Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^ or pie that is about to be eaten.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    We need to break through this superstructure to smash the economic core of capital. We have to stop the production of surplus value, which is what allows capitalism to reproduce itself.

  3. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet said, almost 4 years ago

    We tried that in the 1930s. Some of it anyway. Sweden and Norway did a bit better job of it. It can work to hold capitilsm in check, but only for a certain time. The problem is, so long as capitalism is allowed to exist in any form, it will find ways to subvert or ways around any barrier you put in its place. History proves this again and again, and Marx saw it and predicted it as well.
    Now, if you mean to say a democratically controlled economy, I’m all for it. No reason why an economy has to be capitalistic. If your production is for use not profit then its not really capitalism.
    For instance: the world food supply is not made to feed people but made to make money. If it was democratically controlled, then people would likely agree that you make and distribute enough food to feed everyone and the money isn’t really important, they would not want to funnel the profits to shareholders or CEOs.

  4. kunstlerbild

    kunstlerbild said, almost 4 years ago

    Trebuchet; just tell that to the investors whom want their collective money to be as a person. It is collective bargaining. And guess what: those with the money win the bargain. They will never admit that they are a DE-facto union.
    Otherwise they would have to revile themselves.

  5. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet said, almost 4 years ago

    I disagree that socialism stifles creativity. Too much Ayn Rand in your diet maybe, cut back a bit ;-)
    It would however have different objectives, making money would not be one of them.
    I strongly disagree that money is people’s primary motivation for doing anything. Money should be compensation for doing unpleasant things if it should continue to exist at all.

    If we could begin to build such a world that would nuture and develop individual creativity I think we would see an amazing amount of new innovations, arts, and sciences.
    Because capitalism does not do this and treats people as commodities, and only very few exceptional people are ever discovered, we probably lose an mind like an Einstien, a Mozart, a DaVinci every year to poverty.

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