to have a place to come home to that is your own, where you can be alone, then you have to work to make the money necessary to sustain you own life. You may not want to, you may find ways of getting around working. But experience has taught me…Continue
I'm looking for book recommendations on a few subjects:
1) philosophy (any)
1b) political philosophy: specifically capitalism, socialism
2) religion: including books about atheism, religions, cults, etc
2b) religious texts: any texts (already own Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon)
3) science (any)
4) must-read literature: esp. 19th and early 20th century literature
If you have a subject you think…
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A utopia is a perfect (or close too it) society free from the problems that plague real societies. You can find utopianists throughout the spectrum's but mostly on the edges. Authoritarians are utopianits as well are anarchists, there are atheistic utopianists who thing if we get rid of religion the world will be at peace and there are theocratic utopianists who believe if everyone and every government followed their religion the world would be a peace and there are…Continue