Guest wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:46 am
>unregulated capitalism leads to money being in the hands of a few and this is how hierarchy is created
Wow, I've seen the light! I'm so glad that this never happens eve
r in enlightened liberal socialist spheres of dominance! We're so fortunate to live in a world where, for example, the Clintons aren't at all a dynasty and people aren't born into liberal affluence and influence.
Thanks for letting me know about the evils of capitalism, about 120 years after Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle
Seriously, I know we give the marxists credit for some criticism of capitalism, but EVEN I am tired of hearing about this old-ass fucking shit. Oh, unregulated capitalism is bad? How shocking. Let's ignore how every SINGLE communist country had corruption, massive abuse of power and stolen wealth used to prop up a new (liberal/communist) aristocracy.
And if you ask 99% of capitalists today about if unregulated capitalism, assuming they're not an internet edgelord or ancap, they'll tell you that yes, of course the excesses of greed, gouging and monopolies should be regulated so that the market is not unfairly influenced by racketeering or violence (just an example.)
I hope this dimwit realizes that "money being in the hands of a few and this is how hierarchy is created" isn't some shit capitalism fucking invented. Go back to ancient greece and you'll see the same shit. Horses were a mark of wealth in ancient greece because the damn things were near useless except for pulling a chariot aka the sports car of antiquity. Horses are STILL fucking expensive today and people who can own (outright own) a bunch are often rich. Progressive idiots always think everything is new the moment they thought of it or, more likely, the moment some fuckboy professor in Philosophy 101 told it to them.