Capitalism is inherently oppressive. It’s built on the concept of hierarchy.
Some people can create a life for themselves that allows them to live comfortably for years, but that’s unattainable for the majority of society.
At the beginning of December, Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf went on a pro-capitalist rant in the Alberta legislature. This is my response.
To generate profit, a company must make more than it spends. nd the lower the labour and materials costs, the greater the profit. So there is significant incentive to not source materials sustainably or to pay workers living wages.
Capitalism keeps the rich rich and the workers poor.
Capitalism cannot be the vehicle to combat climate change.
Inequality is inherent in capitalism. Of course, in capitalism, power is unevenly distributed, lying in the hands of the few individuals who manage to own businesses and amass capital. But that power inequity breeds inequity in other areas.
Capitalism is at the root of all that divides us as a society. Capitalism depends on our being divided; division is built into capitalism. It’s what helps it survive.
When you openly criticize a system you live in, eventually you hear the following: why don’t you just leave?
It may come as a surprise to many that I’m a communist. Actually, given my left leanings as of recent, some people may not be that surprised. I know it’s already too late, but before you start prejudging me, you may want to realize that you probably misunderstand what communism is, and subsequently, you probably […]