Re: proposal defense meeting 12-1

Bruce D. Burleson (anvil@tiac.net)
Mon, 1 Dec 1997 09:06:57 -0500 (EST)


On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Liberty wrote:

> How do YOU know what I do is not as socially valuable?  I create jobs for
> people.  Through my work with other businesses, I help preserve and create
> even more jobs for people.  Without people working, a society has a very
> sad, depressing, gloomy future.  Without people working, nobody will have
> the kind of money that is needed to give to government in taxes or to
> donate to private foundations, such as the foundation that may provide
> support to Tom's list.


This is the typical capitalist or small-capitalist argument.  "I
create jobs for people."  

However, the capitalist depends on the workers in order to make a
profit, no?  Has anyone ever run a firm or factory or office by
themself, and gotten very far?

So without working people, capitalism STOPS.  Therein lies the strength
of the socialist argument.

I will restate what I said before.  Workers work because under this
system they HAVE to in order to survive.  And the work they do is
often menial, repetitive and unfulfilling.

:) Bruce