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Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft

If you’re friends with a libertarian, you’ve probably heard them say something like “taxation is theft”. Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft. More specifically, tax cuts on corporations and the rich are theft.

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Two reasons why billionaire altruism is messed up

Billionaires donating to worthy causes might seem like a good idea, but it has at least two major flaws.

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Business owners didn’t build their business on their own

The idea that business owners built their businesses on their own is a myth.

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No, we don’t all have the same 24 hours

Saying that everyone has the same 24 hours is just another way to normalize the capitalist myth that anyone can be rich if they just work hard.

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Capitalism is making the pandemic worse

If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.

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Capitalism didn’t build the modern world

Socialism built the modern world, not capitalism.

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How capitalism creates oppression

Capitalism is inherently oppressive. It’s built on the concept of hierarchy.

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Hard work didn’t make Jeff Bezos a billionaire

Billionaires end up with billions because they exploit others, or they were fortunate to receive an influx of startup capital. Or both.

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Billionaires should not exist

Billionaires steal money from workers, then they hoard the money, which keeps that money from circulating in the economy.

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My response to Nathan Neudorf’s pro-capitalist rant

At the beginning of December, Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf went on a pro-capitalist rant in the Alberta legislature. This is my response.